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Homemade Garlic Cheese Biscuits

We ended up going to the auction on Saturday – for 30 minutes!   Got up at 5:30am  so we would have time to drive to Marlin (about an hour and a half from home) and preview everything. But once we got there – just nothing we felt we needed or could use.   Lot’s of good ‘stuff’ but when you already have 3 barns full – you have to make an honest judgement call on whether or not you really need to buy more ‘stuff’.   We said hello to a few friends there and then came back home.   Ended up doing things around the house that needed doing.   Made a couple of batches of  ‘ Sweet Pickles from Dill’ and moved all of our antique reference book out of the guest room closet bookshelves into the barn.   I could not believe we moved 198 reference books – all collected over about 12 years – but that’s still a lot of books no matter how you look at it.

 sundaybiscuits2Sunday started out good.   Beautiful day, we had a nice dinner that included cheese-garlic-biscuits. I don’t bake bread too often because I find it hard to resist – which isn’t good for my diet. These biscuits are really tasty and quick to fix. I’ve modified the box recipe a little – and find we like them better if I use Pioneer Biscuit Mix.

Ingredients are: 2 cups Pioneer Mix, 2/3 cup water*, 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, dash of Old Bay Seasoning, dash of salt.

 

sundaybiscuits* I like to add 2 tablespoons of Dry Buttermilk Mix to the 2/3 cup of water. Make sure the mix dissolves in the water before adding  in the biscuit mix.

In a bowl with the water add the Pioneer Mix and cheese. Stir the ingredients together until everything is moist and blended.   Using the spoon fold the dough over to make the dough into a ball and let it sit for 5 minutes (this is the important part).   Also, you do not want to over stir the dough.  The more you stir – the tougher the biscuits.

After the 5 minute rest, on an ungreased cookie use 2 spoons to make drop biscuits.   Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

While the biscuits are baking, microwave the butter until melted and add the garlic, salt, and Old Bay Seasoning.   Set aside.    Note:   If you do not have Old Bay Seasoning you can substitute  Paprika  OR replace the Old Bay and dash of salt with Seasoned Salt .   This recipe will make 12 biscuits

When the biscuits are done, brush the tops with the melted seasoned butter. Serve warm.

sundaystormAfter lunch we got lazy – David headed to his barn to do ‘guy’ stuff and I headed to my room to paint. All was well until about 4:30 when we had a bit of a storm come through. Loved the rain and need it badly – but the wind was something else. Must have been gusting to 40 MPH or more. Reminded me of when the hurricane came through last year.   Fortunately, we didn’t have any damage but about 5:45pm lost our power . . . for 4 hours!!   Not fun.   Ended up sitting on the front porch watching the weather.   We didn’t get any more of the bad weather – passed southeast of us – and it was nice to be able to sit on the porch and watch the clouds and lightening.   Temperature had cooled down to about 71 degrees and we just took it easy.   We’re back to normal this morning and looking forward to another busy week of Internet Marketing, shopping and anything else  that may happen  to come our way!


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