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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

Aug. 31, 2010 9:49 pm 
Updated: Sep. 2, 2010 12:11 am
SO THE MICE MUST...  COOK! today started out as any would, except I didn't sleep all that well past 6am... I'd forgotten that there IS a 6am!  As I like to say, I "futzed" around the house for a while, till my body and grey matter were both fuctioning as they should, and then decided MORE
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Aug. 27, 2010 11:47 pm 
Updated: Aug. 30, 2010 3:15 am
Thurs was the first day of my "vacation," so the day went where it did...  I had wanted to get "kitchen craziest," but after making a few things, decided that I deserved a "play day," and things came to a schreeching halt!  Today, once I was up and functioning, … MORE
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Aug. 12, 2010 9:44 pm 
Updated: Aug. 13, 2010 8:08 pm
I have absolutely no idea what caused me to think of this, but felt compelled to share, so here goes... Many yrs ago when friend Denise was still in Los Angeles, and out of work, we would chat often.  What about?  Favorite topic: FOOD.  During one of our late night chats, I must have… MORE
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Aug. 8, 2010 11:26 pm 
Updated: Aug. 11, 2010 1:59 am
When I wrote about our meal on Friday, I mentioned that I was greatly disappointed with it...  Give up and complain?  No, I prepared a second meal for Saturday night!  We had shrimp fetticcini alfredo, with peas on the side.  MUCH better meal, despite J hating parmesan (stinky cheese!)  He… MORE
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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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