Thursday, April 21, 2016

April


We visited Des Moines - Iowa after Easter. I know the photos are not the best since they were taken from the inside of the car and the windows are not so clean. Sorry about that! However it might be interesting for some of you who have never been to Des Moines. The Cheese Shop is a great place! I recommend a visit if you like cheeses. We actually drove closer to the dome but was so worried about finding a certain street that I did not took a closer photo but rather this from the highway when we were leaving. Oh those dirty windows in the car! We did a lot of travel that day. Lots of fun.





 This momma was nesting in the parking lot of JoAnn's Fabrics. She hissed at me but never moved.

 Mixed -Berry Cornmeal Cobler . Great served warm with some ice cream on the side.
Ruth is our nephew's little girl and she is getting a baby brother in June! She was just playing outdoors and loved it.

 My husband's nephew and his wife and baby Ruth at grandma's house in Iowa.


The flowers above are growing in the North side of the house. It is so tiny! Wonder what it is.
Recipe for the Mixed - Berry Cobbler
1 pint blueberries
1 pint raspberries
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Topping:
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter at room temperature (1/2 stick)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup all - purpose flour
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Berries:  Toss together all three berries, sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl until well mixed.
Spoon berry mixture into ungreased 8 x 8 x 2 - inch square  baking pan, spreading mixture evenly.
Topping: In same large bowl , beat together sugar and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat eggs and vanilla until well blended.
Mix together the flour, cornmeal,baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
Add half the flour mixture to the butter mixture. On low speed, beat just until combined. Beat in the milk, then the remaining flour mixture. Drops the dough by large spoonfuls over the berry mixture. Bake 350 degrees oven for 1 hr and 20 minutes or till golden and fruit is bubbly. Serve warm.


Hugs, and hope for a wonderful April or what is left of it.

Angela

15 comments :

  1. It looks like you had a lovely family visit. I would never have seen Des Moines if not for these photos. I love the goose, so unconcerned, in the middle of everything.

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    1. It is so nice to see family and specially when we can not see them often.

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  2. Hi Angela, Thanks for taking the time to comment on my sweater. It sure will be warm - and too warm to wear by the time I get it all finished lol! It looks like you had a great trip - I'd love a dish of that cobbler about now - with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream - Cheers!

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  3. A nice post! Love your pictures...
    Have a great weekend.
    Titti

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    1. Thank you for your visit and sweet comment Titti!!

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  4. A nice post! Love your pictures...
    Have a great weekend.
    Titti

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  5. Hi Angela. Nice photos. I've been to Des Moines. The capitol dome is stunning. Wheeling, WV has one that's similar. Ruth is so cute. Love those pretty blue eyes. Have a great week. xxx ~ Nancy

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment Nancy!

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  6. What a nice visit you had at Des Moines, such a pretty city.
    I'm visiting my DD and her girls lately and it always makes one happy.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  7. My nieces and nephews are having babies and I just adore this stage! They are super sweet and I get to snuggle and spoil them just the way I snuggled and spoiled my nieces and nephews when they were little. What goes around...

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  8. Sounds like you had a wonderful visit to Des Moines, Angela. Your mixed berry cobbler sounds lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a delightful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful visit to Des Moines, Angela. Your mixed berry cobbler sounds lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a delightful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. The photos are great...looks like you had a lovely trip. That cobbler looks so delicious, and now I have to try that recipe!! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Thanks for the visit ladies and hope you all have a great Mother's Day!

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