This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScrubDishCloth #CollectiveBiasI’ve been working diligently on my second cookbook and testing, photographing and re-testing recipe after recipe! The last few weeks have been insanely busy for me and it literally looks like a tornado went spiraling through my kitchen! I just finished making the season’s first batch of pickles and dripped sticky brine all over the kitchen counters. My days are filled with a ton of dirty dishes, kitchen counters and big food messes. I’m forever looking for innovative ways to quickly clean up the mess I’ve created, so I can still spend quality time with my family.
Peaches are ready in North Carolina and I’m ready for pie season! Bubbling, juicy, baked on fruit deliciousness but can be a challenge to clean up. These new Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloths make cleanup a breeze. I love that Scotch-Brite, a brand I’ve always trusted, now offers these beautiful dish cloths (available in 2 packs in gray, mint, coral, and navy for $4.99 at Target) that scrub off any baked on mess, but will not scratch my vintage pie dishes. These handy dish cloths have two sides, one with just high quality cloth and the other with Scotch-Brite scrubbing dots. Makes cleaning different surfaces, such as my butcher block (where I roll out dough and use as my work surface) a snap and I don’t have to worry about scratching the wood. These premium weaved cloths are machine washable, sturdy and you’ll be able to use them again, all with the power of Scotch-Brite® scrubbing dots for a quicker and easier clean – LOVE that! Scrubbing Power Makes Cleaning Easy! Save now on Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloths at Target with this Cartwheel offer from 6/26-7/2!
Make sure you try my Peach Medley pie recipe (peaches, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries mixed into a buttery and flaky homemade pie crust) is the perfect summery dessert. Check out the recipe below! I’ve also walked you through how to weave a pie crust. Simple and so beautiful. I really hope you enjoy this one! While you are shopping in Target, be sure to stock up on all your baking needs- flour, sugar, and plenty of butter. You can really never have enough butter on hand! I’m always in Target looking for cute kitchen towels, colanders and other kitchen accessories to photograph with my creations. Right now they have super adorable drink dispensers and such too. With so many peaches, nectarines, and fresh berries coming into season, you can bet there will be plenty of pie being made here. I mean, who doesn’t love a warm, gooey, flaky, buttery crust melting in your mouth?Now this delicious pie is going to make a big fat mess- with peach and berry juices dripping over the edge of the pie plate. A weaved pie crust is really simple. Here I’ve used a scalloped pastry wheel. Just roll out the dough and cut strips. (nothing says they have to be exactly the same size) Place 3 to 5 strips of pie dough going one direction. Pull back every other piece, slightly. Then place one strip of pie dough the opposite way. Continue to do this and weave the crust until the entire pie is covered. Tip: Keep your pie dough ice cold and do not overwork it. This will help you achieve that flaky crust. If it warms up too much while you are working with it, simply plop the entire pie in the fridge and the bag of pie dough in the freezer for a quick chill. Then you can continue to work on creating your masterpiece.
5 Simple tips to keep your kitchen organized and clean so you can be creative in the kitchen
1] Everything should have a place it belongs. Keep everything organized and in place- so when you want to make something, you’re not searching and wasting time to find that tool, dish or ingredient. Plastic containers with lids keep my measuring cups, spoons, spatulas and everything I need to bake accessible, organized and clean.
2] Clean as you go- it’s so much easier to keep up with the mess if you clean a little at a time. Plus, you won’t be overwhelmed at the end and clean up will be a snap.
3] Beautiful tempered glass jars with lids keep flour, sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar and rolled oats easily accessible on my counters and also displays it pretty. Extra of each sits up off the ground on a stainless steel rack. Always rotate these by date, keeping your ingredients fresh.
4] Never put anything wood into the dishwasher. Always wash wooden spoons and wooden rolling pins, etc. by hand. The dishwasher will ruin them! (so these Scotch-Brite Scrubbing Dish Cloths will come in handy)
5] Keep a 5-gallon bucket in the kitchen and drop anything to compost into it (coffee grounds with the paper filter, egg shells, egg cartons, newspapers, vegetable/fruit scraps, etc.). This way you can easily carry the entire bucket out to your compost pile, empty and rinse out. Keeping your kitchen clean and doing good for the environment all in one.
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Peach Medley pie
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour Market Pantry
- 1 stick unsalted butter cold (Market Pantry)
- 4 ounces cream cheese cold
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar Market Pantry
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Ice water
- Fruit mixture:
- 5-6 large peaches pitted, peeled and sliced
- 2 cups blueberries
- 2 cup blackberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup instant tapioca
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, and salt. Cut up the cold butter and cream cheese into smaller pieces and toss them in the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut in the butter and cream cheese until you have pieces the size of peas.
Add ice cubes to a liquid measuring cup and then cold water. Add a little water at a time, and gently toss the mixture around until it will stay together in your hand. As it clumps together, pull the dough out and place into a large zip-style bag. Refrigerate the dough for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight.
Place the fruit, sugar, tapioca and lemon juice into a large bowl. Gently toss with a spoon and set aside.
Divide the dough into two equal pieces. Roll out one half on a floured surface. Fold it into quarters to safely lift and place into a 9-inch pie dish. Trim any excess of pie dough with kitchen shears. Pour the fruit mixture into the pie shell.
Roll out the remaining half and cut into strips using either a pastry roller, small pizza cutter or sharp knife. Place 3 to 5 strips of pie dough going one direction. Pull back every other piece, slightly. Then place one strip of pie dough the opposite way. Continue to do this and weave the crust until the entire pie is covered. Lightly brush the entire pie with an egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Place the entire pie on a half sheet pan lined with parchment paper. This will catch any juices that drip.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for about 60 to 70 minutes. Or until the crust is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling. Let the pie cool completely before slicing.