Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Juicy Goodness

July has arrived and with it come juicy ripe peaches smelling of summer sweetness. Mmmmm.....absolutely delicious.

The latest issue of Everyday with Rachel Ray also came bearing sweet peach goodness in the form of four incredibly simple and yummy recipes. I've made three of the four in the last couple of weeks and they were absolutely divine. That dessert that you see in the picture above was incredible. Oh, my gosh is that recipe a keeper! Here it is for you to make for someone special. Share it on your summer porch with the flickering light of a candle. You'll be glad you did....

Ginger-Peach Ice Cream in Grilled Peach Cups

Serves: 4
Prep: 20 minutes plus freezing
Cook: 3 minutes

1 Pint Vanilla Ice Cream
7 Peaches, 4 halved, 3 peeled and chopped
3/4 cup crushed GingerSnap Cookies
1/2 cup shredded sweetened Coconut, toasted
(toast the coconut in a skillet or 350 degree oven until golden & fragrant, then let cool)
2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil

1. Using an electric mixer, beat the ice cream, chopped peaches, gingersnaps and coconut on low speed until just combined. Freeze until firm, 2 to 3 hours. (I made mine the night before).
2. Preheat a grill to medium. Brush the cut sides of the peach halves with oil and grill cut side down until golden-brown. (I just sprayed mine with butter-flavored cooking spray). Turn the peaches over and grill for 1 minute more. Divide among 4 bowls; top each with a scoop of ginger-peach ice cream. (I also topped mine with a whole gingersnap cookie)


These Peach Pattycakes were wonderful also. Almost like a shortcake with the peaches baked right in. I had a hard time just keeping Dustin out of the batter while I was trying to bake them. Yum!

I also made the Steak Quesadillas with Hot Peach Salsa from the magazine and they were a keeper too. Really good, especially using fresh cilantro from my little herb garden. A few nights later we mixed the left over peach salsa into a pound of hamburger and made burgers on the grill. Again, Mmmmmm....

May you all be blessed with wonderful foods of the season...


Mary said...


Mmm! I bought peaches yesterday. This sounds delicious and I'm certainly going to try it with a little no sugar added ice cream and some diabetic gingersnaps. I'm always looking for a nice treat and this is perfect for me. Thanks for sharing.


Tipper said...

Oh I love peaches! The recipe sounds delicious.

Happy Zombie said...

Stop it! If you MUST temp us with your delights, I think the right thing for you to do is open your own cafe! It's only fair. You food temptress, you.

Stacey's Treasures said...

Peaches, Yummm!!! I have been hungry for peaches latly, The closest I've got is a peach smoothy. I think they are going on my grocery list.

Terri said...

That sounds good!

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Love Bears All Things said...

You're making me hungry, haven't had breakfast yet.
Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

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