WATE TV Visits Our Cooking School

It was a pleasure having Veronica Ogbe from WATE TV in the cooking school. Veronica was taping a cooking segment for Living East Tennessee featuring the Bloomin’ Music & BBQ that will air Friday, May 19 from 3-4 PM. I prepared Blackberry Dumplings! You can see us at the Bloomin’ BBQ Festival this weekend. I’ll […]

School Lunch, A Cooking Class


It was an honor to host a class from Pigeon Forge High School. For lunch, we cooked homemade chicken noodle soup, cornbread muffins, and some delicious apple dumplings! This was the perfect fall lunch. Thanks to the staff at Pigeon Forge High School for allowing me the opportunity to share my recipes with these awesome […]

A Great Way to Start Your Day

Blackberry Cobbler

We get the pleasure of connecting with some of the sweetest people in our cooking classes! Fun fact…Did you know that cobblers were originally served for breakfast? Yes! You can start your day out with this sweet delicious goodness. We like our blackberry cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy your day.

New Products Just In!


Come visit our Appalachian Gift Store. We have some lovely handmade pottery. I can’t get over the adorable egg separators! These are so unique and quite handy! We also have butter bowls, canning funnels, bacon cookers, and apple cooking bowls. Come browse our store for a Smoky Mountain souvenir or unique gift.

Dressings, Salsas, Jams & More!

Apple Butter at the Smoky Mountain School of Cooking Appalachian Store.

We’ve got a whole line of dressings, salsas, jams, and Apple Butter too! We’re looking forward to seeing you soon! Our Appalachian Store is open Monday-Saturday, 10am until 5pm.

Handmade Gourd Birdhouses

hand-painted gourd birdhouses

Check out these hand-painted gourd birdhouses. These were handmade by an Appalachian artist. Fun fact – gourd houses were used by native Americans for housing purple Martins centuries ago. These birdhouses are lovely enough to be used as a decorative centerpiece in your home.

We’re Now Open!

Smoky Mountain School of Cooking, Appalachian Store, and Cafe interior..

Come see us! Our Appalachian Store is open 10am until 5pm, and our café is open 10am until 2pm. You can find our class schedules and book online on the Cooking Classes page.

Now Booking Classes Online!


We’re happy to announce that our online booking is now live. We have added a safe and secure online form to book your Demonstration or Hands-on classes. Our course offerings will be expanding over the coming months, so check back soon if you don’t see a class that will fit your schedule.

Country Girl Candles, We’ve Got ‘Em!


We love these candles! They smell divine! We have these available for purchase in our store. Stop by when we open the last weekend in July and get yours. You can see more from Country Girl Candles on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CountryGirlCandles21

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 […]