TV Chef Nikki Shaw welcomes family and friends home for a holiday buffet dinner party with her Coconut Rum Eggnog.
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Tradition With A Twist
Shaw adds island flavor to the traditional dishes on her menu including the Jamaica-Me-Crazy Jerk Turkey, Paradise Rice Pilaf and Candied Yams and Pineapple.
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Nikki’s husband, former NBA player and current Los Angeles Lakers Assistant Coach Brian Shaw, helps their son Brian (B.J.) Jr., decorate the Christmas tree while “Happy Feelin’s” by Maze featuring Frankie Beverly sets the mood. "I’m as serious about my music as I am about my cooking,” says Nikki. “I play old-school jams instead of typical holiday songs.”
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Like Mother, Like Daughter
Little Bianca enjoys serving as mommy’s little helper in the kitchen.
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A beautifully set table is a feast for eyes. Nikki says: “To decorate the table, I go with gold tones, burgundy and reds that shout holiday.”
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We Are Family
Nikki, her mother Paula Welsh, grandmother Barbara Eggleston and little Bianca, celebrate the blessing of four generations of their family to celebrate the holidays together.
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`Tis the Season
It’s a family affair as Brianna gives dad Brian a present and B.J. sneaks a delicious California Crab Cake.
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In the Mood
Nikki’s Auntie Brenda lights candles to add a warm glow in the house. She also brought her popular Sweet Potato-Pecan Pie for the party.