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


  • 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


  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


  • 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


  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!


  • 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


  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



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 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.

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

For more information, please contact
Sevier County Economic Development Council at 428-2212 or e-mail

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


  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

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!


  • 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


  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  


- 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


  • 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


  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


  • 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


  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

Date(s):March 31
Description:The Gatlinburg Firefighters Association hosts this run/walk to bring awareness to cardiac health.
Contact Info:(865) 436-5112

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


  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

Date(s):March 9 - June 3
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.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Orange Poppyseed Scones

Orange Poppyseed Scones

2-1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. poppyseeds
1 tsp. Cream of tarter
3/4 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. orange juice
1 lg. Egg
1 tsp. Grated orange peel

Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Chop in butter until fine crumbly texture. Mix liquids together separately then add to flour mixture and form a dough, not dry but not too moist (you may need a little flour or a little orange juice if needed). Knead dough gently until smooth - only for 2-3 minutes max. Dough will get tough if over kneaded.

Roll out on floured surface to 1+" thick, cut out with round pastry cutter or slice wedge style out of a round. Top with cream (dab) and sugar. Also delicious with  orange marmalade!

Bake at 375° for 20+ minutes till lightly golden brown and firm in center.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Berry Springs Lodge let us host your next event!

Groups Welcome! Let us host your next event! scrapbook



Unique Features

  • Breakfast, Lunch, & Coffee Breaks are prepared by our staff designed to meet your needs.

  • We offer catering services for hot lunches and dinners

  • We'll arrange evening dinner & show reservation.

  • Total Exclusivity: Berry Springs Lodge will host only one meeting at a time.

  • A Completely Smoke-free environment

  • Copier, PC, and Fax Service are available at a nominal charge

  • Only minutes into Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, known for its hiking, outlet shopping, theaters, amusements,
    unique shops, and arts and crafts.

  • When your group books the entire lodge, rates include use of conference room.

  • Direct Billing is offered with a Letter of Authorization. We also accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, and American Express.

  • Groups, Meetings & Retreats

    The refreshing Tennessee Smoky Mountain atmosphere at Berry Springs Lodge is a great alternative to the enclosed environment of the typical meeting area. The beautiful setting will stimulate employee brainstorming and imagination. Our brand new conference room can accommodate up to 14 for meetings and the dining room is ideal for larger groups. The two living room areas also make great meeting areas and break out session areas. Each of the rooms have a T-1 data port connection and the entire lodge is equipped with wireless internet.

    Training sessions , study groups, executive seminars, and corporate retreats can be hosted here, effectively combining business and the comforts of a country inn. We have over 1,500 square feet of outside deck space, over 2,000 square feet of living and dinning room area and 33 acres of rolling hills, 14 seat conference room, library, walking trails and open fields for group activities. In addition we can provide audiovisual aids, easels, flip charts, on site fax service, and PC/Modem/Printer.

  • Wedding Receptions

  • wedding rec

  • eisert reunionFamily Reunions


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sausage Breakfast Muffins or Bread

Sausage Breakfast sausage muffins

Muffins or Bread

2 lbs bulk breakfast sausage or Chorizo sausage
3 cups shredded cheese
4 cups Bisquick
6 eggs
2 cups cornmeal
3 1/2 cups milk


  1. Line muffin tins with paper liners, and set aside.

  2. Fry, crumble and drain the sausage.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  4. Mix together the cornmeal, Bisquick, milk and eggs.

  5. Add the shredded cheese and the drained sausage, stirring well.

  6. Ladle the filling into the prepared muffin tins, filling almost to top.

  7. Bake for about 13-17 minutes.

  8. Allow to cool completely.

  9. Store in the freezer in a large airtight container, or place each muffin in a sandwich bag, then placing a dozen in a large Ziploc bag. When ready to serve, microwave on high for about 1 1/2 minutes. Delicious!

Servings: 48 muffins or 3 loaf pans

Monday, February 6, 2012

Berry Springs Lodge Ultimate Elopement Package

 Spring is just around the corner and the perfect time to think about your wedding in 2012! We can take all the thinking out of it! Let us make your once in a life time moment the perfect day!

Ultimate Elopement Package wedding-Huenin-welcome-sign

  • Ceremony for two at beautiful Berry Springs Lodge

  • 2 Night stay in Berry Springs Lodge Honeymoon Suite

  • Bountiful Breakfasts each morning of your stay

  • Delectable Desserts each evening

  • Local Minister to perform your personalized ceremony

  • One hour professional photography session Ceremony and portraits from New Beginnings Photography

  • 30 4x6 prints in a keepsake album

  • High resolution Photo CD with the 30 photos and copyright release so you may make your own prints and enlargements

  • Beautifully decorated wedding cake for two

  • Up to 10 guests are welcome to view the ceremony

  • Call for Details

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

For Dessert or Breakfast coffee cake

¼ cup margarine
¾ cup sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1½ cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
4 tablespoons margarine
½ cup walnuts or pecans, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9" x 9" pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a medium bown, cream margarine and sugar; beat in egg. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in vanilla. Pour blended mixture into prepared pan.

To make topping: In a small bowl, mix together sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in margarine with pastry blender or fork. Spoon half over batter and swirl. Spoon remaining topping over batter and sprinkle with nuts. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Delicious served hot or room temperature!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Berry Springs Lodge Specials 2012

Lodge Specials 2012


Jan. 2-February & March-Chocolate Lovers Winter warm up

 2 or more nights get $60.00 off your stay nightly and delight in chocolate indulgence daily! A chocolate lover’s dream vacation!

April & May -Hibernation Special

Winter has passed so come out of hibernation with the bears!

 Bring a small teddy bear of your choice and get $40.00 off nightly.  

The Bears will be donated to our local Police department to be given out to children when they are involved in accidents or domestic issues.

June & July –Summer Extended Stay

The more nights you stay the less you pay $20-$70 off per night

August & Sept. - DVD Special

$40 off per night

Bring one DVD for our guest Library

Oct. & Nov. - Can Food Drive

Bring 2 non perishable can food items per person and receive

$20.00 off your stay per night during October and $40.00 off your stay during November

Food will be donated to Smoky Mountain Food Ministries to help families in need for the holidays

Dec. 1- 23 -Christmas Toys for Children $60 off per night

Bring a new unwrapped toy to be given to Toys for Children for Christmas

Dec. 26-Jan. 1 –Christmas DVD Special $20 off per night bring one Christmas DVD for the guest Library

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Berry Springs Hawaiian Bread

Hawaiian Bread


  • 1 cup margarine, softenedhawaiian bread

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup mashed banana

  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  2. In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs, bananas and pineapple. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture. Fold in coconut and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans.

  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.

Friday, February 3, 2012

18th Annual Quiltfest 2012



Quilting novices and experts alike come to the Smoky Mountains every year for the Pigeon Forge Quiltfest. A Mountain Quiltfest draws over 20,000 visitors to Pigeon Forge to experience classes and seminars, shop a vendor mall, and view impressive quilting works.

There are more than 60 classes and seminars scheduled for quilters to enjoy, taught by some of the nation’s top quilting experts, including: Cindy Blackberg, Debbie Caffrey, Lenore Crawford, Kaye England, Bonnie Goolsby, Klaudeen Hansen, Brenda Henning, Nancy Mahoney, Suzanne Marshall, and Annie Smith.

A Mountain Quiltfest is produced by the City of Pigeon Forge and co-hosted by the Piecemakers and Sevier Valley Quilters Guilds.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Berry Springs Made from Scratch Apple Pie

Made from Scratch Apple Pie


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons cold milk

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 6 Fuji apples, cored and sliced

  • 3/4 cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter


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

  2. To Make Crust: In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, oil, milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar and salt until evenly blended. Pat mixture into a 9 inch pie pan, spreading the dough evenly over the bottom and up sides. Crimp edges of the dough around the perimeter.

  3. To Make Filling: Mix together 3/4 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over apples and toss to coat. Spread evenly in unbaked pie shell.

  4. To Make Topping: Using a pastry cutter, mix together 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar and butter until evenly distributed and crumbly in texture. Sprinkle over apples.

  5. Put pie in the oven on a cookie sheet to catch the juices that may spill over. Bake 45 minutes.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gatlinburg Winter Magic

February 1-29

If you missed our beautiful lighted town during the holidays don't worry you are still able to take a lighted tour all through this month! gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Winter Magic – The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with dozens of spectacular light displays, featuring all LED bulbs.