Stevie's Crazy Kitchen Blog at Allrecipes.com (1/2011)

Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

 
Jan. 29, 2011 11:41 pm 
Updated: Jan. 31, 2011 1:34 pm
Left a post yesterday, but felt compelled to return this eve... oops, after midnight Sat!  Friday, I had chatted about possibly making a fish meal for dinner, but sometime today I ran across a rec. for a burger casserole I've made a few times, and it just sounded so good, that the… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2011 9:58 pm 
Updated: Jan. 28, 2011 6:16 pm
Please forgive "crazycook," but I guess I've just needed a few days... to decompress, after J being home most of a week! My culinary antics have been minimal, although I did make Pork Chow Mein a couple days ago... while I'm not familiar with Asian cooking... I found it to be soo… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 22, 2011 6:06 pm 
Updated: Jan. 24, 2011 7:42 pm
Mom has told me for way more yrs than I'll admit to, that "a watched pot never boils."  Often times, I find this to be true...  However, for many a year, I've had trouble cooking rice!  I've done the stove top, and the micro, regardless, the watched pot "ignored," is going… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 18, 2011 10:34 pm 
Updated: Jan. 20, 2011 5:50 pm
Once again, it just seemed to be one of those days.  Beginning as usual, come to life over coffee (after tending to the "children" of course!)  Once lunch/brunch was said and done, a decision had to made... just what did I feel like doing today?  The sewing machine is once again set… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 15, 2011 10:42 pm 
Updated: Jan. 19, 2011 7:31 am
First, I guess, earlier this evening, I left a comment on my last posting, in response to those of you who shared thoughts! At this point, the last week has been much a blur...  My "week" began by reading a posting here at AllRecipes regarding the making of butter, and other joys… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 12, 2011 9:17 pm 
Updated: Jan. 15, 2011 8:30 pm
I fear that I might just write a "book" this evening, I've decided it best to "title" each paragraph, in case you may want to read, skim, or flat out skip, topic by topic!!  Hope this works for you! DINNER PARTY VS. WEATHER  I'm sure if  you peruse me time to time, you've… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 11, 2011 10:08 pm 
Updated: Jan. 12, 2011 8:07 pm
Forgive my silence of the last few days, but frankly I've been trying to figure out how to best tackle this post! Sunday morning arrived, so CrazyCook got to work.  Much was already done, including the "building" of a lasagne, however I had held off setting the table.  Saturday… MORE
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Jan. 3, 2011 9:34 pm 
Updated: Jan. 5, 2011 5:47 am
While I do love to entertain, it was nice to be invited as a guest to a rather "swanky" soiree for a change!  Our hostess out did herself totally... slaving over a hot stove for the first time in "eight years," as she said! The entree was some name I've never heard, so… MORE
 
 
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Stevie crazycook

Home Town
Lansing, Michigan, USA
Living In
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Member Since
Feb. 2008

Cooking Level
Expert

Hobbies
Quilting, Gardening, Music

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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
 
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