Peach Cobbler

Fresh and fruity peach cobbler is a great addition to a meal.  Made with frozen peaches it can be made at any time of the year.

INGREDIENTS

1 bag frozen peaches thawedPeach Cobbler

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ginger

2 cups flower

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup cold margarine or vegetable shortening

1 egg

3/4 cup milk

DIRECTIONS

Mix peaches, sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch and spices together in a bowl.  Pour into a greased baking dish.

Mix flour, baking powder, salt  and  second amount of sugar together.  Add margarine or shortening and mix together until mixture is crumbly.

Add milk and mix only until combined.  Put dough on top of peach mixture.

Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

 

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Bread Machine Rosemary Bread

On rainy days I sometimes pull out the bread machine and experiment.  Bread Machine  Rosemary Bread is a recipe I particularly like.  The bread is fresh and fragrant and bits of sun-dried tomato add for a pop of freshness.  This recipe is great served with cream cheese or just plain butter.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 cups concentrated vegetable stockBread Machine Rosemary Bread

1 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes (removed from the oil)

3 tbsp dried rosemary

1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast

Measure ingredients in pan in order they are listed.  Bake on 1.5 lb setting on regular cycle.

Light Cheesecake

I like to serve this cheesecake as an alternative to heavy pies on the holidays.  This dessert is light and fluffy.  It’s not as filling as a traditional cheesecake and can be made with any flavor of gelatin powder.

Ingredients

1 package cream cheeseLight Cheesecake

1 tub cottage cheese

1 small carton whipped cream

1 tbsp sugar

ginger snaps

pecans

2 packages jello® (your favorite flavor)

Grind up ginger snaps and place in the bottom of an 8×11 greased glass pan.

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Raspberry Swirl Coffee Cake

Serve this coffee cake to your guests and they’ll be impressed.  It takes wonderful and the swirls of raspberry brighten up the cake. 

If you don’t like raspberry try swirling in blueberry sauce instead.

Ingredients

1 beaten egg

Raspberry Swirl Coffee Cake1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

2 tbsp melted butter

Mix wet ingredients together until sugar and butter is well incorporated.

1 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder Continue reading “Raspberry Swirl Coffee Cake”

Peach Muffins

The Peach muffin recipe another gem from my mother’s old cookbook. I don’t remember her ever baking this recipe but I’ve used it several times in the past few years when I feel like baking with peaches.   I love this recipe with peaches but the bran base would be great with dates or raisins as well.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup oat branPeach Muffins

1 1/4 cups flour

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup melted butter

1 tbsp lemon juice

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Date Squares

Occasionally my mother would make date squares when I was a child.  I never really liked them then but I have learned to love them as an adult.  Filled with oatmeal and sweet dates the squares are filling and tasty at the same time. Try one as a mid afternoon snack to get you through the day.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups flourDate Squares

2 cups oatmeal

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 tsp baking soda Continue reading “Date Squares”

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