Sarah Michelle Gellar Talks About Keeping Things Sizzling with Freddie Prinze, Jr.


Well, she gets things sizzling in the kitchen — literally.

As we all know, it’s not always easy to carve out quality family time in the midst of all the chaos. So when Sarah Michelle Gellar was asked by People how she manages to do it, she said she feels her line of healthy baking mixes, Foodstirs, helps bring her family together even when they’re managing hectic schedules.

“For us, it’s not about what we cook,” she says, “It’s about the time that we spend together … and for us, it’s about no phones in the kitchen. This morning we made Foodstirs pancakes, and my kids made it all themselves. I put it on the griddle — they did all the work themselves — and we had a really nice family morning.”

As for her 14-year marriage to Prinze — which is, what, 140 in celebrity years? — Sarah says the key to a strong relationship is putting in effort. True dat.

“It evolves daily, and anyone that tells you that relationships aren’t work isn’t in a real one — and that goes for married couples, friends, family,” she says. “It takes work. We think we’re so connected now because of these different devices, but ultimately we’re becoming more and more disconnected.”

She adds, “It’s about putting that effort in, whether it’s a girls’ night, whether it’s making the most of any moment. My partner and I believe in that. One of the reasons we started [Foodstirs] was to spend time together.”

Candy Kirby

Candy is the founder of The Mom Beat and a humor columnist whose work as appeared in Redbook, Nickelodeon's NickMom, Disney's BabyZone, HelloGiggles and eHow. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation.