Happy Monday, friends! I’ve missed you!
I’m sorry I didn’t warn you about my staycation. I actually fully intended to continue posting on this here blog during my vacay, but I changed my mind because I was in serious need of some good ole R&R.
Corporate America kicked my butt in the weeks leading up to my vacation and my fellow blogger friends know that blogging is also a full time job.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m totally not complaining here. I LOVE this here website and I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of you!
Sometimes you just need to take a break from life, right?
While I would not refuse another week of paid vacation, I am feeling rested, refreshed, and recharged. I almost completely disengaged from all things internet and work related. I finally saw Fargo in its entirety, went to a party, hosted a dinner party, took a nap, slept in, and saw Van Halen in concert.
I also went for a bike ride without injury – those of you that have followed this here website know that’s a miracle in and of itself and worthy of a vacation.
My vacation may be over and the transition to fall is becoming more obvious, but I’m hanging on to vacation mentality and the spirit of summer for a little while longer. We have delicious summer peaches, my tomato plants are troopers and still producing new fruit (we are in the south afterall!), even though my pumpkin patch is growing out of control – we are the epitome of contrasts and contradictions over here.
Cheers to taking time to center yourself when needed and to a fantastic week ahead!
Roasted Peaches with Mascarpone
- 4 peaches halved and pitted, cut a little more out from where the pit was to make room for more mascarpone
- 8 ounces mascarpone at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 5 tablespoons melted butter
- Fresh tarragon and chopped pistachios for garnish optional
Preheat oven to 350
Stir together mascarpone, vanilla bean paste and cinnamon and refrigerate at least 30 minutes
Brush a baking dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter and arrange peaches in the baking dish cut side up - you can slice of a small piece of the back for them to sit flat in the dish
Whisk together honey and butter and pour over the peaches, use a pastry brush to make sure they are covered all over
Roast until softened and somewhat browned, 25 - 30 minutes
Fill each of the peach halves with the mascarpone mixture
Garnish with chopped tarragon leaves and pistachios, if using
Adapted from Bobby Flay
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Honey roasted peaches with mascarpone? Count me in. These look so adorable and droolicious, Rachelle! YUMMY!
Good for you! Everyone needs to refresh and reboot from time to time! And about these peaches…I say Yes! Love the addition of the mascarpone. Lovely dessert, my friend! And welcome back!
Thanks Annie! It was an awesome staycation!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
These peaches look incredible, Rachelle! I’ve never roasted my own before, but I do love them. The addition of mascarpone sounds amazing!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
Glad you had a great vacation! You need to take time for you!!! These peaches do sound delicious. Nothing better than using fresh peaches at the peak of their season.
Thanks Kathy! It was awesome to just chill out for 10 days!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Welcome Baaaaaack!! I have missed you, SO! BUT, I am so glad you enjoyed your staycay and took time to do you! (<– You saw Van Halen??!!! OMG Where was my invite!!!????) Anyways, peaches are like everything, but honey roasted and stuffed with mascarpone? YEAH. GIMME THAT! Pinned! Cheers, girlfriend!
LOL! I missed you too! We did see Van Halen! Chris got 2 tickets as a gift or I would have told you to hop in the car and come to the big city! 🙂 Cheers!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert
We just bought some huge peaches and I know exactly what to do with them. These look incredible!
Do it! Thanks Jen!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
So yum! Mascarpone is so luscious 🙂
It totally is, Medha! How’s college? Are you loving it and having a blast?
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
OMGosh Rachelle – I know these have to taste amazing. I had something very similar in Alaska, and it was absolutely heavenly. Nicely done! Love it!
Thanks Kristi! I’m totally jealous of your Alaska trip! That looked AMAZING!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
So glad you were able to get some R&R. We all need that sometimes. These peaches are the perfect welcome back recipe! They look fantastic!
Me too, Kelly! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words, girl!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Sometimes it is good to have a break and I find that I come back with more blogging inspiration.
This sounds really good – roasting peaches brings out the flavour so much.
You speak the truth, my friend! I feel so much more rested, inspired, and centered – both with work and with the blog.
Glad you had some great time! Love peaches and this sounds like a great idea! Pinned to try it!
Thanks so much for the Pin, Mira! I’m sure you will love it as much as we did!
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
Glad you had a good vacation! I love baking peaches. The addition of the mascarpone is particularly amazing here. That creaminess with the sweetness of the peach must be divine!
It totally was, Shelby! We really enjoyed it!
SCREW updating the blog on any type of vacation!!!! It’s a VACATION – you time! 😉 But I AM glad you’re back!
I’m with you 100% sister! I’m glad I’m back too!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
Rachelle – Your trip sounds like a blast. I wanted to see Van Halen this summer, but I spent way too much time working. These peaches look insanely good. Our season in CT for peaches is almost over. I need to go and pick some before they’re out of season. 🙂 Thank you for sharing.
Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine
Oh how I envy you, friend. I could use a vacation – or even a staycation – right now! But I have to hang in there and wait till the holidays. Wish me luck! In the meantime, I HAVE TO make this. It looks amazing!
Good luck, friend! Grab a staycation if you can! If not, Brazil and holidays are not far away!
Welcome back, Rachelle! Sounds like the best staycation ever. I mean, Van Halen?! Heck yeah! And these are a great treat to come back to!
Thanks Mir! Staycation was awesome and I love Van Halen!
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel
Oh staycations are TOTALLY necessary when it comes to blogging! Sometimes you just need a mental reboot. 🙂 Looks like you are coming back with a bang tho– these peaches look amazing!!
I totally needed a mental reboot – from life in general! LOL!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
Glad you enjoyed your stay cation – it’s nice to just relax and no worry about things! Glad your back and with this recipe! I’m also hanging on to summer and have a bunch of peaches right now. This looks like the perfect way to use them and I’m always on board with anything that include mascarpone!
You just can’t go wrong with mascarpone! Thanks Keri!
Manali @ CookWithManali
I’m glad you took a break Rachelle, we all need that from time to time! Love the addition of mascarpone in this recipe! yum!
Me too, girl! I really needed it and totally enjoyed it!
Yes, sometimes some down time is required to maintain good mental health. Congrats on your time off and particularly with the eventless bike ride!
These peaches look amazing. What a lovely way to celebrate end of summer!
Ha! That eventless bike ride was a highlight of my staycation! Thanks!