10 June 2009

2 Gals Cooking Light Giveaway with Oatmeal Cookie Peach Cobbler

















Welcome to day 4 of our Cooking Light saga. Thank you for continuing to tune in while 2 Gals kickstart their summer by Cooking Light!!!

Shelby (aka HoneyB) from The Life and Loves of Grumpys Honeybunch and I have a love for Cooking Light magazine which has an emphasis on healthy eating and living. Each issue covers light cuisine and includes more than 70 delicious and flavourful recipes. It also explores food and nutrition news as well as fitness, health and beauty.

We decided to collaborate for one week and kickstart our summer by sharing some of their recipes with you from this months issue of Cooking Light. The great thing about eating light is that you can still love your food and not give up any of the flavour... just focus on loving food that’s good for you. People like us who really adore food and flavour have a much better chance of eating well, and healthily, and enjoying every minute of it!!!

Drinking a glass of water or tea before a meal will help you curve your appetite and cause you to eat less. I drink water all day long so perhaps this is why I am never hungry for a large meal.

When eating healthy and nutritious meals you can still have sweets, but always remember "everything in moderation". Have a small piece of dessert and remember to share. If ever you have the urge to eat the whole cake remember FedEx does ship to Canada:D

Forget the excer"scuses". Exercise burns calories and suppresses your appetite. Do what is fun for you. Swim, walk, hike.....For me it is pole-walking. What is it that turns your crank?

It's also the way you eat your food that matters. Eating light means eating at the table, with friends and family. It means eating at a relaxed, leisurely pace, with plenty of time for chewing before the next mouthful goes in. That way the brain has time to send those all-important 'I'm full' messages to the body. Make your dining table a charming place to be, with candles, music, wine and good conversation. The more you look forward to the mealtime itself, the less need there is for lots of heavy, filling food.

As mentioned in an earlier post .... Shelby and I have been given the opportunity to give away a years subscription to Cooking Light magazine to THREE lucky readers. Leave a comment here on More Than Burnt Toast or visit Shelby here . You will have an opportunity each day to win!!! These Cooking Light Subscriptions have been generously offered to Shelby and then ultimately to you by Aaron of Magazine Direct. Follow us through this weeks journey as we laugh and cook each day through this months issue of Cooking Light Magazine.

Tune in tomorrow at The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch for the 5th installment of 2 Gals Cooking Light where she prepares Apricot Glazed Grilled Chicken. Don't forget to comment for your chance to win!!!!

This peach cobbler was amazing. L'il Burnt Toast arrived today for lunch and we even enjoyed it cold, although warm from the oven with a little yogurt or yogurt ice cream is still best!! You can make this in individual ramekins as I did with one dollop of dough on top of each if you so choose. The baking time remains the same. This feeds a sports team of 12 but you can easily reduce the measurements by half to feed your family or to have those leftovers to look forward to.


**Oatmeal Cookie Peach Cobbler**

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling:

11 cups sliced peeled peaches (about 5 pounds)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Cooking spray

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Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare topping, place first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; beat well. Weigh or lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 1 cup flour, oats, baking powder, and salt; stir with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed until blended. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

To prepare filling, combine sliced peeled peaches, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and fresh lemon juice in a bowl; toss to coat. Spoon mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Dollop 12 mounds of chilled dough over peach mixture at even intervals.

Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

Serves 12 (1 cup servings)
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42 comments:

  1. I love individual cobblers, both cute and elegant. I cannot wait to have a peach, seems like ages.

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  2. I love the name of this dessert! Perfect timing as I have some peaches that are begging to be used.

    Great tips on healthy eating too!

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  3. WOW Vall really love these clobbers and I love the individual servings! really nice and yummy recipe. xxgloria

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  4. Wow, this looks so good! And I'd love to win one of the subscriptions - we could definitely use some light cooking in my house. :)

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  5. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits! I have been eating them in my oatmeal this week :o) Your cobbler looks yummy!

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  6. Is it just me or does the phrase, "What turns your crank?" sound a little dirty? ;-)

    I wish all the water I drink all day would make me less hungry. I have the appetite of a man who is twice my size no matter what!

    Very nice dessert. This is a great series. You've given us lunch, dinner and dessert!

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  7. I can't wait for local peaches to try this recipe!

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  8. I am enjoying all the recipes you girls are making from that magazine. I have almost reached my desired weight and these will be perfect for the final push :-p

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  9. I love cobblers and peaches! Delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  10. I love the addition of oatmeal to this dish... sounds wonderful!

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  11. mmmmm oatmeal cookies are so versatile and the combination with warm peaches is unbeatable.

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  12. I love this "saga" Val. :) This looks like a great summery dessert!

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  13. This looks wonderful, and I love just about any variant of peach cobbler and just adore Cooking Light recipes, in general, so ... wow!

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  14. I am SO excited about your cooking light series and your fantastic health tips!! I adore cooking light - it's one of my all time favorite magazines - and I can't wait for your next installment! :-) Maybe you could make this a regular recurring feature, pretty please? :-)

    and oh my goodness, your cobbler is gorgeous... *dreamy sigh* :-)

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  15. Mmm, is there anything better than peach cobbler? Peach cobbler that is good for you? Sounds wonderful!
    I am not familiar with pole walking.. is that like pole dancing? ;-)

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  16. We love the crust on a cobbler, so this sounds so good. What a great idea for a fast summer dessert.

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  17. Peaches, oatmeal, hot from the oven with something cool and creamy...hmmm-mmmm.

    And I love COOKING LIGHT. Great mag, great plan with the Two Gals week of recipes.

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  18. I love Cooking Light and I love this cobbler! Just have to wait for those first seasonal peaches. O-boy!

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  19. The dessert sounds divinely rich for my palate!

    Agree with the healthy eating tips and about aerobic exercises …I'm a runner :)

    Cheers!

    Gera

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  20. Oh my gosh, I love cobblers so much, they just remind me of summer and they're so fuss-free! My kind of dessert :) This looks lovely!!!

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  21. What an awesome summer dessert. mmmmm

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  22. What a delightful little dessert. I love the individual serving sizes!

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  23. I like the little desserts. They look easy and tasty.

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  24. I usually make crips instead of cobblers. This would be a great recipe to start. That's a great way to end Dinner :)

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  25. I love peach cobbler...and this topping is just amazing. I definitely want to try some of these!

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  26. I can never resist a cobbler, especially with sweet peaches and oatmeal. Yum!

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  27. 2 of my favorite things combined in one healthy recipe, thanks!
    delilah0180 at yahoo dot com

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  28. These Oatmeal Cookie Peach Cobblers sound fabulous - love the individual servings! How perfect!

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  29. I bet the textures in this cobbler were wonderful, great idea. Val you and Shelby are doing a fantastic job!

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  30. I love CL and have had really good luck with their recipes. This one looks like a winner!

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  31. I have really enjoyed your cooking light segment. I hope you do it again.

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  32. Of all the delicious fruits available....I love the peach the most!! In a crumble it can only be decadent!!!

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  33. note to self: buy ramekins.
    note to self: make these cute cobblers. the title alone is appealing, and the idea behind it is even better!

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  34. The individual dishes are so cute! And so delicious - love the oats in the topping!

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  35. Stephanie_OhJune 11, 2009

    I love all fruit cobblers but esp. peach. Thanks for offering the chance to win Cooking Light subscription.

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  36. Oooooh - summer fruit desserts are my faves!! This cobbler looks soooo delicious! Love peaches, LOVE oatmeal cookies. I have to try this!

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  37. Mmmmm Yum - That Peach cobbler looks so good - I love the topping too.

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  38. I love that you two are doing this!

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  39. Bookmarked this one. I want to try that topping! Looks so good!

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  40. I still have delicious frozen peaches from last year's harvest here in Pa, looking for yummy recipes to embellish them. Thank you for a cobbler - looks like a perfect match!

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  41. We looooove cobbler! I can't wait to try this version

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  42. We looooove cobbler! I can't wait to try this version

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Welcome to my home. Thank you so much for choosing to stay a while and for sharing our lives through food. I appreciate all your comments, suggestions, daily encouragement and support.

Val

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