You know, Loretta Lynn wasn’t just a country music legend; she was an award-winning cook too. Picture this: a cookbook called “You’re Cookin’ It Country,” where Loretta spills the beans on more than 120 of her all-time favorite recipes. We’re talking about the kind of recipes that whisk you back to the comforting aroma of her mom’s kitchen.
In this culinary journey, Loretta weaves tales from her life, like the sweet (and slightly salty) story of how she met her hubby, Doolittle. It all started at a pie social when she was a spunky 13-year-old. Doo bid a small fortune on her pie, only to find out she’d accidentally used salt instead of sugar. Classic mix-up, right?
Now, here’s the real twist. Doo, 21 at the time, didn’t let a salted pie ruin the day. He asked if he could give her a lift home. Too shy for a Jeep ride, she opted for a sweet stroll to her door. And there, under the stars, they shared her first kiss. Can you believe it? Love blossoming with a taste of salt in the air.
Loretta spills the beans in her book, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” sharing, “I can’t explain it, but it felt so nice to be kissed by this boy that I fell in love.” But wait, there’s more drama. Right after the kiss, Doo, blinded by love, ran smack into a fence post, blood and all. Loretta, ever the romantic, quipped, “II always thought it was my kiss that knocked him down.”
Fast forward to the ’80s, and Doo and Loretta are stealing the spotlight in Crisco commercials. Doo can’t stop raving about Loretta’s cooking, while she flaunts her kitchen prowess. Her pie crust steals the show, and trust me, we love it. But what’s even better is what she piles into those golden crusts.
1981 Crisco Shortening “Loretta Lynn” TV Commercial
Now, let’s talk recipes. One that steals our hearts is Loretta’s Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie. It’s like a warm hug for your taste buds, and even if you’re a rookie in the kitchen, this recipe will make you feel like a seasoned pro. Give it a shot and spill the beans on what you think!