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Fresh Peach Pie with a Brown Sugar and Walnut Crumble

Fresh Peach Pie with a Brown Sugar and Walnut Crumble

by Barbara Kiebel on July 30, 2014

When I shared a Bing Cherry pie I made for a gathering of neighbors at a pie party last week I have to admit I saved the best for last. While that cherry pie was really good, for me it was this fresh peach pie that was the star. This is an All Colorado pie; made with fresh peaches from the Western Slope (the west side of the Rocky Mountains) and a crust with leaf lard from pigs born and raised in Colorado. This pie should be entered in a Colorado pie contest. I know it’s a winner but then everyone would know. Flaky tender crust that I’ve already waxed poetic over combined with the sweetest, BEST peaches ever and then topped with a walnut and brown sugar crumble? Oh my. Oh shoot…I did include Hudson Baby Bourbon from New York but hey…I can buy it in Colorado; that counts right? :)

Take a Bigger Bite…

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The BEST Creamed Corn and A Progressive Dinner

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Cherry Mint Margaritas

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Perfect Pie Crust and a Fresh Cherry Pie

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Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

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Every afternoon about 2pm I can hear the sound in the distance. It starts as a faint tinkle that you might confuse with the wind chimes across the street but it doesn’t take long to realize it’s a sound from my childhood heralding the ice cream man. I hadn’t heard that sound in years and […]

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Coors Beer Bread

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I’m bringing this post about Colorado Beer Bread out of archives today for one reason…I made this bread recently and when I decided I wanted to post about it I found I already had. Twelve years ago. No photos, just recipe. I have a lot of those from the days when I was simply keeping […]

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Perfect Meatballs

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Blackberry Smash with Garrison Brothers Bourbon Whiskey

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I am regularly invited to come to an event in Denver to meet a restaurant owner or a cookbook author and most recently was invited to meet the owner of Garrison Brothers, a Texas Bourbon Whiskey distillery. While I enjoy these excursions; they are timely, even more so since I’ve moved 30 minutes further South […]

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Barbecued Baby Back Ribs with Two Sauces

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I’m a day late but that seems the routine lately. Weekends of yard work see my Monday posts delayed til Tuesday and now poor Wayback Wednesday escaped me too. Luckily Throwback Thursday is a universal given and I’ll just jump into that mix. I decided to route this post back again after an epiphany the […]

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Roasted Poblano Pepper and Corn Soup

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Watermelon Margarita

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Blueberry Mojito Ice Cream

Thumbnail image for Blueberry Mojito Ice Cream July 1, 2014

When I was queried about my interest in participating in a group review of a new book which is all about ice cream with a giveaway of the book to our readers too (after the recipe) I couldn’t put my hand up fast enough. I have to give Cuisinart some credit for this almost knee […]

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S’Mores Rice Krispie Treats

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