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Perfect Peach Pie Filling

For years I have struggled making peach pie. Suzen was totally scared off. We could not get the right flavor balance: too sweet or too spicy. And there was the issue of sogginess. Big, sloppy, the-first-piece-out-of-the-pie-is-a-disaster problems haunted us. I would look at peaches, pause, and sigh. I had no solution. Until I got The…

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Peach, Tomato and Burrata Salad with Herbed Olive Oil Crostini

Eating a peach with salt, basil and olive oil is not something I would automatically do. Just too strange. But when Michele Scicolone suggests it, Suzen and I were intrigued. This salad is a favorite for Suzen’s culinary team building events. It is the ideal recipe for a small team to tackle. Plenty of slicing…

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Frozen Peach Margaritas: Ways to Drink a Peach

How best to drink a peach? White or yellow, a Bellini is a noble way to devour every flavor molecule. At another extreme, there is Peach Agua Fresca, which was blogged here just a few days ago. The agua fresca, alcohol aside, is equally refreshing. And, on yet another dimension — because it is does…

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Berry and Peach Cobbler

  Cobblers are an American creation, really an adaptation to circumstances. In colonial America the traditional British suet pudding could not be made. Cost, ingredients and equipment all were hurdles too high for those colonial families. Instead, a base of stewed filling, fruit filling, was covered with a layer of uncooked biscuits or dumplings. Variation…

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