01:25 PM EDT 12/23/2014
Originally posted 05/13/2014 04:45PM
Trisha Yearwood offered a simple but heartfelt messages to graduates of her first alma mater on Saturday when she delivered the commencement address at Young Harris College in Georgia.
"Claim your happiness. Don't wait for someone else to do it for you," the country music and cooking star told students. "Be happy and you will attract happy."
The slimmed-down Food Network host also used the words of humorist Mark Twain as she spoke to the class of 2014: "I never let my schooling interfere with my education," she said.
Originally posted 04/02/2014 11:20AM
Hold on to your cowboy hats – the star-studded list of performers and presenters has been announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards this Sunday, April 6.
Originally posted 03/31/2014 02:30PM
Originally posted 03/31/2014 02:30PM
Hungry Girl slims down a pie recipe from Trisha Yearwood
Originally posted 12/09/2013 02:00PM
It's official. Garth Brooks is hitting the road once again.
In what is certain to delight millions of his music fans, the country superstar, 51, announced his latest world tour in an appearance Monday on Good Morning America.
"Our baby is a senior in high school. We talked about it, all my babies are fine with it. Miss [Trisha] Yearwood is fine with it. So now I get to do what I love to do, which is play music," Brooks told the show's host Robin Roberts of winning his country-star wife and his three daughters' approval for a return to touring.
Originally posted 11/22/2013 04:30PM
The music superstars hit the kitchen together on Food Network. Get a sneak peek – and their stuffed pork chop recipe
Originally posted 10/31/2013 10:45AM
In her first public appearance since becoming Mrs. Brandon Blackstock two weeks ago, Kelly Clarkson radiated cheer and joy.
Then again, she was taping a Christmas TV special.
The former American Idol winner took the stage at the Las Vegas Venetian Wednesday night, belting out songs from her Wrapped in Red album, along with a few of her greatest hits.
At one point Clarkson spoke about how attractive an audience member was. When some shouted out that she was a newly married woman, the singer replied good-naturally, "I will hit on someone and make him jealous … I'm just kidding, I love my man."
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.
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."
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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