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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Where did the day go!

OMG! I lost Monday and it seems part of Tuesday! Actually I know where it went...down the drain..LOL.
You see its that wonderful time of the year.....mold and fungus time. It seems there is some type of fungus amungus hit me last year at this time too. It has never really froze hard here in Cincinnati and we are still having rain...lots of rain...standing water everywhere. My face was swollen, my ears feel like I'm underwater, well, I won't go into further description...suffice to say I am a mess and thank goodness I do not have webcam turned on At least it seems to be a little. better .I can at least hold my head up to type right now8o/

I had a Presidents Day post all ready to do, but best laid plans. I was gonna show off my Presidential Pyrex

with it's white glass and copper trim and eagle. And, here is a great pie..................................
Mom baked from Southern Living Magazine's recent edition.....Apple-Cherry Cobbler with Pinwheel Biscuits.......................


  • large Braeburn apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges (about 4 1/2 lb.)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter $
  • (12-oz.) package frozen cherries, thawed and well drained
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest $
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice $
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon $
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour $$
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar $$
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt $
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces $
  • 2/3 cup milk $
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted $
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped roasted unsalted almonds
  • Sweetened whipped cream (optional)


  1. 1. Prepare Filling: Preheat oven to 425°. Toss together first 3 ingredients. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add apple mixture. Cook, stirring often, 20 to 25 minutes or until apples are tender and syrup thickens. Remove from heat; stir in cherries and next 3 ingredients. Spoon apple mixture into a lightly greased 3-qt. baking dish. Bake apple mixture 12 minutes, placing a baking sheet on oven rack directly below baking dish to catch any drips.
  2. 2. Prepare Biscuits: Stir together 2 1/4 cups flour and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Cut cold butter pieces into flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly; stir in milk. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 4 to 5 times. Roll dough into a 12-inch square. Combine brown sugar and 2 Tbsp. melted butter; sprinkle over dough, patting gently. Sprinkle with almonds. Roll up, jelly-roll fashion; pinch seams and ends to seal. Cut roll into 12 (1-inch) slices. Place slices in a single layer on top of apple mixture.
  3. 3. Bake at 425° for 15 to 17 minutes or until biscuits are golden. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.


Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I hope you are feeling better. I told my husband that today feels like a headache day and I certainly have one to prove it. We are rainy and dark. The weather has been so strange this winter I'm surprised everyone isn't sick!

I love all your reds and the recipe looks great!

Linda Young said...

I love all your pretty red things! My kitchen has a lot of red stuff! We always had cherry pie to honor George Washington's birthday, because didn't he chop down his father's cherry tree, and say ".....I cannot tell a lie"?
Love your Presidential dishes and chalkware fruit plaque, and that yummy recipe! I hope you are feeling better!
Love, Linda
Be Blessed!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh Melody, I'm so sorry you're feeling bad. I know what you're going through. I didn't get a reprieve from my allergies this year, either. Ugh.

Love all of your cute cherry pics and a big THANKS for the yummy recipe!
Feel better real soon.
Kimberly :-)

Daniella said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! Isn't this weather crazy? It is 60 degrees here today! In February? wild!!!
I love your "Presidents" items!! And, I love that retro trailer! I want one for my yard, and it will be full of depression glass and Hello Kitty!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Melody!

I'm so sorry you're feeling lousey! We're suffering from allergies over here too. WAH!

Ohhhhh, that cobbler looks so yummy num num num. Hope it helped to make you feel better. :)

Darling reds and I've never heard of Presidential Pyrex, thanks so much for sharing it with us. So much fun!

Hope you feel better lickety split!


Danice said...

Great recipe, Melody. Thanks for all the lovely red photos also. I love the retro look and red :)

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi there Melody! This is a beautiful red post, and the cobbler sounds wonderful.
Love the shamrocks! :)

KitschKrafts said...

So sweet! I will take one of every cherry thing. Hee!

Hope you are doing well.