In the mood for some Beignets, but you can’t swing the trip to New Orleans to Cafe du Monde in the French Quarter? Here’s the next best thing. These are from one of my favorites from Southern Living made with Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits. They are a real treat and super easy. Give yourself 10 minutes and you can be sipping your coffee, eating your beignets and feeling as if are in the center of it all in NOLA.
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Hope that all of you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year! I’m not going to bore you with my resolutions that are probably the same as everyone elses. You know get yourself organized, eat healthier, and exercise more frequently. I just want to enjoy life. It is as simple as that! With that said here are the top 10 posts of this year. Several of them had the help of Stumble Upon by some of my blogger friends Dine and Dish and A Cook and Her Books. Thanks to all of you that read my blog. I really appreciate it! I still have many things to get done that you have asked for, so don’t think that I have forgotten. I havent. The printer friendly recipe is being worked on now. I do feel good about the recipe index. It was needed and took a long time for me to finally sit down and do it. So here’s to another year gone by and new one to do with what we would like. Let’s make it a good one. Any day will be good with any of the following recipes.
Here are the results of the Banana Pudding lab and I will say they were outstanding! The first time in a loooong time all the meringue was perfect. We only used two extra eggs for a couple that had a little trouble separating them. I was extremely pleased.
They were also pleased with their results and eager to share the leftovers with other teachers and friends.
You take a look and see what you think. If you want to give it a try yourself check out the directions here.
I raved in the previous post about these Buttermilk Biscuits. Southern Living shared four variations of the Buttermilk Biscuits and here is one of them. These Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits quoting GI Joe ” are vacation good!” Before jumping in the kitchen to prepare them take the time to read the post on Buttermilk biscuits and make the following changes. You’ll have a breakfast hit on your hands.
I have been drooling over these biscuits for 2 1/2 years! Why have I not made these sooner you ask? It is a little bit of a change. You see I have been making these since I was 12 years old. They are good!
My Gosh, I have been cheating myself. These biscuits are absolutely the best I’ve ever eaten. And I have tasted my share of biscuits. 2,000 to be exact! I didn’t even figure in the ones that I baked nor the ones I’ve eaten at friends and family. So I know biscuits. WRONG! These are incredible. I first saw them in Southern Living in November of 2007. I even pulled the recipe out to save and try later. I just kept looking at it thinking, ” They can’t be that great.”
My students made this recipe and I wanted to post something different. So here it is Buttermilk Biscuits that got pushed to the back burner. After all I have made buttermilk biscuits many times in my life. What’s the big deal? It appeared again last month in Southern Living Our Test Kitchen Secrets. Secret? What could be so secret about making biscuits?
Participating in a CSA for the last three years has been a great experience for me. I have always made visits to the local farmer’s market during the summer to enjoy the wonderful heirloom tomatoes or some fresh butter peas. I have also frozen my share of fresh corn and white acre peas to savor in the winter. But traveling to the farmer’s market now entails an hour or more depending on traffic just to get there. Continue reading
I have to be honest with you when I read about this black bean soup here I was skeptical about the preparation of the dried beans. In every textbook and cookbook that I have read dried beans are always soaked before cooking. And I must admit that I have had my share of trouble preparing dried kidney beans to the point that I will not prepare them in a slow cooker. After some research I have found that dried kidney beans react with acid in tomatoes and will not soften even after cooking for days. However this apparently does not apply to other beans.