Favorite meals, celebrations, music and special guests, including Reba McEntire
Grammy-winning music superstar and best-selling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood is celebrating 2016 with new episodes of the Emmy-winning series "Trisha's Southern Kitchen," premiering Saturday, Jan. 2 (10:30 a.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
With a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame and down-home dinner with Reba McEntire, a Graceland visit honoring Elvis Presley with banana pancake sandwiches, and a Habitat for Humanity build, season seven is jam-packed with delicious food, beloved family and friends and special moments in the kitchen and on the road. The 13-episode season also features Yearwood's lighter take on favorite Southern dishes, game-day party food and a nostalgic "Barbie Q" with Trisha's sister, Beth.
In the premiere episode, Yearwood is being honored with the ASCAP Voice of Music Award and she starts the day eating light with a peanut butter and banana breakfast smoothie, and then heads to a wardrobe fitting with a whipped sweet potatoes snack. During lunch, she gets hair and makeup ready while preparing a chicken salad with homemade herbed crackers. After the awards ceremony, Yearwood indulges in a decadent chicken salad, avocado and cheddar panini and a quick chocolate cake in a mug for dessert.
In the following episode, airing Jan. 9, Yearwood takes a day trip to Memphis in honor of Elvis Presley. With her friend, Julie, she visits Graceland, Sun Studio and makes a banana pancake sandwich filled with peanut butter maple syrup spread to pay homage to "The King." They also make other Memphis-inspired dishes, including tamale-style pulled pork over a cheesy grit cake, barbecue pork nachos and an indulgent vanilla milkshake with white chocolate and peanut-covered straws.
Want to try out Yearwood Southern-style meals at home? Find her recipes, watch highlights from the show, tour her Nashville kitchen and go behind-the-scenes at FoodNetwork.com/Trisha, and join the conversation on Twitter using #SouthernKitchen.