Stacy Haiduk recipes Days
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Days of our Lives actress has it going on in the kitchen.

Actress Stacy Haiduk, who plays Kristen DiMera on Days of our Lives, and is also known for her role as Patty Williams on Young and the Restless, recently shared photos from her self-proclaimed ‘cooking day’ in her Instagram story and the results were absolutely mouth-watering! Her first post was a jar of her homemade barbecue sauce, which looked so good we hit her up for the recipe – look for it at the end of the article!

Stacy Haiduk bbq sauce Days

We didn’t have to imagine the barbecue sauce caramelized to perfection on grilled chicken as she shared a photo of it used in a meal as well, along with a side of broccoli. Tantalizing.

Stacy Haiduk meal Days

Next came her chocolate banana muffins, pictured coming fresh out of the oven and looking as flawless as muffins from any corner bakery. The smell must have been amazing…if only Instagram had a scratch ‘n’ sniff feature.

Stacy Haiduk chocolate banana muffins Days

Hibiscus Green Tea Lemonade was teased after the muffins. This involved a pitcher surrounded by fresh cut lemons, so you know this wasn’t made with any mixes and tasted divine.

Stacy Haiduk lemonade Days

A colorful fresh salad was up next and featured fresh greens and sliced carrots. Scrumptious on its own, but irresistible served with the pitcher of lemonade. Summer treats indeed.

Stacy Haiduk colorful salad Days

Finally, the actress shared a photo of popcorn along with a glass of wine and labeled it, ‘my favorite’. This certainly seemed like a perfect snack at the end of a long ‘cooking day’.

Stacy Haiduk popcorn Days

Noting she likes to improv while cooking, Haiduk was kind enough to share the ingredients and a recipe guideline with for readers keen to try making her barbecue sauce at home. In her words:

Barbecue Sauce:
1 onion chopped
4 Garlic cloves chopped
1 15oz can on tomato sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Tomato paste
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire
3 Teaspoons liquid smoke
1 Teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Serrano chili
A pinch of cayenne pepper or if you like it spicy add a teaspoon of cayenne!
Ground pepper

Add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to a saucepan. Cook your onion on low till they start to caramelize, about 10 minutes, add your chopped garlic cook for a few minutes longer. add all the rest of the ingredients. Stir everything in and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until thickened.

Let it cool for 15 minutes. Then blend it in a blender or food processor.

Add: another flavor 2 tablespoons brandy or bourbon and add 2 ripe peaches to the mix for a bit of an exotic sauce!

Hope you enjoy it! You can always play with this recipe! I am always improving!❤️

Haiduk teased a possible return to Days of our Lives as Kristen in her recent exclusive interview with, and gave readers a glimpse into other activities she’s been keeping busy with while on quarantine.

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