Having a Peachy Keen 4th of July with Hill Country Peaches

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It is Texas. It is July. It is hot. It is peach season. So, why not celebrate this 4th of July with a plethora of peach recipes? Freestone peaches are ripe for the picking and ready for eating. Varieties available in The Texas Hill Country right now are Loring, Red Globe, Majestic, Bounty, Dixiland, and Ruston Red. Don’t waste time because they will go quick!

Here are variety of recipes to help make your 4th of July a peachy one:

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Peach-Bourbon Upside-Down Cake: This isn’t any old upside-down cake. This is for grown-ups. Out with the pineapple and in with fresh Hill Country peaches, and a shot (or two) of bourbon.

Grilled Peach, Onion and Bacon Salad: Peaches, onions and bacon, oh my! Topped with a dressing made with mayo, sour cream, and buttermilk. Save your diet for another day.

Fresh Peach Lemonade: This new twist on a classic will be a crowd pleaser for the young and old.

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Peach Barbeque Sauce: This BBQ sauce is perfect for pork and chicken. The blend of peaches, sweet onion, and spicy jalapeno are a perfect trio.

Peach and Toasted-Pecan Ice Cream: Nothing tastes like summer like peaches and pecans. Splurge on the vanilla bean in this recipe. The taste is worth it!

Freedom’s natal day is here.
Fire the guns and shout for freedom,
See the flag above unfurled!
Hail the stars and stripes forever,
Dearest flag in all the world.
~Florence A. Jones

Have a blessed 4th of July weekend!