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August 2016

Peach Crisp

Recipes By August 28, 2016 5 Comments

This sounded so delicious the other night, I just had to make it.  I didn’t have any fresh peaches so I used canned.  I actually think peeling and slicing slippery peaches while trying to remove the pit is not all that fun.  Thus, I was fine having to resort to using canned peaches.

This is a simple and quick recipe.

Heat oven to 350 degrees

In a oven proof, 2 quart casserole dish – stir together:

  • 1 large and one small can of sliced peaches – drained (I like the ones in pear juice)
  • 3 Tbs. flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

In another bowl add:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats (I used Old Fashioned because that is what I had on hand)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Stir together – then add 1 stick of cold butter, cut into pieces.  Cut butter into flour mixture with a fork or pastry blender. Add a tablespoon or two of water to make mixture crumbly.  Spoon on top of peaches.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Filling should be bubbly and crust slightly brown.

Enjoy!

 

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Blueberry Banana Muffins

Recipes By August 21, 2016 Tags: , , 2 Comments

I have been making this recipe since my kids were little – so forever.  I usually make it into a quick bread loaf but decided to try muffins this go around.  They turned out great and I was able to use up my very ripe bananas in the process.muffins4a

I like to use foil liners so the muffins don’t stick. These muffins also freeze well.

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Put liners in muffin tin.muffins1a

  • 1 stick butter – softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 – 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 – 6 oz. carton of blueberry yogurt
  • ½ cup blueberries

Cream butter and sugar, add egg and mix well.  Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  In separate bowl, smash peeled bananas, then add yogurt and mix together.  Stir banana/yogurt mix into batter. Then gently stir in blueberries.

Fill muffin cups about ¾ full.  Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  Makes about 1 ½ dozen muffins (or 1 loaf).muffins2a

Enjoy!

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Growing Tomatoes for the Grandkids

Grandkids By August 14, 2016 Tags: , , , 5 Comments

I like growing tomatoes.  It is exciting to watch the blooms turn into fruit and then the green fruit ripen.  I also like growing enough tomatoes to give some away.  However, the best thing is when my granddaughters come to visit and they pick and eat the fruit right from the vine.  I plant beef steak tomatoes for my husband but I plant bite sized cherry tomatoes for the grands.  In the winter, when I plan out the garden, I always have the cherry tomatoes on the outside – it makes it easier for little arms to reach them.tomato-picking3a

Last week my 3 year old granddaughter came by for a visit.  I purposely did not pick any tomatoes for several days so there would be some red, juicy ripe ones left on the vines.  She was very excited and fished around through the green leaves looking for the prize.  It looked like a summer Easter egg hunt.  She was popping them in her mouth and eating them as fast as she could find them.  You would have thought it was candy!  This is the positive side of not using any kind of pesticides or chemicals in my garden.  The fresh picked tomatoes can be eaten right from the source.tomato-picking5a

This is the second year she has feasted on tomatoes from my garden.  I did the same thing fifty years ago in my grandmother’s tomato patch.  I hope it registers a warm memory for her to retrieve some day when she is a grandmother.tomato-picking2a

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