Stevie's Crazy Kitchen Blog at Allrecipes.com (5/2011)

Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

 
May 18, 2011 9:01 pm 
Updated: May 19, 2011 6:33 pm
Crazycook awoke to cloudy skies this morning, perhaps not that out of the ordinary for this time of year...  By noon, I'd had coffee, brunch, fed the dogs... the usual.  Stopped at the weather channel long enough to see what the day might hold.  To back up a bit, Saturday, I made a monster… MORE
 
 
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May 17, 2011 10:36 pm 
Updated: May 19, 2011 2:35 am
I don't recall if I shared a few days ago, that I made spring rolls...  I've never shopped an Asian market... so I made my own wrappers.  Simply shredded carrot and cabbage, seasoned with sesame oil.  Even J raved about them... that was a surprise! Lets see, Mon. dr'd up cheap… MORE
 
 
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May 15, 2011 10:14 pm 
Updated: May 17, 2011 8:34 am
If you're looking for lots of "food" talk tonight... sorry, but I think I'll let you down BIG TIME!  Dinner consisted of a doctored up $1.19 pizza, and a lettuce salad, adding only tomato and grated cheddar!  It was one of those days, I guess... After the day had started… MORE
 
 
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May 13, 2011 10:15 pm 
Updated: May 14, 2011 9:00 pm
I think that I've mentioned of late that I've put in some seeds, many of which have germinated, and are looking quite well.  Of course, EVERYTHING I'm reading is telling me that "now" is definately NOT the time to plant... at least, not in Phoenix!  I have no idea if I… MORE
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May 13, 2011 1:01 am 
Updated: May 13, 2011 9:21 pm
Time has come for crazycook to just say "to he[[ with it," and let the days unfold as they will...  Tired of being scullery maid, cook, under house maid (all per "Upstairs, Downstairs,") If I'm the only one who can wipe up spilt choc. milk, bread… MORE
 
 
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May 10, 2011 9:23 pm 
Updated: May 12, 2011 6:59 pm
Some while back I was given some coffee beans from a well known N.W. coffee co, or I'm presuming by the name...  Now, it's rather difficult to brew coffee with whole beans... not that I'm an expert!  Our friends Lori and Steve roast their own beans, and carry their grinder AND… MORE
 
 
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May 9, 2011 7:35 pm 
Updated: May 11, 2011 5:22 am
I recently noticed (I'm talking in the past few days, or so,) that the home page here at AR has been "remodelled?"  It also would seem that within the past few days there have been some "hiccups" within the "blog" area of the site...  Two folk have now … MORE
 
 
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May 6, 2011 9:29 pm 
Updated: May 9, 2011 7:24 pm
After a recent post here, at "Stevie's CrazyKitchen," I got my mind to thinking... and actually had to agree, but in reverse.  Now, I simply think this "wayword wanderer" simply got a bee in bonnet, and did an oops, regarding my post, as the comment had nothing to do… MORE
 
 
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May 5, 2011 9:09 pm 
Updated: May 8, 2011 6:03 am
Before I begin blabbering and getting myself in all sorts of trouble, I took a few to see what I might find on the good ol' internet...  I don't claim that what I'm about to share is carved in stone, but the folk I claim to have chatted with, I indeed have, and I am recalling a tale to… MORE
 
 
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May 4, 2011 10:06 pm 
Updated: May 8, 2011 6:06 am
I believe that I mentioned my motivation for preparing a celebratory meal every May 5th.  No, my personal heritage does not hail from that part of the planet... like it or not, I'm more than 1/2 British, the rest of British decent!  The 5th also happens to be the birthday of my… 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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