Dolly Parton, as a devoted native of the South, appreciates the value of a good buttermilk biscuit and a tender cornbread.
Originally from Sevierville, a small hamlet in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains region, Dolly Parton grew up eating the home-cooked meals prepared by her mother, grandmother, and aunts.
She had always loved baking, so it only seemed sense to expand her association with Duncan Hines to include some of her favourite homemade goodies.
The relationship between the firm and Parton, which began with cake mixes and frosting, has expanded to include a variety of new goods, including Dolly Parton’s Fabulously Fudgy Brownie Mix, Caramel Turtle Brownie Mix, Buttermilk Biscuit Mix, and Sweet Cornbread & Muffin Mix.
How about Tom Hanks’s champagne and Diet Coke cocktail?
Parton may not appear to take more than a crumb of these dishes from carb-heaven, lover’s what with her tight waist and noticeable curves. But now she understands the value of moderation. Her typical diet is minimal in carbohydrates, but when she needs some “medicine for her soul,” she indulges in some traditional Southern fare like chicken and dumplings and banana pudding.
In her own words: “I grew up eating all that (Southern) food, but at around 39, I started paying for it since I wasn’t as active.”
Even while she quips about performing “a few diddly squats now and then,” exercise clearly isn’t a top concern in Dolly Parton Universe.
I don’t contribute anything, thus it’s nothing.
All of Parton’s branded baking mixes, including with recipe cards, a tea towel, and a spatula, will be available for purchase on shop.duncanhines.com beginning on February 8.
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The newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is currently in the studio recording a rock album with Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pink, John Fogerty, Elton John, and many more musical greats. But she still intends to play occasional shows, and she claims that in her bus, she always has plenty of her home-cooked Southern favourites stashed away for when she finally gets a day off.
In order to perform at her best, she explains, “I have to live on a low-carb diet” most of the time. There’s literally no room for anyone else in there but me because my clothing are so snug.
As of this coming Thursday, Parton will have reached the ripe old age of 77. She hopes she continues to have good fortune because, as she puts it, “those are lucky numbers.” She’s dropping a whole new single in honour of the event.
Dolly Parton wrote “Don’t Make Me Have to Come Down There” after having a dream in which God yelled at her from a mountaintop like an angry parent.
The way we are “spending our lives and not trying to work together,” she continues, “is what I feel God must be thinking about us.” The dream woke me up. I thought (my birthday) would be an appropriate time to let the message drop because it was so profound.
While working on her upcoming “Rock Star” record, Parton plans to spend the rest of her birthday there. Although she has worked on many different projects, Dolly Parton does not consider any of them to be “work.”
She laments, “I’m unemployed.” To put it simply, “I’m happy.”