Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cobbler recipe

For the suggestion of mashing the fruit for the cobbler. It's best to only mash part of the fruit and leave some whole. Makes juice for the cobbler but you still have the whole fruit for crunch.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Here is Kay's cobbler recipe. She recalls the recipe being given to her from my husband's mother who got it from her mother. The photos are of Kay's husband, Gary.

Grandma Smith’s Cobbler Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 cup sugar 1 stick butter
1 cup flour 1 can pie filling or 4 cups fresh fruit
1 cup canned milk

Melt butter in a 2 qt. casserole dish.

Mix together flour, sugar and milk. Pour mixture into casserole dish over melted butter. DO NOT STIR.

Pour pie filling or fresh fruit* over the mixture. DO NOT STIR.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 – 45 minutes until the crust is a golden brown. Test doneness with toothpick in center.

*When using fresh fruit, I pour at least 1 cup of sugar over the fruit and let it sit overnight. If you don’t have the time, just stir the sugar into the fruit just before pouring it over the cobbler mixture.

Follow the DO NOT STIR directions. If you stir all the ingredients together, the cobbler will not cook. I don’t know why but you’ll just have a gooey mess.

Canned pineapple makes an excellent cobbler.

Southwestern Dip recipe

Welcome new followers to my blog. If you have questions or comments I'd love to hear from you.
Here's a new dip recipe that's really good.

Southwestern Dip
1 14-oz. pkg pictsweet brand frozen seasoned corn and black beans w/tomatoes, peppers and onions, cooked as directed, drained and cooled

1 (4-oz.) can diced japalenos, drained
2 green onions, finely chopped
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2/3 cup sour cream
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Serve with corn chips, Keeps well in refrigerator. Let come to room temperature before serving

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

zucchini bread recipe

Everyone's zucchini is really producing a lot, so here's a great recipe for Zucchini Bread

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup veg. oil
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped toasted pecans
2 cups grated zucchini, w/skin
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup raisins
1 cup pineapple w/ juice

Beat eggs, sugar and oil. Use spoon to blend in mixed flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir only till moistened and add other ingredients, stirring gently. Pour into two greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes or use a toothpick to test for doneness. Do not overcook. Slice and spread with cream cheese if desired.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Come and check out all the plants blooming right now

Come on down to our little nursery and see all the old-time roses, gardenias, hydrangeas (notice the Lace Cap Hydrangea? - very pretty and unusual), hostas and many more beautiful shrubs, plants and heirloom treasures. It's a great time of year to visit. See you soon!

Sunday Afternoon down on Ho Hum Hollow Road

We had a great afternoon yesterday celebrating Grandaddy's birthday. After dinner, Lorri (best known as Fred), Brad, Kayla and I walked around digging up pieces of all kinds of flowers for Lorri and Kayla's yards. Kayla just got married last August and was very excited about getting some heirloom flowers for her yard.

The Goats who live at Laid Back Farm

We have seven baby goats. Each one and their Mama is so sweet.

Just a few more days and the blueberries will be in. My grandson, Matthew, is shown here picking the first of the harvest. He picked these for his sweet wife, Lauren. She likes fresh fruit in her yogurt and oatmeal. You can't get any fresher than this!

Send me a message if you'd like to come down to see us and get your own blueberries. You can pick or we'll pick.


You Done In There Yet?

This is Little Red Kay is holding. She is my bottle baby. Shortly after she was born another Mama Goat that had not yet had her own baby, kidnapped Little Red. Once Little Red had the smell of the other goat on her, her real Mama would not take her back. She is just like a little pet, as most of our goats are now.