Bee Prepared When Baking


Discover more about baking with honey and how you can substitute the product for sugar.

Toasted to Perfection

Toasted Nuts

Learn three easy ways to toast nuts, which add more flavor to recipes.

Breakfast for Dinner Cookbook

Breakfast for Dinner cookbook giveaway

Learn more about Lindsay Landis of Love and Olive Oil’s new cookbook, Breakfast for Dinner.

Apple Caramel Cheesecake Recipe Wins Unicoi Apple Festival Bake-Off

Apple Caramel Cheesecake Recipe

Joe Schultz’s recipe for Caramel Apple Cheesecake took top honors in the baking contest at the Unicoi County Apple Festival in Erwin.

Sour Cream Enchiladas Win Best Dairy Recipe at Moofest

Sour Cream Enchiladas Recipe

Tara Guider won Best Dairy Recipe at last year’s Moofest in Athens, Tennessee, for her Sour Cream Enchiladas.

Sweet Potato Casserole Biscuits Win Knoxville Festival

Sweet Potato Casserole Biscuits Recipe

A Hamilton County Farm Bureau member’s Sweet Potato Casserole Biscuits won the top prize in the dessert biscuits category and the overall Grand Prize at the 2011 International Biscuit Festival.

Hams for the Holidays

Looking for information about Tennessee country hams? You’ve come to the right place.

Berry Delightful Cornmeal Cake Wins 4-H Cook-Off

Berry Delightful Cornmeal Cake Recipe

Fifth-grader Marissa Brown won the 4-H Cook-off at the National Cornbread Festival earlier this year in South Pittsburg with her recipe for “Berry” Delightful Cornmeal Cake.

Prize-Winning Country Cornbread Dressing

Country Cornbread Dressing

Thirteen-year-old Justin Crittenden’s Country Cornbread Dressing took first place at the 2008 National Cornbread Festival.

Johnny Nix: Campfire Cook Extraordinaire

Johnny Nix, the Cowboy Cook

The host of Cookin’ Outdoors With Johnny Nix loves to share his knowledge of and recipes for cast iron cooking over an open fire.

The Cowboy Cook’s Favorite Recipes

Johnny Nix, the Cowboy Cook

Johnny Nix gives his personal instructions for peach cobbler baked over the fire. His All Time Favorite Recipes features 100 dishes readers can cook outdoors.

Family Favorite Turns into Bakery Staple

Members of Karen Norton’s family spend time almost daily cooking up tried and true recipes such as Norton’s refreshing Strawberry Cake at the family’s growing business, Family Bakery and Catering.

Strawberry Sheet Cake: The Story Behind the Recipe

Country Classics - strawberry cake

This pink cake with mashed sweetened strawberries and strawberry jello just tastes like summertime.

Rosemary Shortbread Cookies and Other Culinary Herbal Delights

rosemary plants

Some say good dining involves a magnificent piece of beef, others hope for a satisfying sweet, but a few freshly cut herbs can improve the flavors of any ingredient.

This Recipe Takes the Cake

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Kay Upchurch’s Sour Cream Pound Cake recipe is a classic cake that can be dressed up with fruit or the topping of your choice.

Homemade Candy Makes the Perfect Present

Double Chocolate Nut Clusters

Cooking has been a lifelong passion for Anne Throneberry. She learned to cook at her grandmother’s elbow in the tiny community of Rockvale.

The Story Behind the Recipe: Green Chile Rice Casserole

Green Chile Rice Casserole Recipe

Green chili rice casserole spices up side dishes

The Story Behind the Recipe: Judith’s Butter Brickle Bread

bread, food

Judith’s Butter Brickle Bread is simple to make and tasty, too.

The Story Behind the Recipe: Baked Custard

baked custard recipe

Baked custard recipe comes from Fentress County woman’s German family.

The Story Behind the Recipe: Fudge With a Mystery Crunch

soda cracker fudge, dessert

Twenty years ago, a fellow fifth-grade teacher brought a batch of unusual fudge to Donna Elliott’s school and dared her co-workers to guess what was in it.

The Kind of Recipe You Keep

Linda Pyle re-creates a recipe passed down by her great-great-grandmother.

The Key to Good Cake

Phil Irwin himself professes to not be a lover of sweets but makes an exception for a key lime bundt cake recipe he got from a family friend.

Savory Biscuits Are Great for on the Go


Busy mom serves up country ham and cheese biscuits.

Meat and Greet Our Beef Stew Cook-Off Finalists

Top five beef stew recipes receive hearty nod of approval.

Dumplings Cook-Off Contestants Share Recipe Secrets

World’s Greatest Down-Home Dumplin’ Cook-Off winners share their cooking tips and family histories of their prize-winning chicken and dumplings.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe Is a Real Bread Winner

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

Elizabeth Smith’s Chocolate Zucchini Bread is one of those beloved recipes that can go just about anywhere.

Cornbread: A Family Treasure


Century-old recipe of cornbread is a favorite with every generation.

World’s Greatest Down-Home Dumplin’ Cook-Off

Bea Farmer, chicken and dumplings, food

Five finalists battle for top honors at the Dumplin’ Cook-Off.

Southern Fried Pies by Frankye

Centerville cook adds her own magic to a Tennessee classic, fried pies.