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Chelsey Wolnowski

Chelsey Wolnowski
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Living In: Queen Charlotte, British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: Mar. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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French Chocolate Cake
Grad Afternoon
About this Cook
I love cooking, and entertaining. I find it relaxing and rewarding to spend the afternoon in my kitchen, creating wonderful smells and flavours.
My favorite things to cook
I like baking and cooking almost anything. Chicken is a favorite in our house, so I experiment a lot with different sauces, fillings, seasoning and cooking methods. I also really enjoy italian style foods (pastas, meat sauces, herbed breads, ect), so I try alot of different recipies like that. My boyfriend has a big sweet tooth, so trying new desserts is also an important part of our menu.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Food in general is a really big tradition in my family. I come from a long line of really great cooks. Christmas is always a huge deal in my family, and for the past 6 or 7 years, it has become tradition for my dad to make a Tur-Duck-In, (Turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, stuffed with a de boned chicken, and a different kind of stuffing between each layer. Yummy!) We have anywhere from 18-26 guests for that usually. We are lucky enough to live on an island, surrounded by amazing sea food, so during the summer months, huge fire pits in the back yard with fresh crab, salmon, prawns, and sometimes scallops are not at all uncommon. My dad is also the king of Prime Rib, so we often have get togethers with frinds and family and enjoy huge, thick slabs of juicy prime rib with yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, and fresh veggies.
My cooking triumphs
I'm great at comming up with my own recipies. I'm quite creative when it comes to food. I can think up recipies in my head, and for the most part, they usually work! I also have a knack for reading a recipe and seeing right away what would make it better. Unless I'm baking, I almost never follow a recipe completely. One of the cooking experiences that stands out most in my mind, is my sister in laws wedding of about 150 people last summer. My boyfriends family and I made all the food. I had so much fun, and it was a great learning experience. Up to that point, and I was use to cooking for much smaller groups of people, only 15-20. I had a blast doing that!
My cooking tragedies
Once, when I made butter tarts for Christmas I forgot the butter. Whoops!
Recipe Reviews 797 reviews
Lisa's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake
Completely delicious! I used cooled coffee instead of water, and it turned out amazing! Thanks for the recipe :)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 4, 2012
Hot Fudge Sauce I
AMAZING, but with the following changes - decreased sugar to 2 cups and it was still WAY too sweet, so I added about 3/4 cup of good quality cocoa powder. I let it call come to a boil to get the consistency I wanted, and then removed for the heat and added a couple tblsp good mexican vanilla. AMAZING!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 13, 2012
Molten Chocolate Cakes With Sugar-Coated Raspberries
OMG! I wish I could give these more then 5 stars! They are AMAZING! I mixed the batter in the afternoon, and kept it in the fridge until after , dinner, and they were AMAZING! I used a silicone baking tray, and no liners, and it worked perfectly! Didn't do the raspberries, just topped them with wipping cream. DELISH! I only used half the batter last night, and we just enjoyed the other half tonight. Thanks for an amazing recipe!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2012
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