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Grandma Wen

Grandma Wen
Home Town: Keno, Oregon, USA
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Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Grandma Wen
About this Cook
I loved to cook in Home Economics classes, but that was 40 years ago. I've been a lazy cook, just throwing together a meal from my head, but recently have started trying to do more cooking with recipes and I'm enjoying that. My husband is enjoying more variety! We have two kids (both married) and three grandchildren, so it's fun to cook for them when they come to visit. I also like hosting dinner parties and taking special recipes to potlucks.
My favorite things to cook
I have fallen in love with Moroccan tajines, and it has been fun trying those, and other foreign foods and ethnic recipes. I also like to bake goodies for company.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cookies at Christmas time!
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Raspberry Lemon Muffins
Good flavor, but I gave it a 4 instead of 5 because I thought the texture was rather heavy. I followed the recipe exactly except substituted blueberries instead of raspberries. I baked them for 17 minutes, which I have to do because of our high altitude (4500 ft), and when the skewer came out clean, I took them out. The lemon flavor is very good, and they are a pretty muffin, but a bit heavy to the point of almost being gummy. I was careful not to overmix as I know that will destroy the lightness and texture, so I'm not sure why they were not light and fluffy. Still, I will probably try them again and perhaps reduce the oil and yogurt a bit.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 3, 2014
Balsamic and Rosemary Grilled Salmon
This was okay, and the guests all raved, but I personally like other recipes better. I marinated this for about 3 hours and it still seemed pretty bland. It just wasn't a "WOW!" recipe I don't think.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2012
Doggie Birthday Cake
Great recipe. I was in a hurry and didn't want to grate carrots so I used pureed butternut squash from a can. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as written. I baked in mini muffin tins and frosted with peanut butter. They turned out adorable, and Sadie loved them. Easy recipe.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2012

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