The Easiest Fruit Cobbler Recipe

Peach Cobbler

I will admit, this is not my recipe, but I have memorized it because it’s just SO easy.

Ready for the Oven - Peach Cobbler

Ready for the Oven – Peach Cobbler

You can make this recipe with just about any type of berry or stone fruit (or mix!) and it will be wonderful.

Ingredients:

1 cup self-rising flour

1 cup milk

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup (one stick) butter

Fruit- the more the merrier

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Put the stick of butter in a 9″ by 12″ pan, and stick in the oven to melt the butter.

Whisk together the flour and sugar, then add the milk and stir until mixed.

Wash and cut up fruit.

Once the butter is melted, pour in the batter, add fruit on top.

Bake for one hour or until top is browned.

Enjoy! Maybe even with a scoop of vanilla ice cream….mmmm…

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

Easiest thing ever right? And perfect for a somewhat light and fruity summer dessert!

 

Pimento Cheese Toast from Fresh Pimento Pepper

Pimento Pepper

This year we bought a pimento pepper plant from Lavender Fields Farm, and this year (so far) we have harvested one pimento pepper from said plant.

Pimento Pepper

Pimento Pepper

It’s a good sized pepper, and one of the most mild peppers (if not the mildest). Mr. Lucky thought to make our lonely pepper into Pimento Cheese Toast. Easy, simple, and delicious…

Pimento Cheese Toast

Pimento Cheese Toast

He just came up with this on the spot- Roasted pimento, chopped up, mixed with cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Stick it in the microwave to make it melty, and spread it on toasted baguette or italian bread.

He just guessed on amounts. Nothing was measured.

I’m hoping to get at least one more that we can try a different recipe with–anyone have any ideas?

 

Chicken Salad with Cranberries and Tarragon

Chicken Salad Sandwich and French Onion Soup

The other night Mr. Lucky and I decided to have “Bistro Night” for dinner. I made chicken salad for sandwiches, and he made French Onion Soup! He found the recipe for the soup on Martha Stewart, and it was excellent. The only thing we would change is to cut back on the amount of Thyme called for (by at least half).

Chicken Salad Sandwich and French Onion Soup

Chicken Salad Sandwich and French Onion Soup

I am sharing my own recipe for chicken salad, that I developed after enjoying the sandwiches as Starbucks. Not wanting to spend $8 on a little sandwich, I knew it would be easy to come up with something similar that I could recreate whenever I wanted.

Chicken Salad all stirred up

Chicken Salad all stirred up

As with most recipes- you can change any amounts to suit your taste. Usually I don’t measure anything and just go with what I think looks good.

Chicken Salad with cranberries and Tarragon

Ingredients:

25 oz. of cooked chicken, shredded or chunked

¼ cup of chopped celery

¼ cup dried craisins or cranberries

¾ mayo

2 Tbsp lime or lemon juice

½ tsp Tarragon (can be more, be generous)

¼ tsp garlic powder

Black Pepper to taste

Salt to taste

Steps:

  1. Shred the chicken.
  2. Chop celery, and add to the chicken
  3. Add craisins and mayo, stir all together until well mixed.
  4. Add lime juice, tarragon, and garlic powder, stir until well mixed.
  5. Add salt and pepper to your taste preference.
  6. Store in the fridge up to a few days.

Enjoy on your favorite whole grain bread!

A Woodland Baby Shower for Charlie

The Cake

In early April I attended a baby shower for my Step-Daughter-in-law at her mother’s house. It was a beautiful day, in a beautiful setting with the new mom surrounded by loving family and friends!

Dining Room

Dining Room

I was able to help a very little bit by bringing a burlap table runner, lots of fresh flowers from my garden, and just a few little extras to add to the theme- a Woodland Baby Shower. The theme is based on the nursery theme– full of cute woodland creatures, and the beauty and bounty of nature.

Dark Hellebores

Dark Hellebores in a green glass vase

Our gracious host, Linda, provided her home as the location for the shower, which itself is set out in the countryside, surrounded by woods, farmland, and horse country. Spring is the perfect time of year to have a baby because everything seems so fresh and new! Linda made these cute cards to hang from her chandelier in the dining room- one side with a letter, and the other with a cute animal.

Charlie Letters Chandelier

Charlie Letters Chandelier

She was nice to let me share these pictures of her home and drawings on my blog!

CHARLIE

Her inspiration was the theme of the nursery. Aren’t they so cute!

charlie Animals

She also had a delicious spread of deviled eggs, olives, fresh vegetables, grapes, chocolate dipped strawberries, cheese and crackers, and trail mix. I brought the embroidered tablecloth, which has pretty little Irish native plants on it.

Yummy Foods

Yummy Foods

And the cake! Delicious and made in house as well! The cake was modeled after other Woodland themed cakes we found online. I think it came out so nicely.

The Cake

The Cake

Lots of fresh spring blooms.

Hellebores and Daffodils

Hellebores and Daffodils

Little details, like this toy fox, made a difference. I’m so glad I’ve been able to use the burlap table runner again!

We also played a couple of games, of which the winners got to choose from the Party Gifts table.

Party Gifts

Party Gifts

Little Charlie made his debut just less than a month later. Isn’t he a cutie pie?

Baby Charlie

Baby Charlie

I think he’s a lucky little guy because he has so many grandparents who love him.