Dolly Parton, Duncan Hines launch‘Southern-style’ baking assortment

Dolly Parton and Duncan Hines partnered to launch a line of baking mixes and frostings inspired by Parton’s famous Southern recipes.

The collection includes banana and coconut cake mixes as well as creamy buttercream frostings.

“I have always loved to cook and, growing up in the South, I especially love that authentic Mom and Pop kind of cooking,” Parton said in a release for the launch. “I am excited to launch my own line of cake mixes and frostings with Duncan Hines, bringing that sweet, Southern-style baking experience I enjoy to others.”

Duncan Hines Dolly Parton’s Southern Style Coconut Flavored Cake Mix will be available in stores beginning in March. Conagra Brands, Inc.

The collection drops in March in local grocery stores. Cake mixes and frosting will range from $2.19 and $2.09. (For those who couldn’t wait, a limited number of baking kits were available via the Duncan Hines website last week but sold out within 15 minutes.)

Each kit, complete with mixes and frostings, is $40 and includes a letter from Parton herself.

In 2006, Parton released a cookbook titled “Dixie Fixin’s,” which features over 100 recipes inspired by her childhood, Dollywood and her travels. She’s also released a 26-set bakeware and Advent calendar with Williams Sonoma. Her collection includes aprons, cooking muffins and spatulas.

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Rockin’ New Yr’s Eve Duncan model: True North hosts group NYE celebration | Group

Confetti, lights, and resolutions will bring the local community together for the start of a brand new year as the goal of a local surgeon brings a little of the New York vibe and celebration to the citizens of Stephens County.

Emalee Ligon, chief of operations at the Surgical Institute, said the “Let’s Have A Ball 2022” event will be held on New Years Eve from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am at the True North Properties Office Complex.

The event is open to everyone without incurring entrance fees.

The NYE event will host a variety of food trucks including Jimmy’s Bag of Donuts, Dastardly Dogs, and Rogers Strong Smoke ‘N’ BBQ.

“Viridian has partnered with us to sell coffee, beer and wine,” said Ligon.

For entertainment, the NYE event features music and games for community attendees.

Ligon said at midnight that there will be a New York City style ball drop.

“The whole idea started when Dr. Miller was hoping to take his family to the NYC Ball Drop in 2020, ”Ligon said. “With COVID-19 things changed, so he decided to create his own ball drop.”

Dr. Ché Miller MD, general and vascular surgeon at The Surgical Institute, said her family looked forward to the New Year’s Eve ball drop every year.

“In fact, we hope to someday have the chance to travel to New York to see it in person,” Miller said. “A trip there seems increasingly unlikely. So we decided to improvise. “

Desiring to usher in the New Year surrounded by community, Miller and his family took what they created last year to start something new this year.

“Last year we did a little New York-style ball drop in our neighborhood and it was a huge hit,” said Miller. “This year we decided to invite the whole city to our party.”

Miller said they’ll be hosting New York Style, the New Year’s Eve ball drop on the corner of Elk Avenue and Chisholm Trail Parkway.

“I think this is an opportunity to be fresh, fun, and most importantly, free,” Miller said. “Everyone is invited and we would like to celebrate the start of 2022 with you.”

Anticipating future events, Miller hopes the celebrations will continue for years to come.

The Surgical Institute at True North is located at 2845 W. Elk Ave., Building # 100 in Duncan. For more information, please contact the office at 580-255-9797.