Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Heart of a Home

We grew-up around the kitchen, whether it was watching mom cook or us as kids making grilled sandwiches.  A woman doesn't need much to make the kitchen the heart of her home.  The kitchen is an accessory of color and flavor that adorns the heart of woman.  It doesn't matter if you can cook like a chef or if you just make simple dishes for hungry  kids, your kitchen is your creative platform. 

After a long day at school and when I get home from work, my teen kids and I gather in the kitchen.  We don't make fancy foods, in fact most of our meals lately have been quick and simple.  Yet, we spend time together in our little kitchen.  When it is time to eat, we all sit together talking about our day.  The kitchen is more than just a place to cook.  It is a place for us to unwind and distress.  It is also a training station.  My son is graduating from high school in  May, so he is doing much of his own cooking in preparation for college.  My daughter is in 10th grade and she is become independent, and she is really enjoying learning how to cook.  We share funny stories and we also try to talk through the challenges of of our day.  The kids will do their homework in the kitchen at times and I also us the kitchen table as my crafting areas at time.  Our kitchen isn't big or fancy, but it is "us".  We are are a small family of 3, making the best of time that we have left before the kids leave to college.

Paula Deen Peach Cobbler 

  • 1 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 8 tablespoon (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cup sugar, divided
  • 4 cup peeled, sliced peaches
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • ground cinnamon, optional
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
  • Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with your choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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