~Peachy Dessert & Other Goodness~


I baked an easy peach cobbler, for one of my contributions to this week’s Foodie Friday.

Stop by Designs by Gollum, each Friday, for delicious dishes from blogland.



I doubled the flour, sugar, milk, etc and put the berries on top, when I made Wild Blackberry Cobbler, using this recipe, last summer. I wrote about it here.

J just reminded me, I still have a bag of those Blackberries in the freezer.

I believe I posted about Peach Cobbler a couple of years ago.  I can’t find the post.  Oh well…it’s worth repeating.


About 15 miles east of our home and just across the Mississippi River, you will find Calhoun County, Illinois.  Each summer, we wait with anticipation for Calhoun County Peaches to ripen.  Find more about Calhoun County, Illinois HERE.

Sometimes we hop aboard the Golden Eagle Ferry, to Illinois and take the back roads, to the orchards. Other times, we find the peaches, in our town, sold from the back of a truck.  The Calhoun peaches, used in today’s dessert, were purchased from a truck.

Peach Dessert-Easy Cobbler

12 or 14 peaches (these are clings)

1 stick unsalted butter

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

Sprinkle of nutmeg

3/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350

Peel, slice and sweeten peaches, to taste.

Assemble dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.

Add vanilla to milk and stir into dry ingredients until well blended.

Batter will be slightly lumpy.

Pour peaches into 9x13 baking dish and dot with butter.

Pour batter over peaches, bake in 350 oven, 35 to 40 minutes,  until batter is golden.

When cool, sprinkle a small amount of sugar over top.

Option: A large can of peaches, in heavy syrup, can be substituted for fresh peaches.

~Summer Saturday Supper~



Well, of course I put the dessert first!

One of our favorite summertime meals; green beans and new potatoes, corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers & onion and cornbread.


We like our green beans and potatoes cooked in one pot. 

Stem and break about 2 pounds green beans.  Place in large pot and cover with water, to top of beans.  Cut ham into small pieces and place over beans.  Cut 1.5 pounds new potatoes into quarters; do not peel. Place the potatoes over the ham and green beans; cover and bring to boil.  Reduce heat and cook 1 to 2 hours. 

To complete the meal, cook a few ears of corn, slice a fresh tomato, or two, prepare a bowl of cucumbers and onion. Last, but absolutely not least, bake a big iron skillet of cornbread


Cucumbers & Onion

This is one of my favorite summertime dishes.  J does not eat cucumber.  I usually make just a small bowl, unless the kids are here.  Then I make two batches; one with onion and one without.  I have to have the onion, oh my goodness.

Several cucumbers (homegrown is best), peeled and sliced

1 sweet onion, sliced

Cider Vinegar



Cracked Pepper


Mix equal parts vinegar and water, add salt, pepper and sugar, to taste.  Pour mixture over cucumbers and onion. Chill for a couple of hours.

I’ve used this mix for a week to ten days, adding cucumber and onion, along the way.

Most of the fruit and vegetables, used in this meal, were grown in Missouri and Illinois. The ham is also a Missouri product.


Photo taken from Southern Lady-Nancy’s post.

How appropriate that I saw Nancy’s post, about Paula’s new furniture line, just as I was about to publish this post, featuring good ol’ down home cookin’!

Stop over by Southern Lady to read about this fabulous new furniture line!


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Nancy said...

Hi Pat, Now that Summer time meal you fixed is right up my alley!!! OH does that look good!!!

How nice of you to include my Paula post!!!! Thank you!!!!!!! Don't you just love her and everything she does! That new furniture looks beautiful!!! Thank you again, Pat!


Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Pat! I've been hankering for peaches lately but w/ all the wonderful blog posts featuring peach recipes, I'm having a hrad time deciding on what to make. Your cobbler looks delicious!

Allf your photos are incredible but that one of teh potatoes is stunning!! How in the heck can you make potatoes look stunning?????

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

LOL...great minds think alike. I posted about great summer foods too....peaches and tomatoes...yum. Hi Pat! xo Lynn

Junebug said...

Oh Pat, you've made my mouth water with this delicious meal. I am going to find the nearest farmer's market and make all recipes. I love it all. Thank you.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

All the food looks great, but that cucumber and onion dish almost put me over the edge! It looks so good, I want to dive right through my moniter! lol

My grandmother always made great peach cobbler. One day, we all waited with anticipation for dinner to be over so we could have some. Grandma dished it up for everyone and we all took healthy bites and just sort of froze and then slowly finished our helpings. No one said anything but Grandma knew something wasn't right. She dished herself up a portion, took a bite and almost lost it. She realized she'd dipped into the salt bin instead of the sugar bin when she went to sprinkle sugar on top to give it that extra sparkle. Boy was she mad at us for not telling her. But not one of us was going to be the one to tell her she'd baked something wrong. Heck, no. No member of MY family is or was that brave. LOL


Angela said...

Corn, green beans and potatoes, cukes, and tomatoes (for us we can't wait for the tomatoes from down in Grainger County, Tennessee!)-that is my all-time favorite summer meal! Looks like I'm going to have to make a run to the produce stand!

salmagundi said...

Here in Colorado, we have Western Slope peaches; but they aren't ready until August. Now, you have my mouth watering. Your whole post was mouth watering, and we do have a few tomatoes and green beans. Guess I'd better get cooking. Sally

Blondie's Journal said...


I love that the dessert comes first!! Although we live in Chicago, our 2nd home is on a lake in Michigan. The have the best, most juiciest peaches I have ever eaten. You must eat them outdoors bending over or inside over the sink!! Your cobbler looks delish and sometimes the best recipes have very few ingredients and are quick to put together. I have to try this once I get some of our great peaches!!

The summer dinner looks wonderful. I am going to try the ham/potato/green bean recipe and that cucumber/onion recipe sounds great. I love the idea of keeping it in the fridge and adding to it!!

Thanks so much and happy Foodie Friday!! :-)


Wanda Faye said...

What a beautiful meal! I'm going to fix everything you've mentioned. My husband will love it. We're Kentuckians and that looks like a Kentucky meal! Thanks for sharing!

bj said...

OOO, yummy! This all looks so good. We cook just about alike. I'm with Jim, tho, on the cucumbers. I like them...they just don't like me!!
That peach cobbler has my mouth full of drool...ummm, I am surely going to make one ....maybe this afternoon! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Pat...

Kat said...

Good Golly Miss Molly, I mean Miss Pat! Everything looks so darn good! I'm a southern girl who loves southern cooking. Thank goodness my Mom and Aunt arrive on Saturday.


Bill said...

Hi Pat,
I'll bet it ALL tastes even better than it looks, and you make everything you photograph LOOK like a million bucks+++!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving the kind comment.

Bye for now,

Sharon said...

That sure does look yummy.
I am going to try the recipe.
Thanks for sharing.
God bless

Linda said...

Pat, you are one of the best cooks...everythng looks so delish. Pie and cobblers are my favorite dessert (pie 1st) and this peach cobbler with a bit of ice cream is calling me. Yummy!
Paula has funiture? I've got to check this out...hugs, Linda

Kim said...

You are making me so hungry. Dinner looks so yummy. And the peach cobbler looks divine. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

Dana and Daisy said...

ymmers, Pat!

Terri and Bob said...

I think I will make this cobbler for my cousins who are coming from Orlando tomorrow!

Ok, the TM at the Lake is SOOOO much better than the one in JC and Columbia. A LOT better. I found a few deals there. I also found some cute stuff at Marshalls.

I am home now, maybe the weekend will be better at the Lake... it rained every day while I was there!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Oooooooh! Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat, this looks so delicious... puts me in the mood to bake a peach cobbler.. off to the store for a few supplies first...hope you're having a great time in the Ozarks.. hugs ~lynne~

Amy said...

What a totally delicious-looking meal you made from start to finish. I am so hungry now. I am definitely going to try the peach cobbler. Sounds so yummy! Amy :)

Shelia said...

Afternoon, Dear Pat! Oh, I love peach cobbler. We don't have very tasty peaches around here! But I do buy the frozen blackberries to cook with!
Hope you're having a wonderful day,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

My kind of meal - what time is dinner? That looks so good.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Pat I don't think there is anything more yummy then fresh, warm, peach cobbler with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. A great cup of coffee to go along with it is like cherry on the sundae!


Melissa Miller said...

Pat this all looks scrumptious!

My Grandma made peach cobbler very smiliar to yours. Yummy!
I would love to come to dinner at your house.

Have a blessed evening.
~Melissa :)

Cindy said...

I had to go and get some gum to chew in order to divert myself from eating. My mouth is still watering!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Yum, Pat! Good thing I just ate dinner or I'd be drooling. I've got an easy peach cobbler recipe too that I'll be posting soon. All your veggies look like they could be right off my mama's table too. Ya'll know how to do it up right out there in MO.

SmilingSally said...

I wouldn't dare make that cobbler because I'd eat the whole thing!

Jadehollow said...

Oh Yum Pat!! That's my kinda supper! No meal is complete around here without 4 things.. cornbread, cucumbers, onions & tomatoes. Thank you so much for dropping by and for always leaving such nice comments.


Yummy Pat! It looks delicious. Have you gotten any good tomatoes at home? I saw a place just before we crossed the dam that said TOMATOES! I wonder how good they are? I love them with cottage cheese with fresh ground pepper and scrambled eggs. We had chickens at home when I grew up and my father always had a huge garden. I just love this time of year.


Lynn said...

That meal is my all time favorite, everything on that plate... I can eat it night after night in the summer!!! The beans will be on in about a week I can't wait!!

Lori E said...

Peaches are just so perfect. I love the fresh produce this time of year.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Girl! You know how to eat! My kind of Saturday Supper, I'm telling you! I will try the peach cobbler. YUM!

jeanne said...

Hello Pat, Mmmmm, peach cobbler with fresh peaches is the best. Dessert first of course. Life is uncertain.

Your dinner sounds yummy, I love it all. The cucumbers and onions is an old recipe I make often.

I also so admire the blue and white tablescape. Lovely as always.

We are going out of town again for 10 days tomorrow. I will try to post but I am not sure how it will all be accomplished. We are visiting an elderly Aunt and going to a baseball game in Kansas City. I really just want to stay home.

Until the next time.


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Pat, I am so hungry after looking at these beautiful photos of your dinner and dessert! Since I am a strong believer in the saying "life is short, eat dessert first", I thought it was logical to show that fabulous peach cobbler first, but then I got down to see your dinner, and all of my favs were there too! Thanks for the recipes! laurie

NC Southern Belle said...

This meal is one of my all time favorites... I wish I could eat it all year. Those cukes make the meal. I froze some corn from our family farm so maybe I can ateast have it until late fall..Looks like the NC women and the Missouri women eat about the same things. Thanks for sharing.


I really enjoyed reading your blog. What great pics:) Have a great day. Blessings,

Blue Creek Home said...

This meal is making me hungry, but it is almost 1:00 A.M. here! I guess I am going to bed hungry.
The peach cobbler looks wonderful.

Mary said...

What a lovely family meal. Your photos are outstanding and I love the thought of dessert first :-). Thanks for sharing your recipes with us.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh I love peach cobbler!!
Your recipe sounds great and that picture, looks SOOOO YUMMY!! my mouth is watering!!

Your cucumber and onion dish looks delish too, great for summer!!

Thanks so much!

Allidink said...

Oh my gosh did you know that peach cobbler is like my favorite food in the world!!!! LOL. Mmm! I have been looking for a good recipe! Thank you thank you! Looks so good.

All the best,

Carrie said...

That meals looks so incredibly yummy. I made the cucumber salad last summer-- unfortunately we don't have cucumbers this year :(

The peach cobbler looks SO delicious.

Anita said...

My, my, this all looks so tasty. Your pictures are great and are making me very hungry. That's a good thing, right???

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, whoever said that food can't be photographed well has never been to your blog! This looks heavenly!


Sheila :-)

The Fajdich Times said...

Your meal looks fabulous! I bet your kitchen smells so good. I copied your cucumber recipe. I have lots of cucumbers in my garden. I am a fan of Paula's. Didn't know she had a furniture line. Going to check that out:)

The Fajdich Times said...

Didn't know Paula was selling furniture. Nice. Thanks for sharing:)

Beverly said...

Pat, it all looks delicious, and it is just our kind of meal.

My mother's favorite cobbler is peach, and her birthday is soon. Maybe I'll prepare one for her.

darnold23 said...

Such an easy recipe for such a lazy time of the year. Love it!Beginning August 5, I will be hosting Crock Pot Wednesdays at, and I hope you will join me. THERE WILL BE PRIZES:)!!!

Tamara Jansen said...

You know, Pat, baking is one skill I never manage to conquer.....but it sure looks like I should start trying :)

Runner Mom said...

We'll be there for supper! Just set 4 more places!! Yummy!! Hop over to my blog if you get a chance--would love for you to add a recipe there!! I need to hook up with this Foodie Friday thingie!!!


Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Your meal looks fabulous. Nothing better than fresh produce that is locally grown! Perfect.


The Decorated House said...

Hi Pat!
A meal of veggies, with dessert first. Perfect!
Have a great weekend,

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Pat, This looks like a most wonderful summer supper! I start to get lazy about cooking meals when it's so hot outside. Thanks for the recipe!

imjacobsmom said...

Oh Pat, this meal could be on our table. We do the very same things. My Dad loves the beans and potatoes and me and my Mom love the cucumbers with our onions! ~ Robyn

dana said...

That peach cobbler just looks wonderful!! I will copy that recipe for sure!!! Of course, the rest of your meal looks fabulous, too. Yeah, summertime and a table full of fresh veggies.

Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers during this last week. Our grandson is doing fine at home with his little family---I know the well wishes from folks like you helped us get through the rough days. Dana

Terri and Bob said...

Does your cobbler ever turn out...soupy?

I missed the cukes and onions part. This is one of my favorite summer dishes.

Kathleen said...

I love peach cobbler, yours looks wonderful..I did peachy too! Peaches and cream pie...
Your whole meal looks wonderful!

xinex said...

Yummy! I love peach cobbler...Christine

Renee Finberg said...

my grandmother made peach cobbler is is my fave.
xx thank you

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh my goodness that makes me so very hungry and not just from hunger but hungry for summer food. Wait, I have blackberries in my deep freeze. BRB...

Joy said...

Everything looks d'lish! Have a great weekend. It sure is pretty weather these last few days.

Lee Beth said...

hello. just checking out new blogs and really like yours. feel free to come check out mine.

Debra from Bungalow said...

Will you come and cook for me? It all looks delish and thanks for sharing recipes/ tips!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness! All of this food looks so good my mouth is watering! That cobbler looks soooo yummy and perfect!!


Becky said...

What a wonderful table of food.
I will certainly be copying your recipes.

Cherrie said...

Thank you Pat! My dear mother has been in Heaven for 30 years and I have never been able to duplicate her wonderful green beans until I tried your receipe. It tasted just like hers! Your directions with pictures were so easy and oh did they taste great!!

Mary said...

What a perfect summer dessert. I love the recipe and your photos of the assembly process are spectacular.

Catherine Holman said...

Hi Pat,
I've been taking a break from my computer and have finally gotten back to reading my blogs. This meal is absolutely making my stomach growl with hunger! Thanks!