Friday, August 19, 2011

Movin' to the country, gonna eat a lot of PEACHES

 Peaches are pretty cool around here.
We live near the magic spot that grows super star peaches: Palisade, Colorado.

Peaches n Cream Soda from Palisade

I've shared a lot of peach goodness

here: Grilled Peaches with basil and swiss

And now the new recipes for 2011:

Creamy Peach Cupcakes
This find was on pinterest.  
They sounded so light and fun.  
And I simply adored the way she put peach slices on top, 
so I did the exact same thing!

They are full of fresh fruit (and all that other sweet stuff)


I also made mini cakes with the extra batter.
I served them in hot dog carriers.  
 Umm, completely loved that idea. ;)


 The other new recipe is a healthier option.  My kids drink a lot of smoothies.  It's an ideal way to use up leftovers in the fridge!

Peaches n' Cream Smoothies

Simply add ice, peaches, nonfat plain yogurt, half and half, banana, and honey and mix in your blender.

Garnish with a peach slice of course.

We've taken them out of the can baby.
From Presidents of the United States of America band's song:

"Movin' to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches
I'm movin' to the country I'm gonna eat me a lot of peaches
I'm movin' to the country I'm gonna eat a lot of peaches
Movin' to the country I'm gonna eat a lot of peaches
Peaches come from a can they were put there by a man
In a factory downtown

If I had my little way I'd eat peaches everyday
Millions of peaches, peaches for me."

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Blondie's Journal said...

I LOVE grilled peaches and I am definitely going to try the peach smoothie. Thanks, Lisa!! Great pictures!


Jane said...

LOVE that silly song! My boys used to sing it all the time...

And we LOVE peaches around here. There is nothing better than peach jam..cobbler...cake...pie
...and even peach MUFFINS! I'm going to try these cupcakes/mini cakes this weekend, when the guys and their wives come over (a new Sunday "tradition" says our youngest).

(I was so touched that Chris commented on my post. He's quite a guy!)

Natasha in Oz said...

Summer will be here in Australia soon and I will definitely be making some of these treats as soon as the peaches are in season! Great post!

I see you are a pinterest fan like me! I have just started a new link up dedicated to pinterest and music. This post would be so perfect to link up. If you have a moment I'd love it if you could stop by and check it out!

Best wishes and happy weekend!
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

Maude Lynn said...

I must make those cupcakes immediately!

Kelli W said...

Love the song:) Those cupcakes look amazing! I love fresh peaches but we only seem to get really good ones about once a year down here!

Lisa said...

Those look crazy delish! I would love to try those cupcakes.

Michelle said...

Grilled peaches are one of my favorites! Those cupcakes look totally amazing.

-- said...

I've had this song in my head for a day and a half now! We hit the Lafayette Peach Festival this morning and I now have an 18# box of Morton's peaches to work with.
Thanks for the inspiration! The pictures, as always, are beautiful!

CraftyCupcake13 said...

Hey Lisa! I LOVE everything about cupcakes!! Thanks for sharing I def have to try this out!! Peaches are awesome and so sweet!! I saw your link up over at Tatertos and Jello, I'm so glad I found you!

I'd love for you to visit me, you can find me here:


Snap said...

I love peaches. The Tx peaches have been delicious this year. I may turn into a peach! :D :D :D

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

So many wonderful ideas for using peaches.Love your blog and just became a follower. Hope you will visit me and follow me back.

Anonymous said...

You are just 'paaaaaaaachy.' That's how we say it in Oklahoma. It has any number of syllables. Can't wait to see you Saturday.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

We live in CO and pallisades are our favorite! Yummy!

Jenn Erickson said... much peach goodness! The cupcakes look wonderful (and pretty too) and I've got to track down some of that soda!

Jenny said...

must. get. snack. now.

Marie said...

My mouth is watering! Those look delicious! I'm co-hosting a link party and I'd love it if you'd come link up on Wednesday at

See you soon!

caveman said...

I have been meaning to comment on this post for a few days. Mainly I would like to request more peach crepes, and grilled peaches with basil and swiss. It amazes me how many yummy things my wife can do with peaches!

LaVonne said...

My husband just bought $12 worth of local peaches from a roadside stand and I have a new post being published on my blog on the 25th about it. I can't believe how similar our posts will be! So funny! And yes, I have that song stuck in my head tonight too because I typed up the post.

I am visiting from WFMW. It is nice to "meet" you. I hope you have a great week.

LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

Your Cupcakes look so yummy! I'd love it if you came by Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared some of your recipes with us.
I hope to see you there!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...


Unknown said...

Excellent tips for utilizing summer-time peaches.

I would love for you to linkup and share this post on my mommy solution meme.

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! Love those cupcakes. Great to have you being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Sorry to be so late in getting to visit.

- The Tablescaper

Jessica @ Paint In My Hair said...

Well, I see you get lots of comment love!! I just wanted to say Beautiful pics! I've been living on peach smoothies lately- And I hate to admit it but, I'm old enough to have heard the singer of the band say "we have a new song we'd like to play for you tonight. Called peaches." Yep that dates me. ;) Jessica @

Anonymous said...

i love peaches.. i wish i could have tried your cupcakes!

Angie - Big Bears Wife said...

I love peaches! We tired to grill peaches the other day... not so much luck.. but your cupcakes look great!

Ashley said...

oh. my . goodness. This is our sunday night dessert. Im so excited I found this!!!

Ruby Jean said...

Stopping in from TT&J weekend wrap-up...Do you think I can WIN a trip to your home just to be able to EAT and Enjoy a weekend of PEACHES!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE peaches but are Markets seem to always get the bottom of the barrel kind of peaches... :( These all look so LOVELY and I will have to maybe try some of these Recipes with some Frozen Peaches.... : )
Thank you for sharing all of these tasty Treats...

Laura said...

Ok, now I'm super hungry!

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Ha! I still have my Presidents of the USA CD from high school. I recognized your title right away. And wow, oh wow. Your recipes are drool worthy. Yum.

irwan.s.m said...

Wow, it so nice....