We got invited to a cookout recently, and while we weren’t told to bring anything except ourselves, of course we did.

I decided to make a cobbler, which I hadn’t before. Moreover, I decided to double the recipe and use strawberries along with yellow and white peaches, because I am crazy like that.

Don’t you always have a bunch of leftover fruit that is ripening way faster than anyone can e

at it? This happens to me all the time, mainly after we go to Costco. I just hate throwing away fruit, so this would be a good way to use it up if it’s not quite fresh enough for fruit salad.

The cobbler recipe is pretty easy. Basically, you melt butter in the dish you’re going to use, then pour the batter over the top. Of course, I had to use TWO sticks of butter, the recipe being doubled.

Doubling also meant that it nearly bubbled over the baking dish and the cooking time was more like 45 minutes, rather than 20-30. I know the top review only gives it one star, but don’t believe it! You just have to cook it until the sides begin to pull away, like it says, and then it will be done.

Everyone ate it up! I mean, not just the obligatory spoonful people take. They ate it. Sooo good.

Paula Deen, my buttery muse, would be proud.