Trixie33 Profile - (13169195)

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Home Town: Rockford, Illinois, USA
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am married to my soulmate, Nathan, we have 1 daughter, Sydney, and a puppy named Onyx. Before having Syd I was a make-up artist, I think I've turned my flare for make-up for cooking now!!
My favorite things to cook
Caramel Brownies are my signature, everywhere we go I am asked to bring them. I really enjoy Mexican cooking, I've found endless possiblities there.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I can't say I have a family tradition, but I am hoping to start one with my daughter. Maybe X-mas cookies, Sunday night dinners, and/or a signature dish she really enjoys.
My cooking triumphs
Leg of nervous I couldn't do it, but it turned out great! Also, when I was dating my husband, I had his parents over for dinner and made a chicken dish I had never tried before, it was YUM-O!
My cooking tragedies
Homemade Stuffing, I just can't get it! Either too much or not enough flavor, and the bread crumbs are too soggy or too hard. Oh well, just glad my family likes StoveTop :)
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Salisbury Steak
I've made this twice, once as written & then with improvements. As written, the sauce was not good. Way too tangy & thin. The patties completly fell apart when trying to cook in fry pan. I read all the reviews and improved by: adding 1/2 pack of onion soup mix to ground beef mix, along with worchestire sauce & garlic powder. The just browning the patties in a fry on over high heat & transferring to casserole pan. Make sure to use lean cut of meat, or you'll have a greasy mess. I used same fry pan to make gravy, scrapping leftovers to infuse flavor. Adding about 1/2 cup beef broth, remaining onion soup mix, mustard, ketchup, and a touch of brown sugar. I didn't like the color, so I added a bit of jarred brown gravy to it, this gave that traditional color. While mking the gravy, I sauteed mushrooms and added those to the gravy. Poured over patties and baked 375 45 mins.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2013
Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches
This is a great slow cooker Italian beef! While it doesn't really taste like the Chicago versions, those aren't made in a slow cooker either....I followed the advice of others & added 2 packs of dressing & beef broth. I served on hogies, stuck them in the broiler to melt a slice of cheese on top.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 16, 2011
Sloppy Joes II
I wouldn't call this a Sloppy Joe, it was more a loose meat (think Maid Rite) sandwich. I had to add 1 can of tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce and a little more mustard for this to taste more like Sloppy Joes. I gave 2 stars because, if I ever want to make Maid Rites, I'd add a can of cola and this would be a good recipe.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 16, 2011

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