“But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him'”
1 Corinthians 2:9
Let me go on record by saying that peaches are my favorite fruit. I love everything about peaches…their color, their smell, and obviously, their sweet taste! Peeling a peach while the juice runs down my arm is a sure sign that my tastebuds are about to dance! One of the prime growing areas for peaches in the South, Chilton County, is within a couple of hours drive from our house! Countless travelers driving south to the Alabama and Florida beaches brake when they spot the giant peach water tower. Butch and I never fail to stop and grab a couple of baskets of the sweetest and juiciest of fruits. And more times than not, that stop includes hand-made fried peach pies and peach ice-cream! Last week, Seth (our son) was driving I-65 and I talked him into stopping to purchase peaches for me! I have frozen some for later use, but I have mostly just eaten! But, I have prepared some proven recipes for us to enjoy!
Chilton County Alabama is famous for their peaches. The large peach water tower in Clanton honors the area’s major income and can be seen from I-65 between Birmingham and Montgomery! Sweet Chilton County peaches at a farmer’s market earlier this summer! Fresh peaches make a beautiful and fragrant centerpiece! Slicing open a peach reveals its lovely color and unleashes its heavenly scent! Is there anything better than a bowl of fresh peaches? Sipping a glass of ice water flavored with fresh peaches, blackberries, and mint on a hot summer afternoon! I made these Peach Streusel Muffins last Friday and they were delicious according to my Daddy! Recipe is here.
My Mother’s Pound Cake recipe with fresh peaches and blackberries is the perfect ending to dinner! Blackberries or blueberries pair beautifully with peaches!My favorite summer breakfast – Swiss muesli with fresh peaches and granola sprinkled on top!Fresh peach cobbler…one of my family’s favorites!
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Peaches ‘n Cream Bars…need I say more? I love scones and peaches – so these Peach Pie Scones with Vanilla Glaze are definitely a winner! What a unique pairing – Green Bean Salad with Peaches and Caramelized Onions! A rustic Peach Crostata – makes a simple and easy dessert! This is a wonderful summer appetizer…Grilled Peach Crostini! I enjoy paninis and sandwiches with unique combinations like this Grilled Peach, Brie, and Basil Sandwich! One more perfect summer appetizer – Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze! From our local Frios Gourmet Pop – fresh Peaches ‘n Cream!
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