They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and with Valentine’s Day just a few days away, it’s time to get cookin’! All jokes aside, I don’t think there’s a better way to show you care than by cooking or baking for someone you love. I’ve got a special recipe to share today, and it’s exciting for two reasons: 1) It’s seriously Some Kinda Good (you get to bake with champagne!), and 2) It’s developed by a really inspirational person I had the privilege of meeting and competing with on ABC’s The Taste. Continue reading “Champagne Cupcakes: A Labor of Love”
2014 is off to a great start! Tune in to The Dr. Oz Show this Monday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. on WSAV-3 Savannah to watch my video segment during Dr. Oz’s Healthy Recipe Challenge. I was asked to submit a healthy recipe to represent my home state, featuring Georgia peaches. Three finalists were chosen to appear on the show to have Dr. Oz taste their dessert. Though I wasn’t chosen as one of the top three finalists, the video I submitted will appear in a segment! Be sure to check your local listings for the time the program airs in your area.
I submitted my Grilled Georgia Peaches with Toasted Granola and Honey. If you’ve never tasted grilled peaches, start living. Something about grilling fruit makes it that much more desirable, and Georgia peaches really shine in this lightened up dessert. While we all know there’s no real substitute for one of Georgia’s best Southern recipes–good ol’ peach cobbler, this dish satisfies your sweet tooth without packing on the pounds. The great thing is, when fresh peaches aren’t in season, you can substitute frozen ones. The peaches may also be grilled outside or on an indoor grill pan. Not an ice cream fan? Forgo it and serve it with fresh, sweetened whipped cream instead.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 Large Georgia Peaches, peeled and cut in half, or 1 bag of frozen, sliced peaches
- 1/2 – 1 cup of granola, toasted
- Kosher Salt
- 1-2 Tablespoons of local B&G Tupelo Honey
- Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt or Fat Free Ice Cream
- Butter or Light Non-Stick Cooking Spray
To grill a fresh peach, slice it right down the middle, remove the pit, brush the halves with melted butter and season with kosher salt. Allow the peach to grill skin side up for about 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile, toast granola in a saucepan over medium heat, about five minutes, stirring slightly, until golden brown and fragrant. Place 1-2 scoops of cold ice cream in a bowl. Top with grilled peaches. Sprinkle with granola and drizzle with honey.
P.S. A few other bloggers from around the U.S. will also be featured on The Dr. Oz Show. Check out the recipes they offered up to show state pride!
- Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Skinny New England Clam Chowder
- Stephanie Eats Chicago: Mini Deep Dish Pizzas
- I Breathe…I’m Hungry: Southern Fried Chicken (Low Carb and Gluten Free)
- The Newlywed Notebook: Chipotle Avocado Mac and Wisconsin Cheese (Gluten Free)
- Kitchen Concoctions: Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Gimme Some Oven: Skinny Kansas City BBQ Chicken Wings
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I’m a Georgia food writer and Statesboro-based TV personality. A Season 2 Contestant on ABC’s “The Taste,” I’m honored to make my second national TV debut on The Dr. Oz Show. Some Kinda Good is a Southern, coastal food blog highlighting East coast restaurant reviews and Lowcountry-inspired recipes. I hope you’ll stick around, and follow me on Twitter at @SKGFoodBlog or find me on Facebook. If you want, learn more about me, and thanks for visiting!