Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Reality TV and Peaches!

Do y'all realize just how many reality shows there are on TV these days? Holy Moly! I will be the first to admit that one of my guilty pleasures is watching Real Housewives....any and all of them but I LOVE New Jersey, Orange County and Beverly Hills! And now my hubby has me hooked on....you will never guess...Deadliest Catch
I don't even know what it is about it...but I am hooked (no pun intended). AND the other night he MADE me watch Duck Dynasty...not so impressed but he laughed like a fool watching it. I think I will stick with Theresa and Caroline and Jaqueline and Gretchen and Vicki and Alexis and Tamara and Lisa and Taylor and Kyle...well you get the idea.But I DO have a craving for Alaskan Snow Crabs!!!! Maybe this weekend !

We finally had a slight reprieve from the rain today....but boy was it hot! I guess we are never really satisfied are we? Personally I am ready for some fall temps! Can't come quick enough!!!!

Do you love peaches? I sure do...here is a simple Peach Cobbler Trifle...YUM!

2 sml pkg vanilla instant pudding
1 Cup sour cream
1 1/2 Cup milk
1/2 tsp orange zest
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
2 Cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 loaf pound cake
4 C Diced fresh peaches

1 C graham cracker crumbs
3/4 C sugar
1/4 C quick oats
1 tea cinnamon
1/4 tea nutmeg
dash of clove
6 Tbl melted butter
* stir together well and spread on cookie sheet and bake 350 until lightly golden. Remove from oven and let cool.

Cube cake into small bite size squares, set aside.

Whip heavy whipping cream until peaks. In a separate bowl whip milk, pudding and orange zest together until thick, fold in sour cream and once smooth fold in whipping cream.

Wash and slice peaches, stir in 1 Tbl lemon juice and 1+ Tbl sugar to keep them from browning. Set aside.

In Trifle dish layer cake, pudding,crumb mixture, peaches repeating until dish is full. Top with fresh peaches. Chill before serving. Peaches can brown easily so serve within a few hours of chilling.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

St. Francisville and Banana Split Icebox Cake

Today I read a blog post from a fellow blogger about how much she loves to visit St Francisville...a quaint little town north of Baton Rouge. It reminded me of our visit there last year for the 4th of July. We had such a good time and today I just wanted to share a few pictures that Addie took while we were there. Hope I don't bore you, but I simply love this place...hope you do too!

This is along the lake that is right behind the cabin we stayed at...
The cabin we stayed at...it was SO nice

The famous Magnolia Cafe...love the purple and gold pig!
One of the many antique shops. This used to be a bank many years ago..

an old abandoned high school that was built in 1907

Church Office

Of course our American Flag...
 wrought iron fences and brick sidewalks everywhere

 Inside one of the many shops

and the yummy food Addie prepared for us...

If you ever get the chance to visit St. Francisville....you won't be disappointed!

And now for a light, cool and yummy recipe!
Banana Split Icebox Cake


  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 24 whole graham crackers
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • Toppings: chocolate syrup, halved fresh strawberries and additional banana slices


  • In a large bowl, mix the whipped topping, sour cream and pudding mix
  • until blended; fold in pineapple. Cut a small hole in the corner of
  • a pastry or plastic bag; fill with pudding mixture.

  • On a flat serving plate, arrange four crackers in a rectangle. Pipe
  • about 1 cup pudding mixture over crackers; top with about 1/4 cup
  • banana slices. Repeat layers five times. Cover and refrigerate
  • overnight.

  • Before serving, top with chocolate syrup, strawberries and banana
  • slices. Yield: 10 servings.