Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show

Sunday, Mar 4th - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion, Cookeville, TN
(931) 528-7472


Home Show Dates for 2011:

Friday, March 4: 4pm - 8pm
Saturday, March 5: 9am - 8pm
Sunday, March 6: 11am - 3pm


Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show Cooking Stage

Inspired by the popularity of the Food Network and other TV cooking shows, 
the Cooking Stage will feature local chefs, cookbook authors, and other food professionals 
who will demonstrate entertaining ideas and cooking techniques.

Whether you are a serious foodie or just someone who loves to eat, there will be tips for everyone.
Samples and recipes will be provided, and cookbooks will be autographed by the authors.  
The beautiful demonstration kitchen will be created by Cookeville Kitchen Sales 
and equipped with a Viking induction range from Ferguson.

Cooking Stage Schedule

  • Cookbook that will be sold and autographed by the presenter

Friday night, March 4

5:00 PM          Fresh and Fast Family Dinner
Catherine Jackson, DelMonaco Winery. 
Catherine has a true passion for cooking, and she routinely prepares the elegant menus for the Wine & Food Pairings at DelMonaco Winery.   As a busy mom, she also embraces the challenge of providing healthy, family-friendly entrees every day, so a simple recipe for chicken piccata that is seasoned with fresh herbs, is often a dinner solution. 

6:00 PM          Saving Time in the Kitchen
Bernadine Gordon, Star Dust Canteen General Store.
Saving time requires the right tools and ingredients.  Using Rada Cutlery, Doughmakers Bakeware, and dip mixes, you can create flavorful, show-stopping meals in minutes.

Saturday, March 5

10:00 AM        A New Twist on Macaroni and Cheese
Tammy Algood, spokesperson for the Department of Agriculture's "Pick Tennessee Products." 
Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food, but you can take it to a new level by using interesting cheeses and blending other unique ingredients.
Tammy’s recipes are featured monthly in the Tennessee Magazine, and her "Recipes from the Road" are in travel centers throughout the state.  She is a cooking school instructor for Tennessee wineries and is a regular on TV cooking shows.

  • The Complete Southern Cookbook

11:00 AM        Cream Cheese-filled Snickerdoodles
Shelia Cupp, Spring Creek Pie Company.
For many years, snickerdoodles were favorites of customers at Spring Creek Pie Company. Now, you can make these irresistible treats at your home.

  • Your Favorite Recipes from Spring Creek Pie Company
  • Your Favorite Cheesecake Recipes from Spring Creek Pie Company

12:00 Noon     Semi Home Made
Sue Sykes, Tennessee Gourmet.
Chicken salad and pulled pork are staples for good Southern cooks, so discover some secrets of preparing these classics “almost from scratch.”

  • Tennessee Gourmet Snack Guide

1:00 PM          Cake Design 
Pastry Chef Victor Kline.
A beautiful and delicious cake can be the star of the show at your next celebration.  You don’t have to be an expert baker to create tasty and artistic designs that will “wow” your guests.

  • Low Carb, Sugar Free Desserts - Cooking Well Series

2:00 PM          Pan-Seared Salmon with Baby Spring Vegetables
Chef Chad Combs – TCC Inc. Chef Services. 
If you love fresh seafood with farm-fresh veggies, follow Chef Chad’s step-by-step instructions.  The recent economy has encouraged us to save money by cooking at home, but you truly won’t believe how easy it is to turn a simple and economical meal into an “event” with these tips. Who needs to “dine out?” 
3:00 PM          Scotch Eggs and Grilled Pound Cake with Caramel Sauce
Tony Stone, Papa Tony’s Southern Foods.
Everything tastes better on the grill, so “fire it up” and invite some friends over for a backyard bash that stars these refreshing summer favorites.
Tony is a national Barbecue Champion and is the former president of the Kansas City Barbecue Society.  His recipe for scotch eggs is featured in the Kansas City Barbecue Society Cookbook.

  • Kansas City Barbecue Society Cookbook

5:00 PM          Really Good Diabetic Cookies
Jaclyn and Vickie, CookevilleTimes.com. 
Jaclyn and Vickie have two challenges:  1) they are not great cooks and 2) the words "diabetic" and "cookie" do not typically bring to mind delicious treats, but they are prepared to tackle both challenges as they demonstrate cooking a batch of the CookevilleTimes' Fresh and Frugal editor's "Really Good Diabetic Cookies."    Tasty, fun and healthy -- if they can do it, any of us can. 

Sunday, March 6

12:00 Noon     Country Cooking Made with Love
Linda Asperas, “Made with Love” Restaurant.
When you hear the dreaded words “what’s for supper,” respond with “fiesta salad” or other easy, flavorful recipes that you can quickly prepare at home using leftover chicken or beef. 

1:00 PM          The Power of Pork
Chef Jason Gooch, Tower Café and J & M Catering in Nashville.  
Demonstration sponsored by the TN Pork Producers Association, and will include pork from Red Hill Farms. 
When choosing healthy foods for your family, keep pork in mind.  Many cuts of pork are as lean or leaner than chicken, and provide a greater amount of vitamins and minerals. Pork tenderloin, for example, is just as lean as skinless chicken breast and meets the government guidelines for “extra lean.”

2:00 PM          Fun with Kids in the Kitchen
Drucilla Ray, Program Assistant with University of Tennessee Extension, and food writer. 
To illustrate that kids really do love to cook, children in the audience will be invited help Drucilla make chicken pockets, apple turnovers and maybe a surprise or two.

  • “Drucilla’s Little Helpers” - a collection of recipes and humor from her newspaper and magazine columns.


Are you interested in becoming an exhibitor? Contact us!

Brought to you by the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland

For more information about the UC Home and Garden Show, or to become an exhibitor, contact 
Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland www.uchba.com - (931) 528-7472 - email us


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