Celebrity holiday recipes and festive foods that will tickle your tastebuds!
By Mona Buehler
If you're looking for last-minute holiday recipe inspiration, Watch and our friends at Chowhound have got you covered with delectable dishes that your guests will gobble right up.
From Thanksgiving mains and sides to Hanukkah and Christmas treats, we've rounded up special recipes from your favorite stars like Blue Bloods' hostess with the mostess Bridget Moynahan. Get a taste of your new yummy holiday traditions!
Photo Credit: Jojo Whilden/CBS (Moynahan), Ben Fink Productions (Turkey).
Cornbread with a kick
Photo Credit: Peggy Sirota (Cedric); cobraphoto/Getty Images (Cornbread).
At Cedric the Entertainer's house, the holidays mean festive feasts, starting the day before where nibbling and sampling bites during prep is all part of the fun.
The Neighborhood star shares with Watch on the set of his cover photo shoot that he likes to heat things up in the kitchen and whip up a batch or two of his famous jalapeño cornbread. While the family recipe is a closely guarded secret, you can get inspiration from this spicy variation from Chowhound.
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Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS (Morrow); VeselovaElena/Getty Images (Stuffing).
If you're going to invite Joshua Morrow of The Young and the Restless to your house for Thanksgiving, don't forget the stuffing!
When Watch asked about his favorite holiday food, he playfully dishes back: "No doubt about it: Stuffing. I went to [my wife] Toby's mom's for Thanksgiving one year and she didn't have stuffing. I said, 'I'm never coming back if you don't have stuffing. I'm just letting you know.'" Noted and noted.
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Pass the sweet potatoes
Photo Credit: David Needleman (Noel); StephanieFrey/Getty Images (Yams).
FBI star Ebonée Noel never turns down a yummy yam casserole. "I love candy yams, with the marshmallow on top," she dishes. "That is my absolute favorite!"
Photo Credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images (Buckley), Rita Maas/Getty Images (Mac 'N' Cheese).
Slice of life
Photo Credit: David Needleman (Peregrym); bhofack2/Getty Images (Apple Pie).
Missy Peregrym of FBI is a self-described apple pie aficionado. She tells Watch on the set of her winter wonderland photo shoot that "My mom's apple pie is like my favorite thing in the whole world, and I'm furious to share it. For my birthday, I ask for two pies—one that people can share and one that's just mine."
Missy has learned how to make her mother's special apple pie and bakes one every Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. The recipe is top-secret, but we've got you covered with this classic apple pie recipe from our friends at Chowhound.
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Sweet as pie
Photo Credit: Andrew Kelley/CBS (Nyambi Nyambi); bhofack2/Getty Images (Fruit Pizza).
Photo Credit: Timothy Kuratek/CBS (Weeks); kaarsten/Getty Images (Glogg).
Magnum P.I. star Perdita Weeks has her own family tradition that gets everyone in the yuletide spirit. "We make this Swedish dish called Glogg, which is a mixture of dessert wine and raisins and cut-up almonds," she gushes. "It is so delicious!"
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Bring on the green beans
Photo Credit: Matt Petit/CBS (James); bhofack2/Getty Images (Green Beans).
We couldn't agree more!
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One potato, two potato
Photo Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images (Grobglas); modesigns58/Getty Images (Latkes).
Yael Grobglas loves to make her special Potato Latkes and hosting Hanukkah for her chosen family. Getting home to Israel for the holidays isn't always possible for the former Jane the Virgin star, so she created a new tradition in Los Angeles.
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Red, red wine
Photo Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images (Ruiz); AlexPro9500/Getty Images (Mulled Wine).
Gabrielle Ruiz of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is all about a warm and cozy cup of Citrus Mulled Wine. Every Christmas, she makes a big batch in the crockpot that she and her extensive family sip on while they open presents.
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Photo Credit: Ben Fink Productions (Moynahan); rudisill/Getty Images (Meatballs).
Her traditional Swedish Meatballs are such a crowd pleaser with the Moynahans that she makes sure to cook a double or triple batch so there are plenty of leftovers to take home.