Buttermilk Biscuits

Yum! These turned out so delicious and are not difficult at all to make! I will be keeping this recipe handy for Thanksgiving 😉 No mixer needed, just a bowl and a spoon. So let’s turn on those ovens and bake some biscuits…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
Biscuit cutter or circle cookie cutter

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for rolling)
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit. Cut the butter into small pieces and put in the freezer while you whisk the other ingredients.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. With a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles small crumbs. Make a hole in the flour and pour in the buttermilk. Stir until everything starts to stick together.

Pour the dough onto a generously floured surface. Fold the dough into itself until it is not too sticky to handle. Pat down into a 1 inch thick circle. With the biscuit or cookie cutter, push down into the dough and come straight up without twisting. Keep doing this until all the dough is used. Arrange the biscuits onto the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

Serve with butter, honey or gravy. Enjoy!

Denim and Dough

I didn’t want to just blog about what I was wearing today, so I thought I’d make some quick and easy drop biscuits, too. First, I’ll talk about those. They are made from Hungry Jack Pancake and Waffle Mix. Super easy.

What you will need:

Baking sheet lined with parchment paper

For the dough:

2 cups Hungry Jack Pancake and Waffle Mix
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 egg
1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined. Drop by spoonfulls onto prepared baking sheet and bake for about 8 minutes. Super easy and super tasty!


Spread butter or drizzle honey on them bad boys! Enjoy! My little guy surely did 🙂 It made about 9 biscuits.

Ok, so next is what I’m wearing today.


Shirt: Denim blouse from Old Navy
Jeans: Black Levi 524’s
Shoes: Aldo studded flats that I purchased from zappos.com

Again, super simple and perfect for this dreary, cold and wet weather we’ve been having in Chicago. Later in the day I ended up putting socks on and my Hunter boots. So. Dreading. Winter. But, it’s coming. There’s no way to stop it so… bring it Mother Nature! I’ll just be inside with my 2 year old sipping hot cocoa 😉



Quick and Easy Drop Biscuits Recipe

At 4:30 pm I knew we were going to have pasta for dinner, but I wanted some homemade bread, too! I just can’t stay out of the kitchen 😉 However, kneading dough and waiting for it to rise takes way too long, I didn’t have time. So, I found this quick and very easy recipe for drop biscuits. A little something savory for the not so sweet teeth people (?). Whatever. Here we go…

What you will need:

Baking sheet lined with parchment paper

For the dough:

2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in the softened butter until crumbly (I just used a spoon). Add egg and milk and stir until everything is combined. Drop by spoonfuls onto lined baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until just starting to brown. Enjoy right out of the oven!

Tip: After dropping half the dough onto the baking sheet, I added a handful of shredded cheddar cheese and a tablespoon of chives into the remaining dough. In the picture below, the left half are plain, and the right are the cheddar and chive biscuits. Get creative and add anything you like!