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Pamela Chester

CDKitchen Cooking Expert Pamela Chester
Specialty: Kid-Friendly Food, Crockpot/Slow Cooker
Education: New York University, French Culinary Institute
Lives: Philadelphia, PA

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Tilapia, the Other White Fish
I have a confession to make. As a former seafood snob, I never gave tilapia the chance it deserved. When this type of fish became popular in the late 1990's, I tasted it once and relegated it to the category...


Food Truck Frenzy
Have you visited a local food truck lately? Perhaps your city has an event this Memorial Day Weekend centered around a group of food trucks, live music, and adult beverages. It’s a fun way to kick off...


A Graduation Dinner, Tossed Tableside
Do you have an upcoming graduation among your family members or friends this year? This year, my family is celebrating the “graduation” of our oldest son from preschool to kindergarten. And while...


A Fancy Tailgate Spread, Win, Place, or Show?
Late spring is prime season for equestrian events. With three big races making up the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, along with many other horse related activities, there are lots of chances to create...


Pass the Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, Please
If I were stranded on a desert island, and could only take one food with me, it would probably be my favorite Italian cheese—Parmigiano Reggiano. The complex flavor and crumbly, crystalline texture define...


Homemade, Better Than From The Box Snacks
One of the main themes of Earth Day, a global holiday honoring our planet, is to conserve ecological resources for future generations. It’s a good chance to think about the various ways you can lead...


When Your Bowl of Popcorn Needs a Vacation
What does the smell of coconut remind you of? For many people it conjures a beachy scene, both for the scented suntan lotion smell and for remembrances of icy pina coladas. Another reason coconut has a...


A Cookie for Springtime
The epitome of a springtime cookie is the pastel colored, light as air French style macaron. Originally from Paris, these almond and egg white based treats come in a multitude of flavors and colors. The...


An Epic Pizza Failure
In an attempt to try something new this week, I made a cauliflower pizza crust recipe. It’s been posted all over the internet lately and had received a ringing endorsement on an internet pin board. It...


Will It Be Lamb Or Ham This Easter?
The two most popular centerpiece dishes of an Easter Sunday dinner are roast lamb or glazed ham. An informal survey reveals that these are equally well-liked choices, and opinions run strong about having...


A Sustainable Approach to Fish
There are just a few weeks left in the Lenten season and if you are following a religious dietary prohibition against meat, you may be looking for some fresh new fish recipes. You also may be a bit confused...


Scones and Tea, Irish Style
Teatime is a lovely tradition frequently associated with the British Isles. It's the perfect way to warm up on a misty morning or take a nice pause in the day to enjoy a soothing cup of fresh brewed tea....


The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie
What could be better than an ooey gooey chocolate chip cookie, still warm and soft off of the cookie sheet? Just one cookie can smooth out some of the little bumps in day to day life for both young and...


A Homemade Day at the Spa
Is this long, cold winter dragging you down? As we face a couple more months of chilly and cloudy weather, a day at the spa sounds heavenly. But if you have no professional spa treatments in your plans...


Sweet Treats Made Miniature
If you are a sucker for sweet treats, then St. Valentine’s Day is just your holiday. The day is built around giving our loved ones small tokens of our affection, including lots of sweets like candy conversation...


Love, On The Half Shell
There is one food that most often comes to mind when you think of romantic possibilities, and that is the oyster. With their reputed special romantic powers, they are the perfect food for this love-laden...