“Well, my mom’s a chef so I was never allowed to do any of the big proteins; I was always relegated to the appetizers. And guess what? It’s still the same. So we’ll do scalloped potatoes, I’ll do chorizo with Brussels sprouts, and my mom makes a great Turkish zucchini with a pomegranate vinaigrette. But the turkey is all her, a ham, all her, and a prime rib, all her — hands off or [she'll] chew your arm off."