Peach Cherry Sangria – the perfect summer sangria! Peaches, cherries, and fresh basil in white wine and brandy. Mix up a big batch of this for all your summer pool parties!

Peach Cherry Sangria - white wine sangria with peaches, cherries, and fresh basil! The perfect summer drink!

Hey guys, happy Friday! How was your week? Are you also depressed that there was no Bachelorette this week?

Anyway, my mom came in yesterday! Kicked that off by realizing that the Jeep had a flat tire minutes before I needed to leave for the airport to get her. Luckily the boyfriend was here and got it changed for me because otherwise?

I would’ve sat in my driveway and cried.

I haven’t seen my mom in almost a year – crazy, right? I mean, we talk pretty much every day of our lives but still. Of course the boys started begging to go to the lake as soon as she stepped off the plane so we ended up spending a couple hours floating around.

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Grilled Shrimp and Goat Cheese Pizza - easy grilled pizza on naan bread with homemade pesto, shrimp, tomatoes, and goat cheese!

This summer I’ve teamed up with Bertolli Olive Oil to remix two classic summer recipes. I spun the Bertolli Olive Oil bottle to see what classic summer recipes I got to recreate with my own spin and landed on a pizza and salsa.

As excited as I am for fall, I’m pretty sad to say goodbye to grilling and eating dinner outdoors and all that comes along with that. I had an amazing summer filled with delicious food and I’m not sure I’m ready to say goodbye to my grill just yet.

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Grilled Lemon Thyme Pork Chops with Peaches - delicious and easy way to cook pork chops! Ready in 20 minutes!

Happy almost Friday, guys!

I’ve got the urge to get out of town this weekend but I have too many dogs and too many kids to just pick up and leave. So I’m probably going to settle for lying in a beach chair in my backyard and watching all of season 5 of New Girl.

Aaaaaand I bought a new grill this week so I’ll probably grill every meal. I’m pretty excited about that.

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I’m in the midst of a panic.

So.

My two oldest boys are going to school this year. One in 2nd grade and the other in pre-k. Number 1 annoying thing is that they’re going to different elementary schools on post. Because the Army is all about efficiency.

And then, number 2. Neither school has school supply lists on their website yet! Kid #1’s school is… not my favorite. I don’t want to say that the vice-principal and I have had words but, it may have happened. More than once. (FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING GOOD, LADY, TURN THE PAGE OF THE SHOT RECORDS SO I DON’T HAVE TO COME UP HERE EVERY QUARTER AND TELL YOU THAT YOU’RE AN IDIOT.) So I’m not really expecting them to have their supply lists posted anytime before November.

But then Kid #2’s school has every grade BUT pre-k listed on their supply list.

Geez people, c’mon.

I am obsessed with school supplies even though I am old and have no real use for them. I just love them. The highlight of my middle school years was getting a big paper bag of school supplies at the start of each year (because we all had to have the EXACT same supplies and the EXACT same color binder for each class) and obsessively sorting them out on my bedroom floor. Once a day I would unpack that bag and try to decide how many pencils I would put in the math pile and how many would go in German.

I still use a Lisa Frank notebook to make my grocery lists.

But anyway, I’m having a crisis because WHAT IF TARGET RUNS OUT OF EVERYTHING AND MY KIDS HAVE TO HAVE PUKE GREEN FOLDERS?!

Margaritas have come in handy during my obsessive website refresh sessions. These are peach margaritas and they’re my fave. The white peaches are extra good this year and I’m really enjoying eating them fresh or chopping them up for smoothies. And yeah, maybe a margarita every once in a while.

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I was walking through the grocery store a couple weeks ago and was overwhelmed by the smell of super ripe peaches.

It was the strangest experience. It’s such a familiar smell but it took me forever to figure out what it was. I guess I just wasn’t expecting to find peaches this early in the summer! But I was in a hurry and didn’t stop to buy any and regretted it almost immediately. I mean, is there anything better than a ripe peach?

I’ve been itching to make something with peaches since then and you guys know I love a good crumble! It’s just the easiest, most perfect summer dessert. For this one, you just toss fresh peaches, blueberries, and strawberries together in a baking dish and cover them with an oat crumble. So simple!

I may have fed this to my kids for dinner one night and they may have told on me the next time they skyped with my mom.

But you know, it’s fruit and oats. So basically oatmeal. And that’s a healthy meal.

Right?

Peach-Berry Crumble

adapted from Southern Living

Ingredients

3 cups fresh peach slices (about 3 medium)
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh strawberry slices
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
ice cream or whipped cream, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place peaches and berries in a 2-quart baking dish.
  3. In a mixing bowl, stir together egg, egg yolk, sugar, flour, oats, and salt until it forms a coarse meal. Sprinkle over fruit.
  4. Drizzle the melted butter over topping.
  5. Bake 40 - 45 minutes or until light brown and bubbly.
  6. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
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