Pull Up a Chair: Recipes from My Family to Yours by Tiffani ThiessenTiffani Thiessen is beloved for her roles in Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills 90210, but for the past few years she’s been known as the host of the Cooking Channel series Dinner at Tiffani’s. Each episode showcased her classic-with-a-twist recipes and knack for hosting a good time. For three seasons, Tiffani’s fans were able to fall in love with her all over again. Now, in Pull Up a Chair, readers can bring home Tiffanis delicious food and warm hospitality. The 125 recipes in this debut cookbook are the kind that bring people together. Whether it’s Stuffed French Toast or her husband, Brady’s Favorite Short Rib Enchiladas for family-friendly meals, Curried Deviled Eggs or Boozy Date Milkshakes for special-occasion treats, or Mom’s Cream Cheese Pie—because you can’t forget dessert! With recipes and tips for pleasing the pickiest of eaters, feeding a crowd or pulling off a party in your PJs, plus gorgeous photography, Pull Up a Chair will be the book that fans and avid home cooks alike will want to include in their collection.
Tiffani Thiessen on Busy Weeknight Dinners, Kids in the Kitchen, and Her Family's Newest Addition
Tiffani Thiessen , for one. At 44, she still has that girl-next-door charm coupled with breezy, peppy California confidence; her face is still beauty pageant perfect. The mother of two youngsters and wife of former Houstonian, actor and artist Brady Smith , Thiessen makes it look easy in the kitchen, with her practical advice and recipes designed for casual dinner parties and feeding an active family. Writing a cookbook, however, was a new learning curve. Those four corners hold recipes encompassing breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as desserts and themed dinner party planning. Her cookbook bears that same mark — a natural, unstudied approach to home-cooked meals that she said she learned growing up in her middle-class California home. These incredible women not only taught me how to put great flavors together, but also instilled in me how special it is to share a home-made meal, no matter how humble.
But when she came to the Delish office recently, it was just her — no publicist, no makeup person, no hype crew. And when we sat down to chat about her new cookbook and her all-time favorite meals we squeezed in some Saved By The Bell gossip, too , she didn't act the part of celebrity. That's kind of Thiessen's shtick, even if she created it on accident — to bring you into her fold, like you've been friends for years. And it's her intention to make you feel the same way with Pull Up A Chair , which launches October 2. You can preorder the book now! Here's the inside scoop. And the intention of the her cookbook, with its title Pull Up A Chair, is the same — though, you'll have to invite your own friends and just imagine Thiessen there.
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Tiffani Thiessen grew up in front of the cameras, starting as a teenager playing cheerleader Kelly Kapowski. Known to a generation of television fans for her work on "Saved by the Bell," "Beverly Hills " and "White Collar," Tiffani Thiessen is embracing her newest and most personal role: playing herself. Inviting friends and former co-stars into her kitchen, she's sharing recipes and entertaining tips on her own Cooking Channel program, "Dinner at Tiffani's.
Tiffani Thiessen is best known as an actress from her roles on the series Saved By the Bell , Beverly Hills and White Collar , but tonight, she invites us into her kitchen as she prepares delicious meals for her friends and family. Definitely Rachael Ray. I could not love his Los Angeles restaurant [Maude] more. The classics. I watch so many different things because I just love food and many different aspects of it. I have kitchen envy.