Savor the Moment: August is National Peach Month

Those of you who know me well, know that I believe in savoring the moment – literally.  I make time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures like a good summer-time read and a home-cooked meal.  That’s why I especially enjoy best-selling author Debbie Macomber’s series and her virtual cookbook.

“In case you haven’t guessed, I love food,” exclaims Debbie in the introduction to her online cookbook.  “That’s why I include a recipe section here for those who enjoy cooking and eating as much as I do.”

Raspberry Peach Cobbler

My sentiments exactly!  These two sentences succinctly describe why I started featuring recipes each Friday on  So, you can only imagine how excited I was recently when I saw this recipe online for Raspberry Peach Cobbler.  It caught my attention because: I love raspberries; I love peaches; and August is National Peach Month.  Plus, this cobbler is made with fruit and yogurt – it has to be good for you, right? 🙂  (That’s what I’m going to tell myself when I go back for seconds!)

Another recipe that’s sure to make you desire seconds is my mom’s Rice Crispy Chicken.  It’s an easy way to feed a large number or people when entertaining at home, or it can be prepared ahead of time and enjoyed as picnic fare.

I love picnics, whether they’re summer picnics or fall picnics. Fall also makes me think of riding combines when customers harvest their Latham® top-performing products, as well as the September release of the next book in Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Series, 1105 Yakima Street.  There’s just so much to look forward to!  But, in the meantime, I’m going to savor today and what’s left of summer.

How do you plan to “savor the moment”?  What would you like to cross off your “must see or must do” list before Labor Day arrives?

Rice Crispy Chicken



  • 4 c. Rice Krispies
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic salt
  • ½ tsp. onion salt
  • ½ tsp. Accent



  1. Place Rice Crispies® in a large Ziploc® bag & crush them with a rolling pin.
  2. Dip chicken a bowl of oil.
  3. Then place each piece of chicken in the Ziploc bag and gently shake until coated.
  4. Place chicken on baking sheet, lined with tin foil.
  5. Bake in preheated 325-degree oven for about 90 minutes.


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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 1/4 hr
Yield: Serves 4-5 people