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Pimento Cheese Biscuits and a Great Lab!

 

Being  the Southern Girl that I am I have had my fair share of fried chicken, deviled eggs, buttermilk biscuits, red-eyed gravy and pimento cheese!  With that said I have just made the best Southern biscuits that I have ever had in my entire life.  Yes, that  is correct- my entire life!  Oh, my gosh you have got to make these.  I am telling you that they are so good that you will skip the rest of your meal. 

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Waffles made Light and Crispy

I have been on a search for the best waffle that is light and crispy and guess what?  I found it.  It’s Pam Anderson’s Light and Crispy Waffle from her cookbook Cook Smart. After reading the reviews from Food and Wine and Fine Cooking I knew that I couldn’t go wrong.  I put it to the test in my classroom and they loved it, too.  

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Pancakes from scratch vs. Bisquick

 

On Valentine’s Day while most people were having lunch with their sweetie,  I was making pancakes for my angels.  I have been a little of an overachiever lately.  Two recipes in one class period and I think that I have gone a little crazy.  I have used Bisquick for years because it is easy and students that are new to the kitchen can handle it.  But, have you seen the price of Bisquick lately?  It is sky high!  And according to the paper today we are going to have a huge hike in most grocery items as well as clothing because of the weather.  Anyway, I made one from scratch and the recipe from the Bisquick box.  Guess what the scratch recipe won hands down.  Not surprising to me. 

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Cheese and Garlic Drop Biscuits

For our second lab of the semester we made these Cheese and Garlic Drop Biscuits.  They are so easy and quick to prepare.  Plus they are just plain delicious.  I am loving my students for this semester.  They are all eager to learn how to prepare all kinds of food.  I still have to work on a few students that are a little lazy about writing down the steps and the amounts of ingredients, but failure can be a good learning experience.

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Oatmeal-Raisin Muffins

I can always expect there to be much excitement in the air when the time comes for the first lab of the semester.  Wearing aprons for the first time,  working in the kitchen with a group of people  you may not have known two weeks ago,  anxiously awaiting to see what the teacher has to say about the food, actually sitting at a table , using a napkin,  and carrying on table conversation.  This is one of my favorite times of the school year.  Continue reading

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Cinnamon Rolls Made Easy

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.

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Oatmeal-Brown Sugar Pancakes

Pancakes are a favorite around our house. I usually stick with the same recipe. This is my absolute favorite recipe for pancakes and to me these beat those made from scratch every time.  Now that’s just my opinion.  But, what am I to do?   I can’t keep blogging about the same recipe every semester.  I have to reach beyond my comfort zone.  Here’s what I did this time around.   I demonstrated this Oatmeal-Brown Sugar Pancake recipe found  on the Betty Crocker site.  I liked it.  The brown sugar and oatmeal give this pancake a great flavor.  

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