Sunday, July 8, 2012

~Just Peachy Keen~

First of all...woohoo!!  I'm still waiting for my favorite computer to be fixed but the power adapter came in for my other computer.  Thankfully, that was the problem making it an easy fix.  Now I'm up and running!!   I feel better now. :)

One of my all time favorite summer desserts (or any time of the year actually) is peach crisp or peach cobbler.  I can't decide which I like better.  When it's not peach season, I've made many a recipe using canned peaches that have turned out really, really well.  Several weeks ago, I had a hankerin' to make a cobbler and did some internet searching for a new recipe...

 Quite a few years back, I had the most delicious recipe for cobbler that became a family favorite but I lost it.  I lost it!!  I haven't been able to find one that was exactly like it but this one, that came from Tasty Kitchen, I think is a new favorite.

The crust is out of this world.  Look closely and you can see that it's like having a fresh sugar cookie on top of your peaches!  Speaking of peaches, it called for fresh but I used canned.  Not quite the fresh peach taste but it'll do when you've got a hankerin' that needs to be satisfied.  I've found that the better brands use the more firm, fresh-type peaches and the ones canned in a lighter syrup work best.  If all I have is the heavy syrup variety, then I will rinse the peaches and cut back on the sugar just a bit.

 No cobbler is complete unless there's a nice dollop of vanilla ice cream on top.  Oh my.  Ice cream, a sugar cookie crust and peaches.  What could be better?

Note:  The original recipe calls for nutmeg but I prefer cinnamon.  I never skimp on the cinnamon and always use a nice, heaping amount.


Peach harvest is just about in full swing here in Oklahoma.  In a couple of weeks, my daughters and I are going to a peach festival in Stratford, a small town about 75 miles south of us.  The peaches are so well known that everyone in these parts call them "Stratford peaches".  That's how good they are.  Oh, happy day!  I hope to be able to buy a couple, or three, bushels of wonderful, fresh peaches.  I plan to do some canning and even make some peach butter...doesn't that sound heavenly?  I've never made peach butter before.  Have you?  If you've got a recipe that is to die for, would you share it with me?  I'd be so ever grateful.

I pray you have a wonderful, peachy keen kind of day~

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17 comments:

Diane said...

Might give this a try! Thanks for posting!

My Vintage Mending said...

Sounds lovely. Peach butter? Let me know how it comes out.I just did fresh peaches for dessert last night. Thank you for always being so generous with your kitchen knowledge. Smiles...Renee

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Peach cobbler sounds so good right now. I've been eating fresh peaches all week! Cute post Velma!
Erica :)

TinaTx said...

looks yummy!

Vickie said...

Hi Velma - just doing some hopping around today, and ran across your pretty blog. Your peach cobbler caught my eye - I am a peach cobbler addict! Throw some ice cream on top and I am a goner :)
Come see me sometime ~~~ I'm going to do some snooping around here!

Cindy said...

Yummy! That looks like a great recipe! As soon as the fresh peaches are in the stores I will make that new recipe.
Hugs, Cindy

Micupoftea~ said...

Gosh, Velma, you have my tummy growling now! My goodness this looks delicious....and with ice cream? You're killing me! lol~ Thx for sharing the yummy looking photos and recipe~
shawn

vintage grey said...

Oh, sounds so yummy!! Love how you shared the recipe! So sweet!! Happy new week to you!! xo Heather

Kerin said...

Hi Velma...
Oh .. this recipe looks and sounds delish!

I've not made peach butter. Sounds good though.. let us know how it turns out!

Have fun going to get your peaches too!

Smiles :)
Kerin

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I am glad you are able to get back online. I would be at a loss too. My girls have computers I could use I guess. This peach yumminess sounds perfect for summer. I love this time of year and all the wonderful fruit.

Diane said...

Thought I would follow-up; I did make the cobbler w/ fresh peaches. It's great! EZ too! Thanks much!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh that looks fabulous, I'm a cinnamon girl too! So glad you have at least one computer running, I can't explain it, but I like you just hate having computer problems!

Carol

My Cottage Charm said...

Oh yummy!!! :) I'll be trying this one for sure!
Glad you liked my little hallway signs! I LOVED them!
Hugs
Missy

Cynthia said...

Your pie looks delicious! I will definitely try it, but today I am after some help and guidance on my blog. I saw that you had posted on Sneaky Momma's Blog about the icons/tabs for each individual page. I am really struggling with this and hope that you can help me.

Thank you,
Cynthia
cvautrot@gilmerschools.com
2nd Grade Pad

Kathryn D. Duke said...

thanks for the recipe...I wrote it down and will try it!!

Debbi said...

Oh yum, this is a keeper recipe! Peaches won't be available her in Oregon for another 3-4 weeks, they are an August fave of mine. Thanks for a mouth watering post!

Sam I Am...... said...

I just finished freezing peach pie filling last week. I should have gotten more peaches today at the Farmer's Market but company is coming supposedly so I hate to get involved with anymore canning or freezing. Did you find a recipe for peach butter? I got one from Tammy I haven't tried it but it sounded really good. Too many have so many seasonings in them you can't taste the peaches but this one looked good. If you need it email me and I'll get it sent to you.

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