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Mrs. Wright

Mrs. Wright
Home Town: Thornton, New Hampshire, USA
Living In: Edwards, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
tofu and rice noodles with peanut sauce, jalapeno mac and cheese, slow cooker pulled pork and homemade bbq sauce. Chicken with vermouth wine, onion soup mix, butter and mushrooms on the grill. Four cheese lasagna with portabello and spinach.
My favorite family cooking traditions
german pot roast and all the fixin's in honor of grandma. Grilling veggies out of the garden and meat from our cattle.
My cooking triumphs
Cheesecakes! And full breakfast for my coworkers on the grill at work.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Kyle's Favorite Beef Stew
This recipe started as a disaster, but turned out fantastic! My fault, i made the rookie mistake of not reading the recipe before diving in. I did not realize all the steps involved so did not prep everything beforehand like i should have. I also left the strap that prevents the top from rattling under the pot itself, where it melted and filled the house with the aroma of melted plastic. Then after browning the meat there was a solid layer of beef/flour tastiness that i was pretty sure would never come off the bottom of my fav stainless steel pan. However once i deglazed the pan with wine for the mushrooms it was presto! clean. Once i got everything in the crockpot my stress level decreased and soon the house smelled great, like beef not plastic. The only changes i made was to add 2 large unseeded jalapenos, diced, to the onions and garlic, and beef broth instead of water with the soup mix, although i did boil it over so it was not quite 2 cups. Also used baby portabella. Cooked for hr on high then 6 on low, put it in the fridge overnight since it finished at about 9:30 at night. So yummy the next day for lunch! Not my most stellar day in the kitchen, but it all turned out great and is some of the best beef stew i've ever had! Definitely a keeper, and next time i won't be such a mess!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2011
French Onion Soup Gratinee
This was really good. I used some homemade broth left over from the slow cooker french dip recipe on this site, along with 1 can store bought, and a large container of chicken broth. I used only 1/4 cup wine as another reviewer suggested. I added the balsamic along with the broths instead of later as the recipe stated, not sure if it made any difference. I would recommend letting this sit overnight to let the flavors meld, it was much better the next day reheated for lunch. I used havarti and swiss cheese on top, it was a good combo.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2011
Easy Slow Cooker French Dip
This was delicious as written, although as usual i tweaked it a little. I used guiness, which the husband was excited to drink the rest of the 4 pack. It definitely added a depth of flavor, don't skip it. I cooked about 3 lb rump roast with onions, carrots, celery, and garlic as well as the broth, beer, and worcestershire sauce. I seasoned roast well with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and roasted garlic sea salt grinder. Cooked overnight, about ten hours total on low. Shredded beef and returned to juices for about 30 min. I removed the carrot and celery chunks, they were super soggy, but served beef with onions. Served on french rolls with horseradish sauce and cheddar melted under the broiler. A little crispy onions on top and it was awesome! I took the extra juices and made french onion soup as another reviewer recommended, will see how it is for lunch tomorrow. Great easy recipe, will make again!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2011

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