I hope you have had the experience of biting into a juicy, sweet, fresh-from-the-tree peach that’s so ripe and perfect that when you take a bite it explodes with flavor, and you end up with sticky peach juice running all over your hands and down your arm. It’s a sign that summer is in full swing. Pie #27 is the first of probably what will be several versions of a peach pie. Peaches ‘n Cream Pie. That just sounds like summer, doesn’t it?
This week we had a big family get-together at my parent’s house. Lots of cousins, and aunts and uncles, and grandparents. Four generations, and more than 40 people, including five babies all 5 months or younger. With a growing family like this it’s hard to get everyone together in one place, but we were only missing two! (Erin and Jason, we missed you SOOOOO MUCH! Come home soon!) We played whiffle ball, took a big family photo, ate on tables under the big maple trees in the back yard, and chased lightening bugs after dinner. It was a classic summertime gathering. This pie took a spot on the dessert table, and it was just one in a line-up of a whole bunch sweet show-stopping confections. My family knows how to cook!