Thursday, April 9, 2020

Around The Yard and A Couple of Cobbler Recipes

Hello, Ladies! 💗 

I pray that your day has been a good one and that your Holy Week is progressing beautifully! Did you see that moon last night??? Absolutely gorgeous! Our day here has been a good one!

Dogwood Buds
What's the weather like where you live? Here, in southwest Missouri, today has been considerably cooler than yesterday (60 degrees as opposed to 90) and, in a few short hours, we will be under a freeze warning. The weather is as crazy as everything else is right now! 

Purple Iris
I spent much of the morning in prayer and Bible study, then, my husband and I worked outside for a bit this afternoon. He weeded flower beds and I decided to repaint a couple of the cheap little lawn ornaments that have been hanging around the yard for a couple of years or so now.

 They're far from perfect, but are definitely more colorful than they were before repainting them!

I painted with acrylic paint, then, sprayed with a clear sealer. That should help them to hobble along for another year or two, even though they're not in the best of shape. I have no idea what happened to the frog's tummy, but it's gone. If I find it I will paint and repair! (ribbit!) 🐸

Our youngest son and his family came by today. Walmart in Lamar had gotten a shipment of toilet paper in, so they brought us a couple of packages. While they were here, Tony repaired my computer. I don't know how I did it, but I had lost several crucial screws and both hinges had popped exposing the insides of the computer at both back corners. I'm glad he got it fixed! I was afraid that it was going to completely come apart on me and here I'd be! (Thanks, Son!) 💗

I've probably shared it before, but I thought I'd share my mother's Easy Peach Cobbler recipe with you tonight. 

What made me think of it is, I've seen a similar recipe going around Facebook for a while now, but it called for one quart of fruit and mentioned blackberries. 

The recipe that's been going around Facebook...

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Melt butter in baking pan. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and milk.
Pour batter in pan on top of butter; cover with fruit. Do not stir;
batter will rise to top as it bakes and absorbs the flavor of the fruit.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

A friend of ours had recently given us a gallon each of frozen blackberries and frozen mulberries. This morning I decided to try the "Lazy Man's" Pie Peach Cobbler recipe using half a quart of blackberries and half a quart of mulberries.

Lazy Man's Cobbler
It turned out okay and tasted good, but something wasn't right. It was way too thin and a bit rubbery. I determined to find Mom's recipe and find out what was different.

Mom's recipe uses more baking powder, no salt, and, specifically, calls for canned peaches, but, other than that, it's the same recipe. The size of the pan used, the temperature of the oven, and the length of baking time, I'm sure, is what made the difference. 

Mom's recipe calls for an 8x8 pan and bakes @ 400 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes, whereas, the other recipe doesn't specify what size pan to use at all (I used a 9x12) and bakes @ 350 degrees for an hour. 

Next time, I will use Mom's recipe and just substitute the mixed berries for the peaches. I'm sure it will result in a much nicer product in the end.

Here is my mother's recipe...


1 stick butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 large can of peaches
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all ingredients, except butter and peaches together. Melt the butter in an 8x8x2-inch cake pan in oven. Pour batter over the melted butter, then top with fruit. Add juice accordingly as to how moist you want the cake. Bake at 400 degrees until done (approximately 25 to 35 minutes). Enjoy!

Until Next Time...

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  1. I've really been enjoying your around the yard posts. Hope you don't mind but I'm going to borrow your theme for my Five on Friday post today. Cobbler with ice cream (don't all cobblers require ice cream? ;)) sounds wonderful. Yes, I'd think the size of the pan would make a difference as well. Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

    1. Thanks, Jean! I don't mind at all! You are welcome to use ANYTHING that you find on my blog that you want to use on yours ANYTIME! I will go check out your Five on Friday as soon as I can. Ice cream would have been great on the cobbler, but, unfortunately, we never buy any. I might have to, though, just for the next one! LOL! And, yes, it made a HUGE difference! On the last one I made I only used one stick of butter, but doubled the cake and fruit. It came out perfect!!! So good! Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend! Blessings, my friend! <3

  2. Yum. 😀


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