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Sweet Southern Mornings: Peaches and Cream French Toast Casserole

“What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast?” ~ Anthony Bourdain Breakfast, as everyone’s mother says, is the most important meal of the day. This isn’t just a Southern-ism; this is practically universal among family matriarchs. While her intent was and is to fuel your body so you can work efficiently,… Continue reading Sweet Southern Mornings: Peaches and Cream French Toast Casserole

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Some peachy ideas for you to enjoy all summer long

Peaches are a favorite fruit for many people, and this time of year, they are so perfectly juicy and flavorful.   Here are a few ways you can enjoy baking with peaches … if you can stop eating them cold and perfect from the fridge, that is. ūüôā Blueberry-peach shortbread bars 3 cups plain flour… Continue reading Some peachy ideas for you to enjoy all summer long

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Tongue-thrilling peach cobbler filling

Last weekend our extended family had a spur-of-the-moment cookout. ¬†My husband’s Aunt Pat had driven up from deep East Texas to spend the weekend, the weather was unusually mild for Texas in August, and my father-in-law was in the mood to grill. ¬†We had to take advantage of that combination of events for a fun… Continue reading Tongue-thrilling peach cobbler filling

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The grilled peach salad of my dreams

I have weird dreams. They say that’s a sign of a creative mind, right? Last night I actually dreamed that I did so much decluttering in my kitchen that I had some empty cabinets. I mean, who dreams that? Anyone who knows me well knows that dreaming about organizing is somewhat out of character for… Continue reading The grilled peach salad of my dreams

Breakfast and brunch · Farmers Market recipes

Peaches & Cream French Toast Casserole

I always think of my Uncle Jessie Hill when I hear the words “peaches and cream.” ¬†Whenever we’d visit his home in Laurenburg, N.C., he’d make sure to feed my little sister Sherrin and me a bowl of peaches and cream, which was, to me, an amazing food, as I had never had cream before.… Continue reading Peaches & Cream French Toast Casserole

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Mama Steph’s blueberry-peach breakfast cake

There’s no better recipe for fun in the summertime than going to the beach. Walking along the sandy shore, feeling the cool water on your toes, smelling the scent of the salty air on the breeze, and hearing the waves and gulls singing for joy…. There’s nothing like it. Well, ¬†I’m not able to get… Continue reading Mama Steph’s blueberry-peach breakfast cake

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Rustic blueberry-peach galette

There’s a lot to love about peaches. They have their unique, velvet-y skin, ¬†soft, juicy flesh, and the fragrant aroma that gets even sweeter when the flesh is warmed by the sun to perfect ripeness. ¬†Remember how it feels when you bite into a warm peach, and the juice dribbles down your chin as soon… Continue reading Rustic blueberry-peach galette

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Mama Steph’s banana-peach breakfast bread

I’ve been craving peaches lately. Fresh, warm from the sun, sweet peaches. Soft with ripeness and velvet-y fuzz. The scent when you hold this kind of peach to your nose is sweet and fragrant, and when you bite into one, the juice drips down your chin if it’s a really good one. But it’s May,… Continue reading Mama Steph’s banana-peach breakfast bread

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A Gracious Plenty of Peaches

I’ve been reading through the book A Gracious Plenty ~ Recipes and Recollections from the American South,¬†which has been as pleasurable as a stroll through a favorite relative’s old scrapbook. ¬†I highly recommend it to you if you enjoy vintage Southern stories and recipes, as I do. ¬†There are many recipes in the book that… Continue reading A Gracious Plenty of Peaches