Holidays in North Georgia
Towns Chirstmas Lights
A Wood Carver's Journey
Holiday Décor for Fireplaces

Holiday Highlights

Cuban Roast Pork

Cuban Roast Pork

A delectable tradition for many that blows turkey off the holiday table. Juicy, mouth watering, and packed with the exotic flavors, this authentic..



If you love eggnog, then try this Cuban version called "Crema de Vey." It's creamy, sweet, and with a bit of rum just sinfully dangerous. 10 pa..

Holiday Rum Cake

Holiday Rum Cake

Ingredients 1 c. chopped pecans or walnuts 1 (18 1/2 oz.) pkg. yellow cake mix 1 (3 3/4 oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding 4 eggs 1/2 cup co..

Southern Appalachian Mountains Happy Holidays!

Editor's Picks

A Christmas Encounter

By Melissa Detto

Johnny walked through the forest, plumes of smoke coming out of his mouth on this crisp, December afternoon. He was on a mission to unearth the truth about the old man in the cabin.

Everyone, from kids to shopkeepers, had an opinion about Mr. Deveraux, an opinion that his friends in Atlanta would find laughable. But here, in these intoxicating mountains, one could almost believe magic existed.

Women in Business

By Katrina M. Randall

Living in one of the small, rural towns of Southern Appalachia doesn’t always make it easy to network beyond immediate circles. That’s why a luncheon hosted by Montefino magazine this past summer was such a boon to Selina Victoria, a Blairsville, Georgia, resident currently working on a graduate degree in education through an online program at Grand Canyon University.

Southern Appalachian Mountains Enjoy safe holiday family fun!

Writers this Issue

Contributing writers for this issue of MonteFino Magazine.

  • Elizabeth Anguelo
  • Amanda Pelletier
  • Elizabeth Mann
  • Samantha Sopher
  • Katrina M. Randall
  • Kelley Ross

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