For the November 2008 issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray, country music star Trisha Yearwood chatted it up with Rach for her monthly Celebrity Fridge feature. The singer talked about her eating habits, her wonderful husband Garth Brooks (yes, he cooks!) and her all time favorite classic recipes.
- Rachael Ray: So, does Garth ever cook for you?
Trisha Yearwood: Yes, he's a good cook - but he's a morning man. He makes a breakfast bowl of scrambled eggs, crumbled bacon, sausage, cheese and sometimes Tater Tots or tortellini. I know it sounds crazy, but it's really good.
- RR: What are some of Garth's all-time favorite recipes from your Southern-style cookbook?
TY: My German chocolate cake is his number-one request. I make that for his birthday every year. I even put it in the fridge the night before so he can wake up to a big ol' piece of cake. Sometimes he eats it and then goes back to bed!
- RR: I see a lot of covered dishes in the fridge. What's a common leftover at your place?
TY: Well, "leftovers" is sort of a loose term in our house because there's not usually much left over. Right now there's a blackberry cobbler and a chicken, broccoli, cheese and rice casserole that I made in there. We're big on casseroles because we like having our meal in one dish.
- RR: Now, if you could have anyone over for supper, living or dead, who would it be?
TY: I'd love to have dinner with Elvis. I wrote him a letter when I was 5, asking him to marry me, and he didn't write back, so I'm still pining over that one. Plus, I know he'd love my cooking.