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Carson Daly celebrated his first Thanksgiving since his mother’s tragic passing, and he made sure to pay tribute to her by cooking dinner using her recipes.


“Deeply missing the smell of mom’s Jimmy Dean sausage as I woke up this am,” he wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of his pre-cooked Thanksgiving turkey and and hand-written recipes. “Luckily, she left the family recipes for us. #Happy Thanksgiving.”

The wife of the “The Voice” and “TODAY” host Siri Daly also celebrated her late mother-in-law by sharing pictures of her recipes on Instagram as well, even including some Jimmy Dean sausages.

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“Every year, Carson and I would wake up to the sound of pots and pans clinking and the smell of sausage frying,” she captioned the sweet post. “This year, I am in charge of ‘Kiki’s stuffing’ and wishing I could ask her if I need more butter (the answer would be YES). So thankful for memories, family and dear friends. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!”

Daly’s mother, Pattie Daly Caruso, passed away in September at her California home after suffering a heart attack. Daly took to Twitter to express his thoughts following the sad event, writing, “There are no words for the loss of mom. Thank u for the incredible outpouring of love. It helps. Please hug the ones you love most tonight.”

He later announced the tragic news via a statement read on-air by his “TODAY” show colleagues:

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, wife, grandmother, Pattie Daly Caruso. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 17. Kiki, as she was known to her grandchildren and many others, touched so many lives with her kindness, her giant spirit and her love of life. She’ll be terribly missed by her family and the world, but her spark will shine for eternity.

Five weeks later, Daly also lost his stepfather, Richard Caruso, who had been battling bone cancer.

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Carlin Becker is an Associate Content Editor at Rare. Follow her on Twitter @_carlbeck.
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