Monday, September 27

Peach Pie

Yep!  We're talking pie!!!

My mother in law brought me the most delicious fresh peaches the other day and I thought PIE!  Now, I have never made a peach pie but I thought, now is a good time to try.  It was AWESOME!!!!  I found a recipe that seemed super easy and aren't those usually the best anyway?   I WILL be making this again.

Grandma's Peach Pie

• 1-1/4 cups sugar

• 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (sprinkled over the peaches)

• 4 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced

• 2 tablespoons butter

• Pastry for double-crust 9-inch pie

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Stir in the peach slices and fold to coat with sugar/flour mixture.
Pour into a 9-inch unbaked pie shell. Dot with butter. Cover with top crust, seal edges and crimp. Make vents in top crust. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until crust is golden brown.

Monday, September 20

Chicken Marsala Tetrazzini

Well I could hardly wait to sit down and type out this recipe for you all today.  I saw it on Friday on page 133 of my  Sept 2010 Southern Living Magazine and I could not wait to make it.  It was almost like I could taste it just by reading the recipe.  I made this Saturday for dinner and after only one bite my husband said, "WOW this is really good."  Then he didn't say much else for all the eating.  My 6 year old also proclaimed it to be "fabulous."  HIGH praise indeed from that one.  I made a few changes to the recipe... cuz I can and to keep me from having to buy extra ingredients and it was perfect. 

Now, because I do not want to drag this out... here it is, with my changes noted.  

Chicken Marsala Tetrazzini


1 (8-oz.) package vermicelli
2 tablespoons butter (I did not use this as my bacon made up for it)
1 (8-oz.) package sliced fresh mushrooms (I had a can of sliced mushrooms)
3 ounces finely chopped prosciutto (I used 3 pieces of smoked applewood bacon diced)
3 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 cup frozen baby English peas, thawed (I used a can of peas with the liquid drained)
1 (10 3/4-oz.) can reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup
1 (10-oz.) container refrigerated light Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup Marsala
1 cup (4-oz.) shredded Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add mushrooms and prosciutto, and sauté 5 minutes. (I did not use the butter but cooked the bacon and mushrooms together with a teaspoon of minced garlic)

2. Stir together mushroom mixture, chicken, next 5 ingredients, and 1/2 cup cheese; stir in pasta. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

3. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until bubbly.

YUMMM I can hardly wait to sit down and finish the leftovers!!!! 
You can find this recipe on line HERE

Photo from Southern Living Magazine by: Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Tuesday, September 14

Peanut Butter Baby!

Wecome to TMTT!  I am excited to be at At the Well today for all this fun, exciting foodiness!  Today I'm going Old School simple and telling you about a new favorite at our house.  Or I guess I should say, my daughter's new favorite.  In an effort to start cutting certain foods out of her diet... (a topic I will no doubt be talking about on this blog as I can figure out what is really going on with her and how to put it all in to words) I made this sandwhich for her a few weeks ago and now... well it is the most request food item in the house. 

She has always been a PB&J girl.  ALWAYS! But I thought, I need to eliminate the J part of that combo.  So we have been using honey, which she also loves, but then it occured to me that my Mom's all time favorite thing to add to the PB was Bananas

Growing up, I just could not wrap my head around it... I don't know, it was probably because I was too stubborn to try it, but now... ummm ummm good!  So I offered this to my daughter and WHA-LAH!  Instant success.  I even found her in the kitchen preparing this all by herself when she declared she was making us dinner the other night because she didn't want me to have to work so hard... I know... too cute, right?!  

Something else I discovered is a  Peter Pan's Honey Roasted Peanut Butter.  OH MY HEAVENS... SO stinkin' good!!!  
You gotta try this! 

Now, if you are an Elvis fan you KNOW the King loved his PB& Banana. Did you know what he added to his that I have refrained from adding to our version?  Yep... you got it... bacon!  As so many would say, if it's got bacon it's got to be good.  Elvis love his samich all hot and grilled... I'm just telling you because I know you really wanted to  know that! 

I've also been paring this with a glass of Almond Milk or Soy Milk, as we are also looking to eliminate dairy from her diet... again... a long story... but she has yet to realize she is drinking anything different.