Marionberry Cobbler Goodness!

I was talking with my Mom the other day and she asked me if I had a good cobbler recipe. I do not or did not, I’m not a big fruit dessert person. I mean I like fruit desserts but I really would prefer a chocolate, caramel, peanut butter or coffee kind of treat. Also, I tend to make crisps rather then cobblers, mostly because who doesn’t love streusel? I told my Mom I would look into a recipe and let her know and since I didn’t have any plans today, I thought I would make a cobbler.

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Marionberry Cobbler Filling

2 lbs Marionberries
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch

I mixed up the sugars and starch and then tossed it with the berries. I put the berries in a 13 x 9 ish pan and I would actually make it a smaller pan next time because I want more filling with my topper.

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The biscuit I made is the same biscuits as in the last post. Except I added a 1/4 cup of brown sugar and took out the cheese.
When I had that all mixed up I dropped spoonfuls of dough evenly on top of the berries.

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Bake the cobbler at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until the biscuits are no longer doughy and the tops are golden brown. The filling should be very bubbly when coming out of the oven.

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I suggest eating it with a huge very modest scoop of vanilla ice cream as I did. Here you go Mom, I think it’s pretty tasty.

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Breakfast Sammie’s!!

My egg sandwich love comes from working at Starbucks and my friendship with Molly. When I lived in New York, every morning I would call Molly and have her meet me at Starbucks. We would sit in the comfy chairs and drink our coffee and eat egg sandwiches while chatting with the local cops. I wish Molly and I lived closer so we could do this again, especially now that she has Lida. I decided this morning after texting with Molly that I needed to make egg sammie’s for breakfast. So, I went home took inventory of the ingredients I had and what I needed for the best egg sandwich EVER, and headed to the store. It’s so nice living next door to a grocery store, you never run out of anything!
I like egg sammie’s on biscuits, I mean they are still pretty good on most bread but biscuits are my favorite! The biscuit recipe I use is from The Joy of Cooking, except I add cheese to it and I may have changed the recipe a bit. I also use half butter and half shortening. Now, I don’t believe in using shortening, except for when I make pie dough and biscuits. Any other time I will always use butter. Shortening I think makes it flakier and over all better. This recipe is so easy and fast, I just love it! I also renamed the recipe to Biscuit Love, it just sounds better then rolled biscuit or drop biscuit.

2 cups flour
1T baking powder
1/2 t salt
3T cold butter cubed
3T cold shortening cubed
3/4C milk
Some cheese, I don’t measure it so maybe 1/4 cup or less. I mean be realistic about the cheese, the biscuits should not be orange. Oh, and I use sharp cheddar cause it is better.

I put all the dry in a bowl, then I add cheese, butter and shortening and then by hand I smash all the chunks of butter and shortening until the mixture is all sandy like. Then I add the milk and again using my hands I mix it until its combined…but not over doing it!
Because I used a fairly large cutter I only got 4 biscuits.

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Don’t those look yummy? I was really excited about them and they were the prefect size for my sandwich. Next up was cooking bacon, I love bacon and I never have it! I just feel I would probably never stop eating it if it were at my house. So, I never buy it! I had bought some when Andy was in town just incase he didn’t want to eat out for breakfast. I cook my bacon in an oven rather then frying it. It’s not so messy and it crispier, I would rather eat crispy bacon then chewy bacon.

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I didn’t take a picture of the egg, I’m really very bad at cooking eggs and this one didn’t look too great. I did put a slice of sharp cheddar cheese on top, which only made it look worse.
So, you cut the biscuit in half or pull it apart and throw your egg on and then some bacon and put the top back on.
Mmmm….tasty egg sammie!

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Carolyn and Brenda’s celebration!

20130902-125751.jpgThis past weekend my friends Carolyn and Brenda celebrated 20 years of their life together with a ceremony in their garden. It was a beautiful! I’m not the type to get teary or cry at ceremonies, but this one I totally got teary! The weather was perfect and they of course looked beautiful! The ceremony was quick, which I can always appreciate and watching two people who have so much love for each other commit their lives together is awesome. For the reception they asked me to make a cake. I always love making cakes especially for friends. They needed enough for around 50 people. The bottom tier was going to be almond cake with a dark chocolate espresso ganache. The top tier was banana cake with a salted caramel buttercream.

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I was pretty happy with how it all turned out, I did want the caramel buttercream to stand out more but the banana was a little overpowering. As always I am my own worst critic and I of course had some issues with how I thought it looked. Carolyn and Brenda of course loved it!

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