Holiday Soap Star Interviews – What’s on your plate?
Jason Gerhardt (ABC)
With the holiday season fast approaching, a handful of Soaps.com’s fine editors asked the soap stars, “Is there a favorite dish that you like to indulge in this time of year?” After all of the hustle and bustle it takes to prepare for the holiday, we hope you’ll be able to relax during this year’s season! As a way to reward yourself for all of your hard work, Soaps.com wants you to take a break from the frantic shopping trips and hours spent preparing that one special dish everyone looks forward to each year by sitting back and taking a breather while the stars share their delicious treats with our editors…
Amy Mistretta, the assistant to the Editor-in-Chief and our very own One Life to Live editor spoke with Justis Bolding who plays Sarah Roberts on the show.
Amy: “With Thanksgiving and even Christmas being right around the corner, what ‘dish’, if any will you be preparing, or which ‘trimming’ is your favorite?”
Justis: “I appreciate the cranberry sauce out of the can. It’s such a nostalgic thing. But I will also be making the stuffing because I like apples and raisins in mine.”
Kristi: “Is there a favorite dish that you like to indulge in this time of year?”
Amanda spills, “I’m from the south, so around this time of year I eat a lot of fattening foods! I love a dish we call macaroni pie. It’s basically macaroni and cheese in a casserole dished baked in the oven with lots of cheese and cream! So good. (Smiles) I also love pecan pie for dessert, but it’s got to have vanilla ice cream with it!”
Kristi Knight also spoke with Jerome Preston Bates, who plays the new Derek Frye on All My Children.
Kristi: “Christmas is headed our way very quickly. You’re from the South, is there a southern treat that you’re looking forward to indulging in this season?”
JPB: “My wife, who is from New York, makes an incredible southern pecan pie. I love pecan pie! I tend to get more collard greens this time of year. I wasn’t big on them when I was a kid but I’ve come to like ’em better. And I love corn bread, corn bread stuffing. That is it! Oh, and any time I eat Southern, we do a dish called candied yams.”
Julie Clark Robinson, our General Hospital editor, spoke with Minae Noji before the holidays about her favorite holiday dish.
Minae: "Every year I make my World Famous Chocolate Biscuit Cake. It is a special secret recipe from England and it's absolutely yummy! I dated an English man for many years and his mother passed on a few of her special recipes. My favorite thing to do is to eat my Chocolate Biscuit Cake with some Earl Grey tea and pretend that I'm having cake and tea with the Queen!" ;) (Editor's note, "Did I read Earl Grey? I'm there!")
Julie Clark Robinson also spoke with Jason Gerhardt who plays Cooper Barrett on General Hospital. She asked the question of the holiday season.
Julie: "Do you have a favorite holiday dish that you like to prepare (or just eat!) every year?"
Jason: "I think quite a few people could have guessed this one for me. We ice and decorate sugar cookies. There's not much better than that! Short and sweet. No pun intended."
So there you have it, fans... The cat is out of the bag! The soap stars have a sweet tooth too - and aren't afraid to indulge with a treat or two when celebrating with family and friends! Soaps.com wants to thank all the actors for spilling their beans and sharing their all-time holiday favorites with us! We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and takes some time to enjoy all the hard work put in to making it a holiday to remember!