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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

Sep. 26, 2012 10:20 pm 
Updated: Oct. 3, 2012 3:05 pm
Well, talk about shocking the stuffing out of crazycook!  On a whim recently, I purchased ground turkey at "buy one get one free" at my fav market.  Why?  I really had no idea!  I guess I was thinking that with the rising costs of beef, and my recent admonishment from Dr about my cholesterol,… MORE
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Sep. 24, 2012 11:12 am 
Updated: Sep. 26, 2012 8:13 pm
Well, I just had to stop in to say howdy, and share a thought I just had...  Yesterday, I let some beef roast go all day in the slow cooker, thinking "Mexican shredded beef," and tossed in part of a bottle of salsa, some beef broth, and onion...  Silly crazycook never thought to add any… MORE
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Sep. 20, 2012 4:57 pm 
Updated: Sep. 21, 2012 7:56 pm
The usual question asked of me, each day (at some point, or another...)  A vague response has actually caused "panic" a time or two, but that's why I do keep some frozen quick fix entrees on hand... both store bought and homemade.  I know, "dinner in a box" may not sound too appealing, but… MORE
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Sep. 12, 2012 12:11 am 
Updated: Sep. 21, 2012 2:19 am
in a far away land, there was a village haircutter, who had only enough interest in food and cooking, to sustain himself.  The haircutter's routine was most predictable from day to day... work, a meal, sleep, and begin all over again.  Once in a while when the haircutter had a day of his own,… MORE
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Sep. 9, 2012 8:53 pm 
Updated: Sep. 10, 2012 7:22 pm
Creating a kitchen?  It's true that I've been off in my little world for a week, distracted enough that I've not been inspired to share my escapades... there just hasn't been much "worth" sharing, I guess!  Don't get me wrong, I've been here at allrecipes almost daily, I've just not had the… 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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