Given that Thanksgiving is tomorrow, we've definitely got turkey (and all the trimmings!) on the brain, and we're certainly not the only ones.
Molly Sims takes the indulgent holiday very seriously and happily offered us a few of her favorite tasty recipes that she whips up for her annual Friendsgiving celebration with close pals.
Whether she's sipping a decadent mulled wine or noshing on a zesty warm cranberry salad, the actress savors the holiday season with tantalizing treats that instantly put you in the festive spirit.
Check out her seasonal recipes:
"I like using Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir because the strawberry and cherry flavors really shine," the star told us of her wine of choice.
Molly's Mulled Wine
1 cardamom pod
1 nutmeg pod
3 all spice corns, whole
3 cloves, whole
1 vanilla bean, cut down the center
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise, whole
¼ cup blue agave syrup
1 bottle Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir
Sachet or strainer
Orange peel for garnish
Place all spices in a sachet. Pour the bottle of wine into a large saucepan and add the sachet and agave syrup. Bring to a low boil, then reduce to a quiet simmer. Let the mixture simmer for five additional minutes. Serve in glass mugs or teacups, and garnish with a twist of orange peel and/or a cinnamon stick.
Hot Cranberry Salad
1½ lb. fresh cranberries
4 large Golden Delicious apples (peeled and cubed)
1 ½ cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp Cornstarch
1 Tsp Cinnamon
½ Tsp ground cloves
1 oz. butter
3 cups marshmallows
1 cup walnuts
Preheat oven to 375 F. Melt 1 oz. of butter in the pot or spray with Pam. Add cranberries and apples to the pot and sauté until cranberries start to pop.
In a separate bowl, mix all other ingredients except for walnuts. Add the mixture to the pot and stir. Add the walnuts last and cook on medium heat for five to six minutes. Pour the contents of the pot into a Pyrex dish sprayed with Pam, and bake for 25 minutes. Top with marshmallows and broil until crisp!
Quick tip: Be careful to make sure the marshmallows don't burn—about two minutes will do the trick and leave you with a perfectly gooey, delicious topping!
Tune in to E! News tonight at 7pm and 11:30 pm to see Molly Sims discuss her Friendsgiving tradition, her blissful life as a new mommy and how she shed the baby weight.