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Named by James Oglethorpe for King George 11.
 


Nickname: The Peach State
Statehood: January 2, 1788
State Song: Georgia On My Mind
State Motto: Wisdom, Justice, Moderation
State Flower: Cherokee Rose
State Tree: Love Oak
State Bird: Brown Thrasher
State Fish; Largemouth Bass
State Insect: Honey Bee & Tiger Swallowtail

Recipes

Peach Cobbler
1/2 cup butter      
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour   
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp baking powder 
2 cups peaches, peeled & sliced, reserve juices
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the butter in a 9 by 13 inch overproof serving dish and place in the oven to melt the butter. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in bowl and stir in the milk and sugar to make a batter. Remove the hot dish with the melted butter from the oven and pour in the batter. Spoon the peaches and the juices evenly over the batter. Place the dish back into the oven and bake until batter is browned and has risen up and around the fruit, about 30 minutes.

Vidalia Onion and Bell Pepper Salad
3 large Vidalia onions, sliced 
3 bell peppers, cored, seeded, and sliced preferably, 1 yellow, 1 red, and 1 purple
Dressing:  
1 C. peanut oil
½ C red wine vinegar
½ t. chopped fresh basil
1 t. fresh lemon balm, fresh
1 t. chopped rosemary, fresh
1 t. chopped thyme, fresh
1 t. chopped parsley, fresh
1¼ t. Dijon mustard
Salt & pepper

Place the onions and peppers in a large bowl.  To make the salad dressing, mix all the ingredients in a food processor. Pour over the onions and peppers and toss once before refrigerating. May be eaten right away, but is best to make a day head. 
 


 


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