Get out the butter y’all, the Food Network’s Paula Deen has been named the Grand Marshal of the 2011 Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. Not only does the honor include riding in the parade, she will also toss the coin before the 97th Rose Bowl game.

Paula Deen, who is 63 years old and has her own Food Network cooking shows and published cookbook, is know for her very rich, buttery, undiet like recipes, including her Kristy Kreme burger with bacon and a fried egg. Nothing says “instant heart attack” like that recipe. Check out the video below of her building and eating this instant admission to a hospital sandwich.

Deen said both the parade and game have been longtime New Year’s traditions in her family and serving as grand marshal is a dream come true.


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