Trisha Yearwood's Holiday Classics

Trisha Yearwood has Christmas dinner all figured out.

Photo By: Anna Williams

Trisha Yearwood's favorite kitchen appliance says everything about how she entertains: It's the oven warming drawer. "I don't know how my mom got everything on the table hot without one," she says.

The drawer is her secret weapon for big holiday meals because she makes almost everything ahead of time. Her goal is to spend less time in the kitchen on Christmas Day and more time with her husband, Garth Brooks, and children, Taylor, August and Allie.

Trisha's perfect menu: her mother's glazed ham, a couple of easy sides and a showstopping yet simple red velvet cake.

Get the Recipe: Baked Ham with Brown Sugar-Honey Glaze

"Christmas at our house is not this big, formal, 'Oh my gosh — I don't have a tablecloth!' kind of thing," she says. "It's about getting together and being with people you love."

Get the Recipe: Garlic Grits Casserole

"You can never go wrong with cream cheese frosting! The pecans give it a nice flavor," Trisha says.

Get the Recipe: Red Velvet Cake