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Kristy Hopkins

Kristy Hopkins
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Living In: Sturgis, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
The love of cooking runs in my family, and we all love to share try new recipes. My sister lives close by, so every time we each try a new recipe, we take some to the other so they can try it too!
My favorite things to cook
I love to try anything new, and I am just now getting in to experimenting with grilling different things. I LOVE to make appetizers, I would rather cook a bunch of different appetizers than cook a whole meal.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Each Christmas, my in-laws come to our house either on Christmas or Christmas Eve, and I cook a fancy dinner, usually steaks, and I make a whole bunch of appetizers to munch on while opening presents, such as Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Rangoon, Sausage Balls, Asiago Cheese Dip w/ Crostini. On Christmas morning I make Breakfast Casserole Homeade Sticky buns. When we do Christmas with my parents, we all chip in make a bunch of different appetizers have those as our meal.
My cooking triumphs
I would have to say I triumped over making ribs last takes a few times to get them "just right" but I finally mastered it my family loves them! Also, making anything w/ yeast, for years I was too nervous to make anything w/ yeast, and now I do it all the time!
My cooking tragedies
When I was in high school, my best friend I were at my house got hungry for tator tots, so I went to get my mom's Fry Daddy from the top of the fridge I tilted it not knowing it was FULL of oil, and needless to say I ended up drenched with oil so did the carpet........I had one VERY angry mother who reminds me of it to this day! Also when my hubby I were dating I thought I would make him some Raspberry Iced tea, I was making it on a gas stove caught the tea bags on fire....this was the day after our first date, so I am lucky I didn't scare him off!
Recipe Reviews 140 reviews
Honey Glazed Ham
Made this for Christmas....sooooo yummy!!! I didn't have any dark corn syrup so I used maple syrup. VERY good! I let the ham marinate in the glaze for a few hours before baking..I used slices of ham instead of the whole ham. Family loved it!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2012
Dawn's Easy Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
All I can say is....WOW!! These are my new favorite cookie!!! So easy to make, and soooo delicious! Made them for a cookie exchange, and for every holiday gathering with family....they were a huge hit everywhere I took them. All I did different was leave out the bourbon & the coconut. DELISH!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2012
Turkey Tetrazzini II
Very good base recipe! I sauteed onion & garlic in the butter for a minute before adding the flour, broth, etc. I also used a can of cream of chix soup in place of 1 cup of the chicken broth. Also seasoned with seasoned salt. Next time I think I will add some celery & mushrooms. GREAT way to use leftover turkey, and it makes a TON!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2011
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