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Peach Cobbler

Cooking is something that my family loves! Some of my kids best memories with their grandmas are cooking. My 10 year old little boy is always asking when he can go over and help grandma bake again. I decided that every Sunday I would teach one of my kids how to cook something. My oldest has been cooking for awhile now and he even makes at least one meal a week. Last Sunday my 12 year old and I made peach cobbler from scratch. I involved all the kids in peeling and cutting up the peaches. It was actually a lot of fun. Then he mixed all the ingredients and made the fruit part and then the cobbler. If a 12 year old can do it, so can you :0)

I have been using this recipe for 16 years. I have used it for apple cobbler or peach cobbler and make it just the same. I have never found a better recipe for cobbler.

1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. flour
1 c. flour
6 cups peaches (or apples etc)
MIx well and pour into a pan. You can use a 9x9 pan or a 9x13 pan depending how many people you are serving.

1 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
mix above ingredients.
Cut in 1/4 cup (room temperature) butter
1/4 c milk
1 egg

(If you are putting this in a 9x13 pan double the cobbler recipe to make more)

Mix well. Make into balls or use a cookie scoop. Put over the top of the fruit mixture. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.


Spice rubbed grilled pork

THIS RECIPE HAS TO BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME TO MARINADE (1-8 hours) My hubs and son are really good about helping with meals. This is one they made and we all loved it. It was a little bit spicy so make sure you cut back on the cayenne, chili powder, and pepper if you don't want it as spicy. My kids just dipped there piece in ranch to take away from some of the heat but even though it was SPICY everyone of my kids ate there whole chop.

doesn't it look so pretty :)

3 tablespoons sweet paprika
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon coarse salt, either kosher or sea salt
3/4 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne, depending how hot you want it.

Six to eight 10- to 11-ounce bone-in pork rib chops, 3/4 to 1 inch thick

Vegetable oil spray

At least 1 and up to 8 hours before you plan to grill the pork chops, prepare the dry rub, combining the ingredients in a small bowl. Coat the chops with the spice mixture, place them in a large plastic bag, seal, and refrigerate.

Fire up the grill, bringing the heat to medium (4 to 5 seconds with the hand test).

Remove the chops from the refrigerator and let them sit covered at room temperature for about 20 minutes.

Spray the chops with oil and transfer them to the grill. Grill for 18 to 20 minutes total. Turn onto each side twice, rotating the chops a half turn each time to get criss-cross grill marks. The chops are done when just a hint of pink remains at the center. Serve hot.