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Picky Palate Old Fashioned (AND SUPER EASY) Berry Cobbler Berry pie, berry pie I’m gonna make him a berry pie I wanna be the apple of his eye So I’m gonna make him a berry pie This post is brought to you because of Dolly Parton – and bless her heart, she has no idea! You see, there is a song of hers on called “Berry Pie” that Katy and I have taken a shining to – and by “taking a shining to” I mean that we have taken to listening to it on a repetitive loop anytime we are in the car together Have you noticed how easily music can affect your mood? Preferring to be happy and upbeat, I choose my music accordingly. I know we all struggle at times to maintain our positive attitudes and to focus on appreciating the good things in life rather than bemoaning the bad, so in order to do this I go for a full out assault on negativity. So if you’re struggling right now, either with life situations or depression of some sort, take a good look at what your listening to and consider altering your music to a more cheerful, optimistic tunes. Stir to combine.

Recipe Index You know those days when you wake up and your heart just feels full? Yep, right here. Full. And inspired. And humbled. And thankful. Wishing you all a great and meaningful weekend. Read more So, I did a juice cleanse earlier this week. That’s how it’s supposed to work, right? Well, since these cookies have peanut butter and banana in them, maybe that can at least partially count as health food. ;) Read more I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days. Instead though, I thought I’d offer my idea of a more comforting alternative. Read more This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. Read more TGIF, friends. Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. Read more Ever since my friends and I met for a tapas happy hour at our neighborhood Spanish restaurant a few weeks ago, I’ve had sangria on my mind. Read more Read more

Tasty Kitchen – Favorite Recipes from Real Kitchens Everywhere! Pink Grapefruit Cake (Part II) - Urban Comfort I sort of gave up on blogging last week. I took a look at the the state of my house, the length of my to-do list, and the amount of coffee in my pantry and psychologically went on strike. After all, it's not like anything terrible happens if you don't blog for a week. But I can never ignore the call of the Internet for very long and after experimenting with grapefruit cake again this weekend, I couldn't wait to share my discovery. And that's why I'm a blogger - the compulsion to share is always greater than the desire to keep it to myself (something my teachers may have complained about during my early school years). At any rate, I've been thinking about grapefruit buttercream ever since I pinned this recipe from The Pastry Affair. I had an instinct that my favorite birthday cake, the Simply Delicious Yellow Cake from Amy's Bread in New York, would stand up nicely to grapefruit buttercream. It's exactly the cake I'd hoped for. Pink Grapefruit Layer Cake Ingredients 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2.

Food Blog – Global Recipes & Tasty Ideas — Delishhh Former Chef — Cook. Eat. Travel. Grow. Blackberry Cobbler #1 In the coming days and weeks, I’m going to be blowing the lid off the international debate about cobbler. ‘Round these parts, cobbler is everywhere. Particularly in the summertime, various fruit cobblers can be found at diners, church potlucks, family picnics, and parole coming home parties. And one thing I’ve found is that everyone—everyone—has his own idea of what cobbler is. The "real" cobbler recipe, from what my research indicates, involves spooning a biscuity topping on top of fruit and baking the dish in the oven. That’s my purpose for this series of posts—not to determine, when it’s all said and done, which interpretation of cobbler is the best, but to lay out for you all the options you have, and to encourage you to make all of them, and to give myself an valid excuse to try them and eat them ’til I bloat in the interest of culinary curiosity. The Cast of Characters: Milk, Butter, sugar, self-rising flour, and blackberries. Melt the butter. Take self-rising flour… Measure 1 cup…

28 Muffin Recipes You’ll Want to Try I love muffins. I love them even more than cupcakes. Probably because they are so quick to make. It’s almost instant gratification from the time the muffin idea pops in your head until you’re pulling them from the oven. Of course, not all muffins are the sweet variety. Here’s a list of muffin recipes gathered from this site and all around the web too. Snickerdoodle Muffins – Just like the cookie, only in muffin form. Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins Cranberry Muffins with Orange Marmalade Glaze – The glaze would be really good on other kinds of muffins too. Chocolate Chip Muffins Blueberry Muffins with Orange Glaze Apple Brown Betty Muffins Poppy Seed Muffins Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins Graham Muffins Pumpkin Muffins Argan Banana Muffins from Maroc Mama Sweet Potato Spice Muffins from The Jammie Girl Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping from Hoosier Homemade Banana Muffins with Tart Lemon Icing from Addicted to Recipes Apple Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins from Barbara Bakes Cheddar Muffins

A Cozy Kitchen Blackberry Cobbler - Urban Comfort The blackberries are already showing up in the market, perhaps due to the early spring this year. But with strawberry season virtually over, here, I welcome their arrival. I usually make blackberry crisp, but I stumbled onto a cobbler recipe in one of my cookbooks, Bon Appetit, Y'all by Virginia Willis, which brought back memories of the cobblers I used to prepare when I was growing up. You see, cobblers are so simple to throw together that as an 11-year-old (for a brief time living in the country), I would run out the back door after supper, pick the berries I needed, and make a cobbler right then and there. We usually served it with vanilla ice cream, though I find I'm just as happy with freshly whipped cream as an adult. The one difference is that I'd never baked cobbler in a cast iron skillet before. Have a great weekend! Blackberry Cobbler(adapted from Bon Appetit, Y'all)(Serves 6 to 8) 1. 2. 3. 4. ShareThis