The peaches that we bought last week are finally ready to start eating, and we are excited to get some things made with them. Today JM and I made peach jam, peach pie and froze some peaches for pies and cobbler. I thought I would share the pie recipe that I used today.
We started with these yummy peaches! I bought a box of canning peaches at our local grocery store last week, and have been patiently (?) waiting for them to ripen.
2 cups of flour
1 cup of chilled Crisco
Dash of salt
1/2 cup of cold water
Next make your pie filling. I used 4 cups of fresh peaches, 1 cup of sugar, a little cinnamon, and 3 tablespoons of tapioca. Mix all this together and put in your pie crust. Then add the top crust to your pie and seal the edges. Don't forget to put vent holes in the top.
|The peach pie before baking.|
JM and I made Jam today from some of our delicious strawberries. This is the recipe that we used.
We started out with these amazing berries.
We washed, cut up and mashed enough strawberries to make five cups.
I added 1 package of Sure-Jell to the mash and brought it to a rolling boil. Then, I added 7 cups of sugar and brought it to a rolling boil for 1 minute. It was then ready to be put into the jelly jars.
Cut out Sugar Cookies
My aunt makes this cut out cookie recipe for every holiday. My son and I made "easter egg" cookies today. I am still perfecting the recipe for myself, but my aunt's always turn out perfect.
|This is what you will need.|
1 Egg 1 tsp. Vanilla
2 2/3 cups Flour 1 tsp. Almond extract
1 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 cup Sour Cream
Roll dough out on a floured surface to about 1/8 in thick and cut out in desired shape. Place on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or when cookie springs back when touched. Let cool and frost with your favorite frosting.
Add your egg.
Next add the sour cream.
Then I added the remaining ingredients except for the flour.
Last, I mixed in the flour.
This is what your dough will look like. It will be sticky. Make sure you flour your rolling pin also to prevent the dough from sticking.
And finally, the finished cookies. We also packed some up and delivered them to my aunts. The Easter Bunny will be proud!!
This recipe for scalloped corn is not your "usual" scalloped corn recipe. It is the recipe that my mother made when I was growing up, and the one the my son loves as well.
Here is what you will need:
1 - 15 oz. can of Cream Style Corn
1 - 8.75 oz. can of Whole Kernal Corn
1-1 1/2 cups of Rotini Macaroni cooked
6-8 oz. of Velveeta Cheese cubed
Regular potato chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
First, combine the Cream Style Corn and the Whole Kernal Corn in your baking dish.
Next, add your cubed Velveeta Cheese.
Then stir in the cooked Rotini macaroni.
Finally, top with crushed potato chips. If you have a hard time getting your kids (or husband) to eat vegetables, this is sure to lure them in.
Now you are ready to bake the mixture at 350 for 45 min to 1 hour.
And Ta-Da......cheesy scalloped corn. This is the dish that gets requested for holidays!