Smoky Mountain Heritage Center’s Blue Ribbon County Fair and the Movie Julie, Julia

Posted by on Oct 24, 2009 in What's Happening Locally | Comments Off

Blueberry Almond Pound Cake

Blueberry Almond Pound Cake

A year ago we won Best Pie in the Cove at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center’s Blue Ribbon County Fair, so, I was a little excited about entering the fair this fall.  Two of our recipes won ribbons, a third place finish in the pound cake division and surprisingly, a second place finish in the yeast bread category.  I experimented on a Blueberry Almond Pound Cake for a year and my church is probably happy the fair is over because I must have brought it a half a dozen times to various potlucks.  They’d ask, “What version is this?”

Rosemary Feta Cheese Bread

Rosemary Feta Cheese Bread

The Rosemary Feta Cheese Bread was a take off from a recipe in Southern Living.  Originally it was made as a loaf of French bread but rules said I had to put it in a loaf pan so I made some more modifications.  I wish I could have tasted every entry and picked the brains of the winners.

So, while we are on food… at the prompting of several guests, I took Mom to see Julie, Julia.  Actually it was more along the lines of I can’t believe you haven’t seen this movie.  What a wonderful film.  Meryl Streep is just the absolute best.  Walked out of the show and wanted to do some serious cooking.  Thank you Julie Powell for perserverance.  Mizkathleen

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