As a newlywed, I was changed from a city cook into a country cook in an 11 hour drive. I remember my married friends taking a long time to figure out what to cook for dinner. Menu planning, coupon clipping, and themed dinner parties were all new to me and it was all a little overwhelming. I liked being able to just walk out of my apartment to buy the handful of ingredients I needed for that evening or next day. But in the new home I was sharing with my husband, you had to drive 20 minutes to get to the only grocery store around. It was a complete shift. While baking off the Blueberry Cobbler with Buttered Pecans that we are featuring in this roundup of some of our best blueberry recipes, I couldn’t help but recall this time in life and how blueberry cobbler became the talk of the military base we were living at.
Being the spouse of someone in the military whose last name begins with a “W” brings with it certain military duties. For those of you who are already smiling, you know what I am referring to. The folks at the end of the alphabet are always responsible for bringing dessert. Although I love to cook, baking isn’t my jam—too many rules, too precise, and too finicky for a woman who lacks patience.
This easy, delicious cobbler recipe made me almost famous on base. It flew around in circles among most of my neighbors, who I am lucky to still call good friends to this day. They still make this recipe and call it their own. I think it’s hilarious that I was known for being a good baker because quite frankly, all I really knew how to bake was this cobbler and some mediocre cookies.
It’s such a nice way to use all of those luscious blueberries in season right now. I spruced it up a bit by adding the buttered pecans over the years, but it is delicious on its own.