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Thursday, June 26, 2008

What says summer to you?

We ended up moving to this house at the end of May, so we did not get a summer garden planted. That has caused me to have to visit the local farmer's market weekly, in order to get some fresh vegetables. This week I got blackberries. They are so big and juicy. Last night, we made fresh blackberry cobbler and homemade vanilla ice cream. Nothing says summer to me better than these two together.......

Blackberry Cobbler
4 c. blackberries
1 c. sugar
1 c. self-rising flour
1 c. milk
1 stick of butter

Melt butter in a 13 X 9 pan. Then combine sugar, flour, and milk in a bowl and pour over melted butter. Then pour blackberries over mix and bake for 1 hour in a 350* oven.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
5 eggs
2 1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 can evaporated milk
1 pint half and half
pinch of salt
whole milk
2 bags ice
Beat eggs and sugar, then add vanilla, evaporated milk, half and half, and salt. Pour into the ice cream maker container and fill to line with whole milk. Run ice cream maker as required.
*** It is important to mix eggs and sugar together first!!

This ice cream is so good and creamy!



Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Mrs. Trixi, thanks so much for stopping by. Ohhhh, we just picked blackberries a couple weeks ago & had some blackberry pie too. It was yummy!!

I'm looking forward to seeing you around more & sharing some projects. I might have to get in on the Boomama project thing too. It seems like I always have something on the back burner.


Liz said...

Ok Martha Stewart, uh, I mean Trixi. :)

Sounds really delicious... you must have a very happy family.

Heather said...

WELCOME to the SITSTAhood! We're so glad you found us!! -Heather and Tiffany

Berry Family said...

Okay that sounds yummy. I'll have to try this. Can you make it with peaches? I'm not sure if I can find blackberries.

Thanks for stopping by my place.

Brandee :-)

Sarah Mae said...

I am so excited to try these two recipes! It sounds absolutely wondeful!

Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog - they really made my day! :)

Susie Harris said...

You have just made me hungry.. We have a big plastic doll house and I thought it was the greatest thing. It even has a tolet that flushes (makes sound) with no water, thank goodness! Our neighbors son came over a couple weeks back and sat on it. It broke so ... our story begins... Hope you have a greta weekend~ Susie H

Kari & Kijsa said...

That sounds so delicious...great recipe!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Melissa said...

The recipes sound great!
In our house summer means our freezer is stuffed full of frozen fruits. Everything tastes better frozen if you are a kid I guess. I do love frozen green grapes though.

At Home Redesigns said...

These sounds super yummy...

Bella said...

That blackberry cobbler sounds delish. We have blackberries on our property...I was able to pick about 4 cups and I made a blackberry crisp...I blogged about it...it was good, but I used old fashioned oats instead of instant because that was all I had..and it was kind of C-h-e-w-y! lol I think next year I would like to try your recipe instead! :)