Family Time, German Chocolate Cake and Peanut Butter Balls — Trisha Yearwood Celebrates Father’s Day With Garth Brooks

by in Food Network Chef, Holidays, June 15th, 2013

Trisha YearwoodWhile some families craft extensive plans and elaborate surprises to honor their dads on Father’s Day, the scene at the Yearwood-Brooks home will be far more low-key tomorrow. For Trisha, her husband, Garth, and his three daughters, there will be just one item on the agenda: spend time together enjoying some of Dad’s most-treasured treats.

“As long as his girls are all three in the same place, that’s huge,” Trisha told FN Dish of Garth when we caught up with her last month. “Now we have two [daughters] in college and one in high school, so getting everybody together is harder.” When the family is finally under one roof, especially at a time like this weekend, quality time is of the utmost importance. “Father’s Day really is just whatever Dad wants to do, and it always means he wants to have his girls there, so it’s always just something with them,” Trisha says of how they’ll be celebrating tomorrow.

No holiday with Trisha is complete without a spread of sweet Southern eats, of course, and tomorrow’s menu will surely not disappoint. Perhaps the most-important dish of the day will be German chocolate cake, as it’s “[Garth’s] favorite,” according to Trisha. “I made [it] for his birthday and for Father’s Day, so he’ll be having that for sure.” Although she jokes that Garth is “not allowed” to cook on Father’s Day, she may make an exception if he wants to prepare “Miss” Mickey’s Peanut Butter Balls (pictured right) with his daughters. Trisha adds that this recipe is ideal if moms or dads are in the kitchen with their little ones because it’s “really easy.” Plus, the five ingredients it calls for are likely already stocked in your pantry. “If the adult does the hot stuff on the stove, then once it’s all mixed together you can put it out on wax paper and the kids can rolls them into balls,” Trisha explains. “And that’s a really cool thing they can do together.”

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