Trisha Yearwood cooks
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
– Lorianne Crook will host her first Celebrity Kitchen Holiday Special Thursday with Trisha Yearwood helping out. Yearwood along with her mother, Gwen, will make two special holiday desserts, as well as a little music from Yearwood. The program airs Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. eastern on RFD-TV.
Yearwood selected two recipes from her bestselling cookbook, "Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen," co-authored by Yearwood, her mother and sister Beth - German chocolate cake with coconut icing, and Yearwood's favorite, cocoa cake with caramel icing.
"This is cooking as it should be - full of friends, family and fun," Crook said. "Trisha and I had such a great time trading cooking tips and short cuts, and we inadvertently show that cooking isn't always as easy as it seems. We run into our own little problems, like chatting so much we forgot to put the chocolate in the chocolate cake. And it was great to have her mom on hand to spill the beans about Trisha's worst kitchen disaster. We did as much laughing as we did cooking."
A crowd of 150 people sampled the cakes and received pieces of Christmas Caramel Candy and some of husband Garth Brooks' favorite fudge, made famous by his mom Colleen.
Yearwood also performed How Do I Live and songs from her Christmas album, "The Sweetest Gift."
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