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Wendy Martin Turley

Wendy Martin Turley
Home Town: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Living In: East York, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Genealogy, Charity Work
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Wendy and Ben Turley
Wendy Turley
About this Cook
I was taught to bake by my mother whom was self taught. My cooking skills are all self taught as my mother and grandmother fried everything. Funny that I hate to fry anything.
My favorite things to cook
I love taking recipes and making them my own.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Diabetic Baking: French Bread, Whole Wheat Bread, and Stuffing Bread. Apple Crumble Pie, Cinimon Rolls, Short Bread, Lemon Magraine Pie, Chocolate Pie, Ninimo Bars, Strawberry Dessert, Mince Meat Tarts, Butterscotch Squares, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Cooking: Garlic Roast Potatoes, Stir Fry Veggies, Turkey and Stuffing, Apple Pork Chops, Rosemary and Mint Lamb, Garlic Roast Beef, Pineapple and Brown Sugar Ham.
My cooking triumphs
My first Christmas Turkey, it turned out great with homemade stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, honey glazed carrots, corn, peas, and dessert of Apple Crumble Pie (Even the crust was from scratch.)and a Strawberry Dessert (Fresh Strawberries, Jello, Whipped Cream, and torn up Angel Food Cake.)
My cooking tragedies
My first Christmas Dinner I burnt the Cresent Rolls of all things. Pilsbury Cresent Rolls.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Roasted Yam and Kale Salad
I just made this and my family didn't wait for it to cool. My 7 yr old son loved the kale and my husband asked for a second helping. I added some pre-cooked roast chicken slices to even out a low cam dinner. I can see some people enjoying bacon, but for us that would be too much fat for this light salad.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 24, 2014
Aunty Laura's Shortbread
Love this recipe and have used it many times. It says fruit sugar, it is also called Rapid Disolving Sugar. For a twist here's a few things I've tried. 1) add 2 tsp vanilla. 2) add mini semi or dark chocolate chips or mint chocolate chips. 3) before baking decorate with, coloured sugar, chocolate chips, sprinkles, dried fruit or nuts(pecan, walnuts etc). 4) if cooking in a pan, try scoring the dough before cooking in the shapes of the bars you want. Making a large amount? Try spreading if to fill a cookie sheet. Perfect thickens and flat on both sides. The scoring can make them break apart with the tap of a knife on the line. 5) make these often? Try a shortbread Mold. Lee Valley Tools has one for around $40 CAN with the traditional thistle pattern.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 6, 2013
Refreshing Lemonade
This is a staple in my house. Here's a twist if you like mint. Try putting 2-4 mint leaves in the lemonade before refrigerating. Leave in pitcher as decoration and taste this is a Southern American this to do. Now it's coming back as people start infusing water with juice from whole fruit. The steep time for this will vary to the strength of flavour you want. 4-48 hours. Also, if you muddle/crush the leaves slightly it will increase the flavour. The number of mint leaves also matters too. Try other herbs too for a refreshing change. Lavender is really nice in teas too. Iced earl grey with a few lavender stalks.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2013
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