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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

May 31, 2010 10:37 pm 
Updated: Jun. 1, 2010 12:44 pm
I'm told that many folk can't remember too clearly the "early" years, which makes me feel better, as I can't remember much of mine...  Memories date back to the mid 60's, when I was purchased at a second hand store.  My "job" was to move a young child to his new home.  I… MORE
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May 27, 2010 11:44 pm 
Updated: May 28, 2010 11:39 pm
Hi all, I know it's late, but guess this will be there next time you check in!  "What's for dinner is usually the second question after the work day. Now, I crawl out of bed, and wake up soooo sloooow... so I MUST have some java!  This time of year, don't always want hot, but have… MORE
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May 26, 2010 6:03 pm 
Updated: May 27, 2010 4:40 am
Time alone will tell!  Began with the cookie crust for some lemon bars, and neglected to divide the flour...  Flub up!  Added the 1/4 cup too much to the sugar  - too late to take it back out!  So baked the crust, and set about making the lemon topping...  Mess up!  The flour I added to the… MORE
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May 26, 2010 1:31 pm 
Updated: May 27, 2010 2:34 am
I do believe that the tree, only a few yrs old, is trying to tell me something...  Each year, it's provided me with more lemons than the year before.  I have to fight J off from picking the entire crop as soon as they are ripe, but it's my opinion that they will keep better if left on the tree,… MORE
Luv that citrus!
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May 25, 2010 4:18 pm 
Updated: May 26, 2010 10:06 am
Hi all, hope you're all well and keeping busy!  Guess I get a "no cook" day today, as J is working late, so just sat down with a frozen margarita!  Great idea, using frozen lime concentrate rather than bottled mix!  Forgot to salt the rim, tho' dang it!!  Yummmm... will have to watch these --… MORE
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May 24, 2010 7:04 pm 
Updated: May 26, 2010 6:04 am
Ok, bite my posterior if you wish, but I just read a posting by a member I check in on time to time, and not only do I relate the the topic, but am equally insensed about a comment someone left...  I will mention no names, so don't ask!  Since I have begun my "blog," I have chatted about… MORE
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May 15, 2010 12:38 pm 
Updated: May 19, 2010 3:57 am
I just had a bit of a chuckle, but having never put asparagus in the oven, perhaps should keep my trap shut until I have tried it...  Apologies, should I offend anyone, but here's my "point." Some yrs ago I picked up an extremely old micro cookbook, which has become my "go-to" for QUICK. … MORE
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May 12, 2010 9:09 pm 
Updated: May 14, 2010 4:25 pm
While the "crazy kitchen" hasn't been all that crazy of late, I did realize that I have made more dishes than I realized!  Last week, put together a "Greek" style meatloaf ( I LOVE gyro sandwiches!)  Haven't had any yet, but had planned on slicing and freezing in small amt's...  Note, add that… MORE
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May 7, 2010 1:58 pm 
Updated: May 12, 2010 3:52 pm
Yesterday, Neil arrived, and began removing the old "plate glass" windows, while I went to the bank, to stock up on cash!  The heat may be on, but in one day, he was able to remove 8 panes of glass, get to Home Depot for supplies, frame in most of the wall (as we discussed,) and put up chip… MORE
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May 5, 2010 10:13 pm 
Updated: May 7, 2010 1:19 pm
Hey all, I need to vent, but the dogs/cats won't care, so you all will help, I hope!  I just discovered that my new tv delivery was attempted TODAY, AT 5:19PM!!!  HMMMM.  I was cooking dinner, and J was either moving the water hose, or on his computer...  I wonder how it can be, that no one was… 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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