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Vacation Peach Cobbler

Is it really already Monday? I’m still in post-vacation shock that I have to go back to (rainy) reality today. Wasn’t I just on beautiful Lake Michigan? Oh well. There’s nothing better to start the week than with something sweet, right?

fresh ripe local Wisconsin peaches for peach cobbler on vacation on Lake Michigan

One night on vacation, we celebrated the upcoming wedding with a big family dinner and I volunteered to bring dessert. Here’s what I had to work with: dessert for around 30 people, some great local produce, and an empty rental house with no kitchen staples. The result: a perfect pan of peach cobbler. And my secret weapon: Bisquick.

easy Wisconsin peach cobbler with fresh local peaches

So I can’t take a whole lot of credit for the perfect crumbly crust, but I concocted the idea of everything that I poured into that pan and to my surprise, it all worked out.  And vacation peach cobbler was a success! – Also, I think it’s pretty tough to f-up Bisquick. That’s why it’s great. Oh, and adding fresh whipped cream to anything makes it heavenly. No brainer here.

Peach cobbler and homemade whipped cream on vacation on Lake Michigan

Here’s the thing. Sometimes you’ll have to cut corners. Sometimes you won’t have flour or nutmeg or that special kitchen tool with you. Oh my, sometimes you won’t actually make dessert entirely from scratch. Get over it. What matters is what goes on when you’re eating your semi-homemade (cue nails-on-chalkboard Sandra-Lee grimace) dessert. Celebrating family and joy and outlasting love and the breathtaking I-can’t-believe-we’re-in-Wisconsin Lake Michigan view and sweet ripe summer peaches. That’s what matters.

vacation peach cobbler dessert for a big party

Vacation Peach Cobbler

This recipe will be rough and random. I dare you to concoct your own vacation dessert mess and see what happens. If you share it with fun, smart, beautiful, people – I promise it will go well. (And if not, you’ll be with people with a great sense of humor.)

Toss sliced ripe peaches with sugar and cinnamon. I used about 15 peaches, 1 cup sugar,  1 tablespoon cinnamon. Pour into a large baking dish.

In a large bowl combine Bisquick and milk. It’s roughly a 1:1 ratio, but I felt mine was a little too runny so I added more Bisquick. I used a little over 3 cups Bisquick. Pour this mixture over the peaches.

Bake for 60 minutes. Serve warm-ish and with fresh whipped cream.

Wisconsin Lake Michigan vacation peach cobbler with fresh whipped cream

Away on the Lake {Note to Self}

Hello everyone, Sarah of Note to Self here. Over on my blog I have a hypothetical vacation feature called “Escape to…” and Nikki thought it might be fun to do one in honor of her trip out to the midwest. Without further ado, let’s escape to the lake!

Note to Self: Escape to the Lake

Splendid striped jersey top $88 | J.Crew denim shorts $80 | Keds® for Madewell polka-dot sneakers $62 | canoe paddles $40+ | Top Shop cap $30 | J.Crew sailboat bikini $52 top, $46 bottoms | L.L.Bean/Nikon® binoculars $149 | Field Notes notebook, 3-pack $10 | Pendleton USA National Parks thermos $38 | S’mores maker $14 | Crate & Barrel cooler $62

Thanks for having me, Nikki!