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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

Aug. 29, 2012 8:51 pm 
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012 6:29 pm
All told, it's been a pretty cummy 10 days, or so...  Began with the garbage disposal leaking like a sieve, then on to the kitchen tv's reciever going out!  (How can CrazyCook function, without my "stories?")  At this point, I was still awaiting my visit to the ENT regarding my throat... … MORE
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Aug. 25, 2012 9:57 pm 
Updated: Aug. 29, 2012 7:49 pm
All began Friday am when I finally crawled out of my "coffin" to begin my day...  Took a while, but I soon learned that the tv in the kitchen had lost it's sattelite connection - the reciever had croaked!  Dang!  No tv in the CrazyKitchen!? Still faced with the issue of the leaky pipes+ under… MORE
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Aug. 21, 2012 10:58 pm 
Updated: Aug. 25, 2012 9:20 pm
By the time the "boys" (dogs) and I had eaten our lunches, I already had picked up the broom some, and had made a list of things to do...  Most involved firing up the CrazyKitchen once again, after a week of  "do I HAVE to cook?"  I believe that it was about the time that I put 2lbs of navy… MORE
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Aug. 12, 2012 12:00 am 
Updated: Aug. 23, 2012 7:15 am
Yes, I admit that a mere 3 weeks ago, I was all freaked out about this "thing" that was discovered in my throat while at the dentist's.  It wasn't so much the "words" that were spoken, but more the TONE with which they were spoken...  I did finally get in to see my doctor (dentist thought a… MORE
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Aug. 9, 2012 12:43 am 
Updated: Aug. 15, 2012 5:42 pm
Many a year ago, when "ma bell" was the only choice, party lines were common, and long before home pc's and cell phones, the phrase used to be, "let your finger's do the walkin through the yellow pages."  While I'm trailing along many years behind technology, I am no longer in the "dark… MORE
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Aug. 5, 2012 9:27 pm 
Updated: Aug. 9, 2012 12:26 pm
Last week while at my favorite grocery, I happened to pick up 6 of the most beautiful nectarines I believe I've ever seen.  They were all HUGE, and once at home, so sweet and juicy, I was amazed!  That began the wheels turning, especially when I saw an ad for "Sprouts Farmers Market" saying… 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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