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I am a roadside stand sucker! 
Aug. 29, 2010 10:43 am 
Updated: Aug. 31, 2010 8:39 pm
Oh I just got back from a few days in Colorado with the hubby (who was on a business trip and I tagged along!). And they had little roadside stands with the most beautiful peaches I have ever seen!  I made him stop and we picked  up a lug of big gorgeous peaches to bring home.  But we had to take them with us into the hotel and keep them cool (the car would have cooked them).  So when I got home I made 7 quarts of fantastic peach pie filling!  They are so pretty to look at!  And then I will save the rest for pie for labor day weekend, when I hope to have some family over.  I know that there are others out there that will argue with me about Georgia peaches being better but I don't have a roadside stand close by with those! And I do love Georgia peaches, I have a lovely tree in my backyard that yielded a nice bucket full!  But I am a sucker for a roadside stand, so I just couldn't resist - even though it meant more work for me!  That's ok!
Aug. 29, 2010 12:44 pm
Roadside Stand: (def) A place to go to stimulate drooling and awe. Typically found on rural roads and not marked well enough that you don't have to set up the brakes to visit them. Accidents of this nature are not reported as the person that plowed into the rear of your car is very grateful to have stopped there too.
Aug. 29, 2010 3:23 pm
Our farm had several peach trees. I peeled and sliced mine, then froze the slices on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Your winter pies taste fresher by doing it that way. I happened to think Oregon peaches were the best, but anywhere there are fresh peaches picked by hand, then they are probably the best.
Aug. 29, 2010 10:11 pm
Your post caught my attention because just today I finished canning the last 12 qts of OREGON peaches. Funny because last week when my daughter and I went and picked them, I said the very same thing on the RE, never really understood what all the hoopla over Georgia peaches was all about, because those that I picked couldn't possibly come in second place to any other peach out there. Belles is right though, any thing freshly picked, has a taste that's second to none. Enjoy your peaches, I know we'll enjoy ours.
Aug. 31, 2010 8:39 pm
Save a jar for the county fair next year!
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I learned to cook watching my mom and my Grandma's cook - who all are the best in the world! I have huge garden and I can a lot of stuff for winter. My daughter would'nt dream of eating a pie that was store bought! And we raise chickens. There is nothing that compares to farm fresh eggs. They just make your baked goods taste better.
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Comfort food! If it's fattening, chocolate or salty I'm in! I love to take leftovers and transform them into something wow!
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My mom always made sugar cookies with us kids at Christmas time and do the same thing now! I used to love to pick out a recipe and Mom would let me got to town in the kitchen! At Christmas I also make tons of candy's, breads, and cookies that I give away to neighbors and family for gifts.
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I love to enter canned goods and baked goods in the county fair! I have won quite a few ribbons! I recently had a recipe published in Nebraska Life Magazine's cookbook. I was so excited.
My cooking tragedies
One time I tried to make pierogies when I was about 15. Well I didn't realize how much a cast iron skillet would smoke when it got hot! I ended up filling the house with a lovely smokey aroma! I never have made them again! Another time I tried to make chicken satay, and my husband and daughter about gagged when they tried the sauce. As they said peanut butter doesn't go with chicken! But I loved it. They were scraping the sauce off the chicken. They won't let me live that one down!
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