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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

Sep. 17, 2013 10:48 pm 
Updated: Oct. 3, 2013 10:31 am
Whether a famous singer, member of a group or choir, humm along with the radio, or sing in the shower...  Music is uplifting, however you look at it... I've just watched for I don't know how many times, the movie "Sister Act II," in which Whoopie Goldberg forms a choir from a rag-tag group of… MORE
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Sep. 16, 2013 9:47 pm 
Updated: Sep. 24, 2013 9:20 pm
I've been gone a while, though I did just check my last post, and commented back, thank you all for your interest!  In the last week, I did make a "trifle" type dessert (in my new footed bowl,) which did not last very long!  I use the term "trifle" very loosely, as I tossed into the bowl what… MORE
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Sep. 1, 2013 10:34 pm 
Updated: Sep. 16, 2013 8:49 pm
It's been some time now, and a while since my last post about slow cooker desserts, but as many of you know, I've been having some health issues which took the wind from my sails, as it were!  I'm doing better now, with some changes to my diet, and will have to wait until Nov for next… 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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