Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Want To Be Martha!

Let's face it, most of us will never compare to Martha. She is a domestic goddess. And she actually gets paid to be crafty. I want to be Martha. But I am still learning the basics. I made my first pot roast this week. I felt pretty good about that. It was very tasty and Erik seemed impressed. It was the first time I  used my Crock-pot. HA! Man, I like Crock-pot cooking. It is so easy and the flavor is so good after sitting around and roasting all day! I wish I would have tried out this slow cooker sooner. Now that I tried out a new entree this week, I decided I should try out a fun dessert. I have some fresh peaches from a local farm that I need to use so I looked up cobbler recipes. I found an amazing recipe from Paula Deen for a dutch oven peach cobbler. Only problem, I don't have a dutch oven. Last year, I shopped around for dutch ovens. I love Le Creuset (the Caribbean colored cookware is my favorite!) and I really wanted to get some Le Creuset cookware but decided to wait until I would use it more.

I found one on sale. Isn't it pretty?!

Do any of you all have a dutch oven? If so, do you use it often? Maybe if I show this recipe to my hubby, it will motivate him to buy me a dutch oven! hehe Although, when I told him I was researching dutch ovens, he thought it was some form of passing gas... lovely!

Here is the recipe I found. I am hungry thinking about it!

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen


2 (16-ounce) cans sliced peaches in heavy or light syrup, or in fruit juice, your choice
1 pint fresh blueberries, optional
1/2 cup baking mix (recommended: Bisquick)
1/3 cup sugar
Ground cinnamon


2 1/4 cups baking mix (recommended: Bisquick)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
Cinnamon sugar (1/4 cup sugar combined with 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon; store in an empty spice shaker jar; shake well before each use)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray a Dutch oven with vegetable oil cooking spray

Drain 1 can of the peaches. Combine both cans of peaches, including the juice from the undrained can, the blueberries, if using, the baking mix, sugar, and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Place this mixture into the Dutch oven.

To make the topping: Combine the biscuit mix, sugar, butter, and milk in a resealable plastic bag. Drop bits of dough, using your fingers, on top of the peaches. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Place the Dutch oven into the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes, until the top is golden brown and crusty.


  1. Yes, I have quite a few pieces of Le Creuset including the dutch oven in the picture above. I love it and use it all the time! :)

    Recipe sounds great. I would give anything for fresh peaches. :)

  2. Hi Jaime, I haven't commented on here yet, but have been reading your blog. I am also going to have a baby and am a couple of months behind you, its been fun to see you going through the pregnancy at the same time. My father in law is an avid Dutch oven cooker, he owns like 30. He says the better ones are actually the used ones, like 100 years old, from Lodge or Griswald. If you do get a brand new one, it needs to be "seasoned" for quite a while, basically oil burnt onto the surface. We now have 2 dutch ovens ourselves, and some cast iron cookware and they make really good meals!

  3. I rarely use a Dutch oven but I do have a recipe that calls for one and it's amazing--a beef & beer stew. It's just so time consuming that I can rarely make it :-/

  4. Hey girl! You can also find dutch ovens in the home section of TJ Maxx/Marshall's, at times... I got my Le Creuset one from there last fall, and love it.

    Also -- you should post your pot roast recipe! I've only braved that dish once, but the recipe I used wasn't that good -- definitely still looking for a better one. Share, share!

    Hope all is well these days -- you look wonderful! So excited for you and Erik~

  5. I have two Le Creuset dutch ovens and I love them. I use them all the time. The beauty of them is that they can go from stove to oven to table to fridge to dishwasher! They are pricey, but they are guaranteed for life. If it breaks, Le Creuset will replace it. I use mine to make soups, rice dishes, casseroles, gumbo, etc. I got mine at TJ Maxx for about $100. YOu could probably find one at the Le Creuset outlet for about $100 too! Good luck and if you want any recipes, etc. please feel free to drop me a line!


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