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Biscuit Beignets

Biscuit Beignets

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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Pepperoni Pizza Appetizers

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I’m so glad that I tried this recipe at home before making it for 130 students.   So many things can go wrong even with the simplest of dishes .     After taking a closer look at this I discovered that one of the pepperoni balls has 350 calories. Well, that may be fine and good for my swimmers and football players but for the average person that’s not what I would like to encourage as a snack. With that said I set out to reduce the calories by cutting the serving size to 80 calories. The original recipe called for an entire biscuit. I cut each biscuit into quarters and proceeded with the original recipe. It really came out beautifully, but did not have the pizza punch that I wanted and it  was a little time-consuming.  So I used a recipe from the dark ages and my students thought it was genius. I couldn’t believe that only two or three had made small pizzas using biscuit dough. They all said , “Why would we make them when we can just buy frozen pizza pockets at the grocery store? ” Now they can create their own pizza appetizers and control the ingredients.

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Cinnamon Sugar Snackers

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This is a great idea to get your kids in the kitchen.  I made these last week for my high school students and they loved them!  It is something that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes and the next thing you know you are enjoying them with a cup of Joe!  It makes about 30 at about 80 calories each with is not too bad.  So if you were like me with some canned biscuits hanging around in the refrigerator these are winners.

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Mediterranean Crescent Pinwheels

Here I am back again with a boatload of recipes for you!  School is in full swing and everyday I am bombarded by the question when are we cooking?  I hate it that we can’t cook everyday, but there are Standards to be covered and all that other stuff  the state requires.  I am excited about this year’s angels that have been given to me to broaden their knowledge about my love  of cooking.  I have a plan to teach them 30 dishes that everyone should know when they leave home and endeavor life on their own.  I am excited especially when I hear a student talking to a friend and saying to them that I am a cool teacher.  It really makes my day because there are times that I have some self doubt.  You know every once in a while you just want to know if they really care about what you are doing.  I had a lot of fun doing this recipe from Pillsbury.    There are so many students that want to help me in the kitchen!  For this first demonstration of the year I had some great volunteers.  Surprisingly none of the four had any cooking experience, but they did great!   I am looking forward to another fabulous year with  rewarding cooking experiences to share  along the way.

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Bacon Tomato Cups

Don’t hate me for this recipe that you are going to love!  It’s fantastic, easy, but not healthy.  Invite at least 18 of your friends over when you decide to make it that way everyone gets two and you have no guilt.  Or just have them as a main dish with a big salad.  Anyway, you’ll  have to balance out the calories  some way to keep it all away from your hips if you know what I mean.

Here’s how I got the recipe.  After Easter, Madison in my fourth period class told me that his mother had made the best biscuits with Rotel tomatoes and that was all it took.  I had to have the recipe.  It is really good and you can change it up for whatever meat that you might have.  I think that Canadian Bacon, ham, sausage, and even chicken would work perfectly.

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Cake Doughnuts made with Buttermilk

This was my first attempt at making doughnuts and I am not kidding when I tell you that after making these 5 times in a row that I thought of the episode of “I Love Lucy”  that is shown all the time.  You know the one where she is working in the candy factory filling boxes.  The candy starts coming out too fast and she stuffs her pockets, then puts candy down her shirt and  tries to put as much as she can in her mouth.  That was me making doughnuts in a forty minute class back to back four times.

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Crescent Rolls filled with Chocolate

Pain Au Chocolat is one of my favorite things to eat.  Melted chocolate in a buttery croissant is just plain sinful.   I love them calories and all.  I don’t make them from scratch and it’s not often that I get them from a French bakery.     Here is a great substitute that you can make in less than thirty minutes.  It’s not the same rich, flaky, and buttery croissant as you might find in a French bakery, but it is a close second.  You will get no complaints when these pop out of the oven!

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Sausage Pinwheels

With the Super Bowl coming up next weekend it gave me a good excuse to try out these pinwheels that have been sitting in my recipe file for years.  I don’t know why I haven’t tried them before.  You can make them ahead of time and then when guests come pull them  out of the refrigerator and bake.  Serve them right out of the oven for a fantastic addition to any get together.  As a bonus they are easy and delicious.

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