Yearwood and Brooks have been married for around 15 years, but they’ve known each other since the early part of their careers. Besides singing, Yearwood has also written several cookbooks and hosts Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.
In a 2019 interview with Good Morning America, Yearwood discussed what Thanksgiving was like for her and Brooks. One of Yearwood’s signature dishes is cornbread dressing. It is a recipe passed down in her family from generation to generation.
“My favorite thing to make on the Thanksgiving table is my grandma’s cornbread dressing,” Yearwood told the outlet. “It’s a tradition that’s been passed down from generation to generation. It’s what I grew up on so I can’t imagine not having that on the table.”
Trisha Yearwood Cooks Family Recipes
Yearwood has her family to thank for her culinary skills. In a 2012 interview with Southern Living, Yearwood said she uses mostly recipes she learned from her mother and grandmother. Both have since passed away, so cooking is one way Yearwood keeps their memory alive. She first started cooking when she moved to Nashville to pursue country music.
“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,” Yearwood told the outlet. “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.”
But Brooks’ favorite dish is mashed potatoes and gravy. Yearwood said she accommodated her husband’s love for potatoes even though it wasn’t a staple of her own Thanksgiving dinner growing up.
“Garth loves gravy. So he looks forward to Thanksgiving for the homemade gravy with the turkey,” she said.