Dolly visited the set of Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" with hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare. She shared some of her memories from her childhood growing up in East Tennessee. Dolly's childhood and family are the focus of the new movie, "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" airing on Thursday, Dec. 10 on NBC.
Cristina helped Dolly in the kitchen share her recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes from her "Dolly's Dixie Fixin's" cookbook. Before she left, Dolly and Orly Shani teamed up to show viewers how to make their very own Coat of Many Colors using treasured fabrics from their past.
At the end, Orly surprised Dolly with a little coat of many colors she had made. In true Dolly fashion, Dolly in turned surprised Orly when she put the coat on and it was a perfect fit!
See Dolly's full interview, cooking segment and crafting video on Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" blog.
Get your own copy of "Dolly's Dixie Fixin's" cookbook above or at ImaginationLibrary.com.
Dolly Parton treated one lucky fan to a "backyard barbeque and bluegrass festival" to coincide with the launch of "Dolly's Dixie Fixin's," her new cookbook to benefit Imagination Library. Dolly's cookbook is sold exclusively through Dollywood and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show. She said,
“Since I don’t have any plans to tour this year, it would be difficult for me to perform at Dollywood to benefit the Imagination Library. I have been working on this cookbook for a while, so I thought now would be the perfect time to release it and devote all the proceeds to the Dollywood Foundation.”
"Dolly's Dixie Fixin's" features more than 125 recipes, including many from Dolly's personal collection of southern specialties like her popular banana pudding. Many of the recipes were passed down to Dolly from her late mother, Avie Lee Parton, as well as several from her mother-in-law, "Mama (Ginny) Dean." The cookbook also includes recipes from Parton's family entertainment companies, including Dollywood theme park's Noodlin' Ned's Catfish and Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show's one-of-a-kind cream of vegetable soup. She even includes recipes for dishes inspired by her favorite restaurants discovered during more than 40 years of touring.