Sunday, June 23, 2013

Peach Pie!

I love this time of year! 

 Fresh fruits and vegetable's.  Nothing better. 

 I picked up some peaches on Friday and hubby thought I was making him a peach pie when I really just wanted them to eat... Well I gave in and make him a Peach Pie this morning.  

Peach Pie

Flaky Pie Crust 
(I make my own pie shells, but you can purchase pre-made)

3/4 - 1 cup sugar, depending on how sweet your peaches are.
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
dash salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 -  8 cups peeled, sliced fresh peaches
2 tablespoons butter

Combine sugar, flour nutmeg and salt.  Add to peaches, mix lightly.  Fill shell and dot with butter.

Add top crust and make sure to put steam cuts on top.

Bake at 400 for 45 minutes.

I served mine warm with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream...

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Orange-BBQ Chicken

Hubby and I cleaned the garage today and it took longer than expected. 
 Isn't that what always happens when you are doing something you love? LOL  
I did not want to ask him to cook anything on the grill since he actually helped and did not complain. 

 I read this recipe on Pinterest the other day and thought I would try it.  So easy and so good....

Orange - BBQ Chicken

It was just Hubby and I for dinner so I only made 2 pieces of chicken and this is my recipe, I made a few changes to the one I read.  

2 pieces of chicken, thawed
1/2 jar of Bobby Rays BBQ Sauce
1/2 jar of Orange Marmalade

I sprinkled my chicken with Garlic Pepper, my secret ingredient.
Cooked in the crock pot for 3 hours on high.

Mixed the BBQ Sauce and Orange Marmalade and poured on top after the 3 hours.  I cooked for another hour.

That is it,  Easy and Delicious...

OK, my Garlic Pepper is from Tastefully Simple; 
I use it on everything.  
I purchase it from my cousin, Beverly Pedigo.  
Here is a link to the order page if you would like to order. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Slap Yo Mama Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Last week The Great American Bake-off was on CBS.
  I am loving that show. 
 There is this one lady, Francine, also a Florida Gator!!!!, and I just love her, she is a hoot!..  
She made these cookies and I had to make them after seeing them.  OK, if you need a pick me up; this is it.  

You will not be dis-appointed.


1 c pecans or walnuts
3/4 c self rising flour
1 tsp instant espresso powder
 12 oz. semisweet chocolate
1/4 c unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
1 3/4 c white sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 c dark chocolate chips
1 c white chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in center of oven. 

Place the pecans on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly brown and fragrant. Let nuts cool and then chop coarsely.

2. whisk together the flour,  and espresso powder. Melt the chocolate and butter in a stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature

3. In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the sugar and eggs until pale yellow and thick, about 5 minutes.

 Beat in the melted chocolate mixture and vanilla extract.

Fold in the dry ingredients to the chocolate batter and mix only until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate the batter just until firm, about 30-60 minutes.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  
Bake for 14 minutes.

5. Remove from oven and place baking pan on a wire rack to cool. When cookies are firm, remove from baking pan and let completely cool on rack.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Cheese Straws

Hubby bought me a new Cuisinart Food Processor over the weekend.  

I wanted to make something and decided to make him some Cheese Straws.  

Love it, the food processor and the Cheese Straws....

Cheese Straws

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups (16 ounces) grated cheese

Put everything into the food processor and blend until dough looks like pie crust.  Divide into 4 balls.  Put 1 ball between wax paper and roll into a rectangle.  I cut mine with a pizza cutter.  Put on ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper.

Bake at 425 for 8 - 10 minutes.