Sunday, June 30, 2013

7-Up Biscuits

So I needed a bread to make at the last minute on Sunday and got online to see what I could find. I really wanted rolls, but didn’t have the time. I’ve made several biscuit recipes that I love, but wanted to see if there was something else out there. That’s when I found these.
I will never make another biscuit! They were so flaky, buttery and delicious. Not to mention super fast. Because of Bryce’s birthday party I happened to have 7-up on hand which was awesome since we never have soda in the house. Also since I didn’t have Bisquick, I ended up making my own, which I ‘m also going to keep using. If you have people coming over at the last minute and need something quick and delicious, try these!!

4 cups Bisquick (or all of this homemade recipe found here)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup 7-up
1/2 cup (1stick) melted butter

Mix Bisquick, sour cream and 7-up in a large bowl. Dough will be very soft. I actually had to add a little more Bisquick until I was able to handle it to knead it. Knead and fold dough until it comes together. Flour your counter and pat dough out until about 1 inch thick. Cut them out using a cookie cutter or cup about 3-4 inches wide. Melt butter and put into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Place biscuits on top of melted butter. You should end up with almost exactly 12 biscuits. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until browned on top. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Creamy Coleslaw

For Father’s Day, Justin wanted pulled pork sandwiches, so I decided to find the best coleslaw recipe out there. This one caught my eye because it had buttermilk in it and buttermilk makes everything better:) It’s a runnier sauce, but I LOVED it. I also loved how it got better and better each day it sat in the fridge. So delicious!

28 oz. bag of Coleslaw mix
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 t salt
1/8 t pepper
1 1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
2T white vinegar
2 1/2 T lemon juice
2t Dijon mustard

In a large bowl, combine everything but the cabbage mix. Whisk until smooth. Add the cabbage mix and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight, stirring every once in a while. Stir well before serving. It gets better with time!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Avocado Chicken Salad

Made this. Loved it. Then I made it again because I didn’t feel guilty AT ALL because it’s delicious, easy AND healthy:)

1 cup shredded chicken (I use canned chicken and it’s great)
1 avocado, mashed
1 lime
1-2 T cilantro depending on how much you like it
salt and pepper

Add chicken and avocado to a bowl and mix. Add lime, cilantro, salt and pepper to taste. Eat with crackers, in a sandwich or on my personal favorite, Bagel Thins. Enjoy!