Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I have way too much on my mind...packing for Thanksgiving in St. Louis with my family...Saturday dinner with the Laughlin family, Alex's dedication at church on Sunday...not to mention getting things back to normal around here and hoping the yucky sickness is gone. Evan is still not back to 100%...hoping a good night's rest will help and get him back to his happy, healthy self soon.

So...I needed a ten minute break before working on packing, laundry, cleaning, preparing dessert, etc...so I wanted to share some recipes that I have that are good and EASY!  You are welcome ;)


Ingredients: 1 box yellow cake mix; 1 stick of butter; and 1 can of pie filling (your choice) we're using apple
1. Melt butter
2. Combine butter and cake mix. Stir until crumbly.
3. Pour pie filling into round pie pan.
4. Spread cake and butter mix on top evenly.
5. Bake @ 350* for 45 minutes
6. Serve warm or with ice cream.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Ingredients: 1 box spice cake mix; 1 can pumpkin pie; chocolate chips
1. Mix together
2. Bake at 350* 20-25 minutes
3. Put a little powdered sugar on top when they are warm...enjoy!

The BEST Cheddar Biscuits (just like R. Lobster) (makes a dozen)
Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix; 3/4 cup whole milk; 4 Tablespoons cold butter; 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder; 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese

Ingredients to brush on top of biscuits when they come out of oven: 2 Tablespoons melted butter; 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes; 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1. Preheat oven to 400*
2. Combine bisquick with cold butter...don't mix too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter about the size of peas.
3. Add cheddar cheese, milk, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic and mix (don't over mix)
4. Drop approximately 1/4 cup portions of the dough on an ungreased cookie sheet (I used an ice cream scoop).
5. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until tops turn light brown
6. When you take biscuits out (With about 1-2 minutes left to cook...I melted the butter and combined it with parlsey and garlic powder so it was ready to brush on top). Brush immediately on tops of biscuits.

Enjoy! :)


Kim Brayer said...

Thanks for sharing the cheddar biscuit one, it's amazing!! Hope the boys start feeling better soon!