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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Elizabeth, Shining Star

Yesterday morning I knew something was up very early in the day as I started receiving several comments on Elizabeth's cooking lesson, Peach Cobbler Bites, from the day before on this blog. Then later in the morning I went on the blog to check Sitemeter, to see how many visitors I was getting.

My jaw actually dropped as I saw the number of hits was up over 500!! I thought it must be a mistake,  as that number had never occurred before...the visitors just kept coming, so I asked my daughter, Olivia, to help me figure out why these high numbers of people were coming over from facebook.

She checked the Pillsbury page, and there was a brief mention of Elizabeth and a link to my blog!!
By late last night we had 688 visitors, and a number of very nice ladies took the time to go back to
Pillsbury and leave encouraging comments there as well. Lizzie had a GREAT debut as a young cook with her very own recipe! Here is the link and the comments she received at Pillsbury:

Pillsbury What recipes do your kids love to make? This blogger's 9-year-old niece taught her how to make Peach Cobbler Bites yesterday. How fun!

81 people like this.
Carolann Quinn My daughter can make a great paella. She's 16 now but she's been making it since she was 13. :)
Ann Dennis LOL my daughter learned how to barbecue chicken on the grill at 16 and that is still her specialty.
Just Dancin I've taught all of my sons to cook, you never know anymore if the girls they meet will be able to do it.
Cheryl Wodowski Knepper Something easy for the kids to make!!!! Thanks
Judy Husk these days girls don't cook, they eat out a lot
Crystal Shady Taylor mine love making homemade cinnamon rolls!
Patricia Ann Kelly my 8 year old daughter makes awesome baked ranch drum sticks. and my 9 year old makes delicious mac n cheese with broccoli
Jodie Moncrieff-Hennigar My kids are 6 and 8. Both love to help me. They make us supper one night a month...usually sub sandwiches...we slice the tomatoes and cheese for them then they put them together for us.
Lori Sherman Very easy and I bet they are tasty! & YES I love the green nail polish!!
Sandy Flanagan Camus Both my boys have been cooking since they were 10 or 12. Their menus have improved, over the years, from mac 'n cheese or burgers on the grill to some quite delectable dishes. Now that they're married, they share that responsibility.
Gerri Walsh this sounds good I want to make them right now but don't have the ingred. on hand !!!!
Kimberly Millsap I have been cooking for years. I cooked with my mom and grandma when I was very young. I now am married and love to cook. Hopefully I will be able to pass this on to my children.
Celesta Gunter Those look so good! My family loves peach cobbler! Thanks for sharing!
Patti Willis Cunningham GREAT job Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing Aunt Sylvia! Mom Kendra should be VERY proud of her! (the green nail polish is awesome!)
Sue Williams My grandma taught me to cook and bake: homemade rolls, potato candy, meatloaf that is out of this world. I let my grandchildren help me do easy things when I cook. They love to stir the bowl and cut out cookies.
Christy Groff- Clouser thats a great idea. smart girl. simple and easy. :o)
Laurie Wells how cute is she and her little recipe :-)
Amy Beth Carlin Sendaydiego I love to make "pigs in a blanket" using the crescent rolls and hot dogs! Yummm!
Fabiola Robichaud Way to go!! Good idea!! Love your nail polish too!!
Gina Marie Petitfils Mmmm.. They look delightful!
Fabiola Robichaud I do mine with the wainer wrap and put some chocolate chips, slivered almonds & coconut ... then wrap around and pinch each sides. Delicious!
Karen Jakab wow, those sound amazing and I bet you could do that with cooked apples too. MMMM, can't wait to try them. How amazing that a 9 year old came up with this. My 9 year old likes to cook, but I'm too scared to give her freedom in the kitchen. she does make really good grilled cheese sandwiches, my 5 year old prefers them over mine. LOL
Kathi Ballard My 2 (17 & 19) can cook somewhat, but they'd rather microwave everything................
Tina Chudilowsky My 10 yr old daughter LOVES to cook and she is really good at it! I'm very lucky :0)
Patty Barker These sound fun and wonderful! I think I'll try them with my granddaughters this weekend. Good job Elizabeth!
Carla Binai this is alot better than yesterday's making faces with veggies.
Beth Roberts Sounds great!! Gonna try this one we love peach cobbler!!!
Angel Wiles Dickson love it, maybe I can try it with my lil girl :) Nice job
Linda Field Sounds great!! Gonna try this one we love peach cobbler!!!
Ann Golden yum for me also
Connie Fitch Kids sometimes come up with the best things!!
Shiney FromWise My kids love making homemade pizzas...they LOVE tossing the dough themselves :)
Evelyn Smith Brown ooh, sounds good
Cynthia Hersey Now isn't she just too cute! I love having my granddaughter come and cook and bake with me. Elizabeth is on her way to becoming the next Sandra Lee, Ina Garten, or Paula Deen. I think it's wonder and amazing that she's creating her own recipes!! WELL DONE ELIZABETH!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND DON'T QUIT.
Kendra Gibson Schmidl I'm so PROUD of my girl- and I can say from experience these peach cobbler bites are YUUMMO!!
Sylvia Lamon Thanx everyone for the wonderful comments!! Blessings, Auntie Sylvia

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Peach Cobbler Bites by Elizabeth

My great-niece Elizabeth came to visit today after school, and she is ready to teach me how to make her own original recipe, Peach Cobbler Bites. She makes these at Grandmother Jan's house, so naturally we wanted to see what all the excitement is about. Elizabeth is 9 1/2 years old and already is devising her own recipes!

This is the Cast of Characters: a roll of Pillsbury Lite Crescent Rolls, a can of peaches, honey, and cinnamon sugar.

The first thing Elizabeth did was to take the baking pan outside to spray it with Pam. That prevents the mist of oil from landing on my counters and furniture!

Then it was time to pop the Pillsbury tube and pull out the section of dough. The other section can be left in the tube and put in the refrigerator to keep it cold. It is always easier to handle dough that is cold!

Find the straight seam that goes across the roll and unroll on the counter so that you can see the perforations marking the triangles.

Drain the can of peaches in the colander so there will not be too much liquid within the dough.

Place a slice of peach in the middle of the triangle, and dribble a few drops of honey over it.

Wrap the dough around the peach slice, gathering and pinching the dough together on the bottom. Turn the bites over and lay on the baking pan. Don't you just love the green nail polish? :D Perfect for spring...

Shake cinnamon sugar on each dough bite.

Pop them in the oven at 375 degrees for thirteen to fifteen minutes until browned and cooked through.

Put on a pretty plate and...

share with mom (Kendra) and Uncle David. They really enjoyed coming home from work and walking into a house that smells like peach cobbler. We even saved some for Elizabeth's dad (Chris).

These are really delicious, easy, and fairly healthy, if anyone cares about that! What a great recipe for a nine year old to be able to fix on her own. Congratulations, Elizabeth!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"St. Baldrick's Day" Fun

There once was a fireman, Tim--

Who went down to the pub on a whim--

They cut off his hair,

On a charity dare,

All in St. Baldrick's Day fun!!

I received an invitation on Facebook today to go down

and participate in the St. Baldrick's Foundation

charity event to raise funds for childhood cancer


I taught Tim and Sara's daughter, Tara,

in Kindergarten, so I just had to go down and see him

get his head shaved...Tim, you are a great sport, and

you certainly earned my donation!

Congratulations, Tim Crowhurst

Engineer, Y.C. Fire Engine #7

If any of you should find yourself with a few extra

coins in your pocket on this St. Patrick's Day,

please consider donating to this vital cause!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day

An Irish Friendship Wish

May there always be work for your hands to do;

May your purse always hold a coin or two;

May the sun always shine on your windowpane;

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;

May the hand of a friend always be near you;

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you!