Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's a BBQ!

I love love LOVE the theme for this month's Dueling Darlings! Darlene (the Dazzler hostess) and Tami (the Diva hostess) put their heads together and came up with a BBQ theme! And you should see the kit that Darlene sent the Dazzlers! WOW!!! (I really should take a picture of these kits before I start creating - I just never think to do so.)

Her kit included lots of designer papers from Karen Foster (Food & Family Collage, Ants on Parade, and Barbeque Bash) as well as designer papers from Reminisce (Picnic Parade and Grill Master), stickers from Reminisce (Backyard Bsh) and a little bag of embellishments (eyelets, brads, bling, bakers twine, wood pieces)... and then there was the cutest image - Art Impression's Golden Oldies series BBQ Couple. The only thing I had to add was the cardstock (Stampin' UP! Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, and Crushed Curry).

THANK YOU, Darlene!!! Your kit was such fun to play with - and I didn't use even half of the goodies.

Here's my card:

Have I mentioned how much I love all the designer papers Darlene sent!?!?!? WOW!!!

See that little something peeking out from inside - not the strip of designer papers, not the bling, but the little pointy thing up at the top. Have any idea what it is???

I cut the words Good and Times out of one of the designer papers and added it for the sentiment inside. What fun!!!

Now, that's not all - Darlene and Tami also asked us to post a favorite barbeque recipe, or a salad or side dish recipe that is a hit with your family when getting together for cookouts. Okay... sad story here.... (get your box of tissues ready).... we live too far away from family to get together for cookouts. Soooo no recipes to share. :(

My husband is grilling for us today, though - he does that often. We love grilled burgers, chicken, pork chops, you name it. And, of course, Brock loves grilled hot dogs. We ALWAYS have to have baked beans when we grill... Brock insists. Today we're having grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, baked beans, salad, and some leftover homemade cobbler that I made for dinner last night. Want to see a picture of it?


Now you want the recipe, don't you? Okay, here it is...

Easy Peach Cobbler
(Don't you just love it when the word EASY is in the title of a recipe!?!?!)

4 cups of sliced peeled fresh peaches
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup milk
5 TBSP melted margarine


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix 1/4 cup sugar into sliced peaches and set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the 1/2 cup sugar, flour, and baking powder. Stir well.

4. Add milk to dry ingredients and mix well. (There will be some lumps remaining.)

5. Pour melted margarine into bottom of 9" square baking pan.

6. Pour batter mixture over margarine. Do NOT stir!

7. Placed sliced peaches evenly over batter. Do NOT stir!

8. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the cobber is nicely browned. 

NOTE: The "cake" will rise to the top during baking.

I prefer to eat my peach cobbler warm with french vanilla ice cream on top! YUM!!!

Okay, it's time to stop drooling over my cobbler and go check out the other Dueling Darlings blogs to see what they've cooked up....



Have fun.............. and don't forget to invite me to your next BBQ! ;)


April said...

Yum! Peaches are just coming into season, so I will try your recipe out!

Love your take on the kit! It was a fun one! Adore hoe you fussy cut the words for the interior!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

cute card Miss J ~ The image is fantastic!

You are invited to my BBQ's anytime sweetie :)

Marilyn said...

Fun card with a great image. So is this a contest... the what is that pointy thing question? Isn't that the 'S', or part of it from the word 'times'? Not sure if this is a serious question or not but one thing I am sure of is that the desert looks scrumptious and I wish I was at your house for dinner!

Carol W said...

Oh your card and the just keep inspiring me to jump outside my boring box....Love the layout, colors you chose, the coloring and of course the inside...what a masterpiece you have created for us...and the peach cobbler....yummmmmm I LOVE peaches and you can come to my house ANYTIME...we can bbq-eat-stamp--talk--repeat..and boy oh boy would we have might have to come stay for a week of job my friend...♥

dweatter said...

Yeah what a cute card. I love the way you colored the image! I saw the old lady in the hat and could only think of red and purple. Lol! Great layout. Love how you used the tag punches and bling on the front and cut out the words for the inside. Great card.

dweatter said...

P.S. have to make your cobbler for DH!

jimlynn said...

So fun and cute! Love that DP you used on here too. This is one of my favorite AE images! Precious card.

Peach cobbler looks yummy too!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Your card is just as delish as your recipe for Peach Cobbler! Love,love,love that darling cute! And perfectly colored to coordinate withe those awesome designer papers and embellishiments! The layout is terrific both inside and out! Great job on cutting out of the "Good Times" sentiment! A winning duel card!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Such an adorable and fun card! I love the layout. You used the DP just the right way and then some!!!!

The cobbler looks delish. I am sure that it was. Will have to add it to my recipe box. thanks.

Athina said...

That paper is perfect for a summer BBQ card! Great job!

Melina said...

Great card J! I love how you cut the paper so the ketchup bottle is right beside the couple! Cute!
That cobbler looks amazing! I'm gonna have to try that one :)

Barb said...

Great Card Jeanette!

This image just makes me smile and I love the layout and colors you used. I can just imagine you and Brent posing for this except the guy looks older than your DH ;-)

I think the recipe sounds wonderful too!

Margaret said...

Love your adorable card. What a fabulous image! Yes, Darlene did a great job with the kit for you to use and you did a great job with it.

Love peach cobbler. Thanks for sharing the reciple.

Darlene said...

SLUUURP! That cobbler has me drooling!
Your card is one to drool over also! Such fun!! Love the cutout words on the inside!! The Cherry Cobbler paper is the perfect color too! I'm so glad that you had fun with the kit! Tell Brock that I totally agree - what's a barbecue with out baked beans?!

Ana Carolina Little said...

I don't think it was a good idea to visit your blogs with this image and recopies being starving!!!. Great card Jeanette!!!

Terry Ladwig said...

As always your crad is great both inside and out!!

Love the way you used the papers and the square gems!

The cobbler sounds good except for the peaches....I don't like them and Steve is allergic! Will try with another fruit though ☺

MiamiKel said...

Yum! Your recipe sounds delish! Wish I weren't on a very strict diet, lol!

Your card is beyond adorable!! Love the bright festive colors - this just screams summer and fun!

Wonderfully crafted, just as you are!! x0x0

~Paola~ said...

awwww..what a sweet sweet card....
love the monochromatic look as the dress matches the d/p which matches the yummy cobbler...slurpp!
I love how softly you colored the image too...this sure was a fun kit to work with eh?! ♥

Heather B said...

Those papers are perfect for the image. What a great job!