Sunday, May 19, 2013

Old-Fashioned Berry Cobbler Tutorial

An easy and delicious cobbler recipe that works with any berry! Woot!

Blackberry Cobbler

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar + 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
3 cups blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, or cut up strawberries
1 cup water

Step 1

 In a bowl, mix together the 1/2 cup of sugar, flour, and baking powder.

Step 2

Stir the milk and melted butter into the flour mixture.

Step 3

Spread batter into a greased 8x8 baking dish. Pour berries on top of batter, sprinkle berries with 1/2 cup sugar.

Step 4

Pour water over the berries, do not mix or stir.

Step 5

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes- 1 hour or until batter has risen and top is brown.


Serve with vanilla ice-cream.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Quick No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake Tutorial


 I often crave cheesecake but I never seem to have the time to prepare one. My cravings usually hit around 3:30pm and I like to have dessert ready to go by 6:00pm- you know, to enjoy after dinner. So I make this super easy and quick no-bake cheese cake in those situations. It's softer than a traditional cheesecake but tastes so good, no one will care. You can substitute the blackberries with whatever berry you want!

No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake

Ingredients

1 prepared graham cracker crust
2 blocks of cream cheese, softened- (I nuke the unwrapped blocks in the microwave for 30-45 secs)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups blackberries
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoon lemon juice

Step 1 

 In a bowl, combine the berries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice. Toss to coat, set aside.

Step 2

Beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until smooth.

Step 3


Spread the cream cheese mixture into the prepared crust. Spread berries over the top. Chill for 2 hours.

Step 4

Enjoy!

Blackberry Buckle Bread Tutorial


 Another great recipe for those fresh blackberries you'll be picking this summer! You can also substitute the blackberries for blueberries.

Blackberry Buckle Bread

(This recipe makes ONE loaf- I doubled it which is why you see two loaves in the pictures).

Ingredients

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar, divided
1 egg
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour, divided
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup buttermilk (or regular milk)
2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter

Step 1


In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and 1/2 cup of sugar. Add egg and mix well.

Step 2


Combine 2 cups of flour, baking powder and salt: add to creamed mixture alternately with  the buttermilk.

Step 3


Spread into a greased loaf pan.

Step 4


Toss blueberries with lemon juice and sprinkle over batter. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon with remaining 1/2 cup sugar and remaining 1/2 cup flour; cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over berries.

Step 5


Bake at 350 degrees for 60-65 minutes.























Friday, May 3, 2013

MayDay Helicopter Fun Fly 2013

The Lake Area Radio Kontrol Society (LARKS) hosted the 34th annual May Day Helicopter Fun Fly, this weekend at Hinch Field in Carlyss, Louisiana. Flying started each day at dawn and concluded at 10 p.m.

LARKS is dedicated to the promotion of the hobby and fly under the guidelines of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and encourages people who appreciate model airplanes and helicopters to join their club.

Hubby is a remote control helicopter and airplane enthusiast and since we live in town, going to this Fun Fly was a no-brainer! Here's some highlights from today (Friday) and I'll add more pictures of the festivities tomorrow.