Easy-To-Make Meals For Busy Parents: Chef Antonia's Recipes

Easy-To-Make Meals For Busy Parents: Chef Antonia's Recipes

“Top Chef” alum and restaurant owner Antonia Lofaso joins Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live to share inexpensive and time-saving recipes for bustling parents. Antonia’s book, “The Busy Mom’s Cookbook” is available now.

Welcome back to "access hollywood live." You're a busy mom or dad like we all are. Top chef and restaurant owner, author of the new book "the busy mom" -- whatever I said. We don't have a lot of time. A paid spokesperson, here we go. When I make a good dinner, it's cheap and easy, I feel the whole day is good. Absolutely, we've got a great tex-mex, can I put you guys to work? Sure. I'm going to have you cut the avocado. If you don't mind, we're going take the tex-mex chile. Mix the wet into dry. I'm going to start on the tex-mex chile and you guys are going to get to taste it. This is a great issue when you're comi ohm, soccer practices, swim practices, you want something on the table in less than 40 minutes or less. As you're whisking, the corn cakes are baking. And the dinner comes together so great, it's delicious. The corn -- you dice that up. Corn in there? Corn in there as well. And then the -- whiskey. You can have something going on while I'm picking up at practice? Absolutely. This is something that you can actuallyliq in the crock-pot in the morning. What's this? This is ground turkey. Something a little healthier than ground beef. Go ahead and stir that. And dish that out for you so you're able to taste it. Can you smell it? Yeah. How are you doing over there? I'm good over there, ready to scoop. A little bit of tomato sauce. And tex-mex chile, and a fresh mexican cheese. It's more fun than your basic jack or cheddar. Go ahead and do a little cheese. It's kind of like a smorgasbord of toppings. Kids love to do this, choose their servings and put on their toppings. Absolutely. Anything that you can get them interactive, measuring out the ingredients. It helps them with math. Cutng these things. I'm a g fan also, if you have kids that not necessarily want to cook, let them go online and find the history of what it is you're making. And herbs and chives. Got the chives in there. Cilantro. Can you do me a favor and just grab some of the honey cake. Oh, yeah. What do I do with myg5 muffins? Tv magic. We got them finished. In the tv oven. Whoo! Perfect. I'm going to give you that spoon. I'm going to give you that spoon. Taste it. Okay. Hat's this? This shown butter. I'm going to give you one of the corn cakes that you made. Honey butter on there. By the way, these recipes are up AT ACCESSHOLLYWOOD.COM, AND B9e Anthonyia's book. This is great. I'm going to double dip. I'm going to double dip. I'm going in 18. Antonia, we don't know when the cooking person gives 2osus. We kind of take a clean break rear here take a picture. Tell me about it. I'm works with pyrex getting kids in the kitchen, creating memories with food. Working back with feeding america. It's really about the haul say holiday season coming up. And creating those memories. You made a great popcorn. Caramel almond popcorn it's different than your basic. Pass it over. I had the salt. I need the sweet. YOU GOT TO ADD u/jCRUNCH, YOU Know. Wonderful honey corn cakes!