Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My first OWN recipe!

This past Sunday, Robin and Mike hosted my boyfriend and me to their lovely NYC apartment for dinner. I LOVE their apartment. I'm such a big fan of good windows in apartments and their apartment has great tall ones that curve in at the top so you can peak up at the sky. Check out the windows in the living room:
After we had devoured the yummy tacos Robin put together, it was my turn to work some magic in the kitchen. I had been itching to try (yes, I grew up in TX) my hand at grilled peaches and thought I had read enough recipes to figure it out. So I brought over cinnamon and sugar, peaches, and vanilla ice cream.

Once there, I realized I needed BROWN sugar, not cinnamon and sugar, and Robin didn't have any. (Clearly she's more of a cook.) Oh well. This was truly going to be MY recipe now.

I grabbed a pan and threw in some butter. Once it was on its own melting way, I tossed in some cinnamon and sugar. I chopped up half a peach and threw the pieces in the pan. I stirred them a little and flipped them some.
They were probably in the pan for about 5 minutes and they looked soooo good!
I grabbed some of Robin's bowls, tossed in some scoops of ice cream, and took a quick picture before taking the dessert to the table.

I WAS nervous about it. I've always followed recipes...with the occasional dash of my own thoughts thrown in. But this dessert had no measurements or instructions. It was all up to me.....

And it was a success!!!! Everyone loved it. It reminded me of peach cobbler without the crust. Now, I realize that there are probably tons of these recipes out there, but hey! I used my noggin and not google to figure something out! Woohoo!
Erika's Peach Pieces
1 & 1/2 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of cinnamon and sugar
1/2 a peach

Start melting butter in a pan. Cut up half a peach into nice chunks. Add cinnamon and sugar to the melting butter. Stir and then add the peach pieces. Make sure to keep the burner at a level where the butter isn't bubbling a lot. Burnt butter is sad butter. After 5 minutes, pour peaches and sauce onto ice cream (or whatever else you see fit.)

Bake well and prosper!


  1. I bet it was delicious!
    I am always curious, how many elements of someone else's recipe do you need to change in order to make it your own. For that matter, is any recipe really an original?
    *kisses* HH
    p.s. yes, a nice big window does make all the difference :D

  2. I just have to say, YUM! Next time we have Ladies' night at my place, will you make this?


  3. Love that window!!!!

    And love your recipe!!! I would love this as a dessert!!! Like every single night!!!!!

  4. HH- For real. Like, unless it's some type of dessert never seen before (like lamb sugar pastry puff cake ice cream), how do we know what's original? lol

    Jess - Totally! It's so simple to make and perfect for you since it's gluten free!

    Michelle - you could totally make this one. :)

  5. That was once again awesome! i can no longer eat peaches without incorporating ice cream, which makes for a strange breakfast.

  6. Ahhhhh! As one of the lucky few who got to taste this warm & cold dessert I can tell you, it was DELICIOUS!
    Thanks Erika!!!


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