Chellebelle7377 Profile - (16831592)

cook's profile


Home Town:
Living In: Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
If only there was something delicious here to stare longingly at...
Make sure your Cook's Profile is loaded with gaze-worthy photos.
Start uploading photos now!
About this Cook
I'm a stay at home wife and mother. I have been in the kitchen since I was little. I love everything about food. I'm modest when cooking and don't like to ever say it's amazing. I bet sometimes it is :) I love trying new things in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I don't have one cuisine or type of cooking I like best. I like to make my own pie crust (always!), and experiment with recreating that asian dish I had yesterday. I heart all things spicy. I like to tell people "I made that" for things that aren't typically made at home like tortillas and yogurt. I like the funny looks people give me lol. I'm definitely more of a from scratch kind of girl. When you'd rather buy it in a can, I'd rather make it myself.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother taught me the importance of food bringing people together. Isn't that why everyone gathers in the kitchen?! I love making Christmas cookies/candy. My mother taught me how to make her famous chili and chicken soup.
My cooking triumphs
Pie dough. I don't understand why people are so intimidated by a flaky pie crust. I guess I have my thing and you have yours. Read on. Fruit pies. For some reason I could whip up any type of pie from scratch, but was deathly scared of a runny fruit pie. I'm always really concerned with how my food turns out when served to anyone other than my household. This past summer I made an apple pie and a blueberry pie. They were pretty darn good. Also getting used to cooking on stainless steel instead of non stick. It's true: the meat will let you know when it's ready to be flipped and start with a HOT pan.
My cooking tragedies
White chocolate raspberry cheesecake. I don't know what to say. To my better judgement I removed it from the oven when it didn't look done. And when it is a gift for someone you can't just cut into it. Well, let's just say that it was a pretty tasty white chocolate raspberry cream cheese pudding. Also letting toffee get too dark until it tastes burnt. What a waste of 2 lbs. of butter. Other than that nothing too major. I don't serve anything unless I know it's atleast ok.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Cream Soup Base
I had been previously using a recipe that called for milk and flour mixed together to thicken the broth. It tasted very pasty. This recipe is 100x better and will be my new go to recipe. I use cream soups constantly in my homemade pot pies. Wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. Very versatile.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 12, 2012
Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce
This was very good. I was under the impression it may taste too much like cream cheese, but it didn't. I used light cream cheese and skim milk. I added 1/2 cup heavy cream as I had some open. I added this to only 1 cup milk. This makes more than 4 people could eat. I was happy there was leftovers, but it definitely serves more than 4. I added chopped broccoli the last few minutes it cooked. I subbed garlic salt for half of the garlic powder as I was using unsalted butter. Glad I did as I feel it might have tasted a little bland otherwise. Definitely will make again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 12, 2012
Easy Chicken and Dumplings
This was sooo good. I cook from scratch quite a bit, but had never made chicken and dumplings. My husband is the dumpling fan...not me. The only changes I made was using poultry seasoning, subbed fresh cut carrots and I more than doubled the broth. I still felt like I could have tripled it and this was for three people and a toddler. My dumplings turned out quite gummy, but maybe I didn't let them simmer long enough for their size. Another recipe says by adding some cornmeal to the dumpling dough solves this issue. Might have to try that some time. I also browned my chicken and used on the bone in chicken breasts. Then removed the meat and shredded it. I was a little unsure if this was going to be good. It looked like dirty chicken soup until I added the dumplings. All of a sudden it looked thick and tasty. Everyone liked it and I have to be super careful with my teen and husband. Definitely adding this in my regular rotation.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2010

In Season

Passover Celebration
Passover Celebration

Celebrate Passover with Jewish main dishes, desserts, and traditional holiday foods.

Easter Lamb, Ham, and More
Easter Lamb, Ham, and More

Choose your Easter dinner main dish from hams, savory lamb, and over 150 more recipes.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States