To Grill or Not To Grill? That is the Question

Jul 02, 2013

As past preset & future guests of Heartland Cabin Rentals, some may choose a Pigeon Forge Cabin Rental, Some may choose Gatlinburg Cabins Rentals. No matter whom you are or what location you choose as you Smoky Mountain vacation. We all have one thing in common; we love to eat on vacation.  A summer time favorite that is often just boiled and served up on a plate is that delicious yellow ear of corn.  How’s about putting a little variety on the table, have you ever tried Grilled Corn? Or even oven roasted Corn?


Here in the mountains we love to Grill, we grill most anything. There is something magical about cooking outside, Oh my goodness the flavor just burst forth from the food. I have found treat results in both Grilling Corn & Oven Roasting Corn by leaving the husk on while you cook, it seems to seal in the flavor. Making it just that much more delicious you be the judge, be sure to take pictures of your nest cook out and post them on our Facebook page.  We love to see happy folks enjoying their time with us.

So where do you get the Freshest Corn the same place we gets all our fresh produce, at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market – Saturday Mornings (May 11th – October 12th / 8:00 am – 11:30 am)

705 East Parkway Gatlinburg TN

Stop light #3 in Gatlinburg turn north onto Hwy 321 toward Cosby
Gatlinburg Farmers Market is located about a mile on the left in the 
Alamo Steakhouse parking lot

Now Let’s Talk About an Easy & Impressive Summer Desert

I found this recipe in “taste of home” American Classic Recipes.  Whenever we get together with friends and family everyone is looking for that Wow Dish! Let me tell ya this one will blow your friends away, the Patriotic Triffle is a crowd pleaser every time. What do I like best about it?  It is easy to put together, and does not take all day to produce. After all vacations are about relaxing and spending time with family and friends making memories, not standing in the kitchen making meals and washing dishes. 




1 package (3 ounces) berry blue gelatin

1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin

2 cups boiling water

1 cup cold water

2 cups cold milk

2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix

1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

1 pint fresh blueberries

1 quart fresh strawberries, quartered

1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces), cut into 1-inch cubes


In two small bowls, combine each gelatin flavor with 1 cup boiling water. Stir 1/2 cup cold water into each. Pour each into an ungreased 9-in. square pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.



In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in 2 cups whipped topping.

Set aside 1/4 cup blueberries and 1/2 cup strawberries for garnish. Cut the gelatin into 1-in. cubes. In a 3-qt. trifle bowl or serving dish, layer the strawberry gelatin, half of the cake cubes, the remaining blueberries and half of the pudding mixture.

Top with blue gelatin and remaining cake cubes, strawberries and pudding mixture. Garnish with reserved berries and remaining whipped topping. Serve immediately. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Category: Things to do

Doug Shanks


By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

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