Endless Summer. And Bourbon. And Peaches.

September 11, 2013
Burgers with Spicy Bourbon-Peach Chutney

I keep seeing all these “Peace out, summer!” references everywhere and I can’t help but be a little bit jealous. And by a little bit, I mean I’m totally drowning my sorrows in a Jealousy Sundae sprinkled with a super immature (and inappropriate) hand gesture and topped with some nondairy whipped depression. Because it will [...]

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Peach Margaritas

July 5, 2012
Fresh Peach Margaritas

A few weeks ago, the first Texas peaches hit our grocery store. And just in time. We were working out the logistics for a weekend trip to Fredericksburg to pick peaches. But there they were. 3.1 miles away. For only 98 cents a pound. There are times you pay for an experience and then there [...]

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Honey-Glazed Chicken, Peach, and Sweet Potato Skewers

September 1, 2011
Chicken, peach, and sweet potato skewers

Are you tired of grilled foods? Me, neither The 30-day streak of 100+ degree weather, now that’s a different story. But not the foods that come along with it. Sweet, juicy peaches and sweet potatoes are excellent grilled. And they’re even better when skewered and paired with a tangy glaze and crunchy, spiced pecans. Don’t [...]

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Peach Freezer Jam

August 25, 2011
Peach Freezer Jam

Current favorite breakfast? Biscuits & jam. Homemade peach jam. Peaches are one of the best things to come out of summer. With the end of the season nearing, they’re amazingly fresh, incredibly juicy, and super inexpensive. We took advantage of the sales and made peach freezer jam to stretch out peach season a little longer. [...]

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Pulled Pork Empanadas with Peach-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

August 18, 2011
Pulled Pork Empanadas with Peach-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Some of the greatest things about food blogging have very little to do with food. I’ve had a chance to meet some absolutely fun and wonderful people over the last several years, and one of those fun and wonderful people is about to have a brand new baby! My friend Josie, the sweet tea and [...]

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Peach Queen Cake with Dulce de Leche Swiss Meringue Buttercream

July 24, 2011
Peach Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting

It’s my turn to host Project Pastry Queen this week so I picked cake. But that’s not just any cake, that’s a birthday cake! A 50 something-th birthday cake for the man who made sure that I knew more about football at 11 than most grown men. The man who searched the entire neighborhood for [...]

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PPQ: Hill Country Peach Cobbler

June 19, 2011
Peach Cobbler

I am super excited about this week’s selection for Project Pastry Queen: Hill Country Peach Cobbler, chosen by Josie. Peach cobbler is one my very favorite desserts, topped with a melty scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. This is one of my very favorite recipes in the entire cookbook. The browned butter adds a wonderful [...]

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DIY: Homemade Pop Tarts

August 25, 2010

If you ever get the chance to take a cooking class with Rebecca Rather, you gotta do it. And the same holds true for being in the same room as David Lebovitz. You won’t be sorry. I’ve taken two cooking classes with The Pastry Queen recently and walked away from the last class with my [...]

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