Grilled Peach Crisp Recipe

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By Michele from SunshineandFlipFlops (Guest blogger for SelfieMark).
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Ahh, Summer is finally here. Time to dust off your grill and get to cooking. Wait a minute, don’t most men love to cook on the grill? They sure do but it’s time for them to relax and enjoy Father’s Day with a special grilled dessert. -And yes ladies, it can be done with only a few ingredients. Quick and simple!

With Father’s Day only weeks away, ladies it’s time for us to “mind” the grill and make our favorite men in our lives something sweet and I have the perfect recipe, my Grilled Peach Crisp. They’re so delicious! When is comes to grilling, dads like to cook it all. From juicy steaks, seafood, chicken, and burgers. I know my husband likes to believe he is the king of grilling, but not for this recipe it’s time to leave the sweetness to us, ladies.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty sure men who enjoy cooking would be all in for this Summertime dessert but this time, it’s all about treating the special dads out there a day without grilling.

One of my all-time favorite Summer fruits to eat on a sunny day is a peach. Not just an ordinary fuzzy peach but a yellow juicy peach. It’s a must have and is an ultimate pleasure to enjoy during Summer.

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My Grilled Peach Crisp recipe brings just enough sunshine, smiles, and contentment to all. This is one of those southern desserts that has the right amount of sweetness and tenderness that you can serve all Summer long.

-And since you will only need a few ingredients, it will be enjoyed in no time. Preparing my Grilled Peach Crisp takes 20 minutes and 10 minutes on the grill.  Giving you more time to spend with your husband, dad or that special man in your life on Father’s Day.

For this recipe you will need:

  • 4 Yellow Peaches (Cut in halves and pitted)
  • 4 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1/4 Cup (Packed) of Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup of Granola
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

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Begin by preheating your grill to medium-high heat. Combine the butter, light brown sugar, all-purpose flour, and granola in a bowl.  Mix well. Next, take your peaches then cut in half. Be advised that you will need a pairing knife to remove the pit from the peaches.

Once they have been cut in halves, place two peaches cut side up on aluminum foil. I used Reynolds Wrap Non-Stick Foil with this recipe but you can use any brand that is non-stick.

Next, spoon in your granola filling into the center of each peach half. Place both peaches together in the middle of the foil. Take the ends of the foil and fold them towards the middle then take the middle and do the same. Leaving room to steam your peaches.

Place your foil packets on the grill for 10 minutes. Turning occasionally in-between. Remove from the grill and let the peaches rest in the foil for a few minutes.

Use caution when opening. Serve warm with a side of vanilla ice cream.

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Father’s Day only comes once a year. It’s time to spoil those Dad’s that are hard working and are dedicated to making sure their families are happy. Making a simple and yummy dessert is a great way to show our appreciation.   My Grilled Peach Crisp is so delicious with vanilla ice cream although whipped cream can be used as a substitution. It’s the perfect treat to serve after a nice dinner or to have after a hard long week of work. Spoil yourself and your family with this heavenly sweet tasting dessert.

The time has come, tell me what is your favorite dessert inspiration to make for Father’s Day.

I would love to hear about your creations.

DIY Mother’s Day Fabric-Covered Planter

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By Michele from SunshineandFlipFlops (Guest blogger for SelfieMark).
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Are you on the hunt for that perfect Mother’s Day gift? Many will agree, purchasing a gift for mom is not as easy as one thinks. Between knowing what she needs, wants or already has, can get overwhelming. I’ve always enjoyed giving my mom personal and creative gifts. Sometimes we have to think out of the box and make them something special but in the back of our minds, we still ponder what.  One thing is for sure, Moms deserve it all!

Now don’t get me wrong, I still love receiving the simple gifts from my children. From homemade cards to even those re-wrapped gifts from last year, it truly is the thought that counts especially coming from our children.

These days, moms are unselfish. We put the needs of others before our own. We’re so busy multi-tasking and juggling our duties that our needs come last. It’s so true. I know for myself and even when Mother’s Day rolls around, I’ll be doing what I do every single day because our job never retires, it never ends.

As much as I would love to put my feet up, relax for the day, and be hand- fed strawberries from my husband, it’s just not logical and is not going to happen. -And, you know what? I’m perfectly fine with that.

But do you know what will make me happy on Mother’s Day? Just having my family around me on that day. I bet you’re saying, well that’s nothing special? Honestly, it is. Since my family has hectic schedules, it’s hard for all of us to be together at once. With my older children in college and having jobs, there are days that we only see each other when passing by.

Usually on Mother’s Day, my husband along with my younger children will cook me a big breakfast. When I say “big” I’m talking huge! From Belgian waffles topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream, eggs, bacon, sausages, home fries, and homemade freshly squeezed orange juice. All my favorites! Sounds delicious doesn’t it? My kitchen tablescape looks more like a buffet line. One of the things that I love to do when creating recipes or preparing dinner for my family is using fresh herbs from our garden. Nothing can compete with the freshness especially when you grow them yourself.

So today and with Mother’s Day approaching, I share with you not only a gift for mom but something she will enjoy in her home that takes little to no time to do.

My DIY Mother’s Day Fabric-Covered Planter. These beautiful fabric-covered planters are so easy to make and the best part is you can reuse your old clay or plastic pots. That’s right, just dust and rinse them off. Not only does it save you money but it’s a great way to recycle. It’s also a great way to instantly turn those boring old pots to gorgeous planters.

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First, you will need:

  • Clay Planter Pot
  • Colorful Fabric
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Pre-Started Herbs
  • Garden Soil

Next, prepare your space for cutting your fabric.

Keep in mind, depending on the size of your planter pot will determine the amount of fabric is needed for this project. I purchased a yard to give myself wiggle room for errors.

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Begin by placing your planter on top of your fabric. I found it easy to take one corner of the material and then pulling it towards the inside of the pot. What’s great about using fabric especially the type with some form flexibility, is how it works with you.

Now that you understand the concept, its time to start spraying your adhesive onto the fabric to your planter. Using adhesive spray works wonderfully for this craft idea. It fact, it’s seamless. You can also use hot glue but it’s so much easier to use the adhesive spray.  It’s honestly my new best friend!

Once you’ve started to spray the adhesive around the rim of the pot, start placing the fabric on top of it. Simple right? Keep in mind that you want a nice snug fitting or close to it.

Next, you will notice that you still have material on the bottom of the planter. Just trim and spray. If you find that you still have extra fabric like shown above, just pull it through the hole on the bottom of your planter. Having a little extra fabric poking through is fine.

With many herbs to choose from, I decided to pick a few of my all time favorites. Just like Rosemary. I just love cooking with it. Not only does it smell wonderful but the flavor coming from this herb makes any dish delicious.

You can certainly grow herbs from seeds although purchasing a pre-started herb allows this gift to be instantly consumed.

With many variations of fabrics available, you can really personalize  your fabric-covered planter to your favorite colors and designs. You can really go wild and match your outdoor furniture colors so these planters blend in with other decor and furnishings.

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So tell me, how will you spend this Mother’s Day?