Grandma Wen Profile - (11042914)

cook's profile

Grandma Wen

Grandma Wen
Home Town: Keno, Oregon, USA
Living In:
Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests:
Recipe Box 2 recipes
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
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 24 reviews
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.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2012
Traditional Style Vegan Shepherd's Pie
I thought this recipe was fabulous - my carnivore husband said "not bad" which is as much enthusiasm as he can muster for something with soy meat substitute. I followed the recipe pretty closely but added green beans and substituted 1 can of organic tomato sauce instead of the chopped tomato. I also sprinkled in a little worchestershire sauce and increased the Italian seasoning. The mashed potatoes I made exactly as the recipe reads. We ate it with ketchup, as others suggested. Definitely a homestyle comfort food type recipe. Even though it's kind of time intensive, I'll make it again. My prep time was more like 40 minutes and total time until ready was about an hour and a half. But worth it!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 13, 2011

In Season

Hop On Easter
Hop On Easter

Recipes for baked ham, deviled eggs, and oh-so-cute treats.

Fresh Spring Recipes
Fresh Spring Recipes

The best ways to enjoy what’s in season right now.

Subscribe Today!
Subscribe Today!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $9.99!

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