Sunday, February 7, 2010

Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits!

I was investigating online for some cool recipes and found one of my favorite things ever!

Red Lobsters Cheddar Biscuits!!!

These things are super dangerous, I eat like 5 every time I go to Red Lobster!

I decided they would be a fun Super Bowl treat, and I already had all of the ingredients!

Here's the recipe:


  • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 3/4 cup cold whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (heaping), grated
  • Brush on Top
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch salt
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

    Combine Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter or a large fork. You don't want to mix too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter in there that are about the size of peas. Add cheddar cheese, milk, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic. Mix by hand until combined, but don't over mix.

    Drop approximately 1/4-cup portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet using an ice cream scoop.

    Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown.

    When you take the biscuits out of the oven, melt 2 tablespoons butter is a small bowl in your microwave. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and the dried parsley flakes. Use a brush to spread this garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Use up all of the butter. Makes one dozen biscuits.

    *** I took my biscuits out two minutes early, put the glaze on, and then let it bake for the last two minutes.

    Saturday, February 6, 2010

    The Bread called Monkey :)

    It is EXTREMELY SNOWWYYYY outside!!

    And what's the perfect thing on a snowy morning?!?!


    My mom alway used to make it when I was little, so I thought I'd make some for my husband!

    Here's the recipe:

    4 cans refrigerator biscuits (about 40)

    1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon

    1/2 cup butter

    1 cup white sugar

    1 cup brown sugar, packed

    Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Pour sugar and cinnamon into a plastic bag and mix.

    Add biscuit pieces, several at a time; shake to coat well.

    Place pieces in a buttered tube or Bundt pan until all are used.

    Bring brown sugar and butter to a boil in saucepan. Cool 10

    minutes, then pour over top of biscuits.

    Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes. Allow to cool 15 minutes before removing from pan. Turn upside down to serve.

    Here's a picture of the finished product!! It smelled so good!!

    Friday, February 5, 2010

    Coca Cola Brownies!!!

    Hi everyone!!!!

    Erik and I are super snowed in right now so I decided to make one of my newest original recipes...
    Coca Cola Brownies!

    I've made these for the first time this week. They are inspi
    red from Cracker Barrel's Coca Cola Cake.

    I had to make brownies for the Pot Luck Lunch at Work on Tuesday. I bought the cheap boxed brand of brownies, so I thought I'd spice it up a little bit by replacing the water with coca cola.
    I just used the exact same amount of Coke as the recipe called for water.

    I got RAVE reviews! Everyone at school kept talking about how great they were. I decided I would make them for my lovely husband tonight.

    The recipe called for 1/4 cup of water, so this time I decided to put 1/2 cup of Coke. IT WAS WONDERFUL!!!

    Here's a pic:

    Monday, January 25, 2010

    Baked Mac and Cheese! YUM!

    So I just got a new Magazine!! It's called Taste of Home Magazine and it is delightful!!!!

    It has SOOO many new recipes in it and they are super easy!!
    Today I am going to be making Baked Mac and Cheese. I LOVE mac and cheese and I already have all of the ingredients! YAY!!

    Ingredients:4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
    1/4 cup of butter cubed4 cups of milk
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp pepper
    1/4 tsp ground mustard
    1/4 tsp. worcestershire sauce
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    1 cup cubed Velveeta cheese

    Cook Pasta according to package.
    In a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth.
    Gradually add milk; stir in salt, pepper, worcestershire sauce, and mustard.
    Bring to a boil; cook and sir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
    Stir in cheeses until melted.
    Drain Pasta; stir in cheese sauce. Transfer to an un greased 2 qt. baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees fro 20-25 minutes or until bubbly!

    Commentary: I really wish I didn't have to cook the pasta first haha! I wish I could just throw oven, but this takes a little more effort!
    So I was all ready to start cooking and I realized that my box of elbow macaroni was half used! When I searched for all of my ingredients, I didn't realize I had already used half of the box for a past Monday Project! I did have 8 oz of Shells, so I improvised. The Macoroni was half elbow and half Shells! Oh well!

    After I made the cheese sauce and the macaroni, I combined them into a glass baking dish!
    Then it was oven time!! Here is the finished project!

    Here is our complete dinner! Mac and Cheese and Spinach Salad!!! YUM YUM!

    Overall: The Mac and Cheese tasted excellent! My husband said it was better than Stouffer's! So that is saying a lot!!! I added a little bit of salt to my own at the end, but other than that it was awesome. Right when Erik got home, it was ready to come out of the oven. The apartment had gotten super hot from cooking, and because it was an unseasonably warm day, I opened the door to our deck. Before we sat down for dinner, Erik turned on Pandora on our Blu Ray player and we listened to the Frank Sinatra channel. We said grace and heard rain outside! It started pouring! Listening to the rain during dinner was very romantic.

    It was a lovely evening with my husband!!!

    Rookie Cooking


    My name is Kelly and I am a newlywed. I just got married in September and I love being married to my amazing husband Erik. We both have full time jobs so we are both super busy.
    I have never had an interest in cooking. I LOVE going out to eat. I love getting dressed up, going out, picking out what I want, not having to d
    o any of the work, and just enjoying a good meal with people I love. BUT...eating out is SO expensive and not really practical. Also Erik and I would LOVE to lose some weight, and restaurants don't have the best nutritional values.

    I work Tuesday- Saturday, and Erik works Monday-Friday. So Mondays are my day to relax and catch up on housework. I have also decided Mondays will be my cooking day!! I have been doing this for a few months now and advertising my dinner menu on my facebook status. I have been getting a lot of response on the statuses and asking for my recipes. This has been so funny for me, because I NEVER used to cook, and ppl are asking for my recipes!!

    I have decided to write a weekly blog about my experience in cooling..coming from a rookie!!


    Tonight's Meal: Baked Macaroni and Cheese and Spinach Salad :)