Smoky Mountain School of Cooking

Appalachian Cornbread

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This Classic Southern Cornbread is an essential part of any supper in Appalachia. This is one side you’ll always see at the table at my grandmother’s house, as it is my family’s go-to comfort food. You’ll always want to heat up your oil before making cornbread. 5 cup self-rising cornmeal3 cup all-purpose flour5 cup milk1 […]

Brown Sugar Black Walnut Cake

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The best way to crack black walnuts is by letting them dry in the sun and then driving over them with a car (says my mother, who has done her share of black walnut shelling). They’re way more expensive to buy at the grocery store already shelled, but also so much easier to work with. […]

Chicken & Dumplings

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Chicken and dumplings are true comfort food. It’s a dish that’s not confined to Appalachia, but the Appalachian version of this recipe has dumplings that are often called “slicks” which are more like thick noodles than balls of dough. This is a temporary test recipe taken from a website. Not to be used as is. […]

Killed Lettuce

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The first vegetables to show up after a long winter in Appalachia are wild greens like lettuces. And one of the traditional ways to serve the greens are in a wilted, or “killed,” salad. Cook some bacon, pour the warm bacon grease over the lettuce, top with the bacon and maybe an egg for comfort […]

Pork & Noodles

Pork & Noodles

Appalachian cooking is simple cooking, and it doesn’t get much simpler than this one pot meal that will feed a crowd for little cost. 1 Pork roast (loin or Boston)Au ju (or bouillon)1 Package noodles This is temporary filler text just for design purposes. There may be, or there may not be recipes on this […]

Sweet Biscuits & Strawberries

Sweet Biscuits with Strawberries

A very simple recipe that makes a great dessert or breakfast treat. These sweet biscuits can work with any fruit topping or try a little honey or jam, you can’t go wrong! 3 cups self-rising flour1 cup sugar3/4 cup butter1 egg3//4 cup milkSalt??? Mix flour, sugar, and butter together… This is temporary filler text to […]

Tomato Pie

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A wonderful summer dish! (or anytime you can get fresh tomatoes). We like to make it in a cast iron skillet, but any heavy baking dish will do. 2 large tomatoesSalt Slice tomatoes and lay on paper towel. Sprinkle with salt (to help remove moisture) and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Dab with more paper […]

Pork & Noodles, Tomato Pie, and Sugar Biscuits

Stephanie Foley and Tim Farmer in the kitchen on an episode of Tim Farmer's country kitchen.

Tim Farmer’s County Kitchen films a segment at the Smoky Mountain School of Cooking! Tim Farmer has been on the airwaves for over 20 years, winning 5 Emmy awards and entertaining audiences with his journeys across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen is starting its 7th season and has already been nominated for […]

We’re Going to be on TV!

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It was an honor to have Tim Farmer and his film crew at the Cooking School filming for an upcoming segment on Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen. We were excited to share some of our Appalachian recipes with him.

Apple Cake, A Real Crowd Pleaser

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Today we celebrate Father’s Day with an Apple Cake. This recipe is simple but always yields a delicious moist cake. It’s a crowd pleaser in our family! You’ve got to try it. We will feature this Apple Cake in our store once we open.