Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer things to do in the Smoky Mountain National Park

Did you know the Smoky Mountain National Parks has many intresting and free events each summer in the park? 

One Example is a Hike to Alum Cave Bluff with a ranger.




Learn about the Geology, old-growth trees, and panoramic views await you while joining a park ranger on one of the most diverse hikes in the smokies. More and the best part it is free!

I would say there is a different event every day of the week.  How about a Cades Cove Night Hike.  Listen to the spirits of Cades Cove while enjoying a night-time walk in the cove.  More  That is different!

Another neat one; A Waterfall by Lantern Light See Cataract Falls in a new way—on a lantern-lit night stroll through the old Forks of the River community. More

Thre are many more ideas.  What perfect way to take a vacation in the smokies and enjoy nature only minutes from Berry Springs Lodge.

Click here for more Summer events!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival Near Berry Springs Lodge

Fine_Arts_Festival_large_lgCombine fine art, a gorgeous mountain backdrop, diversity in creativity from across the nation, a national renowned school of arts and crafts, and what do you have?

That would be the Eighth Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival at Arrrowmont, set Labor Day weekend, 2012, at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, showcasing artists at the top of their fields.  Participating exhibitors are chosen by jury in 16 categories ranging from ceramics and glass to watercolor and woodworking; $10,000 in prizes and purchase vouchers is at stake.  For artists, the festival is a prestige event. For visitors, it’s a guaranteed opportunity to enjoy the best in fine art, a fantastic free children activity program, listening to music, and gaze at the nearby mountains.  

The 2012 three-day fair will be headquartered on the grounds of Arrowmont Scholl of Arts and Crafts and is scheduled August 31 through September 2, 2012, with attendees of the free event able to mingle with their favorite artists and view an outstanding array of their creations.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg will host its first Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival August 23 through 25.  For more information, call 865-604-9066 or email smswf@hotmail.com Only minutes from Berry Springs Lodge

Monday, June 25, 2012

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

Art, crafts and music lovers can find 150-plus booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m only 15 minutes from Berry Springs Lodge.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

2012 Spring Newsletter






Berry Springs Lodge
2012 Spring Newsletter

 
 

 

  Hello from Berry Springs Lodge,

  Spring came early this year.  We did not have much of a winter either.  Don't get us wrong but  we are very happy the winter was mild.  We spent January in Florida which was even nicer for great weather.  Most of the days were about 80 degrees and we only had one day of rain.  You can't beat that.
We spend a week in Orlando and did the touristy thing and went to Disney and Universal Studios.   Disney was not busy at all so we did 2 parks a day.  It does not matter how many times we go on the "Tower of Terror" it still gets you.  Universals did a great job on “Harry Potter" land.  It looked very realistic.  We had to try the "Buttered Beer" our review is “Yuck".  It started out smooth but had a real bitter after taste.

Then we went on a Carnival cruise to the Eastern Caribbean with mom and dad. Weather and islands were nice but can't say much for Carnival.  The food was poor and the guest services were even poorer.  We will stick with Royal Caribbean or Celebrity next time. 

After that we spend a week in Vero Beach with family.  That was very nice.  We got a chance to go air boating with alligators, shoot skeet and went to the gun range.  But best of all Cathy,  "Sues Sister" cooked dinner every night.  Not sure how she finds the time and energy.  Needles to say we gained some pounds on that trip!  With many projects back at the lodge we are sure we will work it off this springs and summer.  

 

Again we want to thank you for being our friends and guests.  Hope to see you all soon.  

Thank you, and God bless





    

 Events Calendar for April, May and June
 


  Smoky Mountain SpringFest
March 9, 2012 - June 3, 2012
Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, trees are full of new growth and leaves, frost has melted from the high country and waterfalls cascade onto rocks below.



Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show
April 5, 2012 - April 7, 2012Unique handcrafted gifts and products produced by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are placed on display and offered for sale as they host their annual Easter show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.


Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
April 7, 2012 - April 8, 2012The 13th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies.


Smoky Mountain MABC Regional Bridge Tournament
April 16, 2012 - April 22, 2012This large tournament of the Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center with thousands of players participating in Gold Point events and other programs. 





Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
April 25, 2012 - April 29, 2012Enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with over 150 different programs, including hiking tours, motorcades, demonstrations & classroom lectures.


Ribfest, Wings & BBQ
April 26, 2012 - April 26, 2012
Enjoy the area’s best ribs and wings as well as live entertainment during Gatlinburg’s Ribfest & Wings on Thursday, April 26 on the Parkway. One admission price allows sampling until the ribs and wings run out as downtown transforms into a Street Fair.



Free Parkway Trolley
June 15, 2012 - August 18, 2012Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer starting June 15. 



Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
June 15, 2012 - August 11, 2012
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying time periods as far back as 1800.  










  

 Sue's  Recipes     



Peanut Butter Carmel Brownies
  
 


  • 1 box (9 x 13 size) brownie mix

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 11 tablespoons water

  • 1/4 cup oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup corn syrup

  • 1-1/4 cups crunchy peanut butter

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, combine brownie mix, 1/2 cup peanut butter, water, oil, and eggs; mix until combined, then beat 30 strokes. Pour into greased 13” x 9” pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until brownies are just set; do not over bake. Let cool on wire rack.

In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine brown sugar and corn syrup. Microwave mixture on high for 2 minutes, then remove and stir. Return to microwave and cook on high for 1-1/2 minutes longer.


Remove from microwave and immediately stir in 1-1/4 cups peanut butter. Mix well with wire whisk and quickly pour over cooled brownies. Spread evenly to cover.


In small microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and 1/3 cup peanut butter. Microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes, then remove and stir until chips melt and mixture is smooth. Pour over caramel mixture and carefully, with the back of a spoon, spread evenly over the caramel mixture. Let stand until set, then cut into bars.



Patrick's   "Home Inn-Provements" 


 

Vacation time is over and I am back to work.  P.J. and Tracy took care of much of the touch up painting at the lodge while we were in Florida so we were able to get started on repairing the outdoor kitchen.  The lower boards were getting pretty bad with mold and rotting.  Between water from the grown splashing up and water from the roof it was looking ugly.  We had some leftover stone from when we did the front of the lodge a few years ago so we decided to use that on the bottom half.  I think it came out really nice..

We also started on a garage for me to store my toys.  It is on the lower part of the property where the 'Hillbilly Hotel" use to be.  Just what I need another place to hide from Sue when I am suppose to be working. 

The road of the other ridge has settled in and is growing some grass.  It should be ready to do a final grade on it this summer.  We still need to do much hand clearing below were the cottages will go for septic area.  I am sure P.J can't wait to work on that this summer.   
 

 

 

 Again thank you for your help and spreading the word.



                                                                        Patrick 



Earth Week 2012

April 22, 2012 - April 28, 2012earth day

Celebrate Earth Week in Gatlinburg! Run in the 5K, bring the entire family to the festival to learn about easy green practices, enjoy music, activities and games, craft stations, food and more! And don't miss Ribfest, BBQ and Wings on Thursday, April 26 featuring musical entertainment, food sampling from 5 to 9 p.m. and loads of atmosphere in the downtown area. Read more

Smoky Mountain MABC Regional Bridge Tournament

April 16, 2012 - April 22, 2012 


smoky mountain mabc regional bridge tournament


This large tournament of the Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center with thousands of players participating in Gold Point events and other programs.


This large tournament of the Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center with thousands of players participating in Gold Point events and other programs. Read more




Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffin


 Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffin


This is a delicious anytime of the year recipe ! It doesn't have to be fall to enjoy thhe combination of these two flavors together!

Ingredientspumpkin apple strusel



  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple

  •  

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 4 teaspoons butter




Directions



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.

  2. In a large bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stirring just to moisten. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffin batter.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Coconut Easter Bunny Cake


Coconut Easter Bunny Cake


Adorable and Delicious!bunnie cake

Ingredients



  • 3/4 cup shortening

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar

  • 2 cups milk

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • 1/3 cup corn syrup

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3/4 cup white sugar




Directions



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9 inch round layer cake pans.

  2. Separate eggs reserve 2 of the egg whites for the frosting. Cream shortening, add 1 1/2 cups of the sugar, beaten egg yolks, and 1 egg white; continue beating until well combined.

  3. Sift flour with baking powder and salt, mix with coconut and add alternately with milk and the almond extract to the shortening mixture. Pour batter into the prepared pans.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Let cakes cool then remove from pans. Ice with Angel icing and sprinkle with shredded coconut on top and sides of cake after icing.

  5. To Make Angel Icing: Place the 2 egg whites, 3/4 cup white sugar, corn syrup, water, cream of tartar and salt in a double boiler over hard boiling water. Start beating right away with a beater until the mixture stands in stiff peaks. Remove from heat and add vanilla or your choice of flavoring and keep beating until it is thick enough to spread easily. Spread over cooled cake.


How to make the Bunny Cake




 

Cut an 8-inch cake layer in half. Sandwich the layers with frosting and then position the cake on its flat edge to frost the body.

  • Cut a notch into the cake behind the "head" to help define the body.

  • Decorate with shredded coconut for the fur.

  • Use toasted coconut for a brown bunny.

  • To make ears, flatten a large marshmallow and use scissors to cut it in half diagonally.

  • Cut another marshmallow in half and press the rounds into the frosting to create cheeks.

  • Miniature marshmallows make cute little bunny teeth. Jelly beans make great eyes and noses.


 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Quick & Easy Breakfast Pizza


Quick & Easy Breakfast Pizza



Ingredientsbreakfast pizza



  • 1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent rolls

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage

  • 1 cup frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 3 eggs

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese




Directions



  1. Unroll crescent dough and place on a greased 12-in. pizza pan; press seams together and press up sides of pan to form a crust. In a skillet, brown sausage over medium heat; drain and cool slightly.

  2. Sprinkle sausage, hash browns and cheddar cheese over crust. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk and pepper; pour over pizza. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  3. Bake at 375 degrees for 28-30 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

  4. You can also use bacon instead of sausage



Wednesday, February 29, 2012

18th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest Music Road Convention Center


18th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest

quilt fest

From: Mar. 14, 2012 To: Mar. 17, 2012

Location: Music Road Convention Center, Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pottery House Cafe' and Grand Majestic Theatre

Description:Come join quilters and crafters from across the nation for various quilting classes and seminars. If you're not taking a class, feel free to browse through the many vendor quilted items.
Click here for more information

Phone: 1-800-251-9100

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Homestyle Country Sausage Gravy


Homestyle Country Sausage Gravy


IngredientsBiscuits_and_Sausage_Gravy



  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 cups milk

  • 1 lb pork sauages fried and crumbled and set aside




Directions



  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until browned, about 10 minutes. Gradually stir in milk so that no lumps form, and continue cooking and stirring until thickened. If the gravy becomes too thick, you may thin it with a little more milk.

  2. Add your crumbled  sausage and serve hot over your favorite homemade biscuits or country fried chicken or steak!country fried steak


Monday, February 27, 2012

Country Tonite Theatre North American Country Music Association International

North American Country Music Association International

From: Mar. 12, 2012 To: Mar. 18, 2012

Location: Country Tonite Theatre

Description: countryntonite

Phone: 1-800-792-4308

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fresh Strawberry Muffins


Fresh Strawberry Muffins


Ingredients



  • 1/4 cup canola oilBerry Muffins

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup chopped strawberries




Directions



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oil an 8 cup muffin tin, or use paper liners.

  2. In a small bowl, combine oil, milk, and egg. Beat lightly. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Toss in chopped strawberries and stir to coat with flour. Pour in milk mixture and stir together.

  3. Fill muffin cups. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 minutes, or until the tops bounce back from the touch. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans.

  4. Delicious served with softened honey butter.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pigeon Forge Simone’s Epic Clogging

Simone’s Epic Clogging

From: Mar. 1, 2012 To: Mar. 3, 2012

Location: Grand Resort Hotel Convention Center

Description: clogging

Phone: 1-800-251-4444

Friday, February 24, 2012

Quick and easy Quiche Recipe


Quick and easy QuicheQuick Quiche


If you have never made quiche this recipe is a must try! Very quick and easy and then after this one you are sure to want to try other recipes!

Ingredients



  • 8 slices bacon

  • 4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 cups milk




Directions



  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.

  3. Line bottom of pie plate with cheese and crumbled bacon. Combine eggs, butter, onion, salt, flour and milk; whisk together until smooth; pour into pie pan.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, until set.

  5. Serve hot or cold and with toppings of your choice.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

15TH ANNUAL SEVIER COUNTY JOB FAIR

15TH ANNUAL SEVIER COUNTY JOB FAIR


job fair


 



Hosted by:
The Sevier County Economic Development Council
Sevier County, City of Gatlinburg, City of Pigeon Forge & City of Sevierville

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Inn Convention Center
Pigeon Forge, TN

This event is open to any Sevier County Business. In order to participate, you must have at least one (1)
or more job openings at the time of the event or anticipate hiring within the next few months.

Sevier County Businesses are encouraged to register your business at www.seviercountyjobs.org. Job
Seekers use this site to post their resumes and this is a free opportunity for you to post job openings.

Space will be assigned on a first come first serve basis and is subject to availability.



LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
Booth Space – $150
(After March 1st – $175)

For more information, please contact
Sevier County Economic Development Council at 428-2212 or e-mail Janice.bettis@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hashbrown & Egg Breakfast Casserole


Hashbrown & Egg Breakfast Casserole


Ingredientshashbrown casserole



  • 1 (2 pound) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed

  • 1 pound pork sausage

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 5 eggs

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 12 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese




Directions



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 quart baking dish. Place the hash brown potatoes in the bottom of the baking dish.

  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook and stir the sausage and onion until the sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink; drain. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, milk, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and pour over the potatoes. Layer with half the Cheddar cheese, the sausage mixture, and the remaining Cheddar cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove cover; return casserole to the oven and bake until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

  4. Top with sour cream, chopped green onions and tomatoes for additional flavor! Enjoy!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sevier County Spring Corvette Expo & Auction

March 22-24, 2012 

Spring Corvette Expo & Auction  

corvette

- Sevierville Events Center. Opent to the public. (865) 453-0001.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Valentine Sweetheart Sandwich Cookies


valentine cookiesValentine Sandwich Cookies


What better way to celebrate the Month of sweethearts than with these delicious and beautiful Cookies!

Ingredients



  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar




Directions



  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in egg, vanilla and almond extract. Mix well.

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; blend into the butter mixture. Divide dough into thirds and shape into balls.

  3. Working with 1/3 of dough at a time, roll out dough into desired thickness on a lightly floured surface. For each heart sandwich cookie, cut out 2 3-inch hearts. Cut out the center of ONE of the 3-inch hearts with the 1 1/2-inch cutter.

  4. Place each piece separately on an ungreased cookie sheet, 1 - 2 inches apart. Bake in a preheated, 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until lightly browned (7-8 minutes for 1/4 inch thick cookies). Cool completely on wire rack. Frost bottom cookie with Pink Valentine Frosting and place an open centered cookie on top to form the sandwich. Also frost the small 1 1/2 inch hearts and serve as separate cookies.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

THE DINER RATS 4th Annual Shamrock Saturday Cruisin' For Food

March 17, 2012 

THE DINER RATS 4th Annual Shamrock Saturday Cruisin' For Food  

diner

- Bring canned, boxed/non-perishable food or money for Sevier County Food Ministries & Wears Valley Ranch. Noon cruise from Tennessee Smokies Stadium at I40 exit 407 (HWY) 66 and cruise to THE DINER, rain or shine. Corned beef & cabbage, soda bread, shepherds pie are holiday fare.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake


White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecakewhite choclate raspberry cheesecake


Ingredients



  • 1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen raspberries

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 cups white chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract




Directions



  1. In a medium bowl, mix together cookie crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar, and melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.

  2. In a saucepan, combine raspberries, 2 tablespoons sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to boil, and continue boiling 5 minutes, or until sauce is thick. Strain sauce through a mesh strainer to remove seeds.

  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt white chocolate chips with half-and-half, stirring occasionally until smooth.

  4. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Blend in vanilla and melted white chocolate. Pour half of batter over crust. Spoon 3 tablespoons raspberry sauce over batter. Pour remaining cheesecake batter into pan, and again spoon 3 tablespoons raspberry sauce over the top. Swirl batter with the tip of a knife to create a marbled effect.

  5. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until filling is set. Cool, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 8 hours before removing from pan. Serve with remaining raspberry sauce.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Way to much Chocolate Cake


Way to much Chocolate Cake choc cake2


Ingredients



  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix

  • 1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 1/2 cup warm water

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips




Directions



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a well greased 12 cup bundt pan.

  3. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake thoroughly in pan at least an hour and a half before inverting onto a plate If desired, dust the cake with powdered sugar.

  4. Top with your favorite chcolate frosting or ganache


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

38th Annual Winter Carnival of Magic Pigeon Forge Tn

38th Annual Winter Carnival of Magic

From: Mar. 8, 2012 To: Mar. 10, 2012

Location: Country Tonite Theatre

Description:Festivities start at 8PM

Phone: 1-800-792-4308


magic carnival

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines day from Berry Springs Lodge!

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Valentines day! For all you sweethearts out there surprize your sweetie with a gift certificate and sweep them off their feet with Romance, Rest, & Relaxation!

valentine sweetheartshappy valentines day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Gatlinburg Firefighters Association (GFA) Fit For Duty 5K Run/Walk








































 

GFA Fit For Duty 5K Run/Walk


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Date(s):March 31
Season:Spring
Category:Fundraiser
Description:The Gatlinburg Firefighters Association hosts this run/walk to bring awareness to cardiac health.
Location: 
Website/Link:www.gatlinburgfire.org
Contact Info:(865) 436-5112
Admission:Yes

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Berry Springs Valentine Chocolate Covered Strawberries!


Chocolate Covered Strawberries for your sweetheart!


Ingredientschco covered strawberries



  • 16 ounces milk chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons shortening

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves




Directions



  1. Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.

  2. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.

  3. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate

  4. Decorate any way you want

  5. Share them with your sweetie! Enjoy!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mountain SpringFest Gatlinburg




























Mountain SpringFest


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Date(s):March 9 - June 3
Season:Spring
Category:Arts, Entertainment, Food, History
Description:Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, trees are full of new growth and leaves, frost has melted from the high country and waterfalls cascade onto rocks below.
Location:Throughout Gatlinburg

Such a Beautiful time of year to visit the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville TN

Spring is one of the best times to visit Gatlinburg TN and the Great Smoky Mountains. You can imagine the new bright-green growth in the forests, many varieties of wildflowers, the high-flow streams waterfalls from melted snow, and wildlife awakened—bears come from hibernation and fawns are born. Ah yes, there are few better places to remedy a case of spring fever than in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.