Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Peach Cobbler.....it's peachy!

I love Peaches.
I love Peach Cobbler even more.
I picked up these beauties with
the intention of making a pie,
but found this recipe instead.

PeaCh CoBBLer recipe

Seeing as I had 4 Peaches,
I doubled the recipe.
I did make some changes though,
especially with the Sugar.

  • 4 large peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • plus 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • I started making the recipe 
    and when I realized that doubling 
    made it 3 cups of Sugar,
    my teeth kind of screeched to a halt!
    So I put the 1 1/2 cups with
    the fresh Peach slices,
    and used the 1/4 cup 
    in the flour mixture.

    I also added Cinnamon,
    cause I LOVE Cinnamon.

    I  added Freshly ground Nutmeg.
    After using it in Oatmeal cookies,
    I'll never go back to bottled Nutmeg.

    Use a 9 x 11 dish.

    I followed the directions as followed
    for the rest of the recipe.

    This is one of the best Cobblers,
    I have ever tasted, even though,
    I overcooked it about 5 minutes
    (next time I'll keep it between 40 and 45 minutes}

    The cobbler bread is fantastic.
    It's in between a Biscuit and Cake,
    the perfect compliment to 
    firm fresh Peaches.

    Next time, 
    I think I might cut back 
    on the Sugar a bit more,
    and possibly the Butter, by 1/2 (4 tbls).
    I would also recommend
    when baking to put on a cookie sheet. 

    So, if you have some fresh Peaches,
    or any other fruit for that matter,
    I highly recommend trying this recipe.

    It's peachy keen!

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

     Happy Mabon!
    Happy Autumn Equinox!
    it's Oh~fficially FaLL!

    MaBoN RituaLs

    We usually do a simple offering
    of an AppLe,
    a YeLLow CandLe,
    and Cinnamon & Juniper incense.

    We give thanks for all the 
    We give thanks for the 
    We give thanks for the 
    coming period of Rest.

    and of course,

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    a new Desk

    One of our local resale shops 
    had this desk for a while.
    I've had my eye on it for a while.

    Then, I bought it.
    The Store Lady gave me a great deal on it,
    with minor wear and tear.

    It's exactly what I've been looking for.
    Something just right 
    for a streamlined computer,

    The drawer comes out
    so that you can flip flop it.
    Eventually I will resand it and reseal it.

    Eventually I will hide all those wires too!

    It's a start.

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    Win a complete set of Agatha Raisin!!

    I aBsoLuTeLy
    Agatha Raisin.

    Her adventures always make me Laugh.
    Gruff on the outside,
    Hearted on the in,
    she's my favorite sleuth!

    Now you have the chance to win
    the complete set of 
    Agatha Raisin bOOks.

    I've already entered,
    and wait with crossed fingers!

    If you enjoy Agatha as much as I do,
    enter here!
    Enter here!

    Even if you don't win, check her out.
    Here's the complete series of Agatha Raisin:

    Agatha Raisin series

    woop woop.

    Saturday, September 8, 2012

    PrisciLLa's EarThLy DeLights

    cause I LoVe CooL bumper stickers

    {Priscilla says: Ssssing IT, Baby!}

    Thursday, September 6, 2012

    Cheap and Easy Security for your house....

     Now that schools are opening everywhere,
    and CoLLeges are back in session,
    making sure the Kiddos are ok is very important.

    Many will move into their own place;
    many will come home to empty houses;
    ALL of them need to be Safe.

    When I was a single parent,
     I was terrified of middle of the night break ins.
    I don't think I ever got a good nights sleep.
    well, occasionally when peeps would crash at my place.
    or the womb fruit would have a sleepover.
    Anyhoo, besides always living in an upstairs apartment,
    I would improvise for alarms and security systems
    on my dOOrs and WindoWs.
    You want anything
     that makes a lot of noise
    with little movement,
    such as a cheap wind chime.
    Like the ones you get at Walgreens.

    Wine glasses are excellent for windows,
    especially the older wooden ones that have deep ledges.
    I would set mine on the ledge so that if the window
    opened, it would tip the glass over to fall on the floor.

    Craft stores are FULL of noisy, tinkling BeLLs,
    especially now with the HoHoHolidays gearing up.

    Load up a string with tiny BeLLs

    I had these strung across my sliding door
    for my balcony patio.

    Or just put a few of these bad boys on for noise!

    I also find that the BeLL StriNgs
    are the best for doOrs.

    The wind chimes are especially helpful
    on doOrs that you may not use that often.
    Even now, married to a Copper,  I use this system.
    Cause dog shift can make for a reallly long Night!

    You just want something that will make enough noise
    to give you a heads up, and a head start!

    Just make sure that you rig it to be easily
    removed if necessary.
    I would use a small eye hooks,
    which makes for ease when removing
    and putting back,
    all it will take is
    ONE dinner party
    or Kid Take!over,
    for it to get annoying pretty quick!

    These always brought me a little Peace of Mind
    {still do}
    and hopefully it will for you too.

    Sunday, September 2, 2012

    Tools I'd Like to have....

    I actually know  a couple of pEEps who own one.
    Nothing but RaVe reviews.

    As someone who has constantly had to 
    fight to have nice skin, I am eager to give it a whirl.
    I LoVe the whole home spa thing,
    and this would be a delightful addition to it.

    This is going on my Day of Birth gift list.

    Saturday, September 1, 2012

    CRaFts from Around the CoRner

    Living in Mardi Gras country,
    there is a never ending supply of 
    CoLoRFuL plastic Beads.

    With the HoHoHolidays around the corner,
    these are perfect gifts, especially for the Womb Fruits
    to make and give.

    Adding handmade Soaps,
    small box of Incense
    and some Tea Light candles
    will make it even more special.

    Even a key bowl
    to set by the front door.