National Peach Cobbler Day

National Peach Cobbler Day Doodlewash and watercolor sketch of peaches in cobbler with mint leaf and spoon on plate

Today is my birthday and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate it than with my favorite childhood dessert! Well, for now a super quick doodlewash of it! Yep, it’s time to celebrate Peach Cobbler Day, that fruity masterpiece that consists of throwing some buttered batter at some fruit and baking it until golden brown. It was invented in America by English settlers who were really hoping to make a little suet pudding, but didn’t have the suitable ingredients or the proper cookware. In their desperation, they opted to cobble something together by throwing some uncooked biscuits on their stew and the American cobbler was born.

I could have opted for Thomas Jefferson Day today, as he and I share a birthday. Because of this fact, I used to get $2 bills as a present each year. That wasn’t the only present, of course, as that would have been a bit sad, but it was a traditional gift and since that denomination is so rarely used here, it always felt special. But, apologies to Tom, the best and most memorable part of my birthday month was getting some peach cobbler. Oh sure, it appeared at various family gatherings in many forms, but the peach one my mom made just for me always tasted the best.

Even if it does contain peaches, it’s not a remotely healthy dessert. In fact, it’s basically the equivalent of eating some fruit in syrup, while licking a bowlful of cake batter, all while chewing on a stick of butter. See? The point is, you couldn’t possibly do all of these amazingly fabulous things at once, so that’s exactly what makes the cobbler so magical! Add a little vanilla ice cream and you’ve just hit nirvana. And this is exactly how I intend to end my birthday tonight. Getting a year older was a lot more fun when I was a kid, but eating peach cobbler is at least one thing that will never grow old.

Join me any and all days you like during April by celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash! Tag your image #doodlewashaday and I’ll feature everyone who played along on at the end of the month! 

About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Ultramarine Blue, Azo Orange, Pyrrol Red, Permanent Pale Green, and Nuetral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal

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  1. Carol 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Charlie! Hope it is the best ever. I had a peach-infused beer at dinner so in retrospect I feel like I got to help you celebrate. However, I am sure the cobbler was better. Enjoy!

  2. Happy birthday you old cobbler! Do you know I have never ever had this pudding, now I really want one, lol please have an extra helping for me. Enjoy your day, 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂

  3. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 7 years ago

    Oh my – breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all the snacks in between.

  4. Jodi 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday Charlie! Your doodlewash is delish!!!! Hope you birthday is as special as you, buddy! Hugs from Mars!

    • Author

      It was, Jodi!! Thanks to YOU!!! 😍😍😍You wonderful soul!! Your cards and chocolate arrived tonight…perfectly timed!! You’re amazing!! Such a thoughtful and wonderful gift!! 😍😍😍😍😃 Philippe loved them too and took a photo to share with his friends in Paris. I was so surprised and touched!! And ecstatic….So thrilled to have one of your doodlewashes. You’re such an incredible artist!!🎨 If we get anywhere near Mars, you can expect a knock on the door. Much love to you my wonderful friend!! ❤️❤️😃

      • Jodi 7 years ago

        Oh I’m so glad my little surprise arrived right on time! And I made sure the chocolate was DARK so Philippe would approve. Hope you had a grand day, and wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

  5. annotatedaudrey 7 years ago


  6. Carmel Campbell 7 years ago

    Happy Happy Birthday…I hope you are eating peach cobbler. I would like to express my thanks to you and your blog for introducing me to so many creative people. However, you are on top of that list. Have a great day!!

    • Author

      I did have peach cobbler…with ice cream of course and it was delicious!! Thanks so much, Carmel!! Meeting artists like you is what makes this journey so wonderful! 😍😃

  7. Jacob 7 years ago

    This is a new one on me, Charlie, but it sounds absolutely marvellous! You really can’t go wrong with peaches. Why, even the dreaded ice cream doesn’t sound bad in these surroundings! 😉 That’s sweet about the dollar bills, too – fancy sharing a birthday with Jefferson. I share mine with Justin Timberlake and Johnny Rotten… what esteemed company!

    I hope you’re having fun and very much enjoying this hugely tempting treat! Enjoy the rest of your birthday!

    • Author

      Yeah…there’s no Justin Timberlake currency….yet!! Lol And you really must try peach cobbler…add it to the list and force yourself to try it with ice cream. You won’t regret it! It was a marvelous day…wonderful weather, sweet treats, and great gifts. Best birthday that an “old man” could ever ask for! 😊hehe

  8. anniedrawsthings 7 years ago

    Happy happy birthday, Charlie! Hope your day is as awesome as you are. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us and always being so inspiring. Enjoy some cobbler/birthday cake/etc.!

    • Author

      Awww thanks Annie!! 😃💕That’s so sweet of you! I just had the cobbler, though had their been birthday cake I have to admit I would have eaten it too. I guess the diet will start tomorrow, but today was pure bliss!! 😊

  9. Teri C 7 years ago

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE!!! Hope you have had a wonderful day.

  10. Kari 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Charlie!!! 🎉💕🎂 You were just talking about how much weight you could gain from all the food you’ve been doodlewashing!! Lol. I hope you’ve had a terrific birthday! And I love peach cobbler!!

    • Author

      Thanks Kari!! 😃💕 I think I need to start doodlewashing these from memory instead of trying them all. But today was my birthday so I get a free pass to be decadent! lol

  11. memadtwo 7 years ago

    Smiles as usual, not to mention mouth-watering. Hope you have the best birthday ever! (K)

    • Author

      Awww thanks Kerfe!! 😃💕For those and all the kind words you’ve given me. Much appreciated my friend!! It’s been a wonderful birthday!!

  12. Sand Salt Moon 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday to the greatest Doodlewasher in the world – the guy who started it all.

  13. Susan Feniak 7 years ago

    Of course fruit and all, no shoe or boot repair considered on ones birthday! Oh yummy. Enjoy how decadent. 🙂

    • Author

      Lol…I loved your boot repair interpretation!! Thanks for celebrating my birthday with me this month, Susan!! Love it!! 😃💕

  14. Jill Kuhn 7 years ago

    Your peach cobbler looks yummy, Charlie! 🎨💕 There is nothing like fresh peaches! 🍑💜🍑 I hope your birthday cobbler was as sweet as you are, my friend!! 😍🌟🌈

    • Author

      Awww you made me blush!! 😊 Or that was the sugar butter high from all the cobbler I ate and the wine. Either way…thanks so much Jill!! You’re a wonderful friend!! 😃💕💕

  15. Ry Austin 7 years ago

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Charlie, my fellow Aries (a week ago today I turned 40 whether I like it or not). Thank you for introducing me to so many amazing artists. My blog feed is now simply bursting at the seams with ’em, and that’s a good thing–they enrich my life.

    Ahhh, peach cobbler… I grew up off-road camping with my family in the deserts and mountains of Utah and its surrounding states. One night every outing my mom would make peach cobbler in a dutch oven over briquettes, and we would savor it sitting before a crackling campfire. That’s what I think of when I think of peach cobbler. 🙂

    • Author

      Awww thanks Ry!! Thrilled you like the fabulous artists featured here! And thanks for the birthday wishes. It was truly an amazing day…but any day with peach cobbler is that really. Your story is awesome! Such a fantastic memory! Love that! 😃

  16. berolahragamatras2 7 years ago

    Sounds Good

  17. debiriley 7 years ago

    mmmm. hungry…… your Peach Cobbler is tempting me Charlie. Nirvana is right. beautifully painted, the ice cream looks great, and your Garnish…. My oh my! fabulously painted! 🙂

    • Author

      Awww thanks Debi!! Glad you liked this one! 😃💕 And thanks for the birthday wishes…it really was a perfect day today!

      • debiriley 7 years ago

        lovely! and, Cheers!
        with a NICE glass of Red!! 🙂

  18. M. L. Kappa 7 years ago

    Happy cobbler, birthday boy!🎂🍰🍹🍾

  19. Cobbler coma – superb! Hope you had a splendid day, Charlie. I’ve put a peach cobbler on my list of things to try!

  20. artandmoondreams 7 years ago

    Fantastic painting, I can almost taste it…cobblers..swoon! May today and all your days be filled sweetness and joy.

  21. Rebecca 7 years ago

    Happy birthday! I hope this year is stuffed full of good things, including peach cobbler! 🙂

  22. Sharon Mann 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday Charlie, your food art is so awesome. An how wonderful to have your bday on PCD. The Las Vegas lights are shining bright for you!

  23. dapplegrey 7 years ago

    I’d always wanted to know what peach cobbler was and now I do. I think it’s unknown in th UK and it deserves to be exported! Your drawing is delicious and I know the cobbler will be too. Happy Birthday!

    • Author

      It should be exported! That said… it’s crazy easy to make. So much so even I could probably pull it off and I’m a deplorable cook! Thanks so much my friend!! 😃💕

  24. Birgit Winter 7 years ago

    Happy birthday from me too, keep on having a good time!

  25. circadianreflections 7 years ago

    Happy Belated Birthday! What a treat to get Peach Cobbler in April! My daughter would always ask for Cherry Pie for her birthday instead of cake. Cherries weren’t in season for birthday either, but I managed with canned, or frozen cherries. 🙂

    • Author

      Thanks so much my friend!! I appreciate it!😃💕 Yum… cherry pie is awesome too. Actually all fruit desserts are pretty amazing. I’m not too picky! hehe

  26. Curious to the Max 7 years ago

    Happy belated birthday Charlie O’. I will NEVER EVER forget your b’day as it’s the same day as my brother’s birthday.
    Don’t know how old you are but feel free to borrow my birthday SEASON celebration rules. Peach cobbler is a good start.

    • Author

      Thanks so much Judy!! 😃💕 That’s so sweet of you! And hope your brother had an amazing birthday too!! 🎉 Looks like I’m not “quite” old enough to qualify for birthday season status yet though, according to the rules. 😊lol

  27. Curious to the Max 7 years ago

    Read rule #6

    I’m an equal-age-ruler.

  28. Tori 7 years ago

    Happy belated birthday Charlie. Hope that you had a day full of nice treats. (including peach cobbler 😊)

    • Author

      Thanks so much Tori!! 😃💕It was a fabulous day… there’s still cobbler left so we’ll be having it again tonight… with ice cream. Best birthday week EVER! lol

  29. Myriam (Myr's Bytes) 7 years ago

    Happy belated birthday Charlie :-)!!! Glad you had a awesome day. And thank you for sharing your dessert with us. It looks delicious. And reminds me that peach season is almost here… and then I’ll make cobbler!

    • Author

      Thanks Myriam!! 😃💕Yes!! Do it!! Cobbler is sooooo good. We finished the rest of it tonight and Philippe is going to make a gooseberry cobbler tomorrow. Then we’ll start the diet… 😊 hehe

  30. momsfun2 7 years ago

    I feel the need to do pen & watercolor

  31. Damita M-S 7 years ago

    Happy Belated Birthday Charlie! 🎉🎉🎉 I hope you had a great one.

    • Author

      Thanks so much Damita!! 💕😃Appreciate it! It was a fabulous birthday! But it’s still my birthday month! hehe… you should join me by making a doodlewash for a day… there’s still time left! 😉

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