Since leaving the halls of Bayside High and moving away from one very famous zip code, Tiffani Thiessen has taken on several new roles. Tiffani is the host of her own cooking show, a wife, an actress, a lifestyle blogger and the mother of two adorable kiddies 鈥 five-year-old daughter Harper Renn and son Holt Fisher, who was just born in July (psst鈥 check out his adorable Star Wars inspired nursery). We caught up with Tiffani while she was in New York for Quaker鈥檚 launch event promoting the Bring Your Best Bowl Contest, and we got the scoop on where she got the inspiration for her adorable baby name.

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Turns out Holt is actually a family name 鈥 specifically from her husband, actor/artist Brady Smith鈥檚 side of the family. 鈥淚t was a last name on my father-in-law鈥檚 side of the family,鈥 Tiffani said. 鈥淲e鈥檝e always loved it.鈥 She also mentioned her six-month-old son was asleep in the car: *cue the awws.* Apparently, the actress and her husband had their eye on the name long before either of their kids were a twinkle in their eyes. 鈥淲e pretty much had that name picked out way before we even started trying to have kids, not knowing if we鈥檇 have a boy or girl first, so we had it reserved,鈥 Tiffani told us. 鈥淥f course, we had a girl first. Holt is a family name and Fisher is a name we鈥檝e always loved. We even thought about naming him Fisher Holt, but because we had Harper first, we of course switched it around.鈥

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As for her other baby 鈥 her cooking show Dinner at Tiffani鈥檚 on the Cooking Channel 鈥 Tiffani is gearing up for a bigger season than ever with 16 episodes and a slew of celebrity cameos, including 鈥 not to drop names or anything but 鈥 Mark-Paul Gosselaar (!!) and his lovely wife. We asked Tiffani where she learned her cooking chops. 鈥淚t definitely started with being in the kitchen with my mother and my grandmother,鈥 she said, 鈥渁nd my aunts were all great home cooks. I just took notes from them, but I want to say, my love of food came from traveling at a young age and touring for shows I鈥檝e been on in the past, [going] to Europe and getting a love of different types of cultures and different types of food. Then it went into another phase where it became more about being creative in the kitchen for my own family and my husband and my kids.鈥

And creativity is the name of the game for Quaker鈥檚 latest contest that encourages people to submit their two to five ingredient oatmeal flavors that are, in Tiffani鈥檚 words, 鈥渁s creative and fun as possible.鈥 The winner gets $250,000 (鈥淭hat鈥檚 the second closest thing to the Powerball right now,鈥 Tiffani joked) and have their creation serve as the inspo behind Quaker鈥檚 new oatmeal flavor. Tiffani鈥檚 own faves are the raspberry lemonade flavor and 鈥渢he tomato dip and grilled cheese one because it鈥檚 such a different kind of oatmeal. A lot of people don鈥檛 think about oatmeal as savory. They think of it as sweet.鈥

So go get creative, folks!

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(Photos via Stuart Ramson + Michael Simon)