When it comes to baking, I'm a disaster. It's like being in chemistry lab only it's my kitchen. I'm really not a bad cook at all, but baking? Yikes.

Homemade biscuits that look like driveway gravel? Cake layers that look like deflated inner tubes? Yep, that's me. But that doesn't mean I haven't been tempted to get back in there and give it another go, especially now that newly-minted Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer, Country Music Hall of Famer, and all around superstar/legend Dolly Parton has stepped into a partnership that allows us to enjoy what her husband Carl and the rest of her family have for years.

Dolly Parton the Baker...What CAN'T She Do?

Yes, I have even jacked up BOX cake mixes, and they're there BECAUSE they make baking easier. Anyway, yes, I want to try, because Dolly Parton's Duncan Hines recipes look totally worth it.

Since that began airing, the entertainment icon has added chocolate cake, cinnamon swirl crumb cake, blueberry muffin, and buttermilk biscuit mixes to the Dolly Parton Baking Collection.

Her newest business venture was a topic of conversation during her birthday interview on The Today Show last month:

A Country Music Icon and a Baking Icon -- a Match Made in Heaven

But did you know her new "partner" is buried in his hometown of Bowling Green? That's right. Duncan Hines, an icon in his own right, got his start right here in Kentucky.

In an NPR profile of the business mogul, we learn that, among other endeavors and interests, Hines was once quite the connoisseur of a COMPLETELY different kind of delicacy:

Duncan Hines, traveling salesman and future purveyor of boxed cake mix, considered himself an authority on a great many things: hot coffee, Kentucky country-cured ham and how to locate a tasty restaurant meal, in 1935, for under a dollar and a quarter.

But guess what? The man who loved coffee, good country ham, and a cheap meal...wait for it...WAS NOT A GOOD COOK. And yet he oversaw a legendary empire that has made amateur chefs out of millions of people the world over.

He knew what he wanted; he just needed the right people to make it happen. That he found them and secured his legacy proves what a great businessman he was. And now, 65 years after his death, he's partnered up with one of the greatest business WOMEN of all time.

It's a match made in heaven. Now pass me those biscuits.

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