Friday, October 28, 2016

peach blackberry cobbler

Wow, this one was delicious!  The secret (and what drew me to this recipe) was the crystallized ginger in the crumble.  I could have eaten the crumble by the pound; it tasted like a shortbread.  Thanks Garden & Gun!
Tips:  I halved the recipe and it was still a ton!
I used frozen peaches and they did not get all the way done in the oven alone.  They would need cooking on the stove first.
I found the crystallized ginger at Earth Fare.
Blackberry and Peach Cobbler By Bill Smith of Crook’s Corner Serves 12 
Filling 8 cups fresh blackberries
8 cups peeled, sliced peaches
3 cups sugar
¾ cup all-purpose flour
 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
 ¾ cup sugar
 ¾ cup light brown sugar
 ½ cup crystallized ginger, chopped
 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
4 cups all-purpose flour

 Preheat oven to 350°F. Place fruit in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Sift dry ingredients over fruit and fold them in with a spatula. Then let fruit mixture sit for 20 minutes. For the crust, place butter and white and brown sugars in a large mixing bowl and cream with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until fluffy. Add ginger and pecans, stirring to combine. In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, salt, and flour. Add dry ingredients to butter-and-sugar mixture one cup at a time. The result should resemble cookie dough. Pour fruit filling into a deep 4-quart baking dish, and then drop pieces of dough over the top to cover. Place baking dish in a jelly-roll pan—to catch any filling that may overflow—and bake for 1 hour. Check the cobbler periodically to make sure the crust doesn’t become too brown before the filling is fully cooked. (You may need to turn the oven temperature down to 325°F.) Filling should be bubbly around the edges. Serve with fresh whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or both.

couscous salad

Sweet friends brought this to us after we had Worth and it is amazing!  So easy, healthy and filling.
As you can imagine, I was a little too busy for pictures of the real deal (I stole this one from the web.)and here's my interpretation of the recipe.  You can create many varieties also!
1 box of pine nut couscous
shredded chicken (use your kitchen aid!)
lemon juice and zest
cherry tomatoes
And that's it!  Serve it cold or slightly warmed.  I made a batch a short while after we ate this and added asparagus.  Explore with your favorite flavors.

Monday, October 24, 2016


we had a great visit with family in September!  stayed with aunt megan and uncle adi for a few days and saw the bloodworth clan on the way out of town on sunday.  can't wait to see all the kids grow up together!

worth and wyatt

love this picture of brad and mv.  this was before she decided she hated bows.  :(
wyatt wasn't so happy about this!
sweet buddies
love the toothless grin!
enjoying the new basement before the couch arrived
liz brought wes and libby over to visit.  I think wes has a crush.  :)
always with the hands in the mouth
sweet buddies

megan and adi just finished their basement and it includes all sorts of sports memorabilia.  Bosnian soccer star jerseys here
masters room
great bar area
three tvs
a tribute to adi's playing days at furman
sweet worth after a bath
visiting with sam, karla and aunt diane
sam and aunt diane
uncle wayne, aunt linda, joel, jim, brad, aunt diane with skylar, karla with sam, mv, me and worth
good times!

Life with Worth

this little guy has been such a joy and perfect addition to our family. 
mv is in love with him and is such a big help!
my precious girl.  she now refuses ponytails and has moved on to nikes.  time for worth to wear her converse.  :)
always willing to help!
sweet snuggles
she loves to build castles!  this is as tall as we could go without it falling
taking a picture of her giraffe on her kitchen phone.  ha
two months of worth
sucking his thumb.  this has only happened about three times
school bus dress and red converse.  love
worth's birth announcement

the socks had to be pulled up!
I can't believe how much different she looks now.  she's lost a little of the pudge...

celebrating uncle adi's birthday!
swimming in the rain
the boys getting all the attention
uncle adi loves a good belt
group shot
worth was passed out!
all smiles
crazy sister with about 14 clips in her hair
fresh from a bath, snuggled with Minnie
selfies before school
gotta love a good monogram
clean baby
swimming at bb and pap's
pap getting all the love!

go dawgs!
hahaha.  strong hugs!
 a turtle in the pool provided lots of entertainment!
watch out!
pool party for daddy's birthday
dare devil loves to go off the diving board
eating with sweet Maggie
dinosaur paws!
y'all, this is the cutest thing.  she loves ballet!
he kept sliding down.  ha
every Friday.  we have lots of outtakes....