Stevie's Crazy Kitchen Blog at Allrecipes.com (4/2011)

Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

 
Apr. 28, 2011 11:29 pm 
Updated: May 2, 2011 10:11 pm
Tonight, folks, I was unsure just where I wanted to go with my blog... I've a couple "new" ideas of topic, but after shopping for a bookshelf stereo ( did you know they're almost OBSELETE?) I finally placed an order...  Then I stopped by AR, to decide just which topic I would… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 27, 2011 9:18 pm 
Updated: Apr. 28, 2011 11:31 pm
Tuesday, it was, when I met the "Looney Lemon Lady..." as she invaded the crazykitchen and deposited just shy of two dozen lemons - some larger than tennis balls!  The immediate task at hand was to juice those all up, deciding just what to do with the juice once it was all… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 27, 2011 6:57 pm 
Updated: Apr. 28, 2011 10:03 pm
Well, as I had hoped, many of you have shared your wisdom and experiences with me, regarding the saddest looking skillet I believe I've ever seen!  I spent some time this evening taking a closer look at the poor old thing, and have done more research via the internet...  As I had… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 25, 2011 9:30 pm 
Updated: Apr. 28, 2011 11:36 pm
I imagine that many of you are aware of my newer dilemma, searching for the BEST cookware, and my renewed interest in cast iron...  True to her word, Rose did bring me one of her mother's old ones... I just hadn't quite expected what was handed to me!  Mind you, I'm not complaining,… MORE
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Apr. 20, 2011 7:55 pm 
Updated: Apr. 21, 2011 10:08 pm
I just watched two episodes of "Extreme Couponing" on the "TLC" network...  I thought I was a decent coupon shopper!  How wrong can I be?  One woman bought $1900 worth of groceries, for... do ya wanna know???  $103 some!  However can this be… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 19, 2011 3:16 pm 
Updated: Apr. 22, 2011 6:31 pm
I thought some time ago, that I had found the absolute best ever cookware, and despite it being rather pricey, ordered a 14pc set...  While they do have a lifetime warranty, I hear (from a friend) that replacement is expensive, due to shipping, and the weight of each piece...  I… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 9, 2011 11:04 pm 
Updated: Apr. 10, 2011 10:12 pm
When I got up yesterday, it was partly cloudy, and quite windy (for us, at least.)  Of course, silly me had to fling open windows, and the door also, when I let the dogs out.  From the time I put coffee on, until I turned out the last of the lights and fell into bed, all I did was… 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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