Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

Who wants Cheese???

Well...not that kind of cheese :)

The other night I was inspired to make up some tomato soup.  To go along with it, I wanted to make up some yummy Cheddar Cheese Biscuits.

I've had these Biscuits pinned for awhile, waiting for the perfect time to make them.

I even got dirty with these buns....used my hands & all, which I normally don't because that's why I like my food processor so much.

I like the addition of garlic to the outside of the biscuits...extra yumminess is not taken for granted!

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits


  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening (like Crisco)
  • 3/4 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1.5 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder + 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 stick unsalted butter

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees.

Using your fingers, work the shortening in with the flour in a large bowl until the flour appears crumbly, about the size of little peas. Stir in the buttermilk & shredded cheddar with a wooden spoon.

Lightly dust your countertop with a little flour.

Pat the dough down into a neat rectangle, no reason to do any kneading really. Using a pizza cutter, slice the biscuits into 8-10 squares. Place the biscuits into a greased cast iron pan or if you don't have one, a round cake pan or any casserole dish will do, with the sides of the biscuits just touching.

Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter and stir in the tablespoon of garlic powder and garlic salt. Pour on top of the biscuits. Bake for 15 minutes, or until nicely browned.

Melt the rest of the butter. Add the teaspoon of garlic powder and stir. Brush the mixture on top of the biscuits once they come out of the oven.
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Monday, February 27, 2012

Leprechaun Cookies

I'm back !!!

And I'm showing ya'll a yummy treat you should make for the whole family.

With Valentines behind us, and St. Patricks coming up, I wanted to make a yummy "Green" treat for my family.

I wanted it to be green, and the first flavor that I thought of that was green was Lime.

So, I experimented and came out with a Lime Jello Cookie with White Chocolate Chips.

I loved them!  My oldest inhaled them!

Leprechaun Cookies

·         ½ Cup Butter
·         ½ Cup Non-Fat Vanilla Yogurt
·         ½ Brown Sugar
·         1 Cup White Sugar
·         2 Eggs
·         1 Large Package of Lime Jell-o {the 8 servings box}
·         ¼ tsp Salt
·         1 tsp Baking Soda
·         3 Cups Flour
·         1 Cup White Chocolate Chips

1.       Preheat oven to 350˚
2.       In your mixer, cream together the following ingredients: butter, yogurt, brown & white sugars.
3.       Mix in the eggs & jell-o.
4.       Mix in the salt, baking soda & flour.
5.       Mix in the white chocolate chips.
6.       Scoop out and bake for 12 minutes…..don’t let them go too long or else the tops will brown & the cookies won’t be green anymore.
7.       Enjoy!

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Weekly Winners : February 12-18, 2012

*All shots taken with my Canon Rebel xsi*

As I'm sitting, staring at my computer screen {waiting for meds to kick in after a fun girls night}, I was thinking about my Weekly Winner Post that I do on Sundays.  I didn't think that I had taken anything exciting, but as I was looking, sure enough, there were a couple that I'd thought I would share.

I hope everyone had a spectacular Valentine Day.  I love holidays, and this year I tried to make it fun for the kiddos.  My husband suprised me with a gorgeous bouquet of Roses the night before.

I stayed up a little bit later Monday night to make the family heart-shaped cinnamon rolls.  My kids loved the extra special breakfast!

To go along with the holiday, we celebrated my niece's forthcoming birthday with an afternoon at the bowling alley.  My boys loved it!  I got a kick out of Jax everytime he tried to send the ball down the alley.  The kid slipped everytime, got back up, and giggled.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Honey-Dipped Corn Muffins

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mini Kiss Pies

So you know how Superbowl was a couple of weeks ago??  Well, I procrastinated.....I forgot to plan a dessert to share with our extended family.  So I sat in my comfy recliner, with my knee chilling with some ice, and I combed through Pinterest on my laptop.  I got lucky.  I found a recipe that I had all the ingredients & would be simple to make.  What was it??  The Picky-Palates Kiss Pies.
Again.  I was lucky.  They turned out to be the perfect little treat!

These little Mini-Pies were super easy to make.  I had some Pie crusts in the fridge, and leftover Raspberry Hug Hershey Kisses.

I had a biscuit cutter that happened to be 3'' wide-Perfect!

I also pumped up the taste factor when I brushed the egg wash.....I combined 1 egg with some White Chocolate Raspberry Creamer I had in the fridge.  I think the creamer gave it an extra little somethin-somethin.

Not all the pies came out perfect though.....but that's ok :)

The sprinkling of powdered sugar after they had cooled made these little pies a little more tastier.

My two pie crusts made 25 of these little pies....and only a few came back home :)

Mini-Kiss Pies
·         1 box {of two} Pie Crusts – I used Pillsbury’s brand
·         Hershey Kisses-I used the Raspberry Hug  flavor-25 to be exact
·         1 egg
·         1 T White Chocolate Raspberry Creamer-or milk would be good too
·         Sugar to sprinkle before baking
·         Powdered Sugar to sprinkle after baking & cooled
1.       Roll out your dough, and using a 3’’ wide biscuit cutter, cut a bunch of circles out.  You’ll have to gather up the dough & roll out again to get the desired amount.
2.       Place one kiss on each circle.  Pinch the sides opposite of each other.
3.       Brush the little pies with an egg wash made up of a beaten egg & the creamer.
4.       Sprinkle each pie with some granulated Sugar.
5.       Bake in the oven @350˚ for about 25 minutes, or until the little pies are a little golden tan.
6.       Transfer to a wire rack to cool.  When cooled, dust each pie with some powdered sugar
7.       Enjoy!
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