Peach Pie

I have pie on my mind, and while I do, I thought it important not to overlook one that we can all take advantage of making right now – Peach Pie. Though peaches have been a little scarce in Gillespie County this year, I know that Jenschke Orchards and Eckhardt Orchards, among others, have had…

Pot Roast Torta

Pot Roast Ingredients 1 jar MOM’s Pot Roast Meal Starter3 lb. Chuck Roast2 large potatoes3 large carrots Cook Chuck Roast with potatoes and carrots in slow cooker on low for 6hrs with MOM’s Pot Roast Meal Starter. Serve with potatoes and carrots. Enjoy. Pot Roast Torta Mayo to taste1 large tomato1 red onion1 avocadoShredded lettuce1…

Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients 24 oz. MOM’s Special Marinara24 oz. H-E-B Fully Cooked Chicken Breast8 oz. Shredded MozzarellaFresh basil for garnish Directions Follow heating instructions for chicken breast. Remove chicken from heat and pour over a little or a lot of MOM’s Special Marinara sauce and top with cheese. Place in oven for 2 min to warm sauce…

Lemon Meringue Pie

On occasion my mom made Lemon Meringue Pie. It may not have been perfect but served warm at dinner (our lunch) it was wonderful. As a leftover—not so much, particularly after being kept in the refrigerator. I cannot say her pie was a magnificent work of art as some might describe theirs. It would not…

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries were not a berry we often ate, and I cannot remember my mother making anything with them. In fact, not until 1969, when I began wanting to offer jams and jellies for sale at my new roadside market, did I think strawberry preserves would be a good flavor to include. My sister-in-law, Jean, may…

Corn on the Cob 

Seasons were once great indicators of what was available fresh. They had to be, as we had no access to fresh produce out of season. While we have access to fresh produce year around now, the “farm to table” movement has really brought the focus back to eating local produce seasonally. Ears of corn were…

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Ingredients 4 cups chopped rhubarb2 cups sliced strawberries1-10oz jar Fischer & Wieser’s Strawberry Rhubarb Preserves4 tablespoons cornstarch1 tablespoon lemon juice1/4 teaspoon cinnamon2 frozen pie crust sheets Directions Preheat oven to 400°F and move rack to the middle of the oven. In a large bowl, combine rhubarb, strawberries, Fischer & Wieser’s Strawberry Rhubarb Preserves , cornstarch,…

ICED TEA

There was a time when iced tea was strictly a summer drink. While I knew that growing up, I was surprised when traveling somewhere in Ohio on the first day of fall of 1975, to be told by my waitress that iced tea was no longer on their menu – it was out of season…

Peach Salsa Fish Tacos

Ingredients: ½ c flourCanola oil2-3 small fish filetsCorn tortillas1 jar Fischer & Wieser’s Das Peach Haus Peach Salsa½ c finely sliced green cabbage Directions: Mix flour and place about ¾ inch of canola oil in bottom of pan and heat over medium to medium-high heat. Thoroughly coat all fish pieces in batter and carefully set…

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

When I was a boy, women, like my mother, seemed to await the arrival of each day’s newspaper just to see what new recipes were being featured. We never knew what might catch her eye in the recipe department. I remember one cake very well, and I still have her original clipping that she saved from…

Soft Boiled Eggs 

Eggs have had some tough years. Experts have warned us repeatedly of their high cholesterol content, but the American Heart Association’s guidelines are changing. The health benefits of eggs are gaining an upper hand, healthy adults can now enjoy an egg per day.  While we may not be gobbling up the egg – that perfect,…

Grilled Peachy Spicy Squash

Ingredients 4 large yellow squash2 tbsp grape seed oil¼ cup Fischer & Wieser’s Peach Sriracha Mustard SauceSalt & pepper to taste Directions Heat grill to medium high heat. Cut ends of squash and then cut ½ thick slices down the long way of the squash creating thick ribbons. Lightly oil the squash and place on…