Every once in a while I must have a down home country-style meal. You know what I mean. Meat with lots of vegetables plus bread, preferably biscuits. I don’t cook this type of meal often, but it is the type of meal that reminds me of my grandmother. She always had this meal ready on any given day. That’s not going to happen in my house for many reasons. What’s a girl to do that religiously eats a salad for lunch to get a fat fix? The meal I prepared with these pork cutlets is one great way to get the fix! Some of you are thinking that this nutrition teacher has gone off the deep end. Not quite, this is my reward for the many visits to the gym and eating in moderation.
Cinnamon rolls cooking in the oven are just plain good. The cinnamon and sugar melting together sends out an aroma that turns up the senses a notch and makes the mouth water. But, if you’re like me and short on time cinnamon rolls made with yeast dough are not always an option.
Here is an alternative to the timely recipe that you can throw together in a matter of minutes. They are delicious, too.
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. Continue reading
Before attempting our second lab making biscuits from scratch I spent two days demonstrating . One class period I made these Cheese Garlic Drop Biscuits. They were a hit, but the Cuisinart food processor was a bigger hit. Many of them had never seen one used and they were fasinated by it. I love my Cuisinart that I have had for at least 25 years. I have only had to replace the bowl top for $20 otherwise it has been worth the money. I talked quite a bit about shopping for food processors. By the way, buy one that will last. If you get a really good one it will probably outlast you. The cheaper brands have a smaller motor and will eventually burn up and have to be replaced. Here is a list to think about when purchasing one. Continue reading
I personally think that every good cook should be able to put good homemade biscuits on the table. Now that I have said that let me say this. I don’t think that biscuits are very healthy. In fact they’re not very healthy at all, but man they are good! Every so often you just have to have one or maybe two. Last winter I made these buttermilk biscuits that were divine and in the fall I made these that are my old standby. Well, I took my old standby and changed it up a bit. These little bites of buttery goodness are easy to put together and good enough to serve at a dinner party. Don’t confuse them with the butter muffins made with butter and sour cream.