Debating: What to Make With Fresh Peaches?

By: Michelle Buffardi
peaches
The Great Blueberry Debate of 2010 ended really well, I'd say, with a warm blueberry crisp covered in vanilla ice cream. But now I find myself with a pile of fresh, ripe peaches just begging to be turned into . . . what? That's the part I need help with. With peach season about to transition into apple season, there's still a little time left to get your hands on some fresh, juicy peaches. What should I do with mine?
Should they become Emeril's Peachy Bourbon Ice Cream?
peach bourbon ice cream

I'm also tempted by these Peaches and Cream Muffins (there are just two steps to the recipe!).

peaches-n-cream-muffins

But since tomatoes are in season too, maybe a Tomato-Peach Salad?

tomato peach salad

I'm also very drawn to this Dimply Peach-Almond Cake:

dimply peach cake with almond

But am a sucker for trifles (mostly because I like trifle bowls), so am considering Dave Lieberman's Peach Cornbread Trifle, too.

peach cornbread trifle

Or do I go with this, Peaches With Balsamic Vinegar and Black Pepper? There's no photo with the recipe, but that leaves room for me to be creative with the presentation, plus, I'm really intrigued by the idea of sweet peaches with a high-quality balsamic vinegar.

Do you understand what I'm going through? I need some help here. What would you make first?

* Thank you to Stemilt Farms for the peaches!

Next Up

How To Make Fresh Corn Tamales

Learn how to make authentic fresh corn tamales at home with this step-by-step, easy recipe from Ana Sofia Pelaez.

Discovering: Fresh Peas

I've always had a rocky relationship with peas. As a kid, I'd push the frozen variety around on my plate until they were cold and clammy, then eat a few and call it a day. I finally decided to give fresh peas a try -- here's some recipe inspiration.

Fresh Summer Berries

Find great berry recipes from Cooking Channel chefs.

Cooking With Fresh Herbs

Enhance your cooking with the flavors of fresh, fragrant herbs.

Guide: Making Ice Cream

Making ice cream at home is rewarding and delicious. Get started now!

How to Make Fudge

Learn how to make fudge with Cooking Channel's step-by-step recipe and photos. Addiction warning: you won't be able to stop eating this chocolate fudge recipe!

How to Make Fondue

Learn how to make fondue, without a fondue pot, with this easy recipe.

On TV

Unique Sweets

7:30am | 6:30c

Unique Sweets

8:30am | 7:30c

Unique Sweets

9:30am | 8:30c

Extreme Cake Makers

10:30am | 9:30c

Extreme Cake Makers

11:30am | 10:30c

Crazy Cakes

12pm | 11c

Crazy Cakes

12:30pm | 11:30c

Crazy Cakes

1pm | 12c

Crazy Cakes

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats: Reloaded

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Good Eats: Reloaded

8pm | 7c

Good Eats: Reloaded

8:30pm | 7:30c

Good Eats: Reloaded

9:30pm | 8:30c

Good Eats: Reloaded

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats: Reloaded

11:30pm | 10:30c

Good Eats: Reloaded

12:30am | 11:30c

Good Eats: Reloaded

1:30am | 12:30c

Good Eats: Reloaded

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats: Reloaded

3:30am | 2:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

New Episodes Mondays 9|8c

So Much Pretty Food Here