Chels Profile - (187540428)

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Home Town: Pacific Grove, California, USA
Living In: Durham, Durham, England, U.K.
Member Since: Feb. 2013
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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    By: Cecilia Donnelly
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About this Cook
From California originally, now living in England with my partner. Learning how to cook traditional British food, as well as adapt recipes I love from the USA and around the world to food items I can find in the grocery stores here!
My favorite things to cook
I cook a lot of meat and veggies - but also enjoy cooking Italian meals, and recently, asian cuisine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Don't really have many family cooking traditions. Most of the things my family cooked were fast and easy - usually very healthy. I look forward to making my own family cooking traditions when I have children.
My cooking triumphs
Trying something new that my partner begs to put into our rotation.
My cooking tragedies
So many! I have burnt a lot of garlic. I've undercooked sweet potatoes. I once spilled a pan of chicken drippings all over the stove top - the mess wasn't a problem, the wasted drippings were (gravy from bouillon isn't much fun)!
Recipe Reviews 78 reviews
Nicola's Pad Thai
I'm only rating this recipe on the sauce, as that is all I used from it. BUT! The sauce really is AMAZING and better than anything I've had in any restaurant. I used noodles that were already soaked and vacuum packed, so I just needed to add them to the stirfry at the end. I marinated about a pound of sliced chicken in some peanut butter, rice wine (you could use white wine), soy sauce and brown sugar for a few hours. I cooked the chicken first, then added sliced carrots and onions for a few minutes, then added bean sprouts and water chestnuts. I pushed everything to one side of my wok and scrambled an egg. Then I tossed in the noodles and the sauce (which I cooked according to this recipe), removed the wok from the stove, and continued to toss until everything was combined. I topped with chopped peanuts, sliced green onions and lime. YUM! Thank you so much for this incredible sauce recipe.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 29, 2015
Oatmeal Crispies I
Awesome cookies! Didn't have any shortening, so I just used 1 cup butter (total). I rolled out 6 logs (each about an inch in diameter) and cut them into 1/4" slices. Baked for 8 minutes. Very good and I love that I can just throw the logs in the freezer to use at will. Thank you for the wonderful (and simple!) recipe!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 29, 2015
Hot Apple Cider
Really amazing! Just remember to remove the spice bundle and discard if you're going to let the cider sit on the stovetop! Also good spiked - butterscotch schnapps, apple flavored vodka, etc.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2014

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