Stevie's Crazy Kitchen Blog at Allrecipes.com (4/2012)

Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

 
Apr. 30, 2012 10:47 pm 
Updated: May 8, 2012 3:40 am
Sorry, for another night blog of babble, but I've asked myself a question that I wish to ask of you, also...  "What Matters?" Does it matter that the potatoes are getting old, and beginning to sprout?  Does it matter if rice or pasta are a year old, before you buy them?  Does it matter when… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 28, 2012 1:45 pm 
Updated: Apr. 29, 2012 7:48 pm
What a keeper this one is!  Cooked carrot and onion in veg. broth, seasoned simply with parsley, salt, and garlic.  At the last minute, you add vermicelli and simmer till cooked.  At serving time, add grated cheese (of choice)   YUMMMM ! doesn't say it!  For the broth, I had Knorr brand… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 24, 2012 5:28 pm 
Updated: Apr. 25, 2012 1:52 pm
For my "U" soup, I chose Ultimate Potato Soup from right here at AR.  I LOVE potatoes, in any way, shape, or form...http://allrecipes.com/recipe/ultimate-potato-soup/detail.aspx    is the link.  It's actually a simple soup, of potato, celery, chicken broth and seasonings. This was a very… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 23, 2012 11:07 pm 
Updated: Apr. 30, 2012 10:53 pm
If you're like me, dreams are always  so fragmented that they make little to no sense, and can rarely be remembered... only bits and pieces.  This morning, I awoke from a dream, looked at the clock, and jumped out of bed.  Can't say that I was "ready" to get up, but the clock told me that I… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 22, 2012 8:56 pm 
Updated: Apr. 24, 2012 8:20 am
Honestly, I don't have time to ever be lonely!  Perhaps I'm fortunate...  I enjoy rambling around Casa de Crazy with no other human contact!  I guess that's my point.  There's a big difference between  being "alone," and being "lonely."  I'm never ALONE...  I've always got two large dogs and… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 17, 2012 11:50 pm 
Updated: Apr. 21, 2012 5:38 pm
I've had friends over the years... some come, and some go, and others stay around for "the duration."  Sure, many of my "buds" love it when they're on the guest list for one of my soiree's!  One of my greatest "fans" is Denise, as she and I began talking food long before I became interested… MORE
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Apr. 11, 2012 7:57 pm 
Updated: Apr. 13, 2012 10:07 pm
I've warned you more than once, that this is a very involved recipe... and TRUST me, after making it yesterday, even I had underestimated it!  Don't get me wrong, it's sinfully tastey, but I can only hope that next time I remember my own advice, which will follow the recipe and it's… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 11, 2012 10:52 am 
Updated: Apr. 11, 2012 8:43 pm
The day began in all innocence, as it so often does...  Sunshine, clear skies, and a the smell of coffee brewing.  One cup down, I decided that soup was on the menu for lunch.  When I went for a refill of coffee, the appropriate cookbook went with me.  Seems I needed the letter "T" for my… MORE
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Apr. 5, 2012 11:33 pm 
Updated: Apr. 10, 2012 8:32 pm
Crazycook is always looking ahead, or behind, or sideways, or some such.  I've yet to finish my "Alphabet Soup" series, but I'm readying to make  "T" soon... just need a couple of ingredients from the grocery. Today, I embarked on a recipe I've never made, using a method I'm not familiar… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 3, 2012 7:26 pm 
Updated: Apr. 4, 2012 11:46 pm
A pocket full of rye. Four and twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie... AKA: Let's "eat crow!" It was a number of years ago, that I decided I carried a definate distaste for one of tv's food and craft diva's.  Ms Martha S instilled more and more dislike in me, as years passed.  Exactly why I… MORE
 
 
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Stevie crazycook

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

Member Since
Feb. 2008

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Expert

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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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