Sugar Dish Me

"if you can read, you can cook" -my momma

Are We Friends?

with 24 comments

Tell me if I’m wrong, but I feel like we’re friends.

I ramble on to you all about my kids, and my boyfriend, and the lady that screamed at the cashier in the grocery store for 20 minutes holding up the line because the poor girl didn’t want to cash her $400 personal check. Did I forget to tell you that story?

Remind me later.

Anyway… we tell each other Happy Birthday. THAT, in my book, makes us friends. You all know that I am clumsy to a fault, live in flip flops and blue jeans, and that sometimes Bojangles speaks to me. Those are friendly sorts of things to know, right?

I only share baked goods with friends.

This crumble, along with some unsolicited chatter about Flamenco Pink OPI nail polish and a cup of coffee definitely makes us friends. IN FACT!! I borrowed this recipe from my friend Deanna at a year of healthier living. I made it for my friend The Hopeful Addict because she quit sugar cold turkey and specifically requested photos of a crumbly cobbler sort of thing.

Dear Hopeful,

Chad thanks you.

You all are the kinds of friends that leave nice comments on photos of ugly pita bread. You are the sorts of friends that hand out awards, share life-altering recipes, and make me laugh. A Lot. Friends like you deserve cobblery crumble with a big scoop of strawberry frozen yogurt.

While we are talking about being friends and I’m telling you that last weekend we took Evan to see Brave in 3D and I WISH my hair was that awesome, I need to ask you a question. Are we friends on Facebook?

I ask because sometimes things land over there that don’t make it to here. And in the spirit of friendship I want to share!! Also… if you happen to make a Sugar Dish Me recipe AND you happen to snap a pic, that would be a really fun way to share it with me. That would actually probably make my day.

This crumble with the last of my fresh strawberries and several nectarines that were saved from disappointment by brown sugar and oatmeal… well if you make this crumble it will actually probably make your day, too.

Whole wheat flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and nutmeg do not discriminate. They are happy to be acquainted with peaches, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and apples. I am also happy to be acquainted with all of them.

Strawberry Nectarine Crumble (slightly adapted from a year of healthier living)


1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

8 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled

3-4 cups of sliced fresh strawberries and peeled nectarines (or any seasonal fruit of your choice!)

To Make

Pre-heat the oven to 350. In a large bowl combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour the vanilla into the melted butter and then add the butter to the flour mixture. Mix until buttery coarse crumbs form (I use my hands) and then press half the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch pie dish. Cover this crust with the fruit and then sprinkle the remaining crumbly mixture evenly over the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes; the fruit will be bubbly and the topping will be golden brown and a bit crisp. Serve with ice cream or fro yo or whipped cream!


Written by Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

July 7, 2012 at 8:08 am

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  1. Glad you liked it! It’s good for breakfast, too. Just sayin’ 🙂

  2. Yes we are friends! I hope to meet you in person one day..:)


    July 7, 2012 at 10:00 am

  3. I most definitely hope so – only friends would sympathise about bikini/trainer buying, agree that wine is good for you, understand the occasional grump AND of course share tasty recipes 🙂


    July 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm

  4. Friends for life if you make me a crumble I can eat literally 😛
    Jokes jokes, love your blog and all your recipes and if, no, when I make one I’ll be linking you like crazy 😀


    Choc Chip Uru

    July 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    • Thanks Uru!!! I’d happily send you a crumble, though I’m certain the integrity would be compromised And the ice cream surely melted before I even got it out the door. Sending you lots of happy crumbly thankful thoughts, though!

  5. Of course we are friends! Who cares if we are halfway across the world, getting drenched in different kinds of torrential rain and cooking in kitchens of various shapes and sizes? It’s the food and the words that brig us together. I’m honoured ot have you as my blog buddy and to receive an award from you. And PS- we’re like, totally ‘telepathetic.’ I made a crumbly-cobblery sorta thing with some extra mangoes I had on Friday.


    July 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    • I feel exactly the same way!! So fun to have people to talk about babies, and chocolate, and Wilson Phillips with. Things like mango cobbler make it even better.

  6. We are definitely friends. I even miss you when I “go offline” for long.

    This crumble looks amazing. Lovely job.

    Simply Tia

    July 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm

  7. Funny enough, I consider some of my blog friends closer than the friends I have in real life! Strange but true.

    This looks delicious. So glad you shared it with us! And since we’re sharing…I live in my yoga pants. As in, the instant I get home I feel compelled to change. The. Instant!

    Hope you are having a great Sunday!


    July 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    • I would live in yoga pants if I thought I could get away with it. Or my workout shorts. That is the TRUTH. I feel the same way about my blog friends! People that “get” you just from reading your written words – no facial expressions or tone of voice – are really worth cherishing.

  8. Well I believe we are friends! I don’t know hardly any people that I meet physically each day, that are as supportive or giving…


    July 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

  9. OMG YAY!!! I seriously LOVE that you made this!!! You are the best!!! You made my day!!! You need to start posting every day because you make me laugh!!! Also it makes me sad when go days without posting…I sit here wondering what it is you’re cooking up over there for the boys!!! lol I am 100% making this crumbly topping this week for my grandparents, I just bought some blueberries, it’s a perfect combo!! They will love it!!! I got my virtual spoon out and took a bite and it was faaaannnntttaassstttiiiicccc!!! lol Cobblers were definitely one of my favorite desserts ever so I can see why Chad loved it!!! BTW did you like Brave? I’m itching to go see a movie but undecided as to what to see haha You have been more of a friend to me through blogging than my own friends have been to me in real life…with that said, you’re pretty much stuck with me for life (Sorry Chad!) hahaha You give great advice, you’re so easy to talk to and you’re an awesome story teller, cook and baker!!! I think my blog will be a little different tonight, you’ve inspired me!! lol


    July 9, 2012 at 12:00 am

    • So glad you liked this!! Let me know how it turns out for your grandparents. Chad was all over this stuff. He forfeited a sandwich and potato salad at lunch just so he could request a big bowl of strawberry crumble with ice cream (mint chocolate chip… don’t ask about that combo. I have quit trying to figure it out lol). You have also been a very dear friend to me – inspirational and motivating and totally understanding. I appreciate it so much!! And keep the ideas and requests coming 🙂

      • Mint chocolate chip with strawberry crumble…perhaps that should be a new Ben & Jerry’s flavor lol See how the masses like it!! Oh Chad!! I hope he’s not pregnant!! jk lol I would have totally skipped my sandwich for that crumble too hahaha You may regret allowing me to request such things lol But your mission…should you choose to accept it…is to try to create my own true love…the Starbucks double chocolate brownie haha It’s chewy and chocolately with yummy chocolate chunks on top, it’s heavenly! haha I should warn you…this is no easy task! I once tried to recreate this and failed miserably lol Good luck, and god speed! haha

        It looks like this:


        July 10, 2012 at 12:01 am

  10. Well we are no longer facebook friends, but I am so happy when I get email notifications of your new posts!! I LOVE this recipe and will have to try it soon! Love you!!!!


    July 9, 2012 at 11:03 am

    • I know!! What happened? I meant to ask you the other day. I was looking to see if you took pictures of the boys on the 4th and I was less one sister!! Need meal requests for the beach. I’m putting together the grocery list and trying to plan some meals. You will love this recipe. It was easy and fast and so so so good.

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