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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

Mar. 30, 2010 11:17 pm 
Updated: Apr. 1, 2010 1:04 pm
Hey all, thanks for the comments... always LOVE them!  Try as I might, I could not get signed in AR last ALL, so finally gave up!  Thankfully, here I am!  Today was my 53rd b'day, and let me tell you, the day started out ok, but from noon on, went TOTALLY SIDEWAYS,… MORE
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Mar. 18, 2010 7:32 pm 
Updated: Mar. 19, 2010 11:23 am
Hey all, sorry to be gone for so long, but have just been too worn out to even turn on the 'puter!  I have finally pulled the house back to it's normal state of "havoc,"   I believe the "grocery" type stuff in in check, after visiting Costco, unloading my cart, and turning around… MORE
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Mar. 8, 2010 10:39 pm 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2010 7:47 pm
I really had no intention of coming by tonight, but, like it or not, I am ADDICTED!  I'm starting to freak out, as we are expecting company for a few days over the weekend, and I am going to be required to cook...  Add to that, that since I've started all of my "projects," I haven't… MORE
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Mar. 2, 2010 9:25 pm 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2010 7:55 pm
I don't know about the rest of you, but "family" tradition has meant much to me for the last, dare I say? 35 yrs.  I believe the thought was planted in my brain while in a British high school, when a friend told me that there was a piece of furniture in his home, that had been handed down… MORE
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Stevie crazycook

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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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