Sick of Seafood? Try This Traditional Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

If you’ve been in Louisiana, you’ve probably been filling up on loads of delicious shrimp, crawfish, and crab –– especially if you went to the Arts and Crabs Fest. But moderation is key with everything, and even the best seafood can get old after awhile. If you’re craving a more mid-south protein to go with […]

By |July 7th, 2017|Featured Articles, Featured Slider, Recipes|0 Comments

A Recipe for Not-Quite Derby Pie

We already know that Kentucky is big on food considering the Crave Festival, but there’s one chocolatey dessert in particular that the Bluegrass state calls its own. Derby Pie was born in 1950 at the Melrose Inn in Prospect, Kentucky. The fudgy, nutty recipe was developed by the restaurant’s manager, George Kern, and his parents, Walter […]

By |July 7th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Cooking Up Deliciousness with Tennessee Whiskey

So you’ve been down the Tennessee Whiskey Trail and now you’ve got more whiskey than you know what to do with. Well instead of putting yourself through another hangover why not broaden your use of the fire water. Here are eight recipes that’ll make use of your whiskey.

Bourbon-Glazed Pork Belly Chunks

Bourbon’s slightly sweet nature lends […]

By |June 20th, 2017|Featured Articles, Food & Drink, Recipes|0 Comments

Enter this Recipe in Georgia’s Sweet Potato Festival 

Most states have apple festivals. Georgia has an apple festival and a sweet potato festival. This Saturday on October 29, Georgia’s annual sweet potato festival will be held in Ocilla, GA. As with most fall festivals, there will be a cooking contest (for sweet potatoes), parade, and activities such as pony rides and inflatables.
Sweet Potato […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Events, Food & Drink, Recipes|0 Comments

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Acorns

This tiny, sweet treat will make the perfect addition to any fall-themed dessert tray. Use them as an accent around maple leaf shaped cookies for a wonderfully festive and edible display. The best thing about these acorns is that they’re easy to create with only 7 ingredients.

¾ c. smooth peanut butter
¾ c. sugar

By |October 25th, 2016|Food & Drink, Recipes|0 Comments

Best Apple Dessert Recipe: Caramel Apple Cake

This October, Cleveland, TN is hosting another of its annual apple festivals on Saturday the 15th. As usual, it will feature an arts and crafts show, live music, food booths, and pony and hay rides. And, of course, an apple festival wouldn’t be complete without an apple dessert competition! Here’s an apple recipe for caramel […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Events, Food & Drink, Recipes|0 Comments

Best Banana Pudding Recipe

Last year it was the butter pecan banana pudding. What will it be this year? Come on out to the National Banana Pudding Festival located in Centerville, TN, where you’ll get to try out every banana pudding recipe out there. See how your own recipes compare by trying out either the traditional recipe below or […]

By |September 30th, 2016|Events, Food & Drink, Recipes|0 Comments

Latin Food Fave

In honor of the Lakeway Latin Food Festival in Morristown, TN, we’re sharing a recipe that’s popular in Latin America. Empanadas are a favorite of ours because of their versatility. There are so many variations on the empanada—their fillings range from region to region and untraditional versions of the dish have popularized as well. Have […]

By |August 31st, 2016|Food & Drink, Recipes|0 Comments

Garlic, Bacon and Beer Mac and Cheese

You can’t have a BBQ without mac and cheese. Out of the box is fine, but why not take it to the next step and try something new!

6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 T unsalted butter, divided
3 T all-purpose flour
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 t fresh thyme leaves, divided
2 c milk
3/4 […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Pretzel Dogs

Since today is National Hotdog Day, here is an amazing recipe for soft pretzel-wrapped hotdogs.


By |July 23rd, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments