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Katie Poppy

Katie Poppy
Home Town: Sunnyside, Washington, USA
Living In: Lemoore, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm happily married to Norm, my high school sweetheart for the past 7 years. We've been blessed with 3 wonderful children ages 6, 4, and 1. I stay at home and am enjoying my first year of homeschooling my daughter. It is a fabulous experience! I'm very involved in my church and now my daughters homeschool group. In the summer I love gardening and using all the produce in my cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking with my kids and for my husband we bake once or twice a week and send treats to work with Norm or bring something to bible study. I like trying new dinner recipes and experimenting, right now I'm in a slow-cooker phase I visit Allrecipes at least weekly to get new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving has got to be my favorite! I host at my house and my parents and sister and sometimes others come. I've gotten pretty good at doing the whole meal in my less than spacious kitchen, everyone travels so it all has to be cooked in my home. I also love baking Christmas cookies with my kids for friends, neighbors, church. I have many memories of baking with my mom and want to pass those down to my children.
My cooking triumphs
Probably my Thanksgiving dinners. I do a wonderful brined turkey, cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole (from the site), corn soufle, the only thing that really varies is the desert I make. This year it was grandma ople's apple pie (always a hit!),and a pumpkin dump cake.
My cooking tragedies
For a year or so while dating my husband I was a vegan (no meat, dairy, eggs,etc..) and I decided to surprise him with a tofu cheesecake. It looked beautiful, didn't crack or anything, he thought it was a normal cheesecake until he took a bite! I wouldn't eat it either, it was pretty bad! He ended up eating the can of cherry pie filling by itself!
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Very tasty, but a little time consuming. I do a bar recipe that tastes as good but can whip up in 10 min. For Valentines treats for my AWANA class I made these in rubber ice cube trays shaped like hearts. Some of them cracked coming out, obviously not the problem of the recipe, but my own variation on it.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 11, 2009
Peppermint Meringues
Recipe as written a 4, I thought they needed some peppermint extract so I added it. Also just for some visual intrest I painted my ziplock piping bag with red food gel stripes so that the meringues had a candy cane appearance. turned out very cute! Check out the picture. And not hard at all! I'll make these every Christmas season.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2008
Chicken Souvlaki Gyro Style
This had fantastic flavor and really hit spot. Reminded me of my husband and I's favorite college Pita haunt. As to the people confused by the recipe's chicken marinade make sure you are using a balsamic vinegrette as specified instead of straight balsamic vinegar, 2 TOTALLY different things. Vinegrette is a salad dressing made with equal parts or slightly more Olive Oil to balsamic in addition to garlic, herbs, etc.. The recipe is just fine as written! Thank you for the walk down memory lane!

61 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2008
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