Blue Ridge Blends

Opening night was a HUGE success! THE MARKETPLACE & its vendors saw upwards of 250 people shopping, eating and enjoying Magic Moments. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the season brings!

Opening Night Success


 

This week’s featured vendor is Blue Ridge Blends! Blue Ridge Blends has a great selection of custom blended organic herbs & spices that can be used in recipes, dips, as rubs and much more. Come out to THE MARKETPLACE & take a look at the spice blends they have to offer and while you’re there, we’re sure you will enjoy the company & Pulaski Pride of Curtis & Jessica, owners of Blue Ridge Blends! Check out their Facebook, Twitter & website!

Try out this delicious recipe provided by Blue Ridge Blends:

Blue Ridge Blends

 

Kay Cook's Fused Glass Jewlery

Entering its third season, THE MARKETPLACE is sure to have its best season yet!  THE MARKETPLACE will offer a wide range of vendors, live entertainment and delicious eats as it has in the past but this year you will see some exciting new things as well. THE MARKETPLACE will feature a night of Crooked Road’s Mountains Of Music Homecoming with local favorite Joey Cox and this year we are proud to be a part of Bon Appetit Appalachia!


This week’s Featured Vendor is Kay Cook! Kay offers beautiful handmade fused glass jewelry. In addition to her fused jewelry, Kay enjoys cooking and shared one of her favorite recipes: Rocky Road Bars!

Come see Kay & her beautiful work on opening night (May 19) at THE MARKETPLACE! Check out Kay’s Facebook here and her website here!

Kay Cook

Rocky Road Bars
Melt together 1/2 cup butter & 1 square unsweetened chocolate. Add 1 cup flour & 1 cup sugar. Add 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla & 1 1/2 tsp baking powder. Add nuts if desired & spread in 9×13 pan.

Mix together 6oz cream cheese & 1/2 stick butter with 1 egg & 1/2 cup sugar. Spread on top of chocolate mix. Sprinkle with 1 cup chocolate chips. Bake 22-27 mins & test with toothpick. Spread 2 cups mini marshmallows on top & put in oven for 2 mins.

Frosting: While brownies are baking, mix together 2oz cream cheese, 2oz milk, & 1/2 stick butter. Melt together & add 3 1/2 confectioners sugar. Spread over melted marshmallos & let cool.

Featured Vendors of THE MARKETPLACE

Check our social media and website often to see upcoming events and featured vendors. Each week we will be highlighting one of our vendors and their favorite recipe or artisan tip! From spice blends to fresh poultry to produce to jewelry and stained glass. We have it all!

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