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Carson Daly is remembering his mother by cooking her traditional Thanksgiving Day recipes

By Alexia Fernández
November 23, 2017 05:44 PM
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It’s a bittersweet Thanksgiving for Carson Daly.

The Voice and TODAY host shared a glimpse of a Thanksgiving meal he was preparing for his family in an Instagram photo Thursday, revealing he was cooking with the help of his late mother’s recipes.

“Deeply missing the smell of mom’s Jimmy Dean sausage as I woke up this am,” Daly, 44, wrote in the caption. “Luckily, she left the family recipes for us. #Happy Thanksgiving #TomTurkey.”

His wife, Siri Daly, also commemorated her mother-in-law, Pattie Daly Caruso, on Instagram with a photo of her recipes and Jimmy Dean sausages.

“Every year, Carson and I would wake up to the sound of pots and pans clinking and the smell of sausage frying. 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 died in September at her home in Palm Desert, California. A family spokesperson told The Desert Sun that Caruso suffered a heart attack in the early morning.

The former TRL host shared his thoughts on Twitter following his mother’s death, 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.”

Daly’s TODAY colleagues announced the sad news on-air, one day after The Voice won the 2017 Emmy for outstanding reality competition series.

Matt Lauer read a statement from Daly, saying, “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 after his mother passed away, Daly’s stepfather, Richard Caruso, also died after battling bone cancer.