#MAKEITHAPPENKatie Lee Beigel, TV Host & Author
Ask Katie Lee Beigel what got her started and she will tell you, as she told us, “My grandma was the greatest cook in the world.” As a cookbook author and TV personality, Beigel has a culinary career that has taken her jet-setting across the globe, but today, she would much rather keep life, and her recipes, simple. Perhaps it’s an ode to her grandmother and tight-knit family upbringing, or perhaps it’s because she is now a mother herself, but either way, she’s living by one principle: Things don’t need to be complicated to be good. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in her latest book, aptly titled, It’s Not Complicated: Simple Recipes for Every Day,, which includes everything from the perfect pasta to an easy iron skillet soufflé. Here, The Kitchen co-host reveals how she makes it all happen (there’s lots of coffee involved) and shares a recipe just in time for Thanksgiving.
Learning the balance of taking care of my daughter, working, and taking care of myself.
My grandma was the greatest cook in the world.
I love to watch TV and veg out.
Just go for it.
Getting pregnant. We did multiple rounds of IVF and, eventually, it worked.
how i make it happen
Coffee, coffee, oh, did I mention coffee? I need plenty of morning snuggles from my baby and a power walk with her in the stroller.
I have a giant refillable water bottle that I always have with me, Obé Fitness, and a blow dryer-brush combo.
I am old school and keep a big calendar on the kitchen table to reference. I’m on my feet cooking all day, so I need really comfortable shoes for support and I am currently obsessed with my new On sneakers. Since I have to recipe test so much, grocery delivery is my best friend.
My Iris necklace.
You’re not special.
Reading The Guest List, listening to Sesame Street on Pandora, and binging Ted Lasso.
Anything and everything with my baby.
Ina Garten. She is the queen.
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Recipe: Thanksgiving Pot Pie
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
Nonstick cooking spray, for the baking dish
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 rotisserie turkey breast, shredded (about 4 cups)
4 cups low-sodium chicken or turkey broth
1 cup half-and-half
1 cup shredded Brussels sprouts
1 cup stuffing mix
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup whole cranberry sauce
1 large egg, whisked