3 girls, me, and a recipe

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Hello Everyone!! I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful holiday season. At this very stressful time of year one of my few "surefire" relaxation techniques is to get in the kitchen and have my mind totally forget about everything and just create something. Being in my kitchen and getting the ingredients together to make something is just the best atmosphere to me. I've got my little dogs at my feet, the oven pre-heating and dishes clanging and I am totally content. My oldest daughter seems to be catching on to this same thing. She will walk in the door after work and say "Mama, lets cook something". She is learning to unwind the same way. I had some blueberries that I needed to use up so she made her cobbler. It is a Paula Deen recipe and she has tweaked it to make her own. I told her the other night that it came out better than it normally does and she told me, "well, it because I didn't really measure anything". LOL! Yep, shes made it more than a few times!

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

2 16 oz cans sliced peaches in syrup or juice
1 pint fresh blueberries

1/2 cup baking mix-we used bisquick

1/3 cup sugar

Ground Cinnamon


2 cups baking mix

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted (1/2 stick)

1/2 cup milk

Cinnamon Sugar (1/4 cup sugar with 2 teasoons ground cinnamon, mixed well)

Spray a dutch oven with vegetable oil cooking spray

Drain 1 can of peaches. Combine both cans of peaches (one drained, one not), blueberries, baking mix, sugar and a (liberal, cause I love it! )sprinkling of cinnamon.

To make topping: Combine, baking mix, sugar, butter and milk in a mixing bowl. Drop bits of dough all over the top of peach mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 min.
We found that the original recipe called for too much baking mix. We cut it down because it came out with too much crust. Now its perfect and this is great with some Blue Bell vanilla bean ice cream!

She baked this in my cast iron dutch oven with a glass lid. And she baked it covered. This is the filling mixture in the cooking sprayed dutch oven.

This is how your topping mixture should look. Not too dough-ey!

I told her she better use a bunch of cinnamon cause thats how this mama like it!!

It turned out beautifully. I'm so proud of the little baker she is becoming!

I love the feeling I get when my kids let me know how much they love the food that I cook and I see the interest in cooking that it stirs up in them. It warms my heart to think of all the memories that we are making.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead.


Cheryl said...

Sounds like you have great kids! I married my high school sweetheart too, I dont run into many folks who did and are still married, congrats to both of us!

Joan said...

Cheryl! Thanks so much for coming by! Yes, congrats to both of us. We laughed when we were married 19 years because that was when we were married longer than we werent!
We are now married 22 years and I pray my girls get a man just like their dad!

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

I'm so happy your daughter is following in your footsteps! By the way you have three beautiful girls! Very tasty cobbler btw.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Joan that looks so good. I love being in my kitchen as well. Its so cozy cooking especially at the holiday season. Your girls are the best.

Live.Love.Eat said...

That is truly awesome that you're passing on your talent to your children. I am still trying to get my 5yo boy in the kitch with me. It's happened once and it was awesome.

Joan said...

Christine-Thanks so much. I agree with you-I am biased I know, but they are pretty on the inside too!
Thanks for coming by!

Tina, thank you! I am fixing to make Ofelias banana bread from your place, I will let you know how it turns out!

LiveLoveEat-Isnt that feeling great to have them love what you love? Its a great bond. Our kids probably watch us even more than we think!

Lauren said...

I feel another cobbler coming along!