Cooking queen Paula Deen is revealing her holiday secrets only to “Extra” – so you'd better have a big appetite!
But she admits she's all turkey-ed out when it comes to Christmas.
“We want beef!” she joked.
The Southern queen of the kitchen is serving up her favorite holiday recipes in her new cookbook, “Christmas with Paula Deen.”
“If you can read, you can cook,” she insists.
But nobody can do coconut cake like Ms. Deen.
“I've put sour cream filling in the center, poke holes in it so all that juice can run down those layers and make it wet,” she explains. “Then on Christmas Eve, I'll make a seven-minute icing, put it on top. It's like divinity.”
Along with the food, this Christmas there's one more special place setting at Paula's table.
“I finally have a grandchild, so we are looking forward to getting out there,” she said. “Right now, Jack is 15 months old, so I can give him an empty box with paper and he'll love it!”