“Fox & Pals” co-host Steve Doocy spends most of Christmas day having fun with good meals — and celebrities together with talk-show host Dr. Ozand even the late Alan Thicke have helped the Doocy household with their lavish vacation unfold.
Doocy meets numerous celebrities internet hosting “Fox & Pals,” and makes use of his love of meals as a option to join with individuals. The outcome has been an ever-growing Christmas menu.
“We’re so used to asking individuals concerning the information of the day and the way they really feel about politics, however if you ask somebody about meals… they’re very obsessed with it,” Doocy stated. “All people loves meals. Not everyone likes to make it, however everyone likes to eat it.”
Fox Nation is dwelling to “Cooking with Steve Doocy,” which takes him contained in the kitchens of a few of his well-known buddies who’re keen to share household recipes. He has already recorded episodes with Fox Information host Martha McCallum, Anthony Scaramucci, NFL legend Joe Theismann and Dr. Oz, amongst others.
Doocy and his spouse, Kathy, additionally wrote “The Glad Cookbook: A Celebration of the Meals That Makes America Smile,” which has a whole chapter devoted to vacation meals.
The Doocy household begins off the vacation with “Mary’s Christmas French Toast Casserole,” a recipe household good friend offered a few years in the past and located its method into the cookbook.
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Deviled eggs are one other Doocy household custom, and superstar chef Paula Deen even supplied recommendation on easy methods to enhance upon his standard recipe.
“There’s simply one thing about deviled eggs, whether or not it’s the summer season round Fourth of July for a picnic or a giant sit-down meal like Christmas or Easter, we all the time do this,” Doocy defined. “Paula Deen gave us hints on easy methods to transport deviled eggs and make them a little bit tastier. That was a lot appreciated.”
Deen additionally gave Doocy recommendations on “easy methods to make the proper pimiento cheese dip,” which can or will not be a part of the Christmas unfold.
“For the massive holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, we all the time have turkey. And a few years in the past we obtained a recipe from Alan Thicke’s spouse,” Doocy stated.
Thicke, a legendary sitcom actor, died in 2016, however his household’s turkey recipe lives on within the Doocy family.
“It includes marinating the turkey in a single day in vermouth and then you definately stuff it with oranges and onions,” Doocy stated. “It’s so juicy and so scrumptious. We’ve been making Tanya and Alan Thicke’s turkey, and it’s within the cookbook.”
As for facet dishes, the Doocy household enjoys Jimmy Dean sausage dressing, and Dr. Ozoffered up his recipe for mashed candy potatoes with pomegranates.
“He has two favourite recipes, the candy potato casserole that his spouse makes… and the opposite one is German chocolate cake, which is terrific as a result of my favourite cake is German chocolate cake,” Doocy stated.
However Dr. Ozs cake isn’t the one dessert served on Christmas within the Doocy home.
“The hallmark desert is my spouse’s Christmas cookies. She’s been making them for so long as we’ve been married — over 30 years in the past she began,” Doocy stated. “She makes easy sugar cookies… wherever we go round Christmas time, we all the time convey a plate or two.”
Doocy and his household additionally make gingerbread cookies and have lately began serving White Home Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ bourbon chocolate pecan pie – which she famously made for the press corps after CNN’s April Ryan accused her of mendacity about whether or not or not she made the desert.
“We additionally make Martha MacCallum’s mother Betty’s bourbon pumpkin cheesecake, which is among the biggest vacation deserts and she or he solely makes it yearly,” Doocy stated. ”It’s so scrumptious. It’s unbelievably good.”