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It’s pretty much a universally acknowledged fact that country folks do some of the best cookin’. Nothing beats the taste of some crispy fried chicken, creamy mashed potatoes, and a warm pecan pie. This is something we’re sure that country legend Loretta Lynn knows well.
Lynn grew up in Kentucky, so you can bet her childhood was filled with delicious Southern dishes. Even though she’s a major country star now, Lynn still enjoys cooking some of those same recipes that she’s been eating for years.
To celebrate the Christmas season, Lynn decided to give a series of special gifts to her fans. She set up a Christmas advent calendar on her website, which fans can visit each day in December for a new treat from Loretta. Some days she’s shared stories of her Christmas memories, while other days she’s posted one of her Christmas songs for fans to enjoy.
On December 3 and December 7, Lynn decided to dig into her stash of secret recipes to share some of her favorites with her fans. The first recipe she shared was her famous Chicken & Dumplins recipe. This dish is one of Jack White‘s personal favorites, and Lynn cooked it for him while he was working with her on her album Van Lear Rose.
Fans desperately wanted to know Lynn’s Chicken & Dumplins recipe after that, and she was happy to share it. She says it’s her go-to whenever anybody comes over to visit and that it’s the perfect dish to serve at Christmas.
Lynn knew it wouldn’t be Christmas without sweets, so the second recipe she shared was for a delicious dessert. The recipe makes what Lynn refers to as Loretta’s Best Peanut Butter Fudge, something she calls a “family favorite.”
When Christmas rolls around, Lynn will make a big batch of fudge for her kids, and they can never seem to get enough! She also made sure to add that “it’s easy to make and is so good.” We’re sold! How about y’all?
There are still plenty of days left in December, so we can’t wait to see if Lynn shares more secret recipes with us! In the meantime, enjoy listening to her original Christmas song, “Country Christmas” in the clip below.
Which one of Lynn’s recipes are you the most excited to try?