Today Show: Kathie Lee & Hoda Mom’s Recipes
The Today Show co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb welcomed their moms onto the show to share Granola and Cream Cheese Pie Recipes. Both dishes would be a great addition to any holiday meal and are incredibly easy to make. Check out the recipes below and share a few recipes of your own in the comments section.
Hoda’s Mom’s Granola Recipe
Sami Kotb, mother of co-host Hoda Kotb, shared her special granola recipe with The Today Show‘s viewers.
- 3 cups oats (standard oats, not the quick variety)
- 1 cup nuts (your choice)
- 1 cup dried cranberries or cherries
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup oil (canola or vegetable)
- 1 box Muselix cereal
- 2 cookie sheets
Kathie Lee’s Christmas Cream Cheese Pie Recipe
Joan Epstein, mother of co-host Kathie Lee Gifford, was kind enough to share her Christmas Cream Cheese Pie Recipe.
- 38 ounces of cream cheese
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 3 egg whites
- Graham crackers
- 2 cups Sour Cream
And for the topping: 2 cups sour cream and 2 tablespoons sugar.
Beat cheese until softened and then beat the eggs until stiff before beating into the cream cheese mixture. Add the Vanilla and set aside.
Butter a 9-inch pie pan and crumble up the graham crackers, spreading the crumbs over the bottom of the pan. Pour the cream cheese and egg mixture into the pan and back on 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Let the dish cool before adding the topping, which is simply the mixture of sour cream and sugar.
Both dishes looked absolutely yummy and each of the co-hosts seemed really happy to have their moms on the set, only two days before Christmas. Try out one of the recipes and leave your review in the comments section. I’m leaning towards trying the cream cheese pie!