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Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks and family to appear in special Halloween episode of "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" Saturday

by Brandy McDonnell Published: October 26, 2012
From left, August Brooks, Allie Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and friend Kim LeFlore dress as KISS for Saturday's Halloween episode of "Trisha's Southern Kitchen." (Photo: Food Network)
From left, August Brooks, Allie Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and friend Kim LeFlore dress as KISS for Saturday's Halloween episode of "Trisha's Southern Kitchen." (Photo: Food Network)

Trisha Yearwood, her husband Garth Brooks and Brooks’ daughters August and Allie will appear in a special Halloween episode of Yearwood’s Food Network series “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen” airing at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Taping a special episode, Allie and August Brooks surprised Yearwood in the kitchen by arriving in full KISS rock band costume with her costume waiting and ready for her, according to USA Today.

Brooks makes a cameo to share Halloween stories from years past. Yearwood, the Brooks girls and their friend Kim LeFlore make Trisha’s traditional Halloween meal of Trisha’s Chicken Tortilla Soup and Candied Apples.

The second season of Yearwood’s cooking show premiered last weekend. Shot in Oklahoma, Season 2′s themed shows range from Southern Brunch and Sunday Supper to Halloween and Thanksgiving traditions to tips on lightening up down-home meals while maintaining their Southern flavor.

Yearwood – who has won three Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, three Country Music Association honors and scored 19 top 10 singles – released her first best-selling cookbook “Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen” (Clarkson Potter) in 2008. Her second book “Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood” (Clarkson Potter) followed in 2010. Both books reached the No. 1 position on the New York Time bestseller list in the Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous category.

“I learned to cook after I moved to Nashville. I was homesick and missed my mother’s cooking, so I tried to make her potato salad. I cried when it tasted like hers. That reminder of home was comforting. Now the majority of the things I cook are recipes from my mom and grandmother. They have passed away, but the recipes remain a way to stay connected with them,” Yearwood told Southern Living in an interview for the magazine’s November issue.

She also told the magazine she and her husband had an instant friendship.

“The first day we met, we sang together; it felt like we’d been singing together our whole lives. I’ve had the opportunity to do duets with some amazing artists: Aaron Neville, Vince Gill, Don Henley. But there’s no one I would rather sing with than my husband, Garth,” she said.

Like many, Yearwood said she loves living in Oklahoma because of the people here.

“Just north of Tulsa, where I’ve called home for 11 years, everyone is practical and down to earth, and none of them care if you’re some hit singer, which makes it a wonderful place to raise our children. The nicest people you’re ever going to meet live here,” she said.


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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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