A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

In the Kitchen: Tamale Pie In this warming winter dish, spicy sausage and sautéed veggies are topped with a fluffy, cheesy layer of masa, baked, then topped with a fresh,

Madison County Championship Rodeo

In the Kitchen: Tamale Pie In this warming winter dish, spicy sausage and sautéed veggies are topped with a fluffy, cheesy layer of masa, baked, then topped with a fresh,

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

In the Kitchen: Tamale Pie In this warming winter dish, spicy sausage and sautéed veggies are topped with a fluffy, cheesy layer of masa, baked, then topped with a fresh,

In the Kitchen: Neese’s

In the Kitchen: Tamale Pie

In this warming winter dish, spicy sausage and sautéed veggies are topped with a fluffy, cheesy layer of masa, baked, then topped with a fresh, roasted pepper salsa. Learn how to make it here!

 


In the Kitchen: Squash & Sausage Skillet

Caramelized butternut and acorn squash meet delicious sage sausage, kale, and white beans in a cast-iron skillet — and it’s all topped off with a Parmesan-walnut-bread crumb crust. Learn how to make it here!

 


In the Kitchen: Udon Noodle Stir-Fry

Top off the crispy bacon, buttery scallops, tender bok choy, and udon noodles in this stir-fry with citrusy orange sauce, cilantro, and toasted peanuts. Learn how to make it here!

 


In the Kitchen: Mediterranean Rice Bowl

Top this warm rice bowl with sausage and herbs, lemon-yogurt and garlicky tahini sauces, fresh cucumber, and chickpeas for a bright, satisfying meal made from scratch. Learn how to make it here!

 


In the Kitchen: Crêpes

Elevate your breakfast table with these savory crêpes filled with creamy Brie cheese, bacon, asparagus, and mushrooms. Learn how to make it here!

 


In the Kitchen: Breakfast Empanadas

These flaky, golden empanadas — filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, spinach, and Cheddar cheese — make a perfect on-the-go breakfast. Learn how to make it here!

 



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This story was published on Aug 16, 2021

Alyssa Wilen

A Charlotte native, Wilen spent more than 12 years in the restaurant industry where she worked her way up to the role of Executive Chef before opening Chef Alyssa's Kitchen in 2013. She teaches award-winning cooking classes, hosts a Saturday brunch, and has created a family dinner meal service.