Fruit Cobbler

 We all know someone who just has that special way about them.  The right words flow at the right time.  They can turn hysteria into calmness.  Caring and helping is their nature.  This describes a very special lady that I have worked with for the last ten years, but have known for even longer.     Kathy Capps helps run the attendance office dealing most of the time with discipline.  In other words she deals with students who get in trouble.  And let me tell you that  she can set a student straight when needed and ask them why they did such a stupid thing.  She is also our nurse.  If we have a medical emergency she is the one that gets there first and takes care of things. And if there is any kind of activity going on at our school such as  football, baseball, soccer you can just about bet that Kathy will be there.  Both sons, Matt and Chris graduated from Alexander and it just comes natural to her to be involved.  Kathy is really proud of her children and she should be.  Chris is in college and Matt plays baseball for the Minnesota Twins.  

Last fall Kathy lost her husband Mike unexpectedly. They were married for 43 years.    To help cope with the loss she cooked.  And I mean she cooked a lot!  I would walk into the mail room and there would be enough food to feed a small army.  This went on for months.  It was delicious.  So  I invited Kathy to come to my classes and share some of her cooking expertise and life experiences. She is a natural with the students.  They loved listening to her stories of her life and of course the cobbler she prepared. 

What Kathy had to share about her life was extraordinary.  Yes, there were some tears shed.  But, she made us think about our life, family, and friends and taking the time to be nice to each other because it could be the last time we spent with that person.  We don’t want regrets!  

We really did enjoy  Kathy’s visit.  It was wonderful!  Also, a big thank you for sharing with us as she puts it one of “her thrown together recipes”.   It is so easy!  My students raved about it. 

Kathy Capps sharing Fruit Cobbler & Life Stories

Fruit Cobbler 

  • 2 cans of pie filling any fruit will work
  • 1/4 – 1/3 of package of yellow cake mix  (put the rest in a zip lock bag)
  • 1 stick of margarine or butter

Put 2 cans of pie filling in a 9 x 11 in. pan.  Sprinkle cake  mix  on top.  Drizzle with melted butter.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes.  Serve hot with whipped topping or ice cream.  

Happy Cooking,

The Teacher Cooks



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58 responses to “Fruit Cobbler

  1. Kristin

    Mrs. Capps did a great job and the cobbler turned out great! I learned that cobbler is very simple to make!

  2. Bethanie1st

    Mrs. Capps did a great job, the cobler was really good.

  3. jonathan 1st

    the cobbler was awesome. thanks for coming to our class and cooking it Mrs. Capps.

  4. Alexis D. 1st

    I really enjoyed when Mrs. Capps came to our class and made this cobbler. It was really tasty and I feel that the stories she shared with us really touched me!!

  5. avery 1

    Mrs.Capps’s story really touched me and inspired me.

  6. Nicole

    Mrs. Capps is a really good cook. She told a sad story but she has a great outlook on life.

  7. Jessica Turner

    The cobblers were so good i had no idea that you could make them that fast.

  8. Haley V.

    I thought this fuit cobbler was AMAZING! It was so easy too! My mom always makes cobbler and it always just takes so darn long. But i showed her how easy it was and she was amazed, just like me! I thought it was great that Mrs. Capps came in and cooked for us. Her stories were incredible and she definitely influenced me to live life to the fullest and have no regrets. I hope she can cook for us again! It was just a really great day 🙂

  9. Heather (:

    I really enjoyed Ms.Capps coming and talking to us and making us the cobbler. The cobbler was very simple but very good. Hearing about Ms. Capp’s life was really touching she is really an awesome person! I hope that she can come cook for us again!

  10. Kateca F

    Thanks for stopping by Mrs. Capps. We really enjoyed you!!

  11. KhaMaria Jones

    I really enjoyed when Mrs.Capps came to our class. She had a lot of wisdom for us. Her cobbler was delicious…I wish I could have had more 🙂

  12. Taryn 1st

    mrs.capps story really did touch me. I l0ved the way she came into our classroom and was able to just open up to us and share the difficulit times as well as the good times in her life .

  13. megan w

    Even though I cried like a baby, it was real good cobbler! a lot of fun. thanks!(:

  14. Mandi 1st block.

    thank you for coming Mrs.Capps! I really enjoyed hearing all of your stories that you told us!

  15. Ethan Way 1st

    I enjoyed Mrs. Capps a lot she can cook really good and she shared some awesome stories with us and I would love to have her back to cook something.

  16. Mariama

    Thank you Mrs.Capps for the DELICIOUS cobbler! You left great food and a great message! Our class was blessed to be able to hear your story.

  17. Rachel Carvalho

    That was so sweet of her to drop by and give that recipe!

  18. Ladd 1st

    I enjoyed her coming and cooking for us, the first thing that came to my mind was…. “Oh goodness, this is good!”

  19. Beth B

    I didn’t attend the class (would have loved to) but have been enjoying this dessert for years. I’ve always made it with one can of pie filling, a Jiffy yellow cake mix and a stick of butter. I’ll try it with 1/2 stick.

    It’s versatile, as you can use various canned fruit, and we love adding chopped pecans to the topping before baking. Just sprinkle them on top of the cake mix and then drizzle with melted butter Served warm with vanilla ice cream, it’s amazing.

  20. Kayla Daniels

    I thought Ms.Capps did excellent job on the apple cobbler it was very delicious.

  21. Lucinda H.

    This cobbler was delicious and very easy to make. Thank you Mrs. Capps. 🙂

  22. Jessica Headen

    Well I was absent for this demo but reading how it is made it seems to be a very simple recipe to follow. The end results look great and I can’t wait to try to make this myself.

  23. Kamron Munch

    I made this as soon as I got home. It was so easy! Thanks Momma Capps!

  24. Kaytlyn 2nd

    I loved this!! I loved the stories she told us too!!

  25. Jenna Hanson 2nd block

    The fruit cobbler tasted amazing and I enjoyed listening to Mrs. Capps stories.

  26. brittanyj

    I enjoyed the cobbler, It was good 🙂

  27. Abigail Kremer

    I enjoyed listening to Mrs. Capps stories and learning about her past. She is such an inspiration! I also loved her cherry cobbler.

  28. Leka Labat

    The cobbler was good and I enjoyed having Ms.Capps cook for us.

  29. Thomas Harris

    I really enjoyed the cobber that Ms. Capps made it was really good and easy to make.

  30. Savoi 2nd

    I really enjoyed when Mrs. Capps came to class. The cobbler was quick and easy and I enjoyed her stories.

  31. Chase DuCharme

    Thank you Mrs. Capps for treating our class to that delicious cherry cobbler. This will be somehting I can impress my family with.

  32. Le'Keitha Combs 2nd

    Unfortunaetly I was not in class to say what I learned. I’m guessin that you don’t over stir the mixture. Still the cobbler was great and thank you Ms. Capps for making it.

  33. Slatedawgykins

    a truely amazing woman, very graceful and elegant. i learned alot from her stories and the cobbler was absoloutley perfect!

  34. miya dixon

    Miya Dioxn 2nd per. Learing how to make this was fun to watch!

  35. Adam

    Mrs.Capps is a kindred spirit. She really does care about a lot of people. I know that she’s helped me countless times when I needed help… And to know that she cooks very well is good to know.

  36. Mallori M.

    I enjoyed mrs. Capps coming and cooking for us, she said some things that really opened my eyes. She is a wonderful lady. Even though i didnt get to try her cobbler because of the cherries. I see how simple it is to make it, and now i can go home and maybe put apples in it. (:

  37. Myah Edwards(:*

    This cobbler is easy to make. I learned that you should never go to bed mad at someone.(:*

  38. alaina blackstock 2nd

    I enjoyed having Ms.Capps cook for us, the cobbler was great!

  39. Olivia Jarriel

    Getting advice from you is a weight lifted off of my shoulders?!

  40. seth chaaaa mozz

    i loved the demo made me want some cobbler

  41. kelsey

    This cobbler was great! & I enjoyed the stories Ms. Capps told us.

  42. Austin Whiteley

    i loved having Mrs. Capps’ demo and her stories! Plus, the cobbler was legit!

  43. Daniel Vinson

    Mrs Capps’ demo was good i liked having her in the class

  44. jermaine love

    mrs. capp i learned that we can use cake mix for cobbler

  45. anissa beaon2

    she was very nice. And she has a dog.

  46. Valli Robinson

    Alexander High School is blessed to have women like Mrs. Lupo and Mrs. Capps who care so much about students and their lives. Our school wouldn’t be the same without the two of you and I have personally been blessed by your friendship and love.

  47. A very simple recipe that will go a long way for these students because you had the foresight to invite this lovely woman to share her food and life stories with your classes.

  48. What a lovely post, Wanda. Mrs. Capps is a gem. And how lovely your students appreciate her!

    I never would have thought of using a cake mix in a cobbler….super idea!

  49. Brittany M

    Mrs. Capps the cobbler was awesome and would love to have more recipes of yours because you have got me hooked on cooking cobblers right now there really easy and taste great. =)

  50. KatyB1stBlock

    This fruit cobbler is so much easier to make than I thought it would be. And it was absolutely delicious!

  51. liz m 2nd

    i loved this!!!
    mrs. capps did such a great job!
    i learned how easy it was to make fruit cobbler.

  52. denisse 2nd

    I really loved the cobbler and it was really easy to make mrs. Caps was really nice to take come time off her busy day to talk to us and make us some yummy cobbler!.

  53. Jasmine Jones

    You can not ONLY do peach cobbler, there are many friuts that you can fill a pie with!

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