This piece originally appeared on Instyle.com.
Nineties girls know that there’s no one cooler than Kelly Kapowski, a fact that was recently reaffirmed when the cast of Saved by the Bell visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and soon you’ll get to know the woman behind the famous character a little better. Starting tonight, actress Tiffani Thiessen will welcome you into her home each week as part of her new dinner party-themed Cooking Channel show, Dinner at Tiffani’s.
So why did an actress like Thiessen decide to break into the cooking world? It’s simple: a love of food. “I love what food does for people,” Thiessen tells InStyle. “It can be nostalgic or a conversation piece, and it also allows us to take a moment away from our phones and just be together.” This desire to create moments of togetherness with family and friends over food became the premise of the show. Each week, Thiessen will invite over famous friends, such as Nathan Fillion, Lance Bass, and Ross Mathews, to hang out as she whips up delicious dishes. “We had a blast,” says Thiessen. “I really had a great time, and that’s kind of what this show is all about: good conversations, good stories, and good food.”