This is me catching up on the blog a little bit!! I started this blog before the end of Summer!
It's almost Fall, but here's something to celebrate before the end of Summer, in addition to college football season, and that is peaches! Beautiful, delicious peaches! My friends Jeff and Carrie, mom and dad of Bo, Marley, Willie, Spooky and Lil' Bit, had a great Georgia-Notre Dame football party at their home and Tiki Bar, with lots of friends and food! I can't believe I didn't take pictures but I was too busy visiting and eating! Jeff made wonderful smoked chicken, ribs and brisket! Here is what Sis and I took!
This recipe is from Once Upon a Chef. One thing about cobbler is a lot of people love the biscuit topping as much or more than the cobbler, and this topping is extra special because it is a sweet biscuit! This was beautiful, and a real crowd pleaser, and even more impressive because I used fresh Summer peaches! Click on the picture of the cobbler for the recipe!
Here are a couple of dishes I've blogged about before, Bow-Tie Pasta Salad and Best Baked Beans Ever! The pasta salad is a recipe from culinary school, and one of our hostess' favorites! It's easy enough for anyone to do, and great for practicing your knife skills and dice cuts. If you want to get very industrious you can make your own creamy Caesar dressing, but I did use bottled dressing here, for convenience.
1 lb. bowtie pasta, cooked
½ c black olives, sliced
½ medium green pepper, small diced
½ medium red pepper, small diced
(Prepare extra olives and peppers for garnishing)
¼ c sweet onion, finely diced
½ c grated parmesan cheese
½ c grated Romano cheese
4 c creamy Caesar salad dressing
1 clove garlic, minced
½ tsp black pepper
In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked pasta, olives, peppers, and onion. Sprinkle with parmesan and Romano cheeses and stir to combine. In a small bowl combine the salad dressing, garlic, and black pepper, then stir well. Pour the dressing over the pasta mixture and coat well. Garnish with diced green and red peppers and sliced olives.
Refrigerate at least an hour to chill and meld flavors before serving.
What goes better with smoked meats, Southern cobbler, and a cool, Summer salad? Baked beans, of course! This is one of my sister's favorites, and mine, and worth repeating over and over! Named Best Baked Beans Ever by The Pioneer Woman! Click on the picture of the beans for the recipe!
Here's a picture of the Tiki Hut that Carrie took before the party, the best little bar in Cassville, and Matt, her handsome son who is in his last year at ABAC in Tifton, Georgia. This is such a fun place. Thanks again, Jeff and Carrie, for sharing with us!
Summer may be ending, but college football always makes things better! Until next time, friends, Denise!
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