Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Watermelon" Waffles

While reading some fun blogs recently, I came across an idea for watermelon waffles!

Since our family loves waffles.....

and since it is summertime....

and since school is not in session....

and since this teacher mom actually has time to have fun in the kitchen,

...I made these for the kiddos. 

I am glad there are creative people in the world who blog about their ideas so that I can make fun foods that my kids think are cool! Head on over to Random Thoughts of A Supermom for the recipe!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Blueberry Cobbler

It is blueberry picking season again. I love picking blueberries. I usually do it in the early morning or late evening to avoid the humid heat of our region. These are my favorite times of the day, so blueberry picking is a great excuse for being in the outdoors. I also usually go with friends whom I can chat with while picking!

This week, we have enjoyed blueberry pancakes and blueberry cobbler.
Warm Blueberry Cobbler a la mode

  • 2 1/2 – 3 lbs blueberries, sliced
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 2 T. water
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 c. flour ( I used a gf blend and it worked great)
  • 1/2 c. butter

  • In a saucepan combine blueberries and regular sugar. Let sit for 30 minutes. After sitting, cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.Combine cornstarch and water and stir into berry mixture and bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute or until mixture is thickened. Spoon mixture into 8×8 or similar pan. Combine brown sugar, oats, and flour then cut in butter to form a crumbly mixture. Spread evenly over blueberry mixture.Bake at 350 for 25-30.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Watermelon Limeade

It is blazing hot in the deep south right now! The first week of June has brought us temperatures above 100 degrees. It is hard to believe, but sure does make me grateful for air-conditioning!

One way that I have chosen to fight the heat is with this yummy summer drink. Watermelon is in season and is a favorite treat of my family. So why not make it into a cold drink? To make this drink, follow this link!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bliss!

I recently found this recipe for Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies over at A Wise Woman. Since I am a lover of all things chocolate and all things peanut butter, I thought this combination looked too good to pass up!

Part 1:
Make the brownie layer. Preheat oven to 350. Butter bottom and sides of pan.
1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
3 eggs
3 t. vanilla
2/3 c. cocoa powder
1 c. all purpose flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking powder

Melt butter, then remove from heat and add sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Next, add cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add flour and stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a cooling rack.

Part 2:

While the brownies are cooling, make the peanut butter filling.

1/2 c. butter softened
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
2 c. powdered sugar
2-3 t. milk

In a mixer, combine the filling ingredients and beat until smooth. Add more milk if needed to make it spreadable. Spread in an even layer over the cooled brownies. Place in refrigerator until filling is set (about 30 min).

Part 3:

While the filling is setting, make the ganache topping:

1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 c. butter
2 T. heavy whipping cream

Combine ingredients in a double boiler or in the microwave. Melt together and combine. Pour the ganache over the top of the chilled filling and spread gently. Return to refrigerator until set.


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