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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fresh Flowers and Dessert

I wanted to join Liz @ Rose Vignettes for her Fresh-Cut Friday, however I forget to get some flowers while I was at the grocery.  So I went out to the yard to see what was blooming.  Not a lot to choose from, so I thought I would keep it simple.

One Yellow Rose and a stem of  Orange Bells.  I love the weeping pattern of the Orange Bells and the orange tips on the rose looks perfect with them.

This is definitely my favorite color Rose.

The Orange Bells are such a gorgeous mix of yellow and orange.  Gorgeous.

While I was in the yard, my neighbor yelled over the fence that she had just picked a bunch of peaches off her tree and asked if I wanted some.  Of course the answer was yes.  I couldn't wait, I immediately baked a peach cobbler.  It tastes soooooooooo good.

I use Paula Deen's recipe, it is really wonderful.  I almost forget to take a pic of the peaches before I had them all peeled and sliced.  Aren't they beautiful.

All sliced and ready to cook.

My batter is all made too, and just waiting for the butter to melt in the casserole dish.

Here we are, melted butter, and wonderful peaches all ready for the oven.

All baked and the smell is intense.

So, some pretty flowers and a wonderful Peach Cobbler for dessert tonight.  The recipe is at the bottom of the post.  If you havn't tried this one, you need to, it is sooooooooooooo yummy.

Paula Deen's Peach Cobbler

4 cups peeled sliced peaches
2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup water
8 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups self rising flour
1 1/2 cups milk


1 Preheat oven to 350°.
2 Combine peaches, 1 cup of the sugar and water in a saucepan and mix well.
3 Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
4 Remove from the heat.
5 Place butter in a deep baking dish and put in the oven to melt.
6 Mix remaining cup of sugar, flour and milk slowly to prevent clumping.
7 Pour mixture over melted butter.


9 Spoon fruit over top, gently pouring in syrup.
10 Batter will rise to the top during baking.
11 Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.

I am also joining Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.


  1. I can almost smell that peach cobbler from the screen - great photos. Thanks for including the recipe.
    - Joy

  2. Oh YUMMMMMM!!! What a sweet neighbor! And that rose is gorgeous! Vanna

  3. There is nothing better in the summertime than peach cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream on top. Yummy! The color of that rose is so pretty. I love it, too. Nice flowers!

  4. Oh that peach cobbler looks delicious! But I just started to watch my carbs today, so I will have to enjoy it with my eyes and not my lips, or it will go to my hips!

  5. Your peach cobbler looks amazing. We recently picked up some really good peaches from a little place in Waddell around the 303 and Bethany Home. The price was great and they were super sweet in case you're looking for more!

  6. I love your vase with two flowers. So simple but gorgeous. The peach cobbler sounds so good and I can imagine how the house smells. So nice of your neighbor to share.

  7. I love how the colors of the flowers and dessert match. You are one talented lady! The cobbler looks so yummy. Can't wait until we have fresh fruit to harvest in our area!

  8. What's not to love - fresh flowers and peach cobbler ... I only wish I lived next door to you!

    All the best - Katie

  9. Beautiful flowers and would love to make the peach cobbler looks so good!


  10. I haven't had peach cobbler in ages, and it's one of my favorites! Those colors of flowers reminds me of the tones in your house.

  11. That peach cobbler looks awesome...when can I stop by for a slice? Lol

  12. Your flowers are just beautiful and it's great that you can just go out in your garden and cut them! The peach cobbler looks fantastic, I can almost smell it! Thanks for the recipe, Marty!


  13. Pretty flowers! I love the orange bells. The cobbler looks delicious too. I can't imagine having fresh peaches from a tree in my yard.

  14. The flower are lovely. Please pass the cobbler!

  15. I don't think I've ever seen orange bells before. Very beautiful.

    - The Tablescaper

  16. Peach Cobbler is one of my all-time favorite desserts! Yours looks delicious!

    Your flowers are lovely too. I agree... a very pretty color!

  17. I love peach cobbler. This is different than mine and I'll have to try it.

  18. Now I'll be dreaming of peach cobbler all night. That sounds delicious.

  19. I can smell it over here Marty!! That sure looks yummy! Martina

  20. Those beautiful flowers match in color to the peach cobbler, which looks amazing. i think i'll have to try this one. after all butter makes everything good. many blessings, marlis

  21. Wish I had a bowl of that now with some vanilla ice cream.

  22. Oh Marty what a great post! First are the Orange Bells...I have never heard of them and they are gorgeous. Then the cobbler...with fresh picked peaches. Paula would be so proud of you! I'd give anything to be sitting in your kitchen right now...hope your weekend is wonderful.

  23. It looks delicious, Marty! And free peaches, wow! I made a peach dessert too, come over for a taste!:)

  24. Well the flowers are lovely but you got me with the peaches! I copied the recipe and will give it a try. It looks heavenly!

  25. FRESH PEACHES?! Wow! We are in the desert you know?! :) How wonderful! Lucky!!! That recipe looks yummy!

    Your flowers are so pretty against your brown wall. The color just pops!

    Thank you so much for joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday! :)


  26. I have never seen or heard of the Orange Bells! They are so pretty!!! The rose is exquisite! They go perfectly together. IF I wasn't on a STRICT diet right now I would make that cobbler for sure! Peach is my favorite!!!! XO, Pinky

  27. I can practically taste it! Yum!

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  28. Those flowers are just gorgeous..and..flawless!
    My neighbor has a peach tree also and brings me peaches. None so far..but I am going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Nothing tastes as good as fresh peaches...except maybe fresh raspberries...hooked on those lately.

  29. What could be more summery than peach cobbler? Looks heavenly!

  30. Yum! I never liked anything like this till i was prego w/my last child. So wierd - it's all i wanted to eat & still feel the same way! This cobbler looks fabulous! xoxo tracie

  31. Nothing like fresh flowers and a sweet treat!

  32. I have a huge fondness for flowers in that color family. There is just something restful about it.
    I love the way your food and flowers compliment each other in this post.

  33. Pretty flowers and your cobbler looks great Marty! How neat that your neighbor has a peach tree! I tried to grow one but no luck, the squirrels kept pulling the little peaches off long before they were ripe:@)

  34. Marty....that looks heavenly! YUM!! Have a great weekend! XO Liz

  35. GET-OUT-OF-HERE!..Marty,O'my goodness this looks so good,I do love me some peaches and Paula Deen.
    I wish I had some of this I could eat that entire cobbler,and OH! these flowers are lovely.

  36. Your flowers look so pretty. I love the apricot colored rose. Your peach cobbler looks delicious and I agree with everyone that it looks so good we can almost smell the sweet aroma through your post.
    Hmmm, an apricot rose and a peach I am really starving!
    Have a great weekend.

  37. That peach cobbler looks delicious and I bet your whole house smelled wonderful while you were baking it!One of my favorite dessert: peach cobblers.... your roses and orangebells looking gorgeous and are the perfect accompaniment for your peach cobbler. Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe, Marty.~Poppy