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To share the good news, Garner, 46, posted a video on Instagram where she is seen making a colorful paper turkey.
“Why, is that the #BarefootContessa music playing somewhere? YES. Yes, it is. BECAUSE—@inagarten invited #PretendCookingShow to be part of her Thanksgiving special!!” she captioned the clip. “My feisty grandmother Exie Mae Garner’s sweet potato pudding is getting its shot in the big leagues this Saturday.”
While Garten and the Peppermint star won’t be cooking together, Garner filmed her Pretend Cooking Show especially for the chef’s special episode.
Garten has been vocal about Garner’s cooking show, which can be viewed on Facebook, telling PEOPLE: “I love her videos so much. She is adorable and smart and not at all performing—that’s just who she is. I just think she’s really special.”
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The pair have been friends since they first met three years ago.
“Somewhere along the line I found out that she liked my cookbooks and my TV show, so I asked if we could cook together,” Garten recalled. “She was very sweet she invited me to her birthday party. It was all girls in swimsuits—it was so Jennifer! It was so fun and not fancy, which is what she’s like.”
Barefoot Contessa‘s Thanksgiving special, which also stars Nigella Lawson and Marcus Samuelsson, airs Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on Food Network.