While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
It's a shoo-in as one of America's favorite desserts - May 17 is National Cherry Cobbler Day!!
Pandowdies, crisps, crumbles, buckles, grunts and slumps are, first of all, a heck of a lot of fun to say. They're essentially all rough versions of a cobbler, which is a deep dish dessert with a thick, biscuit-like crust and a fruit filling.
Cobblers don't take a whole lot of pastry know-how, but we do dig this little tip: no matter what recipe you use, taste the fruit before you add any additional sweetener. Batches of any fruit, especially cherries, can vary wildly in flavor, so you'll want to assess their place on the sweet-tart spectrum before you overpower them with too much sugar.
We dig this Cherry Almond Cobbler version from KQED as well as Martha Stewart's cream-lashed rendition. We're also happy to do a bit of willful misinterpretation and opt for Gaz Regan's whiskey-based drink of the same name. Life may be a bowl of cherries, but no one ever said it couldn't be served up in a glass as well.