Quick and Easy Biscuits

Start to Finish in Less that 20 Minutes. And That’s a Promise! This is life in abundance, as we neither bake nor eat biscuits in this household often. But when we do, we do it right baby! I paired this wonderful bread with homemade pimento cheese, cilantro butter, and homemade blueberry jam. That was for Sunday brunch. Sunday Supper saw us making tiny turkey sliders and topping them again with yummyness. The Don enjoyed his with pimento cheese and jam; and I enjoyed mine with cilantro butter and jam (and plenty of it)! I made it just to share with you excellent people who follow along on this joint journey. Southern know how people! Shine Bright Like a Diamond.

2 cups all purpose flour 
1/4 cup sugar
2 t baking powder 
1/2 t baking soda
3/4 t salt
1 cup whole milk 
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbs melted butter

Preheat oven to 450°.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl.
In separate bowl, whisk together milk and mayonnaise.
Stir milk mixture into flour mixture until just combined.
Spoon level scoops of dough onto parchment paper, spacing them an inch apart.
Spread with melted butter.
Bake until golden, about 12 to 14 minutes.
Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Jazzy Grilled Cheese


Your finished “Grilled to Perfection” product!

Just in time for the weekend…the temp promises to be a bit more comfortable for Fall Ball Y’all! We are all about a jazzy grilled cheese lunch and then heading to the ball park for late afternoon and evening games, under the lights!  Please know that we are super careful; We group together as families, in our own circle of chairs. We are 12 feet apart from the next family. We are not allowed on bleachers. We do not exchange even elbow bumps with other families. But it still brings great joy to be there for the love of the children, grandchildren, and the game!     And now to share a great thought here:

“We believe in friendship,
In community,
And in gathering side by side.
We believe in lively conversation…
The kind where our differences are realized and met with honor.
The kind where we leave having been made better.
We believe that when gathered around the table,
There’s room enough for all of us.
Where strangers become friends.
And friends become family.”
Magnolia Journal, Summer 2020. Joanna and Chip Gaines.

Let’s spread faith not fear. Happy Weekend!

For 4 sandwiches:
8 slices favorite bread
2 cups grated Colby jack cheese
1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
Kernels from 3 ears corn, sautéed or grilled until tender 
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup pimento cheese
2 Tbs soft butter

Mix together Colby jack, tomatoes, onion, corn, salt, and pepper.
Spread on 4 slices bread.
Top with dollop pimento cheese; spread to edges.
Spread butter on all other sides of bread.
Grill or sauté 3 or more minutes per side.

*Try my homemade pimento cheese recipe here!

This is your starting point, just placed on the griddle. I use my George Foreman Rapid Grill for tasks like this all the time. It’s so simple!

Saturday Sandwich

puzzleIt’s a bit of a mouthful, but it surely is yummy. Gathering my goods for this Saturday sandwich. Gonna stay right at home tomorrow, work on my puzzle and chow down on this tasty combination! It’s the only way I can entice TD to assist with the puzzle; otherwise, he’s on the golf course or working on his crosswords! I just L.O.V.E. this sandwich toasted, on a Saturday, and I savor it over a full 45 minutes! Small bites delivering big flavor; that’s what I’m saying. Sometimes I even sip a mimosa with it! Now you just may be noticing that blue solo cup on the game table…Brenton can’t understand it, with my obsession for glassware. It’s just another tale of the unexpected. And so it goes…

 Pimento Cheese, Bacon and Tomato SandwichSandwiches Pimento cheese II

1 recipe of Peg’s Pimento Cheese (repeated here for convenience)
4 slices of Health Nut bread
1 tomato, sliced
4 strips of precooked bacon, warmed

Pimento Cheese:
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use Hellman’s Light or Duke’s)
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar
2 cups grated pepper jack
4 oz pimentos, drained and finely chopped
1/2 t black pepper
1/3 cup sugar

Mix all together.

Spread pimento cheese on 1 slice of bread.
Top with tomato slices and bacon.
Top with another slice of bread.
Cut in half.

Makes 2 sandwiches.

Naturally you’ll have pimento cheese left over, but who minds that problem? Not this girl.