Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Freezer Peaches

This year we got a box of Yakima's Princess peaches and we decided to try freezing them the way Michelle's dad had last year.
So thanks to Michelle's dad and Google;)

Some of the best peaches ever!!

Cut 'em in half and pit 'em..


throw 'em in 1 can of orange juice concentrate-thawed
you can add a bit of water if you want
but the peaches were pretty juicy on their own.

make sure to toss well to coat all with the OJ

we put about 5 cups per freezer bag

These are what we used to make our Peach Streusel Coffee Cake-Yummmmy!!
Happy Wednesday!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Peach Streusel Coffee Cake

Doesn't the name alone just want to make

you grab a cup of coffee, a fork and dig in??

This coffee cake is so moist and delicious....

beware once you pick up the fork it will be hard to put it down!

This recipe was adapted from the Chronicles of Windy Ridge's

Apple Coffee cake... check it out!!

Very delish!!

Cream shortening and butter until light and fluffy...

Throw in a couple of eggs and vanilla; beat.

In another bowl, mix your dry ingredients:


baking powder

baking soda


Add dry ingredients and sour cream to mixture...

Add your peaches...

Don't skimp on the peaches!!! We used frozen peaches

and we were wishing we had added more!

Stir it all in!

Pour into greased pan.

For the topping: brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter.

Sprinkle the top with the topping and walnuts or pecans...

ready for the oven!


The recipe says to cool completely... if you can wait; do it!!!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Chocolate-Marshmallow Pillows

It's Cookie Friday!!

Yeah! :)

Chewy, Chocolaty, nutty goodness!

And Kinda dangerous to have sitting around the house!!

Start with a Betty Crocker double chocolate chunk

cookie mix and add oil, water, egg and pecans.

Drop onto cookie sheet and bake for 7 minutes....

Remove from oven and top each cookie with 1/2 of

a large marshmallow.

Return to oven for 1-2 minutes.

For the frosting...

in a saucepan, melt chocolate chips over low heat.

Remove from heat;

add whipping cream, butter and vanilla.

Blend well.

Stir in powdered sugar until smooth.

Spread frosting over each cooled cookie,

covering the marshmallow!

Yum... :)

And Dig In!!!

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**Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cranberry-Orange Scones

These scones are to die for scrumptious!!!
The original recipe is the Maple Pecan Scones from The Pioneer Woman cookbook.
I decided to change them up a bit by adding craisins and orange zest with a little white chocolate icing to top them off.

First we zest these little clementine oranges then
squeeze the the juice out.

smells soooo good!!

Cut cold butter into flour mixture until resembles crumbs
then add craisins and zest, egg and cream.
Stir until just combined then turn onto a floured board and form ball.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fresh Raspberry Crisp

I love this time of year!!!
All the fresh fruits and veggies are ripe for the pickin'!
The kiddos and I have been out picking raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries and my freezer is packed to prove it;)
I also love, love crisps-this one is soooo easy and super flavorful.
Recipe rundown:
*recipe from*
brown sugar

Get yourself some fresh picked raspberries

sprinkle with sugar

mix up crumb topping:
butter, brown sugar, oats and pecans

sprinkle topping over raspberries

Top with whipped cream and savor the fruits of Summer!!
I don't know about anyone else but I'm hanging on to Summer with everything I've got-even though the kiddos go back to school today....ugh sooooo not ready for school to start!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Italian Chicken Panini

I just love a good sandwich and a panini is a great way to go!

Very easy to throw together....

with lots of fresh flavors!

Oven roasted chicken = deli chicken... all the work is

done for you! (Love that!)

Ingredient List:




oven roasted chicken

deli smoked ham

mozzarella cheese

roasted red pepper


Spread one side of bread with mayo and the other with pesto....

layer meats, cheese and peppers.

Throw on panini maker for a few minutes.....

Once cheese is melted and bread is toasted....

you are ready to dig in!


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**Recipe adapted from Cooking with Sugar blog

Monday, August 22, 2011

Mini Blackberry Cobblers


With all the fresh fruit in season, this is a great way to throw together

and quick and nummy dessert!

We got these blackberries from a local farmers market...

so fresh and juicy!

I just love the look of "mini" desserts!

Grease your ramekin and layer up the berries.

Sprinkle fruit with any juices from the fruit, sugar and cornstarch.

(If you don't have any juice from the berry, add a little lemon juice.)

Mix until all incorporated!

Dot each ramekin with butter...

In a medium bowl, combine sugar cookie mix, butter
vanilla or almond extract and 1 egg....

Use your hands to make a small ball of dough and
place in ramekin. Press dough down until most of
the top is covered.

Bake for about 18-20 minutes...
let cool slightly.

Top with ice cream!!

Enjoy your quick and cute mini dessert!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Caribbean Lime Coolers

These cookies are a bite of freshness!
Sweet and tangy.
I found this recipe on the Betty Crocker site and have been wanting to make them for quite a while now.
The only change I made was to add white chocolate chips-every now and again you get a white chip in your bite-YUM I also toasted the coconut, I think it's really the only way to eat coconut;)
Ingredient list:

Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
toasted coconut
zest and juice of 1 lime
1 egg
white chocolate chips
powdered sugar

I love how quick these cookies mixed up and were baked and ready to eat!

That's what I love about a mix-quick and super easy!

Zest adds so much flavor and it's always nice to add a little color;)

Ever tried cracking an egg and taking a picture at the same time???
Me neither I cracked it first then tried to keep it in one side of the shell and click;)
Just so ya know!

I used 1/2 a bag but you could use the whole thing or less if you like.

the recipe calls for 3 T. but I just squeezed the whole thing in there-worked out fine:)

stir and drop...

the dough was a little soft but worked out for some soft and yummy cookies
Bake for 9 to 13 minutes.
I baked mine for 9 minutes exactly.

Dust with a little powdered sugar.

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