Stevie's Crazy Kitchen Blog at Allrecipes.com (8/2011)

Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

 
Aug. 8, 2011 8:28 pm 
Updated: Aug. 9, 2011 7:14 pm
CrazyCook has had issues this week, but after a few days, I think I finally figured it out...  Did you know that when you turn the oven on, if it's set to "broil" it won't cook same as on "bake?"  Changed the setting today, and finally produced a suitable meal! In my attempts to beat the… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 6, 2011 1:03 pm 
Updated: Aug. 8, 2011 7:22 pm
of one of Hollywood's late, great stars of stage, film and television... Lucille Ball.  Today, August 6th would have been her 100th birthday, had she not passed away in April of 1989.  One of the greatest names in the industry in Hollywood, her acting career spanned approximately 50 years. … MORE
 
 
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Aug. 5, 2011 10:13 pm 
Updated: Aug. 8, 2011 2:03 am
I'm not quite sure just what it was that caught my eye a week or more ago...  I guess that in passing, I noticed an actor on a show I had on, pick up a pen in his/her LEFT hand, and proceed to write.  From there, more subconsciously than anything, that actor after actor are "lefty's."  I'm… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 4, 2011 10:00 pm 
Updated: Aug. 5, 2011 4:16 pm
I'm totally puzzled right now that above my "intro" it states, Welcome to the Buzz... guess that's a new thing... or I've missed it all this time! Crazycook seems to have run out of things to chat about, so forgive me if I'm gone for a few days...  It's hot, I seem to be tired all of the time,… MORE
 
 
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UGGH! 
 
Aug. 2, 2011 12:46 am 
Updated: Aug. 2, 2011 9:44 pm
First, I left a post Mon morning, if you haven't read it, regarding the "girl's" visit... I hadn't planned on coming back here for another post so soon, but sometimes I wonder why I watch the idiot box as much as I do.  While I've seen this episode of this show before, it's no wonder that I… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 1, 2011 10:54 am 
Updated: Aug. 2, 2011 2:30 am
While it was wonderful that Julie and her friend Chelsey paid a visit whilst in AZ, I discovered yesterday, that I truly should have followed my gut instincts, rather than having dropped the ball. Thursday, I made a batch of English Muffins, most of which ended in the freezer so as not to mold… 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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