Saturday, August 28, 2010

Brooke Cooks - Easy As Pie Peach Pie

Happy Saturday, everyone!!

This week has been so crazy!  I started teaching on Monday, and things are going really well.  The drive to work is long and I'm still not accustomed to waking up at 5 in the morning (which means I want to collapse in bed around 9:30 at night).  I have always been a bit of a night owl, so the whole early to bed, early to rise thing is different.  I also had another faculty dinner and a daylong training this week, plus I had to visit the dermatologist to have a few moles cut out (ouch!).  On Wednesday we celebrated Kelsey's birthday (thank you so much for wishing her a happy birthday - that was so sweet of you!!) and on Thursday I worked from 7:30 am until 8:00 pm - whew!  Next week I start my more normal schedule, since the other three courses I'll be teaching start in just a few days, so hopefully life will be a little less sleep-deprived.  This morning was supposed to be my big sleeping-in morning, but I woke up at 6:30 am feeling kind of ill; J hasn't been feeling well all week, so I think I caught something from him.  But on the upside, today I finally got my hair done, so I'll take some pictures of that tomorrow when the dark circles under my eyes have subsided a bit and I'm not looking so vampire-y.

I'm sure you all are as busy (if not more!) as I have been, so I have a SUPER easy recipe to share today.  I don't think a pie can get any easier than this (although I do have "easy" and "really easy" directions, so I guess it can it easier!).  On top of all that, this pie is delicious!

Easy As Pie Peach Pie

Easy: Dice up enough peaches to fill an 8x10 or 9x13 cake pan.
REALLY easy:  Use canned peaches, pears, or blueberries (or a mix!) instead.  Use enough to fill an 8x10 or 9x13 pan.

Easy: In a large bowl, cut one stick of butter into a yellow cake mix (just the mix - not the ingredients the mix calls for) and a touch of cinnamon.  Sprinkle over top of the peaches.
REALLY easy: Pour the dry yellow cake mix over top of the peaches.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.  Melt 1 stick of butter and drizzle over the cake mix.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.  Allow to cool.  Serve and enjoy!

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I'm having a major sweet tooth today.  Here of some pictures of other delicious treats I've had in the past few weeks:

Mmm Blueberry Crumble ice cream (made fresh with local blueberries!), chocolate ice cream, and family.  What could be more perfect on a warm summer night?
The Cheesecake Factory's Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake (25 cents from the sale of each slice is donated to help feed the hungry).  I love everything about it except for the cake layers and the chocolate shavings on the outside edge.  Otherwise, it is sinfully delicious (and probably sinfully full of calories too!).
My cousin's adorable son admiring the brownies he helped make.  Isn't he too cute?
Thanks for stopping by this afternoon!  I hope everyone is having a nice weekend - and I hope you're finding a few moments to relax today too :)


Martje said...

I`m going to bed in 5 minutes..cause it`s 00.04 here ;) and you show all these yummy goods...that`s plain evul Brooke!!! :) I`ll be dreaming of pies now

Unknown said...

Oh Martje, I'm so sorry! :) But at least you'll have 'sweet' dreams!

Megan Harmeyer said...

I love peach desserts! I'll be adding this to the list of MUST TRY!

Unknown said...

I hope you like it, Megan!! :D

Polish'd Cindy said...

I have the worst sweet tooth today too! That looks so good and so easy. I can cook and bake just about anything, except pie crust! But this is a recipe I am going to try! Thanks Brooke!

~Lisa said...

YUMMY!!! *starts to drool*

Fey said...

Glad you gave some substitution options, not a big fan of peaches... Will try the blueberry one!

Mel said...

Brooke that's so weird I JUST made this recipe for the first time last week! I don't think you'll be surprised to learn I did the super easy version ;). One addition - brown sugar (1/2 cup) to the top. Sooooo good. Just be sure to cover with foil when you cook so that it doesn't burn.

Can I make this for our next gathering? I know it's not blueberry cobbler, but I think it will still go over well!

miss yoU!

Bregje said...

Oh my *drool, that all looks so delicious!

Enamel Girl said...

yummmmmmmm, you've been throwing down in the kitchen!!!

Unknown said...

I hope you like it, Cindy!!!

Thanks Lisa :)

Fey, I'm sure it would be GREAT with blueberries! I've mixed blueberries and peaches and also blueberries and pears (I bought canned pears instead of peaches one evening and didn't have time to go back to the store for peaches - but the pears ended up tasting great!). Hope you like it :)

Melanie, that is SO weird!!! I'd love if you made that for our next party (I'm planning a murder mystery dinner party for Halloween!!). I agree - covering it is a GOOD idea that I didn't even think of (can you tell mine is a little brown?). I miss you too!!! We need to get together soon and catch up.

Thanks Shiny and Enamel Girl!! :)

Anonymous said...

Haha! I had to reread the caption for the cheesecake. I thought at first it's a sale for $0.25 each and I was way! I missed it?! It's for a good cause so pack the calories away!

Everything looks so yummy Brooke!

Unknown said...

hahaha, kitty, I even read it that way when I was skimming over it!! lol. That would be a SETAL, wouldn't it? :)

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your dessert sounds delishes - I especially like the real easy part. And did you have to show all of the treats? My day is just starting and now all I can think of is something full of sugar - LOL!

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