On Cooking Channel's All-Star Holiday Special: A Taste of Home, Bobby Deen, Nadia G., Roger Mooking, Kelsey Nixon, Aarti Sequeria, G. Garvin and Eden Grinshpan each share a personal holiday dish that reminds them of home.
One bird gets a homemade lemon pepper seasoning, another gets blackened and the third gets sprinkled with fresh herbs. There's something for everyone.
Nadia G.'s Linguine with Clams
Italians like Nadia eat seafood on Christmas Eve. Her easy pasta picks up fantastic flavor from sweet Manila clams.
Eden's Creamy Crispy Latkes with Garlic Cumin Sour Cream
Traditionally, latkes are made from shredded potatoes, but Eden's version uses mashed potatoes fried to golden perfection for a crispy outside and creamy inside.
Roger Mooking's Pastelles
For Roger, no Trinidadian holiday is complete without making dozens of pastelles cornmeal pies stuffed with beef and pork, then wrapped in a banana leaf and boiled.
G. Garvin's Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole
The side of layered sliced sweet potatoes, yam and apples with a sauce of orange juice, honey and cinnamon makes G. feel as though he's back at his grandma's house.
Kelsey's Egg Nog Milkshake
To Kelsey, nothing represents the holidays more than eggnog. She elevates the traditional drink by blending it with ice cream and crushed gingersnap cookies. This is a family-friendly version, but feel free to spike it with a few ounces of brandy or bourbon.
Aarti's Date, Pistachio and Cardamom Cake
Talking about spiked sweets, the secret ingredient in this fruit cake for people who don't like fruit cake (almost everyone): copious amounts of brandy.
Bobby's Lighter Bob's Peppermint Pie
The best part of Bobby's minty marshmallow cream dessert? There's no baking involved. It's actually easier than pie, since you usually have to bake pie.
Watch your favorite Cooking Channel stars share twists on holiday favorites and the special dishes that remind them of being home with their loved ones on Cooking Channel's All-Star Holiday Special: A Taste of Home.