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!


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


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.

We Built a School

Black bear mannequins great guest in the Appalachian Store.

We’ve made some progress this week. When entering the store, we designed and constructed an old one-room schoolhouse where our cooking classes will take place. We love the way it turned out! Our black bears will be happy to great you.


landscape work on the new property.

We have a great crew working in our gardens at the store this week. We’re sprucing things up around the property in anticipation of your upcoming visit. We hope to see you soon!


Since it was ’smokin’ hot outside yesterday, we decided to fire up one of the smokers in the smokehouse. This beef brisket was so delicious! We’re looking forward to serving up some great food in our cafe when we open sometime in mid July.

Here We Go

Our first shipment of merchandise has arrived. We are getting so excited about opening the Smoky Mountain School of Cooking, Appalachian Store & Café!

Getting Ready!

Who loves a good old-fashioned fried pie? Testing out these apple and blueberry pies! Fried pies will be a regular part of our menu!

Coming Soon!

It’s a beautiful day in Wears Valley. Be sure to follow us on Facebook as we share our progress and give status updates! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

A New Journey

Shawn and I are embarking on a new journey. We are opening a new business in the Smoky Mountains. This is the future location of the Smoky Mountain School of Cooking- Appalachian Store & Cafe. Stay tuned in the coming days and weeks as we share more information and provide updates. We are located in […]