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My husband, Allen, and I are high school sweet hearts. We started dating Sep.99'- I kind of followed Allen home one day, and never did leave, is Allen's story. November 02' we were engaged, and on November 22,2003 - we were married. Having been married for 6 years in 2009, marked the 5th year we had been trying to start our family. With the referral of a Fertility Specialist from a friend, our IUI attempts ended up being a complete success despite my doubts. We welcomed our sweet little girl, Hayleigh into the world on June 30,2010 at 6:28am after 37wks and 1 day of gestation. She weighed 7lbs 14oz and was 20 in long. We found out that we were Baby #2 on April Fool's Day- a complete surprise! Reid Allen was born 11/13/12 3:24am 9lbs 8.2oz 21", after 38wks 5 days. Our 3rd baby, Eva Jane, was born on April 19, 2015 after suffering a pregnancy loss June of 2014. We are currently anxiously awaiting baby #4 due 2 days before Eva's birthday, so we are having Irish Twins! Our family is so blessed and happy to be growing!

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Monday, August 27, 2012

A Slice of Heaven - Peach Dessert with Cookies and Cream

This morning, after sneaking to the kitchen before Hayleigh woke up, and eating our last peach, I stumbled upon this blog post from Crafty Chicks. I guess I didn't realize that they are not too far away from us here in Fruita. Right now we are celebrating the close of the Peach Festival in Palisade, CO, a short drive away from us her- maybe 40 minutes. Peaches are EVERYWHERE- at road side fruit stands, and in town here with young kids holding signs to advertise the Fresh Peaches. The peaches here are soo sweet and yummy, and I can purchase them at the City Markets we have here - our local grocery stores too. The peaches are soo good, that we cannot hardly keep them on hand- I don't know what we are going to do when they finally go out of season here. I was planning on going and picking up more today, before Allen made his way in- I usually pick up about 20 peaches at a time, and they last us MAYBE a week- if we are lucky. I need to start freezing some back to save for this winter. I would have never believed anyone if they would have told me that this area had such great produce. One usually thinks of the South or California for great fruit- not Colorado. Kind of like our own little Southern Comfort here, along with all of the vineyards and orchards that line the roadways here. Peaches are complete heaven to me... now don't get me started on how I feel about blueberries too. They are the same way.

Anyway, I was going through my daily reading list of blog posts, and this recipe was posted over at  Crafty Chicks . Feel free to pop on over and check out their blog- really a lot of good ideas and crafty stuff over there!

Peach Dessert with Cookies and Cream- not what you think. I immediately with my pregnant brain thought of cookies and cream ice cream- not the case. Heavy whipping cream and vanilla wafer cookies. The best part of this recipe is it is a no bake- YAY! So, even though this summer is still hot, you can thoroughly enjoy some peach heaven without heating your house or kitchen up.

Peach Dessert

1 box Nilla Wafers, crushed (set aside 1/2 cup for the top)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 c butter, softened
8-10 peaches skinned and sliced
1 pint whipping cream, whipped to a stiff peak

Beat the sugar, egg and butter till creamy then add the cookie crumbs. Mix together and press into a 9 x13″ pan. Add peaches, top with whip cream and sprinkle Nilla Wafer Crumbs on top. Keep refrigerated.
The Nilla Wafer crust is my favorite part of this recipe, and you may have noticed it has a raw egg. At first this bothered me until I remembered how much cookie dough I eat without thinking twice about it. If raw eggs aren’t your thing then this recipe probably isn’t for you, but if you’re a dough sneaker I promise Peach Dessert will not disappoint!

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