May 16, 2013


Country Living......warm and gracious....
powerful and meaningful work that bonds families for generations

There is an honest approach to food and to cooking!

When experiencing a country life, away from the craziness of the inner city, suburban lifestyle, we want to stay for a good long while.

As children, we experienced picking fresh raspberries and blackberries from Grandmother's summer garden. We would squeeze the fruit into out mouths without a thought that they needed to be washed prior to eating them. We would spend hours picking those fresh berries and place them in little cartons in order for Grandmother to make a summer cobbler!

There has seldom been a time in my life when a
Mason Jar of homemade tea was not in the corner of my
grandmother's or my mother's refrigerator.

I have images of my twinkly-eyed grandmother rising at daybreak with the roosters to bring in the milk bottles, topped with fresh heavy cream, bring in the bushels of fresh vegetables that a neighbor left on the back porch, and begin her daily tasks of preparing a roast chicken for our mid-day dinner.

Three generations of us have made peach cobblers....
many variations...always delicious!
The tradition continues........

2 cups fresh sliced peaches
 (or one 29- ounce can of sliced peaches, drained)
1 cup Bisquick or Pioneer Baking mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup of sugar 
1 cup  milk
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In an 8 x 8 baking dish, stir Bisquick mix, milk, nutmeg and cinnamon together until thoroughly mixed.  Stir in melted butter.  
In a medium mixing bowl, stir sugar and peaches.  Spoon peaches over the cobbler crust.
Bake for one hour or until crust is a golden brown.  Serve warm!


  1. I love your story of country life and yearn to be on my grandparent's farm again. The cobbler is a priceless recipe I will cherish and add to my file. Thank you, XOXO

    1. You are ever so sweet Susan. Anyone that was able to experience of a day in the country has certainly been blessed. Hope you enjoy the cobbler Many blessings....


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