Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hugs in the Kitchen

O.K. girls do you want to cause some eye rolling

accompanied by an occasional moan

of delight?

Then it's time to pick some good old southern peaches...

you can do this in an orchard, at a fruit stand, or at your local grocers..

Just make sure they are good and ripe.

Now lets go to the kitchen...

Yep, you want to make 'em happy...

let me tell you somethin'

"The hugs in the kitchen are the best"!

Amaretto Peach Pie**


**Don't forget the pie!

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Start out by preheating your oven to

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350 degrees

6-10 ripe fresh peaches depending on the size

4 Tabls Butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 Tbls flour

1/2 tsp cinnamon

dash salt

dash ground nutmeg

1 Tbls Amaretto

2 Pie crusts

(homemade or store bought)

2Tbls milk

A good sprinkle of sugar

Line a cookie sheet with tin foil...

Prepare Pie crust and put bottom crust

in pie plate..

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peel and slice your peaches..

In separate bowl combine

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(Oh. boy a chance to use our handy-dandy

micro graters!!! )

In sauce pan over medium heat

melt butter...

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Add peaches and cook just about one minute

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Add sugar mixture

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cook until thick and bubbly..

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Remove from heat

Add One Tablespoon Amaretto and stir

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Pour into awaiting crust

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Vent top crust,

Apply to pie

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brush with milk

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Sprinkle with sugar.

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Place in oven

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and bake for 40 minutes

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or until golden brown.

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Serve with a drizzle of caramel sauce on plate

accompanied by

vanilla ice cream or whipped topping...



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Southern Girl...

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A southern girl knows full & well that she can open a door for herself...

but prefers the gentleman do it

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because it demonstrates

a sense of respect.

After all,

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every girl (young or old)

wants to be treated like a princess.

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We know how to make sweet tea

and grits


while filling you in on SEC football.

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(the above pictures...are from Hanceville school..not Alabama or Auburn..just want everyone to play pretty, now)

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We pick our battles

and fight with the heart of a

pit bull while still

maintaining grace & elegance.

Our mystique is that of a

soft spoken, mild mannered southern belle

who could direct an army,

loves her momma and

will always be

daddy's little girl.


Growing up or

"being raised"

(as we would put it)

in the south my life has been filled with

true southern belles

Many ,through the years ,would come and go only touching the fringes while leaving a finger print on my heart & soul

Still others have stayed through the years enriching me with their

beauty, wisdom, strength and wit.

A few of many

true southern ladies that

have touched my life...

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And I thank you !

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Birthday Visit

This past week end

we celebrated

the birthday of a man

that holds my heart in

his hands...

He is above all the most

wonderful man I have

ever had the pleasure of


He is my best friend,


Daddy to our children


Papa to our grandson.

Happy Birthday


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and spent the week end

with our children.

The first morning we

had breakfast at the

"Chesterfield Diner"

Michael W. made

a happy plate

of his

"Gwaby & Bissits"

Then while Papa opted to

spend some quiet time

on the driving range

Felice and I took

Michael to visit

"Mr.. John", the barber.

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Mr. John has been cutting the

Hall family hair

for as long as

Bill can remember.

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Later, that same day

Papa met us in

Charlottesville for

lunch with

Aunt Carrie and an


on the downtown mall.

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The Chalk Wall...

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The Carrousel

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Later that evening

Bill got home

and it was time for

Birthday cake!

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Felice had made a most


"Pina Colata" Cake!

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We were joined by

Joseph, Big Bill

and Joe.

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All the candles were

blown out...

I sure hope his wish

came true!

Papa and Baba spent


on the golf course


Mommy, Michael

and I made the usual

Saturday rounds.

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One tired little


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Sunday morning,

we stopped by

Carrie's for a short visit

before heading back

south once again.

She had a new couch.

(which is why there is

a picture of an empty

green couch above)

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After a short visit

and sandwiches from


we were on our way.

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It was a very good

week end...


Miss Bobo waited

for us

at the house

and as always it

was good to

get back to her!

The groceries have been


laundry is caught up,

and now it's time to

bury my head in


and get some more

CEU's behind me..

then it's back to


sewing room...

projects are backing up.

Always, D. ♥

**...this however, does

not mean I have never

been pushed to the point

of threatening to brandish

a flip-flop and chase

him at least once

around the parking lot!