Friday, July 3, 2015

Peach Blueberry Cobbler

Bisquick Peach Cobbler

I can not believe I am writing this, but with all the baking I have done I have never made a cobbler. Yes, that is right. While I have eaten a few of them, I have never made one. A dear friend dropped off a good sized bag of fresh North Carolina peaches. There was too many to eat in one go. They were really ripe and I would hate to have them end up in the compose bin. Also, I had some blueberries needing to be eaten.

What to do?

Make peach pie or peach cobbler? I chose to make peach cobbler. Honestly, it was late in the day when I made the decision to make something with the peaches. I did not want to go out to the grocery store, so I figured the old stand-by of Bisquick could help me out.  Off to the Googles I went and found a recipe for peach cobbler using Bisquick.

The recipe was easy as pie or in this case cobbler. Only six ingredients: Bisquick, milk, nutmeg, sugar, butter, and peaches. That's it. Ingredients right out of the pantry. In a little over an hour, we had a yummy peach blueberry cobbler.

Peach Blueberry Cobbler

1 cup Bisquick
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
3-6 fresh peaches
1 cup fresh blueberries

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Combine Bisquick, milk, and nutmeg in an un-greased deep square dish. Stir in butter until mixed. 

Stir together sugar and fruit then spoon over batter. 

Bake 50-60 minutes or until golden and bubbly. 

Top with fresh whipped cream or ice cream. And enjoy!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Good Mexican Food in Tarboro NC

Good Mexican Food in Tarboro NC

Looking for good Mexican food in Tarboro? Moctezuma Mexican Cuisine is much better than good, it is outstanding.

I'm picky about my Mexican food having grown up outside of Kennett Square, PA and Wilmington, DE with large Mexican communities. I'm not a fan of Mex-Tex cuisine. I think it is too heavy and greasy where everything is made overly spicy. So I'm skeptical walking into just any Mexican restaurant.

Due to my McDonald's beverage addiction, I've been passing Moctezuma and watching the restaurant evolve from a shell into a welcoming restaurant for a couple months. Among my friends, we've been watching and waiting for the restaurant to open up since the other Mexican restaurant in town isn't up to our standards.  When it opened, my friends tried it and the reviews came back thumbs up. So we had to make our way there.

What We Ate

Moctezuma Mexican Cuisine's menu is vast. Eight pages to select from. 

All the meals we ate was served with refined beans and rice. The refried beans were superb. They were fresh, creamy, and light. The rice was moist and perfectly seasoned. 

Pork Carnitas

This is the standard for us. Every Mexican restaurant we visit we try the pork carnitas. These were amazing. The meat was moist, tender, and flavorful. Not a bit of fat anywhere.

Carnitas de Res

Carnitas de Res is steak strips grilled with peppers and onions. The meat was tender with the peppers and onions cook perfectly.

Chicken Taquitos

With such a vast menu, I couldn't make up my mind, the waitress suggested chicken taquitos. It is chicken and cheese wrapped then deep fried.


Flan is another standard from me. I love Flan and its creamy goodness. Their flan is homemade and is pretty perfect. In fact, I could have just made a meal out of it. The portion, like with every dish we had, was generous, but why would you share your flan?


This is a great find and a gem for a small town. A family run and family friendly place for everyone to enjoy.

Food: Everything was fresh and seasonings were just right.

Staff: The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The owners were bringing food out from the kitchen and talking with patrons. The kitchen was efficient and smooth. That's a feat for a newly opened restaurant to be working like clock work so early on.

Drinks: While I don't drink, they have an extensive drinks menu. I'm pretty sure they can make a pretty mean Margarita.

Price: The prices were reasonable with dinners all well under $20. For the quality and quantity of food, it is worth every penny.

We'll be back and pretty sure will become regulars. And next time I have my eye on the traditional sopas offered as well as their seafood dishes.

Moctezuma Mexican Cuisine
1600 West Howard Avenue, Suite 7
Tarboro, NC 27886

They are located next to the Parkhill Cinema.