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Appalachian Food Legacies and Mountain Harvest

From hand-tied fishing lures to moonshine lore, Appalachia embodies a colorful culture all its own The Blue Ridge Mountains, the spine of southernmost Appalachia, are gently rolling as ranges go. Some of the oldest mountains in the world, the Blue Ridge and its famous scenic parkway are a source of much of the region's beauty, character—and even cuisine. Though the autumn trees are best

Peach Bavarian Torte #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Peach-Topped Bavarian Torte Recipe

  • December 23, 2014

This recipe was given to A Bed of Roses innkeeper Emily McIntosh as a wedding gift. It's perfect for any special occasion, especially around the holidays. The original recipe was increased to fit current spring form pans, resulting in some unusual—but not impossible—measurements. Ingredients Crust: ¾ cup softened margarine or butter ½ cup sugar 1/8 * teaspoon real

Mince Pies #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Mince Pies Recipe

  • December 23, 2014

These delightful little pies are a tradition in England during the month of December. The Victorians would have used mincemeat that actually included meat, but the recipe has been refined to be a blend of apple, dried fruits, nuts and brandy which is aged for two to four months before using. At the Carolina Bed & Breakfast , innkeeper Susan Murray makes her own mincemeat in September for the

Easy Pumpkin Spiced Muffins #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Easy Spiced Pumpkin Muffins with Brown Sugar Butter Recipe

  • December 23, 2014

This seasonal muffin recipe is served with brown sugar butter, and makes for a delicious way to start your morning. Special thanks to the Biltmore Village Inn for providing the recipe. Ingredients for muffins photo by Sommer Collier 2 cups all-purpose flower 1 ½ tsp baking soda ½ iodized salt 8 ounce can pumpkin puree ½ cup white sugar ½ cup brown sugar ¾ cup

Blueberry Buckle #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Blueberry Buckle Recipe

  • December 23, 2014

This Blueberry Buckle recipe from Crooked Oak Mountain Inn is ideal for special occasions or for a summer treat baked from wild picked blueberries. A buckle is a dense old-fashioned cake, named for the way the streusel-style topping "buckles" as the cake batter sinks during baking. Ingredients Cake: ½ cup butter, softened ¾ cup sugar 1 egg 2 cups flour 2 ½ teaspoons

Sweet Potato and Brie Bruschetta #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Sweet Potato and Brie Bruschetta Recipe

  • December 23, 2014

photo by Sommer Collier This savory treat is the perfect hors d’oeuvre to serve at your next holiday party (or a fantastic appetizer any time). This easy recipe was crafted by Biltmore’s Executive Chef, Damien Cavicchi and promises to be a crowd pleaser. Ingredients 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes 2 cups water 1 cup orange juice ¼ cup sherry ¼

Raspberry Rugelach #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Raspberry Rugelach Recipe

  • December 23, 2014

This sweet treat combines a recipe from Sweetheart Bakery with an irresistible raspberry jam, made by Asheville's own Imladris Farm. Dough Ingredients 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 3 large egg yolks 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Pinch of coarse salt 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out dough

Apple Stuffed Hush Puppies #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Apple Stuffed Hush Puppies Recipe

  • December 23, 2014

photo by Sommer Collier A southern Appalachia recipe through and through, this "soon to be famous" recipe hails from the kitchen of Red Stag Grill located in the Grand Bohemian Hotel . Make this side for your next Thanksgiving feast. Ingredients 4 cups House-Autry hushpuppy mix 2 Tbs Poultry seasoning 2 Tbs Rubbed sage 1 Tbs Fresh sage chopped (if you have it) 2 WNC Mountain apples (your

Pecan Sticky Buns with Creme Fraiche #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Pecan Sticky Buns with Crème Fraîche Recipe

  • December 23, 2014

Innkeeper Christina Muth serves these tasty treats as the first course of her elegant Beaufort House Inn breakfast year-round. Baked upside-down and then inverted, the buns are best served hot with a drizzle of crème fraîche and a dusting of fresh nutmeg. Ingredients 4 eggs 2 cups white sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup half & half,

Gingerbread #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Gingerbread Recipe

  • December 23, 2014

The Omni Grove Park Inn hosts the National Gingerbread Competition each year and you could be a contender with this recipe and these tips . Gingerbread Ingredients 1 lb. Margarine 12 oz. Brown Sugar 1 lb. Molasses 3 lbs. 8oz. All Purpose Flour 1 Tbs + 1 tsp Cinnamon 1 Tbs + 1 tsp Ground Ginger 1 tsp. Ground Cloves 2 tsp Salt 11 oz. Cold Water Method Cream margarine, brown sugar, spices and salt

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