Category Archives: Desserts

How to Grow ~ PEACHES

Peach trees are not hard to grow but it does seem like it takes forever before they produce fruit.

If you are reading this, it’s probably because you were looking for information on growing peaches.  You have probably read several articles ( I usually read at least ten) on how to successfully grow them, planting techniques, and basically how to keep them from dying.

We have apples, plums, and peach trees.  The small tree in the foreground is a red delicious apple tree that I purchased from Lowe’s last year and I have managed to keep it alive for the past year.  There are also two small peach trees and two apple trees in the photo above.  The peaches on these trees are tiny and I have no idea if they will mature into an edible fruit.

On the other hand, below is a huge peach tree was full of peaches this year.  The most amazing thing about this peach tree is that it was not a purchased tree but grown from a peach from the grocery store.

My mother can grow almost anything and when she bit into one of the best peaches she had ever eaten, she saved the seed and planted it.  Just goes to show you that it doesn’t take a lot of money to have a fruit orchard, just a lot of patience.

Instant Peach Cobbler (Dump Cobbler)

Thanks to all of the rain and the warm weather, we finally have peaches.  Every year the deer beat us to them, or the birds, or the raccoons, but not this year!

ST PATRICK’S DAY MINT MILKSHAKE

I have been seeing all of these amazing Freakshakes on Pinterest and decided I wanted to try making these amazing looking milkshakes.  For my first attempt, I decided to make this chocolate-mint shake since Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner.

I topped it with green & white candies,  Andes mint chocolates,  and these lovely powdered donuts.  I also sprinkled everything generously with green sugar and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.  Of course, I had to add a considerate amount of whipped cream.

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES W/ STRAWBERRY FROSTING

I love chocolate covered strawberries and eat them more often than I should.

Sometimes I am so impatient that I just melt me a big old bowl of chocolate and grab a handful of juicy red strawberries and start dipping.  This girl is not waiting for some chocolate to harden on a strawberry.

My love for this wonderful flavor combination is the reason for these chocolate cupcakes & starwberry cupcakes.

For the chocolate cake, I use the same recipe that I use for my Hot Fudge Sundae cupcakes.  It’s  the recipe that I use for almost all of my chocolate cupcakes.  It’s super quick and easy and starts out with a chocolate cake mix.

BUTTERFINGER RICE KRISPIES TREATS

I was craving Rice Krispies treats that other day so I made a quick run to Walmart a grabbed a box of Rice Krispies (of course I price matched and used a coupon) and a bag of marshmallows.

I had all of my ingredients laid out when I decided to look through my pantry to see if anything looked interesting to throw into the mix.  BINGO….I had one bag of  Butterfinger baking bits that I had found on sale for $1.00 a bag.

There is no magic recipe here.  Just make batch of krispies treats and toss in the amount of butterfinger that looks good to you.  Or maybe even the whole bag!  No judgement here.

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