Recipe for Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

5-6 cups FRESH peaches
2 cups flour
3 cups sugar (divided in half, set 1.5 cups aside)
1 cup milk
1/3 cup butter
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt (divided in half, set 1/2 teaspoon aside)
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 and 1/2 cups BOILING water (Yes you read that correctly this is key in the making of this cobbler)

Peel and slice peaches, spread in greased 2 quart shallow baking dish. Let sit until syrup forms ( I let it sit while oven heats up and I prepare the “dough”).

In medium bowl, stir flour, 1 1/2 cups of sugar,milk, butter, baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt. Batter will be thick. Spoon batter over peaches, spread to edges of the dish. Set aside. In a small bowl,mix well the rest of the sugar (1 1/2 cups), cornstarch & the rest of the salt (1/2 tsp). Sprinkle this mixture over the batter. Then pour 1 1/2 cups of BOILING water over all of it. It will look VERY watery. Do not stir. Place carefully in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until golden brown and glazed. (If knife inserted into cobbler comes out clean, it is done). Serve warm or cool with whip cream or vanilla ice cream.

Serves 12 normal people or 6 big teenage boys.

From :  Sandy Trefger


Rainy days of summer, in the forecast for the next few days

Ahhh, for all the joys of summer, there’s the rainy days and thunderstorms as well.   Wish I had bought that pair of polka-dot rain boots at Target last fall!  The boots were brown with multi-colored polka-dots.  I took a pic with my cell phone camera, but alas,  do not have a cable to download the numerous photos.  There’ a ton of fun photos

stock photo : Polka dot red rain boots

Celebrate National Ice Cream Soda Day

Today is National Ice Cream soda day and the one place I wish that I could be now is at the Pop Shop .  It is a cafe and creamery designed like an old fashioned soda shop.   Here’s some photos of our recent first vist in the month of May.

Here’s a glimpse of the menu:

So many choices, delicious decisions!

Among the choices, there’s a a Black Cow, a Brown Cow and an Orange Cow.   There’s create your own Soda Fountain pop, made with soda ( seltzer) , syrup and a shot of fizz.  The flavor choices are :  Banana, bubblegum, cherry, chocolate, cupcake, coconut, green apple, grape, raspberry , peach pineapple, mint , strawberry, vanilla, and an unknown because only half the word is in the photo.

A flavor that called to my taste buds  was Banana Daiquiri, pineapple and banana syrups.   I hear that the Pop shop is featuring Margarita flavor this month, of course , it is non-alcoholic.

Flag day is celebrated on June 14, 2011 in the USA

Are you displaying “Old Glory ” today?

waving "Old Glory" !

On June 14th each year, our nation celebrates Flag Day — the date in 1777 that the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes to fly high as a symbol of the United States. The day will mark the 233rd anniversary of Old Glory and those who have had a hand in fortifying its overpowering symbolism.

Liberty and Prosperity, the Ameican flag

The first flag featured 13 white stars in a circle on a field of blue with 13 red and white stripes and is often attributed to Philadelphia seamstress Betty Ross, the official flag maker for the Pennsylvania Navy.

Skywatch Friday, season 4, Episode 48

Please join me in the weekly photo meme , “Skywatch Friday”

This is another photo of our visit to the beach in mid May of this year.   I was pleasantly surprised to learn of this pier on the other side of Seaside Park.

Instead of continuing on the main road, I asked my hubby to make a left and see where the road goes;  once we took a drive up and down the roads of both summer rental homes and those of year round ownership we came out along the other side of Seaside park to find this lovely view.


Pink and blue swirled sunset

Watery Wednesday #142

There's a pair of pink Flamingos forming a heart among this social soiree.

Now with the weather finally warming up like summer, I’m wishing that we were back in Florida.  This photo was  taken at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando , Florida.   One of these days,  it will be time to plan another trip to Florida.

Please  be sure to visit other Watery Wednesday participants.

Watery Wednesday is a  weekly photo meme with  you can share   any kind of water image that you photographed  with your own camera and visionary sense.

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