February 03, 2021
Another cold, winter day; another soup! Mom and I love Olive Garden's soup and salad. Chicken Gnocchi is her favorite so I was so excited to find this recipe! It is spot on and taste just like the restaurant! I recommend adding more chicken broth than the recipe calls for. Here is a link to the original recipe on Pinterest:
July 25, 2019
Ok ok I know it's summer...but around here the temperature was cool for 2 whole days while it rained and rained and it triggered my need for soup. This one has shrimp so I say it's a summer soup! Plus I needed to introduce you to our His and Hers Soup Mugs and official soup weather IS just around the corner. We have several pairs of soup mugs online with one mug slightly smaller than the other. We would never presume to tell you which of you can use the larger bowl...no judgement here...but they do make an adorable pair. Check them out!
You can find the recipe for the shrimp and corn chowder here: https://www.wellplated.com/shrimp-corn-chowder/
July 11, 2019
Today is our son, Charlie's 8th birthday so GK and I made him pancakes this morning. (Using our Alewine Pottery mixing bowl and plates of course!) We found this incredible Blueberry Pancake recipe from Tidy Mom...https://tidymom.net/2018/homemade-blueberry-pancakes/
I love the ease of use with our mixing bowls...the handle and spout make pouring any mixture a breeze. And ya'll know I love our classic white collection with all my heart!
July 09, 2019
It is so much easier to eat healthy in the summer when veggies and fruits are fresh, available, and cheap! I've consumed quite a few salads this summer, but none quite as exciting as this peach, blue cheese, and walnut salad! Peaches are my favorite summer treat, and while nothing beats a peach cobbler, I am thrilled to have found this salad recipe from Woman's Day Magazine.
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
4 peaches, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1/3 walnuts, crushed (toasted optional)
3 oz. crumbled blue cheese
See the original recipe here: https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/a22476568/peach-blue-cheese-and-walnut-salad-recipe/
July 04, 2019
Happy 4th of July from the Alewine Pottery Family! We made this yummy cherry and blueberry "Flag" pie and wanted to share the recipe with you.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out one pie crust and set in an ungreased Alewine Pottery pie plate, cutting and rolling the crust to fit the edges. Roll out the second pie crust and shape as desired. Combine the sour cream, 2 egg yolks, and 4 tablespoons of sugar until blended. Spread over the bottom pie crust. Spoon the cherry pie filling over 2/3 of crust bottom, and the blueberry pie filling over 1/3 of the crust bottom. Decorate the top of the pie as desired with the second pie crust. Mix 1 egg yolk and the milk, and brush the top crust pieces. Bake on a baking sheet for 60-70 minutes or until the topping is set and the crust is browned. Check after 30 minutes and cover with foil if crust is turning too brown. Cool for about 1 hour before serving.
(This recipe is officially from Daisy Brand and you can see their post here https://daisybrand.com/print-recipe/803)
Ours cooked about 75 min (I covered the edges with foil half way through). The finished pie didn't quite look like the photo on Pinterest but that's the way it usually goes with me. :) It tasted great though! We had homemade vanilla ice cream to go with it. YUM!
We hope you are having fun with family and friends today! And if you are in Gatlinburg, come by the shop!
We are so thankful for our great country and the freedoms we enjoy!
June 20, 2019
It's finally feeling like summer here as the temperatures are rising to the mid-80s as the sun is shining brightly in the sky. With all the summer feels, Brandon has discovered the color of summer and it's TEAL! Now paired with our beachy blue, it's a summer color combo that can't be beat! Doesn't it just make you want to head out to your nearest body of water, hop on a boat and leave your cares on the land?? Douglas Lake, here I come! You can find several products in this new color scheme online. Happy Summering!
June 13, 2019
Our newest product is this delightful berry bowl, for washing those fresh summer berries. The little holes at the bottom of the base allow for the water to flow through to wash each berry thoroughly. You can find a nice selection of these on our online store, AlewinePottery.net.
A favorite breakfast at our house is Strawberry Shortcake. The kids always request it for special occasions. If you would like to make this yourself, you can find the Bisquick Shortcake recipe below. Cut about a pint of strawberries into bite-size pieces and pour a half a cup of sugar over them. Refrigerate overnight before you make your biscuits in the morning. This gives the strawberries that delicious, sweet syrup to soak into the biscuits. Don't forget to top it off with Cool Whip...it's the best part!
You can find a video of berry bowl in action for our Strawberry Shortcake recipe by clicking this link https://youtu.be/_uRVuaPsj3Y.
Bisquick Shortcake Biscuits Recipe
1 Heat oven to 425°F.
2 Make the dough: Whisk together the baking mix and sugar in a mixing bowl. Stir in the milk and melted butter just until a soft dough comes together. Don't over-mix!
3 Portion out dough and place on cookie sheet: Grease a cookie sheet with butter. Divide the dough into roughly 6 equal portions and drop them on the cookie sheet.
4 Bake: Bake at 425°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes on a rack.
5 Serve: Slice horizontally with a bread knife to serve with berries for shortcake.
May 07, 2019
After months of testing shapes and colors, we are proud to present our new dinnerware collection! Classic White, Black, Ansel, and Serendipity. The absolute best part about this collection is the mix and match ability. The creamy white and intense black with hints of denim blue are pure magic together!
My personal favorite is Ansel...affectionally named after the brilliant photographer, Ansel Adams and his striking black and white landscape photography. The crossover of our white and black glazes leaves this sliver of blue that I just adore, and makes it a perfect companion to our splatter design as well.
We are thrilled to be able to offer our dinnerware to you online.
It is made to order, so please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
April 09, 2019
March 14, 2019
Pottery is one of the world's most ancient crafts dating back even before people learned to farm. The potter's wheel was first introduced around 3000 BC in West Asia. Over time the craft of pottery became more refined and decorative. From a lump of clay potters would spin the wheel and mold their art with the finesse of their hands.
While there is new machinery and methods that remove the artist from the pottery process by way of mass production, we remain dedicated to maintaining the ancient tradition of wheel thrown pottery. Each individual piece is uniquely crafted by one of our artisans which insures that no two pieces are exactly the same. Experience Gatlinburg shopping from the comfort of your own home by browsing our online store.
March 07, 2019
At Alewine Pottery we pride ourselves on sharing our experience as artisans with you. It started with creating a place in the Smokys where our customers could walk into our world and experience the art of pottery making first hand. New technology is now letting us share that experience with our friends in the online community. Take a walk through our online virtual store and experience our store from your own home. Click on the image below to start your own Alewine experience.
February 19, 2019
In honor of Valentine's Day last week we wanted to share with you a love story that over the decades has produced a thriving business and a growing family.
It starts with boy meets girl and girl meets boy. Way back when they were 8 years old. That was when Robert Alewine moved to Martin, TN and met a girl named Connie. They were the same age, went to the same school, and even went to the same church.
During high school fate intervened again. With the last names of Alewine and Culvahouse they were assigned lockers near each other. They grew closer as friends. It wasn't until senior year that they had their first date. It was the year that the Creature From the Blue Lagoon and The Beast with the Blue Claw could be seen at the drive-in theater. Was it planned that the double feature theme was a "horror" movie night and might require Connie to jump into Robert's arms? They'll never tell. Luckily for Connie, Robert kept her laughing all night with his wisecracks.
Fast forward a few years, Robert and Connie had remained friends after their first date until their sophomore year of college. That was the year that they would start the date that didn't end.
Valentine's Day around the Alewine house is pretty simple. Connie has a birthday that falls near the date so there is already much to celebrate. Even so, each year Robert makes sure to "surprise" her with flowers and chocolates from Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen.