So ... this weekend's "Food For Thought" centers around peaches!
I would like to share with you three different ways to enjoy this summer's sweetest fruit.
(This is a recipe from my mom's cookbook.)
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1/2 cup sugar
2 cup flour (we use 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white)
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 t. salt
2 t. baking powder
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 T. cinnamon-sugar
Grease a 9x13 pan and layer fruit and 1/2 cup sugar. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients. With a fork, cut in the eggs until it's crumbly. Spread this mixture on top of the fruit. Drizzle with butter and sprinkle cinnamon-sugar on top. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes until golden brown.
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(This is a little recipe I put together ... a little of this and a little of that!)
|Do those go together?|
5 peaches, peeled and chopped into small pieces (think about what would fit on a tortilla chip)
The juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped (only use as much as you want)
1 clove of garlic, minced
|A perfect mix of hot & sweet.|
In a small bowl, toss all the ingredients together. Start with 1/2 the jalapeno and add more to taste. You might want to add a pinch of salt, too, to help bring out the flavors. We serve this on tacos, with chips or on taco salad. You can also follow the same recipe with mangos - it's delicious!
This past week we came home from church with a 20 pound box of peaches ... and I didn't have time to can. So ... I followed in my mother-in-law's footsteps and froze about half the box. Now we can use them this winter in crisps, muffins and smoothies.
(Not so much a recipe ... but a way to keep the fruit flies away.)
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|Ready for another crisp!|
Take a cookie sheet and cover it with waxed paper. Slice the peaches in half, remove the pit (and any brown spots), slice into 8 pieces and spread them out on the cookie sheet. Make sure they are in a single layer. When you run out of room, simple cover the peaches with another piece of waxed paper and start again. When you have processed all the peaches, place the loaded cookie sheet in the freezer over-night. In the morning you can pop the individual peach slices off the waxed paper and store them in a ziplock freezer bag. Then they are ready for you to grab a handful to use in your next recipe!