Quick and Easy Eating Tips…

Quick and Easy Eating Clipping

Quick and Easy Eating Clipping

Mom gave me a heads up that she had her great-aunt’s recipe folder, you can imagine the excitement I was feeling!! I was looking forward to hand written recipes passed down through the generations from one woman to another. After all, this was my great-great-aunt, a woman who raised three boys in a very small house, with an equally small kitchen, and making due with what they had. As I started going through the accordion file folder I couldn’t help but feel saddened that there weren’t more handwritten family recipes. Instead, clipping after clipping of recipes, we figured, she never even used. Each one in pristine condition. I pulled out a few interesting recipes that I intend to make and even some handy tips such as the one in the photo above.

The first tip:

  • “Serve warm baked peach halves on a cold winter morning! Place peach halves and syrup in a baking dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 375 degrees until hot. Top hot peaches with a mixture of yogurt and granola.”

That sounds so yummy and doable with any fruit! In the summer you wouldn’t have to even bake it, just top it off with some cinnamon, plain or peach yogurt, and your favorite granola. Other fruit options: pears, pineapple, mango, papaya, bananas, and apples. A fruit cocktail can be used as well, I’ve done this in the winter when my son wants a baked fruit and oatmeal crisp.

Tip two:

  • “A quick-mix upside down coffee cake makes a party out of Sunday breakfast. Simply place a layer of drained cling peach slices in a well-buttered cake pan. Spoon a rich biscuit mix on top and bake according to package directions. Invert to serve. Sprinkle peaches with brown sugar, cinnamon, and grated orange peel for added flavor.”

Kind of reminds me of the triple berry dessert I make. Fruit goes on the bottom which is then topped with a gluten free “batter”. As it bakes the fruit floats to the top and gets all bubbly. It’s perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! If you don’t want to use butter you can use a non-stick spray and my personal recommendation for a biscuit mix would be a homemade one. Here’s a recipe!

Tip Three:

  • “Colorful fruit cocktail can be mixed with a little jam or jelly for a delicious topping for custard, ice cream or bread pudding.”

Now that is one I hadn’t thought of, definitely might try that over some ice cream!

Tip Four:

  • “Left-over rice and canned cling peach slices work well together for a quick and delicious dessert. Simply mix the peach slices and cooked rice. Sweeten to taste. Bake in 350 degree oven until hot. Serve with warm milk. If desired.”

A sweet way to use up leftover rice. You can add some cinnamon, some raisins, and a little brown sugar. It makes sense to add the milk before baking, but that can be a personal preference to each individual. Any fruit can be used, eating seasonally is best and healthier. A rice and berry bake would be perfect during the summer, apples and rice in the winter…just play with the flavors and share your results here! Happy eating 🙂

Amanda Gayle

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