Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Peach Blueberry Skillet Cobbler

This is quite possibly the perfect Summer Dessert.  With peaches and blueberries in the prime of their season now is the time to make this beauty.  I keep forgetting I am out of all purpose flour so when I set out to make this I realized I only had whole wheat flour.  I was too lazy to drive to the store so I used whole wheat and you know what, it was delicious.  Now don't get me wrong I imagine this is even better with regular flour but if you want to be healthy don't be scared of the whole wheat flour it worked just fine.  This would be incredible paired with vanilla ice cream.  It would make a great dessert for July 4th too.  I love how rustic it looks in the skillet but if you don't have a skillet a baking dish will work fine.

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- 4 ups sliced peaches
- 1 cup blueberries
1.5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup sugar
 - 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour (I used whole wheat)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1/2 boiling water

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Put the peaches and blueberries in a 10 inch cast iron skillet and toss with lemon juice.

In a medium bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup of sugar, the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add the milk and melted butter and mix until ingredients are blended.  Pour the batter evenly over the peaches and blueberries.

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the cornstarch.  Sprinkle the sugar mixture across the batter, then pour the boiling water evenly over the top of the batter.  Bake for 55-60 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.  Remove from oven and serve warm.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Scenes From Our Weekend

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. 

Friday the kids and I ran some errands and hit up East Bay Deli for lunch.  I love that place.  I had to laugh at this picture I snapped of Frances.  I tried to steal one of her chips and she was not having it.  She takes after her Dad and does not like sharing her food.

That afternoon we picked up some fresh blueberries and made Blueberry Banana Muffins- I found the recipe HERE.  Martha never disappoints.

Matt surprised us with a golf cart this week.  We had been wanting one forever to cruise our neighborhood and drive to the Yacht Club.  Everyone was pretty excited.  It is used and she needs a good cleaning but otherwise works great.

We caught a beautiful sunset on our ride.

Saturday Frances and I headed to Loft because they were having a major sale.  This weekend everything in the store was 50% off.  I have been really impressed with the Loft Summer collection, super cute stuff.
This dress was a winner.

Fun with my little lady, waiting on the boys to get back from fishing.
My necklace is from Waffles and Honey.  My friend Karina designed it for me and it has the kids initials on two small charms.  I wear it everyday!
 Saturday evening we headed to the Bohemian Bull to have an early dinner with friends.  That place is so great with kids because they can run around in the back and play all the games out there.

The food was really good too.  Matt had the bratwurst and I had a grilled chicken salad.

Frances loved her cheeseburger.

Sunday morning I went on a much needed run.  Sterling frequently likes to ride his scooter and come with me.  I always enjoy the one on one time with my little man.
After my run we took the family and met up with my blogging friend Carmel.  It is always so fun to meet blogging friends in real life.  We had so much fun with her and her hubby.  Carrnel was just the sweetest- check out her blog if you never have!
The Loft dress above is so soft and comfortable.  It runs TTS.  I am in a small.  It would be perfect for 4th of July.  Some one on instagram asked if it would work pregnant and it totally would because it has plenty of stretch to it.

We ate brunch at Heart and I had the most amazing breakfast flatbread.  It was so good!  You know I love a fried egg on anything!

We ended the weekend with a golf cart ride and grilled kabobs.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saturday's Top 5 Deals

Happy Saturday!!  It is still sooo hot here!  Today we have plans to hit up the Farmers Market and then out to dinner with friends!

All the Summer colors are now 25%!  A few of my favorites.

gigi sale

Lots of great stiff still left and the prices are really good!


Friday, June 26, 2015

Thoughts For Friday

I have been wanting to write about the tragic event that happened here last week but every time I tried to I just wanted to cry.  I did not grow up in Charleston but after 8 years here I consider Charleston my home.  I absolutely love it here and have no plans to ever leave.   It is a magical city filled with so much historic charm and Southern hospitality.  
My mind can not even comprehend what would make someone want to murder that many people.  Its shocks me to my core.  What makes someone do that??  I think about those 9 people who lost their lives every single day.  9 good souls that were just trying to learn at bible study.  My heart breaks for their families left behind.  In such a tragic situation you would think no good would come out of it but I am so proud of our city and how everyone has bonded together.  Charleston is resilient, Charleston is strong, Charleston has so much love to offer.  There is more good than evil in the world and we have to remember that. 
This picture is truly amazing.  The show of love and unity our community has showed the last week is outstanding.  So very proud of this city I am lucky enough to call home.

Now on a lighter note:
I finally caught back up on my OC Housewives.  Can I just say how happy I am they are back.  Heather's new home blows my mind, who needs 14 bathrooms???    I can't believe Vicki is still with Brooks and if he is lying about cancer that is crazy- run Vicki!  Tamara had like her 10th boob job but could care less.  Love the new girl who is clearly more into her husband than he is to her.  Can't wait for a drama filled season.

I have to say Rodney has been fitting right in here.  The kids just adore him and he is so good with them.  Sterling's crab sheets are on sale right now, they are a favorite round here.

This little lady had her 18 month check up this week.  How is it possible she is almost 2??  She was 97th percentile for height and weight.  They gave her two shots and she did not shed one tear.  She looked at the nurses like is that all you got??  Such a tough cookie.

I am hoping to make this Summer Garden White Bean Dip this weekend.  How amazing does it look?

Last night I finally had the chance to try Chez Nous a little French restaurant downtown.  They have a new menu everyday that they post on instagram.  It really was a treat to dine here.  The food and service were excellent.
We started with the cheese special and the most delicious bottle of rose.
 After that I had the melon and crab salad + chicken ravioli.  Both were delicious.

I wore my Pink Stitch maxi dress.  I have mentioned this dress before but it is a favorite of mine.  I wore it all while I was pregnant and still love it not pregnant.  
With my girls Caycee and Krystine.

On instagram several of you asked about my nail polish color.  I went super neon before vacation for my toes and nails.  I did both in colors from the China Glaze line.  They make the best neon nail colors.

The Gigi New York Summer Sale just started!  You can take 25% off all the Summer Colors!
My everyday bag, The Bucket Tote in Dessert Rose is included in the sale.  It is one of my favorite bags!

Yesterday we finally busted out our Zoku Quick Popsicle maker.   We purred peaches and bananas to make pops and they were so good.  I love that the quick machine has the pops ready in 7 minutes.  Perfect for impatient kids.

Happy Friday!