Peaches, PMS, And The Weekend I Ate My Weight In Peach Cobbler

My neighbor brought us a bag of peaches from South Carolina last week and I was suddenly overcome with the desire to make some sort of culinary peach cobbler masterpiece with these beauties.

Pretty, pretty!

Ultimately I decided to go with a cobbler, which I attribute partially to me being in the throes of PMS. Between my hormonal state and Miss C being diagnosed with pneumonia in her left lung last Thursday but continuing to ask all weekend when she could go outside, play with her friends, and go swimming, and us watching way too many kid movies, I needed something sugary and oozing with butter. The hubby and I loved it, the girls are apparently diametrically opposed to any dessert that doesn’t come in a package with tiny cartoon elves on it or have sprinkles. Weirdos.

I did a little searching online and found this Easy Peach Cobbler recipe from Southern Living. I’ve never made a cobbler in my life, I’m almost 40 years old, and I’m Southern. I have made biscuits from scratch, though, so I’m not a total Southern cook fail. Oh and I own not one, but two, iron skillets. So there!

Warning, this cobbler is so delicious that you’ll find yourself eating seconds without even realizing you’ve gotten up from the dinner table. It reels you in like that, the temptress.


Hello lover…

Easy (So Easy Even I Can Make It) Peach Cobbler

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup milk
4 cups fresh peach slices
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Melt butter in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir).

Bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over batter (do not stir).

Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 10 servings


For more delicious goodness, visit Rachel at A Southern Fairytale for mouthwatering Mondays!


  1. Tammi says:

    That sounds delish! I use another cobbler recipe that has even fewer ingredients.

    Easy Fruit Cobbler
    1 stick butter
    1 cup self-rising flour
    1 cup white sugar
    1 cup milk
    2 cups fruit-peach, strawberry, or blackberries

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put butter in a small baking dish and melt in the oven. In a mixing bowl, combine flour and sugar. Stir in milk until thoroughly combined. Pour over melted butter. Add fruit to the baking dish. It is not necessary to even stir. Bake for 1 hour and enjoy!!

  2. Billie says:

    A Word To The Wise 4 All Moms!
    I have listened to doctors, teachers, counselors as well as social workers dish out advice about our children and some of it is well taken, but all must be critically perused and evaluated by us, were the mommies! Who could possible know our children better than we do?
    Some children have adverse reactions to sugar and some do not, however experts would like to paint all children with the same broad brush. Teenagers having problems in school is a good example. The first direction the experts seem to like to pursue is Attention Deficit. However a wise individual would first pursue the basics such as: Are their marital problems in the home or some type of alcohol or drug abuse? Is the child fighting thru Identity issues such as sexuality? These are just a few of the possibilities that could be causing children problems and us Mommies and Daddy

  3. Rebecca says:

    I’ve been meaning to get back here since last weekend because I made the cobbler. My first ever. I waited for my peaches to be nice and ripe and then I went for it. I gotta tell ya it was a little bit of a leap of faith, putting it in the oven. It looked funny (the no-stir thing and all). Well, it was delicious. I didn’t eat it all myself, because hubby helped. He ate one half and I ate the other. The kids didn’t like it, if you can imagine such madness.
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..Early August =-.

  4. mom with boys says:

    I always love reading your blogs! Your sense of humor is great. Cobbler is a comfort food & is soooo delish!

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