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Trisha Yearwood's Summer Coleslaw | Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood's Summer Coleslaw

Originally posted 05/16/2013 11:00AM

According to Trisha Yearwood, coleslaw recipes vary by region. "There are more varieties of coleslaw than there are shades of pink," she writes, jokingly.

The slimmed-down country star's favorite, though, comes from her mama, and instead of relying on sugar for sweetness, it uses salad pickles. "I think that lets the flavors of the carrots and cabbage shine through," she says.

Yearwood suggests making her dish the night before you serve it – "to let all the flavors meld together," she explains – and hopes it brings your family as many memories as it has hers.

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Trisha Yearwood: I'm in the Best Shape of My Life | Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood: I'm in the Best Shape of My Life

Originally posted 04/20/2013 01:05PM

When she learned her husband, Garth Brooks, would be singing at the April 7 Academy of Country Music Awards alongside his hero George Strait, Trisha Yearwood began searching for "arm candy" attire to wear to the Las Vegas event.

That's when she spied that dress – a form-fitting Stella McCartney column that she'd first admired on Kate Winslet in 2011. "I'd been working hard and losing inches, but I wondered, 'Can I fit into that?'" Yearwood recalls. The answer was a jaw-dropping yes. "It was tight!" says Yearwood, but "I felt confident. It was a wow dress."

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Trisha Yearwood Shows Off Her Brand New Body | Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood Shows Off Her Brand New Body

Originally posted 04/08/2013 12:30PM

Her husband Garth Brooks may have been a performance highlight at Sunday's 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, but Trisha Yearwood, 48, stole a bit of the spotlight when she showed off her fit physique while presenting an award at the show in Las Vegas.

"I've been dieting and exercising and I've lost about 20 lbs.," Yearwood told PEOPLE at the Southern Kitchen brunch she hosted at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in February.

The Grammy winner and star of the Food Network's Trisha's Southern Kitchen says she sticks to a healthy eating plan – with the occasional splurge.

"I'm doing very little sugar," Yearwood said. "And occasionally I have the mac and cheese."

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Trisha Yearwood's Iced Sugar Cookies

Trisha Yearwood's Iced Sugar Cookies

Originally posted 11/17/2012 09:00PM

What could be more festive than these edible expressions of Christmas, courtesy of Trisha Yearwood?

"The iced sugar cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie because you can decorate it any way you want for the holidays," Yearwood says. "I use lots of different colored frostings and red and green sprinkles."

The host of the Food Network's Trisha's Southern Kitchen loves cooking with her family, and will be joined by husband Garth Brooks for the show's season finale.

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Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Make Anniversary a Family Affair

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Make Five-Year Anniversary a Family Affair

Originally posted 12/10/2010 04:55PM

Forget the candlelit dinner for two: Trisha Yearwood says she and hubby Garth Brooks plan to make their five-year anniversary celebration on Friday a family event.  

"When we got married five years ago we married the girls, so the five of us always celebrate together," she told PEOPLE at the Women of Worth Awards in New York City on Thursday.  

Yearwood is step-mom to Brooks's three teenage daughters – Taylor, August and Allie – and said the whole family has big plans for the anniversary they'll be celebrating back home in Oklahoma.  

"We're going to see Tangled," she revealed. "We all talked about it and said, 'Let's go see a movie.' We all actually really want to see it, and none of our children are young young."

The anniversary event is a bit of a prelude to their upcoming country Christmas, which Yearwood said will feature "family, home, just being together – and cooking."

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Trisha Yearwood in the Kitchen: Julia Child, Move Over

Trisha Yearwood in the Kitchen: Julia Child, Move Over

Originally posted 04/13/2010 07:00PM

When he sits down to dinner, Garth Brooks knows what he likes. "The joke in our house is, 'Add tortellini to it,' " his country-star wife, Trisha Yearwood, tells PEOPLE Country in it May issue. "That's Garth's solution to everything."

Still, that's not necessarily Yearwood's. For the Nashville favorite, mother knew best.

"When I think of recipes, I think of church napkins and notebook paper. I have a lot of mom's handwritten recipes. I cherish those." says Yearwood, who has re-teamed with her sister Beth to dish up their second cookbook, Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood.

As icing on the cake, starting with the June 18 issue, Trisha is also launching a new column for PEOPLE Country – sharing recipes and personal anecdotes, and answering reader questions. (E-mail her at country@peoplemag.com.)

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Trisha Yearwood Shares Garth's Secret Recipe (Just Add Bacon!)

Trisha Yearwood Shares Garth's Secret Recipe (Just Add Bacon!)

Originally posted 03/18/2010 02:15PM

Trisha Yearwood knows the secret to keeping her family close: Eating together.

"When I was growing up, suppertime, as we called it, was when the family got together around the table – that was our family time," the country singer tells Redbook in its April issue. "Those dinners are some of the best memories of my childhood."

An accomplished chef and cookbook author herself – her latest book, Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood, arrives in stores in April – Yearwood and hubby Garth Brooks keep up the same family mealtime tradition at their Oklahoma ranch.

"Having dinner together is something Garth and I have worked at making sure we do, because it's too easy these days not to," she says. "Now we're all going to sit down and the cells are going to be turned off and there are not going to be any iPods playing into anyone's ears. It's time for family."

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Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Celebrate Anniversary at McDonald's | Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood


Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Celebrate Anniversary at McDonald's

Originally posted 12/14/2009 06:05AM

As far as anniversaries go, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood must have to be "lovin' it."

Brooks, who came out of retirement and officially began his 5-year run of shows at Wynn Las Vegas on Saturday, had a fancy dinner planned to celebrate his 4th anniversary with Yearwood, but suddenly that meal became McDonald’s French fries.

"That was our anniversary dinner," he told reporters Friday at Wynn Las Vegas, where – sporting jeans, sweatshirt and a baseball hat – Brooks played an acoustic set Saturday that included his influences (Bob Segar, James Taylor and George Strait) as well as his own songs, including "The River" and "Shameless."

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Trisha Yearwood: Simple, Filling Cookin' with Garth

Trisha Yearwood: Simple, Filling Cookin' with Garth

Originally posted 11/05/2009 10:00AM

When Trisha Yearwood was asked to write a cookbook, she didn't have to look any further than her husband, Garth Brooks.

"He's a really good cook," Yearwood, whose new book, Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood, hits stores April 6, 2010. "He has a couple recipes in there that he actually made up, like Garth's Breakfast Bowl. It's just eggs, cheese, bacon, sausage, tortellini and hash browns. Sometimes he even makes French fries and throws them in there!"

And, filling as it sounds, Yearwood – whose first cookbook, Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen, hit the best-seller list – dares diners not to eat the whole thing.

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Trisha Yearwood: I Survived a Plane Emergency

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Trisha Yearwood: I Survived a Plane Emergency

Originally posted 08/25/2008 04:45PM

To quote one of Trisha Yearwood's hits, the country star may have been wondering, "How do I live?" during a plane ride last week.

On her way home to Oklahoma from a three-day, 60-mile walk to benefit the Susan G. Komen breast cancer research fund last week, Yearwood took a frightening detour.

While miles in the sky, passengers heard a disturbing noise. "We had been in the air for almost an hour when we heard a loud pop," Yearwood tells PEOPLE.

What she said sounded "almost like a gunshot" was in fact the cracking of the front left window of the plane at 30,000 feet.

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