Saturday, July 14, 2018

Easy Cinnamon Peach Cobbler (Family Sized)


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Easy Cinnamon Peach Cobbler (Family Sized):  The perfect southern dessert that so easy to make! Double the recipe to feed a crowd. - Slice of Southern

We are hosting a huge summer bash in a couple of weeks for a bunch of friends and I've been researching and testing recipes.  The key is that they must feed a crowd but be simple to make.

Today is all about dessert!  I've been digging through our old family recipes again and came up with my version of a classic.  If you want a super easy and quick dessert to make look no further than this Easy Cinnamon Peach Cobbler.  I made this particular one family sized in an 8x8 pan for testing purposes, but just double the ingredients and place in a 9x13 pan for one that will feed a crowd.

Easy Cinnamon Peach Cobbler (Family Sized):  The perfect southern dessert that so easy to make! Double the recipe to feed a crowd. - Slice of Southern

There's nothing better than this southern dessert during the summer, especially when peaches are in season!  Oh! fresh peaches are the BEST!  We just picked up some delicious peaches that promised to be a 12 on the flavor scale (0-15, 15 being sweetest) and they sure were.  Juicy and sweet.  So make sure to use fresh ones if you can find good ones.  If not then frozen will work perfectly.

Easy Cinnamon Peach Cobbler (Family Sized):  The perfect southern dessert that so easy to make! Double the recipe to feed a crowd. - Slice of Southern

This is a cobbler that is cakey, instead of a biscuit topping or a pie crust.  You make a batter and pour it in the pan, then add the peaches on top.  The peaches sink down and the cake rises around the peaches to create a cake like cobbler. Yum!  I also added some cinnamon to the peaches to give it a little homey flavor which I adore.  Leave it out if you prefer just plain peaches.  This is excellent in taste, and couldn't be 

Easy Cinnamon Peach Cobbler (Family Sized):  The perfect southern dessert that so easy to make! Double the recipe to feed a crowd. - Slice of Southern

Bring a little South to your menu and enjoy this Easy Cinnamon Peach Cobbler (Family Sized) with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  It can't be beat!

Enjoy!




Easy Cinnamon Peach Cobbler (Family Sized)

serves 6

1/4 cup butter
1 1lb. fresh or frozen peaches peeled and sliced
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cups sugar, divided
3/4 cups self-rising flour
3/4 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 


Add butter to a 8x8 baking dish and place into the oven as it preheats to 375ยบ F to melt.

To a small bowl add peaches and 1/4 sugar.  Stir to combine.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl add remaining sugar, self-rising flour,  milk, and vanilla. Whisk until well combined.  Remove pan from oven and pour batter on top of the melted butter.  Top with the peaches and their juices.  Do not stir.

Bake until the cobbler is golden brown, about 35 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Easy Cinnamon Peach Cobbler (Family Sized):  The perfect southern dessert that so easy to make! Double the recipe to feed a crowd. - Slice of Southern

Easy Cinnamon Peach Cobbler (Family Sized):  The perfect southern dessert that so easy to make! Double the recipe to feed a crowd. - Slice of Southern



Thursday, July 5, 2018

Weeknight Balsamic Steak Salad


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Weeknight Balsamic Steak Salad:  A simple salad topped with a steak that's juicy, tender, and dripping with wonderful flavor. All made on a weeknight! - Slice of Southern

Are you ready for summer cooking?

How about a quick and easy weeknight meal that's delicious and satisfying?

I'm all about easy and quick during the summer so that we can spend more time outside enjoying the long evenings.  This recipe fits the bill with easy and quick, plus the bold flavors make this a crave-worthy recipe!


Weeknight Balsamic Steak Salad:  A simple salad topped with a steak that's juicy, tender, and dripping with wonderful flavor. All made on a weeknight! - Slice of Southern

WEEKNIGHT BALSAMIC STEAK SALAD

This recipe can be made in 20 minutes with a little prep.  You should marinate the meat the night before and leave it in the refrigerator to soak up the yummy flavors until you are ready to cook.  Once that is done this meal comes together quickly.  All that's left is to grill the steak and put together the salad.  You will have one mouthwatering dish on the table in no time!

The marinade is full of complexity that leaves the steak juicy, tender, and dripping with wonderful flavor.  The salad is clean and simple with layers of tomatoes and avocado that compliment the steak.  The real punch comes from the blue cheese.  It's mind blowing how well these flavors compliment each other and this really makes the dish special so don't skip the cheese!  Some reserved marinade stands in as the dressing so the flavor profile is continued. 

Weeknight Balsamic Steak Salad:  A simple salad topped with a steak that's juicy, tender, and dripping with wonderful flavor. All made on a weeknight! - Slice of Southern

We really love this salad, and I promise it's really easy to make on a weeknight.  Enjoy your new dinner recipe and enjoy the summer evenings!






Weeknight Balsamic Steak Salad

serves 2

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1- 1 1/2 lb beef flank steak
1 package (9 ounces) ready-to-serve salad greens

8 cherry tomatoes, halved 
1 Persian cucumber, halved and sliced
1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
Crumbled blue cheese

For the marinade/dressing: In a bowl add the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, thyme and salt & pepper. Whisk to combine. Take half of the mixture and place it in a resealable plastic bag. Reserve the rest in a jar to use as the dressing.

Add steak to the back and toss to coat. Place in the refrigerator overnight, until ready to cook.

Heat an outdoor grill to medium high heat. Remove the steak from the bag allowing the marinade to drain. Grill steak, covered, turning once, until desired doneness (135 degrees for medium-rare, 160 degrees for medium. Remove steak from grill and allow to rest 5-8 minutes before cutting.

Meanwhile, divide the salad greens among 2 plates. Top with tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, and cheese crumbles. Slice steak against the grain in thin slices and top the salad with the steak. Drizzle with reserved dressing and serve. 

Weeknight Balsamic Steak Salad:  A simple salad topped with a steak that's juicy, tender, and dripping with wonderful flavor. All made on a weeknight! - Slice of Southern
Weeknight Balsamic Steak Salad:  A simple salad topped with a steak that's juicy, tender, and dripping with wonderful flavor. All made on a weeknight! - Slice of Southern












Saturday, June 23, 2018

Raspberry Swirl Lemon Quick Bread


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Eat a slice of Sunshine with this Raspberry Swirl Lemon Quick Bread!  Perfect anytime of day. - Slice of Southern

I'm loving all the fresh berries and citrus this season!

When the sunshine hits I'm a sucker for citrus.  I change everything up on the house to the scent of fresh lemons and oranges.  My kitchen soaps, hand soaps, laundry detergent, household cleaners, and even my ice cream turns in to oranges and lemons!

Another favorite of mine is berries.  All of them.  I just tried my first mulberry at the farmer's market the other day and it was divine!  Picking up fresh berries to bake with is the best.  This week we came across the most succulent raspberries I've ever seen, and promptly bought several pints to snack on and cook with.


Eat a slice of Sunshine with this Raspberry Swirl Lemon Quick Bread!  Perfect anytime of day. - Slice of Southern

RASPBERRY SWIRL LEMON QUICK BREAD

Mom was always making quick breads growing up and her love of lemons inspired this dish. One of her favorite quick bread is this Lemon Tea Bread.  My love of raspberries put my own spin to bring this just over the top.

Eat a slice of Sunshine with this Raspberry Swirl Lemon Quick Bread!  Perfect anytime of day. - Slice of Southern

Today's quick bread is all about citrus and berries.  Bright lemon with tangy swirled raspberries are folded into a simple quick bread that you can make in a bowl!  No mixer for this one!  This quick bread is something I make for breakfast on the weekends when we have time to relax and enjoy a leisurely meal.  It's like eating a slice of sunshine and will brighten your morning and your mood!

Enjoy!







Raspberry Swirl Lemon Quick Bread


1/3 c canola oil
1/2 c Splenda Sugar Blend (or 1 cup granulated sugar)
2 eggs
1 1/2 c flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 c 2% milk
1 T lemon zest
juice of 1 large lemon
1 cup fresh raspberries
2 tablespoons sugar

Add oil, and sugar to a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Add eggs, flour, baking powder, salt, milk, and lemon zest and mix until just combined. Pous batter into a greased and floured 8- x 4-inch loaf pan.

In a blender, blend the lemon juice, raspberries, and sugar. Blend until smooth. Take one ounce of the raspberry mixture, and drizzle lightly on top of the cake batter. Use a toothpick to swirl into the batter. (Save the extra raspberry sauce for ice cream!)

Bake at 350° for 1 hour until golden on top and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the bread cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack. Slice and serve.





Eat a slice of Sunshine with this Raspberry Swirl Lemon Quick Bread!  Perfect anytime of day. - Slice of Southern
Eat a slice of Sunshine with this Raspberry Swirl Lemon Quick Bread!  Perfect anytime of day. - Slice of Southern




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