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wesley's chef

wesley's chef
Home Town: Basehor, Kansas, USA
Living In: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I began cooking at a restaurant in college to help pay the bills and I fell in love. I decided I wanted to go to Culinary School, but that didn't work out. I continued working as a cook in different restaurants until I got burned out. I don't work in the food business anymore but it's still my passion and I'm looking for opportunities outside of the restaurant scene to make it my income. I have an awesome husband that is my personal sou chef and taste tester. Trying and making new recipes is one of the things that we really enjoy doing together.
My favorite things to cook
Anything dessert related. Comfort Foods New twists on old favorites
My favorite family cooking traditions
Spending a weekend making Christmas cookies.
My cooking tragedies
Several years back I tried my hand at sweet potato casserole. While adding the spices I grabbed the cumin instead of the cinnamon. I was going to throw it away, but my husband said to bake it. He loved it and ate most of it over the next week.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Spicy Sausage Ragu
So I come home from work one night and my husband says he has dinner taken care of. The house smells amazing, but yet I was still a little worried because the husband is not a make dinner from scratch sort of guy. I was glad he found this recipe. It was the first of many we've made from Chef John. In fact we've made it so many times I don't even have to look at the recipe anymore. I've made it with wine and also with chicken stock and a little cider vinegar and we like it both ways.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2015
Dry Onion Soup Mix
What's not to love about this recipe? It's as good if not better than the pre-packaged stuff and you know exactly what you're putting into your and your families bodies. I've used this a few times in a couple different recipes with great results.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2015
Chef John's Banana Bread
I have a problem getting quick breads to cook all the way through before they burn on the top, but not this one. I followed the recipe and made no substitutions but did leave out the chocolate chips per the request of the hubster and this turned out amazing. There were no doughie spots at all. Shared this with friends and got great reviews.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2015
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