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“I was in the neighborhood and I just thought it would be so nice to bring you some goodies,” Garten, 73, mentioned, carrying a tray of her favourite cookies, outrageous chocolate brownies, and her peanut butter and jelly bars. “Happy holidays! I like to surprise people, just drop in!”
Of course, as Garten instructed Kotb and Bush Hager, after “all those baked goods you need something to wash it down with.”
For that, the Barefoot Contessa star and cookbook writer introduced three of her well-known outsized cosmopolitans. “Since it’s 10 in the morning, I thought we all needed a cosmo,” Garten mentioned with amusing.
Asked by Bush Hager if that is how Garten enjoys her cosmos, the Food Network star joked, “only in a pandemic.”
Fans will keep in mind the drinks, which Garten first made on Instagram in April 2020, throughout the peak of the coronavirus outbreak.
“At the beginning of the pandemic I thought we all needed a treat so I did the largest cosmo anybody’s ever had,” Garten instructed Kotb and Bush Hager of the drink, which turned a viral sensation.
“It’s the size of my face,” Bush Hager mentioned. Kotb added: “Your eyes are going to water if you take a sip of that. It’s got a lot going on there.”
It was good for Garten. “No it’s perfect,” she mentioned. “It’s tart and got a bit of vodka in it.”
She went on to say that whereas she loves a cosmo, she does not typically make them for her husband of 53 years, Jeffrey.
“He likes a vodka, so that’s really easy. Vodka with olives,” she mentioned. “I like Campari and soda at the holidays, it’s kind of festive cause it’s red.”
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Speaking of Jeffrey, she admitted on TODAY that he “loves everything I do.”
“He’s non discriminating,” Garten mentioned. “That’s his best quality as a husband.”
That means he snacks on all of his spouse’s delectable desserts, like Ina’s Coconut Cake — which can be on the market at Goldbelly amongst her different cookies, brownies, and bars. Ranging in worth from $59 to $99 and despatched with free delivery, the Goldbelly choices come “just in time for the holidays,” she mentioned.
As for Christmas plans, Garten mentioned she and Jeffrey “don’t really celebrate” however have massive plans on the day.
“I’m going to cook,” she mentioned. “We’re going to stay home, I’m going to make a rack of lamb, we’re going to have a good time. We’re going to have a movie festival.”
TODAY with Hoda and Jenna airs weekdays (10 a.m. ET) on NBC.