These deliciously wonderful warm creations were inspired by the cheesy biscuits at Red Lobster restaurants... but I like Elsa's take on them even better because what better way to impress the cowboys and hands of the Double S Ranch than with stick-to-your-ribs biscuits?
Elsa's not as comfortable in the kitchen as Angelina (our feisty detective-turned-ranch house manager in "Back in the Saddle") but she's not afraid to jump in and try new things... and those cowboys were mighty happy with these biscuit offerings!
And yes, I just might have shared this recipe with Elsa (our delightful heroine in "Home on the Range") because sharing is just plain nice! And if you leave a comment below... I'm putting your name into the cowboy hat for a copy of this "Top Pick" romance (Romantic Times, 4 1/2 Stars)... Last week's winner was Terressa T!!!! Sending Terressa an e-mail now!
Well, I love Cheddar cheese biscuits, and the Red Lobster version is wonderful, but I've added a new twist to this beloved favorite.
Basically you do the same initial recipe....
2 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (the more "bite" the better)
2/3 cup milk.
Mix all and drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a lightly greased baking sheet. (Okay, right here I discovered that I need to spray two of my baking sheets with Pam-type spray for this recipe or the bottoms cook too quickly. I've got several pans, and some are air-bake style, some are traditional style, some are darker, some are lighter, and I see no rhyme or reason... but now I've taken to just spraying the pan lightly and that works on all the pans!)
Bake at 375° for about ten minutes (again, ovens vary, so watch for biscuit to be pale with hints of golden brown, don't overbake.... Overbaked biscuits become dog treats here.)
While biscuits are baking melt 2 sticks butter.
Add 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon parsley
1 teaspoon (or more) garlic powder or granulated garlic
Roll warm rolls in this mixture, making sure some of the Parmesan clings to top of biscuit.
TO DIE FOR.
This is not a carb-friendly recipe. When they're warm, my thoughts of a carb-low-friendly diet fly out the window on a wing and a prayer because I could literally sit and eat a batch of these all by myself.
The tweens and teens around here love 'em... the little kids love 'em... the parents???
And there is no such thing as too much butter when you're talkin' biscuits!
So here's a glimpse of what's going on at the farm while I'm busy writing books... and the rest are busy with pumpkins and cornstalks and winter squashes....
A pot of friendly flowers!!!!!
Cinderella Pumpkins.... For pumpkin stacks!
Warty Goblin Pumpkins!!!!!! How fun are these guys????
Pie Pumpkins.... (I bet the little kids on the Double S Ranch would love these!!!)
Yup, this is what the front of our house looks like in October!!! Pumpkin Mania!!!!
And this is GREEN TOMATO PIE from one of my friends.... I've never had it before, and it's good! It's spiced like apple pie, and amazingly delicious! WHO KNEW?????
So that's what's going on at the farm.... and what's going on at the ranch in Central Washington.... Good food, faith, fun and fiction!
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One last fun shot:
Who said child labor is B-A-D???? :) Do you love that she's trying to pick up the ginormous pumpkin instead of any of the pie pumpkins behind her??? Always willing to help, LOL!
Until next week.... and THIRTEEN DAYS UNTIL HOME ON THE RANGE releases!!! (And yes, that takes you straight to Amazon!!!!)
Multi-published, bestselling author Ruth Logan Herne is waist deep in pumpkins and great stories right now! She lives on a small farm with her husband, a flock of chickens, some dogs, cats, and assorted flora and fauna. She loves chatting with readers on facebook.... and loves it when folks stop by her website, or visit with her here at the cafe or over at Seekerville!