Thursday, July 20, 2017

Baked Brie with Jezebel Peaches

Even the name of this recipe sounds completely southern.... so no surprise I found it in a Southern Living Magazine. With the Internet and the great world of Pinterest; magazines have possibly gone by the way side for some. Not for me - there is nothing better than curling up with coffee (or wine) and flipping through a good ol magazine.  I have been flipping through Southern Living Magazine for probably 25 years. It was a staple in my house growing up and it still is now.
 I serve Brie year round.... the winter months are a little more indulgent usually wrapped in a puff pastry, but this recipe might be a new favorite. Sweet, yet spicy, and very fresh. It pairs well
with a chilled glass of Pino Grigio and a good girlfriend. Everything you need to solve all of life's problems. 

Combine hot pepper jelly, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Add fresh peaches...


Cut the top rind off of your Brie - add to a baking sheet and bake.

Then add the peach mixture and return to the oven.


Top with fresh cracked pepper - add crackers and a sliced baguette (or in my case whatever you have in your pantry.)



Pour a couple of glasses of chilled wine and look out the window at the beans growing, soon they will be starting to turn. It's picture perfect out here....

I couldn't stop taking pictures. ;) It was almost too pretty to eat..... almost!

Peach season is among us at the orchards - head out to get your basket of peaches and whip this up for a girlfriend, or sister....It's colorful, it's delicious - it's perfect!

Check out the full recipe here!

The Source for my tabletop pieces.
Glasses - Home Goods
Navy Checkered Runner - Jenny Steffens Hobick Online Store
White Creamware Platter - Jenny Steffens Hobick Online Store
Red and White Gingham Napkin - William Sonoma
White Dishes - Pottery Barn
Ramekins- Target

Monday, July 3, 2017

Watermelon Froze'

Watermelon and Rose go hand in hand - both cool and refreshing but not too sweet. Add them to the freezer then blend and you have the newest cocktail obsession - Froze'. I stumbled upon this recipe and with a few changes I knew it was the perfect signature summertime drink.

I love casual summertime evenings. A couple of good slices of cheese, some watermelon froze', and some of your best girlfriends - it sure is good for the soul.



Ready for the freezer. 
After freezing for several hours the hardest part is resisting the urge to just scratch this and eat it with a spoon.


Add the frozen Rose' to the blender, with a cup of watermelon and a handful of ice.

A bottle of the Rose makes four little drinks - so if you have a crowd or a few more girlfriends over you might want to double this.

Add small slices of watermelon to the side for garnish.

Right about here is where my farmer said "Let me know when you are done taking pictures because I am going to eat that cheese." I drank the froze' - he ate the cheese. That's why we work!


We have had unseasonable and beautiful weather for the past week or so. So serve in a cute basket and head out to the front porch to the swing bed (which normally is furnished with a twin mattress as the cushion, but it's currently getting upholstered)

Watermelon Froze

  1. One bottle of your favorite rose wine
  2. 1 cup of watermelon, cubed
  3. handful of ice cubes
  1. Pour your wine into a large container, one that will allow you to easily pour it out once it partially freezes. Do not keep it in the wine bottle because it is too hard to remove it from the bottle once it starts to harden.
  2. Freeze for 6 hours or more until it's mostly frozen. It won't 100% freeze due to the alcohol content
  3. Add all items, wine, watermelon and ice cubes, to a blender and crush.
  4. Place in freezer to harden more if you like, or serve immediately
  1. Easily make this in advance and just add it to a blender before serving.

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