Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - (Page 48)

of the month Bring Georgia home! GEMC Celebrating the Georgia lifestyle Preserving history through food BY SARAH BAKHTIARI MAGAZINE T 34 he Tunnel Hill Historical Foundation started in 1994 when the 1850 Western and Atlantic Railroad Tunnel, the first railroad across the Appalachian Mountains, was in jeopardy of being demolished. To help raise funds to save the tunnel and bring awareness to its historic roots, the foundation started the Battle of Tunnel Hill Civil War Re-enactment where three skirmishes are re-enacted. The annual September event garnered so much support that the Whitfield County Commission received $1 million in grant funds for restoring the tunnel and building a heritage center museum. The foundation opened the tunnel to the public in 2000 in time for its 150th birthday, and the Tunnel Hill Heritage Center followed suit in 2004. Preserving Northwest Georgia is another goal of the Tunnel Hill Historical Foundation, which helped save the nearby historic Chetoogeta Railroad Tunnel, too. Last year, the cookbook “Taste of Tunnel Hill” was published by the Tunnel Hill Historical Foundation to further their goals of preserving the heritage of Northwest Georgia. Proceeds from sales help fund the organization’s activities. Carrying more than 80 pages of recipes, the collection includes classic Southern dishes from local residents, friends and family of the foundation. Since Georgia is famous for its bountiful meals, the cookbook is divided into sections ranging from appetizers and side dishes to candy and desserts. Keeping up with the purpose of the cookbook, photos of the town’s historical monuments are scattered throughout the collection. www.georgiamagazine.org Below is a sample recipe from the Cookies and Candy section. Merry Berry Cheese Bars 2 cups flour, unsifted 1-1/2 cups oats 3/4 cup, plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed, divided 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk 1/4 cup ReaLemon lemon juice from concentrate 1 (16-ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce 2 tablespoons cornstarch Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With mixer, beat flour, oats, 3/4 cup brown sugar and butter until crumbly. Set aside 1-1/2 cups mixture; press remaining mixture on bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned. With mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth; stir in lemon juice. Spread over baked crust. Combine cranberry sauce, cornstarch and remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Spoon over cheese layer. Top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 45 minutes or until golden. Cool and cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers. Tip: Cut into large squares. Serve warm, top with ice cream. Copies of “Taste of Tunnel Hill” are available for $15 plus $2 shipping and handling for each book, by mailing a check or money order, payable to the Tunnel Hill Historical Foundation, to Tunnel Hill Historical Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 114, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755. GEORGIA MAGAZINE ® zine.org giamaga w.geor www.g page Farms, ueberry Byne Bl 0 June 201 ORDER FORM Subscribe online at www.georgiamagazine.org or mail the form below. 48 Mail subscription request to GEORGIA Magazine Subscription Request, P.O. Box 1707, Tucker, GA 30085-1707 County County City Address Name Please send a subscription to: I am enclosing a check or money order for (check one) Please notify the recipient of gift $9.95 for one year State ZIP Name Address City State ZIP $15.95 for two years Bill me Gift subscription is from: http://www.georgiamagazine.org/contactus.asp?menu=6 http://www.georgiamagazine.org http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - July 2010

Georgia Magazine - July 2010
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
Special Energy Report
Where the Wild Things Are
Still Going Strong
Reliving History and Exploring Nature
Around Georgia
Georgia@Home
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Cookbook of the Month
Snapshot

Georgia Magazine - July 2010

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Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Magazine - July 2010 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Calendar (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Currents (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Currents (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Special Energy Report (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Special Energy Report (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Where the Wild Things Are (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Where the Wild Things Are (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Where the Wild Things Are (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Where the Wild Things Are (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 35)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia@Home (Page 36)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia@Home (Page 37)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia@Home (Page 38)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia@Home (Page 39)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - My Georgia (Page 40)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - My Georgia (Page 41)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Gardens (Page 42)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Gardens (Page 43)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 44)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 45)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 46)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 48)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 49)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Snapshot (Page 50)
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