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Dolly Parton on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family”

Published December 7, 2015 / Last Updated January 3, 2020

Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” invited Dolly Parton to talk about her new movie airing on NBC

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.

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Dolly’s cookbook benefits Imagination Library

Published April 7, 2006 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Dolly performs special concert for a lucky fan to benefit her Imagination Library and releases new cookbook, “Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s”

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.

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‘Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s: Love, Laughter, and Lots of Good Food’

Published January 1, 2006 / Last Updated December 8, 2020
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly’s first cookbook, ‘Dixie Fixin’s,’ features over 100 recipes collected from her childhood, family members, Dollywood, Dixie Stampede and her own travels

In 2006, Dolly published her first cookbook, “Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s: Love, Laughter, and Lots of Good Food” on the Viking Studio (Penguin Group) imprint. The cookbook includes 125 recipes from her mother Avie Lee Parton, her mother-in-law ‘Mama’ Ginnie Dean, Dollywood restaurants, Dixie Stampede kitchens, and her own travels and meals on the road. The recipes are paired with pictures of Dolly’s family, friends and her performances. The book also includes discussions of her childhood and musical career.

Dolly explained the concept for the cookbook,

“I still like to try new foods as often as I can. But when it comes to cooking for myself and my husband Carl and my great big extended family, which numbers into the multiple hundreds these days, what we really want to eat is what comforts us most: good, hearty food rooted in Mama’s cooking and those country gatherings of my childhood. It’s the food from those Mom and Pop joints that welcome you in as if you’re family. We really just want food that is lovingly made and joyfully served up. Around here, that’s what we call Dixie Fixin’s.”

Most important, all the proceeds from the book go to support her Imagination Library (which provides monthly books to children through the mail) through The Dollywood Foundation.

Team Dolly‘Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s: Love, Laughter, and Lots of Good Food’