Saturday, July 23, 2016

Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop

It's Summer y'all! And in the south, that means HOT!!! 
To help beat the heat, I'm going to share the recipe my family uses for Peach Ice Cream. 
Here where I live in Chilton County, we're practically famous for our peaches. 

We have a Peach Festival every June that is celebrated with a parade (here's two pics of the kids a few years ago helping out when our church rode a float in it- Look how little!!!)

,a Peach Queen pageant, the Peach Jam Jubilee that features food, live music and vendors, a fishing tournament, and of course the noted peach contests and auctions.

You can check out an article on the Peach Festival HERE.

Now, on to the recipe, which is taken from Calling All Cooks, by Telephone Pioneers of America, Alabama Chapter #34, copyright 1982 
(this was provided by my father in law who worked for the telephone company for many years)

*Be sure to follow the directions of your ice cream maker when using this recipe

1 can of Eagle Brand condensed milk
2 cups of sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
2 eggs
Milk as needed to reach fill line in ice cream maker
2-3 medium sized slightly firm peaches, peeled and diced.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention Gulf Shores in this post! 
What better place is there to beat the heat, then by spending your days on the beach with your toes in the sand and nights hunting for sand crabs. 
Check out these pics from our vacation last year.

I'd love to hear about the ways you beat the heat during the summer. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a Kindle Fire and use the Linky Tool below that to continue the hop!

Continue reading below for a look at my most recent release, Got Love? A Candy Hearts Romance.

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When a cupid has you in his sights, the only question to ask is, Got Love?

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, gorse fairy, Flora Hawthorne is up to her neck in flowers, chocolate, and all things romance. She has no time for love, until she comes face to face with her own personal Cupid and the sparks fly!
Looking to settle down, Cupid Tharin Terize wants fairy Flora Hawthorne to be his valentine, not just for one night, but for the rest of time. Now, all he has to do is convince her.


Tucking a few extra napkins in her coat pocket, Flora picked up her coffee, only to spin around and smash right into a cashmere-clad brick wall.

Aw, snapdragons!” She exclaimed over a chorus of stunned gasps and excited squeals, the contents of her cup now soaking the shirt in front of her. Thinking quickly she dropped the near empty cup, pulled her scarf from around her neck, and used it to blot at the spreading coffee stain. “Sorry. I’m so sorry.”

“It’s my fault, I was too close.”

Flora looked up. All rational thought fled her mind. This was no elf, fairy, or nymph in front of her. Oh, no, this was a cupid! Gorgeous beyond description with tempting chocolate eyes a fae-kin could get lost in for days, he had a neatly-trimmed beard that framed a perfect white smile and dark shoulder-length hair that accented a face obviously carved by The Mother, Cailleach Bheur herself.

“Wow, you are ripped under there, aren’t you?” She admired without thinking, only to blush when she realized what she’d said. The man was in possession of a clearly well-muscled chest and the requisite washboard abs that went with it. “Not that I’m trying to cop a feel or anything,” she confessed. “But that’s nice. Kudos on the hard work by the way.” Shaking her head, Flora mentally chided herself. This was not going well.



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  1. Now I'm hungry for ice cream ;). I love the pics! Even living in PA I don't think I've ever discovered a way to successfully 'beat the heat'- but I do love bicycling and walking in the warm weather.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Maureen. I agree, I don't think there's a true way to 'beat the heat' other than to grin and bear it until fall gets here :) But you can count on me to eat good while I do.

  2. Neat post. Peaches? One of my favorite fruits. You're so lucky. Here in PA, we wait for those southern peaches to reach us up north.

  3. Hi Judy, thanks for visiting. Peaches are delicious aren't they!

  4. Peaches and fresh clotted cream - YUM! Your new book looks lovely, good luck. xx

  5. OMG those peaches sound good. And what a sweet trailer! Best of luck with the book.

    1. Thank you Sorchia. I made the trailer myself :) I find it quite fun.

  6. I usually beat the heat by staying inside my air conditioned house. If there's an off-shore breeze I may go to the beach to cool off, too.

  7. I love peaches but have never made peach ice cream. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. I need new recipes for my ice cream maker...this one looks great! Here in the dairy state of Wisconsin, we love frozen custard! If you've never had Gillies, Kitts or kopps frozen custard on a hot summer night, you don't know what you are missing!

  9. Thank you for the recipe! Homemade Peach Ice Cream reminds me of my childhood! I loved the family pictures you shared. Enjoy your summer.

  10. This recipe (and the very idea of fresh peach ice cream in this heat wave) sound delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  11. The peach ice cream recipe sounds SO good! All the peaches I get in Ohio are mushy. Absolutely love the music for your trailer--a perfect match for your story.

  12. Great recipe and the book trailer was sweet too. Thanks, now I want ice cream while I read Got Love?. :)

  13. OMG, homemade Peach ice cream? Sign me up! Thanks for the recipe.

  14. Hello Angela, that peach Ice cream sounds delicious ♡ yum! Air conditioning that's how I beat the heat! Thank you

  15. Fresh peach ice cream...I love it so much I included it in my first novel! :-)
    Cute trailer too.

  16. Fresh peaches with the juice running down my arm is a great summer memory. We beat the heat by going to movies! LOL!

  17. Cute trailer and great vacation pics, Angela! 😃