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Angela Watts


Angela Watts
 
Home Town: Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Eliot, Maine, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I grew up bonding with my dad over cooking shows on PBS weekends. Although I didn't get much of a chance to practice everything I absorbed the language and techniques every chance I could. I enjoyed preparing real homemade food in college despite our limited dorm kitchens. My husband is very thankful and ejoys the range of meals.
My favorite things to cook
I have a sweet tooth and enjoy old traditional recipes as well as international cooking from Asia, France, and Italy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinner is something I've done for ages with little help. I'm also very partial to breakfast for dinner with my dad.
My cooking triumphs
An entire Thanksgiving dinner in the microwave the year I got lazy and the stove was broken at my parents. Also the crepes and fudge sauce from French class in high school or the tapas we made. And living through preparing dulce de leche from scratch. 2+ hours of pure stirring.
My cooking tragedies
My first dinner in our new apartment with my husband. The gas oven heated unevenly burning one side of my perfect calzones and leaving the other side raw dough.
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Simple Scones
This was a bit dry, but close to what I was looking for. I omitted everything except the sugar sprinkled on top (used decorative sugar for texture). That fact alone gets it a 5. Swapped out some of the plain white flour for wheat as well. Served with homemade jams/jellies and faux clotted cream and tea.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2011
Microwave Lemon Curd
I found this on a food blog and decided it was worth a try. I've had issues with curd before but this one is almost foolproof. The biggest issue is not overcooking it. I average 2-3minutes of cook time in my microwave. After it bubbles I use 30second intervals to make sure its not too cooked. It also makes a wonderful lime curd. I tried a pink grapefruit curd but it wasn't quite tart enough. Made with local real butter and fresh eggs from chickens its hard to not eat the entire jar.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 1, 2011
Dulce de Leche
I first made dulce de leche in high school as a Spanish 3 project. We were told to use 2cups sugar and one cup milk as the ratio and plan on spending the evening stirring the pot and reading our English book for the week. I've mad it ever since as it is indeed addictive. It does take 2-3 hours from start to finish but is worth it. I bought various brands while in Spain on vacation and they did differ slightly. I'm going to have to try this with the baking soda and see if its any different. It makes a wonderful gift for anyone with a sweet tooth. Also wonderful added to hot apple cider.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2009
 
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