Actress Tiffani Thiessen Talks About Her New Cooking Show ‘Dinner at Tiffani’s’ | TODAY


♪♪>>>TIFFANI THIESSEN HAS LITERALLY GROWN UP ON SCREEN. FROM THE ICONIC KELLY ON “SAVED BY THE BELL,” TO THE MISUNDERSTOOD VALERIE MARON ON “BEVERLY HILLS 90210.” AND THEN, “WHITE COLLAR.”>>AND SHE IS STARRING AS HERSELF IN “DINNER AT TIFFANI’S.”>>I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S BEEN 30 YEARS.>>SHE’S ONLY 30 YEARS OLD.>>IT’S ALL OF OUR AGE, THOUGH. WE CAN ALL COMMISERATE TOGETHER.>>IT’S CRAZY TO THINK. IT HAS GONE FAST.>>YOU HAD A LITTLE MINIREUNION.>>WE DID. JUST A MINI. JUST A LITTLE ONE THAT NO ONE REALLY SAW.>>YEAH.>>IT GAVE EVERYBODY THIS TASTE OF WHAT COULD BE. COULD THIS HAPPEN? PLEASE TELL US YES.>>HERE’S THE THING. WE HAD A GREAT TIME DOING IT. WHO BETTER TO DO IT THAN WITH JIMMY FALLON, RIGHT? IT WAS A LITTLE AWKWARD. PREGNANT IN A CHEERLEADING OUTFIT. NOT THE MOST COMFORTABLE.>>YOU CAN’T EVEN TELL, BY THE WAY.>>THE POM-POMS ARE RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY STOMACH.>>DO YOU KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THOSE GUYS?>>I DO. I RECENTLY SAW MARIO. AND MY HUSBAND AND HE GO AND HAVE BEERS ALL THE TIME. WE HAVE KIDS. ABSOLUTELY.>>LIFE KIND OF HAPPENS, DOESN’T IT?>>IT DOES.>>THAT’S AMAZING.>>ON YOUR SHOW, WHICH IS SO MUCH FUN, YOU’RE A COOK. YOU LOVE TO COOK.>>I LOVE TO COOK. I HAVE LOVED BEING IN THE KITCHEN SINCE I WAS LITTLE. I USED TO BE THAT LITTLE GIRL WHO USED TO PEER AROUND THE CORNER AT MY MOM, MY AUNT, AND MY GRANDMOTHER, AND I WANT TO BE THERE. I WANT TO BE WITH THEM. AND I LEARNED ALL MY BASIC COOKING FROM THEM. AS I TRAVELED, I LEARNED MORE ABOUT COOKING. BUT THAT’S WHAT’S FUN WHAT I’M DOING RIGHT NOW. UNCLE BEN’S HAS A GREAT CAMPAIGN RIGHT NOW. AN INITIATIVE ABOUT TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO COOK TOGETHER IN THE KITCHEN. AND I LOVE COOKING WITH MY KIDS IN THE KITCHEN. LOVE IT.>>WE NEED TO SAY, YOU’RE A PAID SPOKESPERSON FOR UNCLE BEN’S. AND YOU HAVE A GREAT CONTEST THAT’S TRYING TO PROMOTE THE NEXT GENERATION OF CHEFS.>>MY DAUGHTER IS A LITTLE OLDER AND IS LEARNING HOW TO USE A KNIFE.>>SCARY.>>IT IS SCARY. AT THE SAME TIME, WE’RE BUILDING MEMORIES AND HAVING MOMENTS AND TIME TOGETHER IN THE KITCHEN. UNCLE BEN’S IS RUNNING A CONTEST, WHEN FIVE WINNERS CAN WIN $30,000 FOR A CAFETERIA MAKEOVER AT THEIR SCHOOL.>>HOW YOUNG ARE THE CHEFS? WHAT AGE?>>KINDERGARTEN.>>MY SON IS 17. IS HE TOO OLD?>>TOO OLD.>>I THINK WE SHOULD PLAY ANOTHER GAME.>>YES.>>JILL IS ALL ABOUT THE GAMES.>>FOOD-FESSIONS.>>USUALLY WHEN I PLAY GAMES I HAVE A COCKTAIL.>>ONE MORE HOUR. 28 MINUTES.>>THE 10:00 HOUR, ALWAYS.>>WEIRDEST THING YOU’VE EVER EATEN?>>WEIRDEST THING I’VE EVER EATEN? OH, GOSH. I WOULD HAVE TO SAY RABBIT WAS PROBABLY THE HARDEST.>>OH, WOW.>>YOU IMAGINE THE CARTOON –>>I DIDN’T EAT MUCH OF IT.>>ALL RIGHT. DREAM DINNER DATE? AND YOU CAN’T SAY YOUR HUSBAND.>>I HAVE DINNER WITH HIM EVERY NIGHT. DREAM DINNER DATE. I’M A SUCKER FOR A GOOD LAUGH. AND I HAVEN’T YET. I WOULD SAY JIMMY FALLON, FOR SURE.>>JIMMY, CALL HER UP.>>MY QUESTION NEXT?>>YEAH.>>WORST INGREDIENT MIXUP YOU’VE EVER HAD?>>OH, GOSH. I WOULD SAY — LET’S SEE. ANYTIME THAT BUTTER IS CALLED FOR AND YOU DON’T USE IT, THAT’S A REALLY BAD, BAD THING. BUTTER MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER.>>THAT’S EXACTLY IT.>>SERIOUSLY. WHEN I WAS LITTLE, I WOULD TAKE BITES OUT OF THE BUTTER. IS THAT GROZ?>>IT’S KIND OF GROSS.>>I USED TO EAT THE BUTTER, TOO. BUTTER IS GOOD STUFF.>>FOOD YOU HAVE HIDDEN FROM YOUR FAMILY TO EAT MORE.>>THAT’S A GOOD ONE.>>CHOCOLATE, BY FAR. I HIDE CHOCOLATE — I HAD>>MINE IS CHOCOLATE MOOSE.>>THAT’S HARDER TO HIDE, THOUGH. IT HAS TO BE REFRIGERATED.>>AND I LIVE ALONE.>>I’M WONDERING. YOURSELF?>>YOURSELF?>>YOU PUT IT IN A DIFFERENT PLACE.>>I PUT IT AWAY, SO NOBODY GETS

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  1. Loved her in White Collar (darn, I wish it was still on) and love her in her current show Dinner at Tiffani's, especially when she has her WC castmates on!

  2. Weird coincidence? Tiffani and Jennie Garth auditioned for SBTB, Tiffani got the role as Kelly Kapowski, while Jennie played a another Kelly on 90210. Tiffani played Kelly on SBTB, while Kelly Packard from Baywatch played Tiffani Smith on California Dreams. After SBTB and California Dreams, Tiffani and Kelly sexed it up in 90210 and Baywatch.

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