Thursday, October 6, 2016

Double S Ranch: Elsa's Cheesy Biscuits

WEEK TWO OF RELEASE MONTH!!!!!

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.)

THEN:

OH, THEN!!!!



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

Mix together.



 Roll warm rolls in this mixture, making sure some of the Parmesan clings to top of biscuit.

Serve.



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???

LOVE, YES!!! 

:)

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!

Remember to leave a comment.... and let me know if I can add you to my mailing list for the quarterly newsletter....

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!


49 comments:

  1. Awwww, that picture of the baby lifting the pumpkin brought back memories! Not for the herculean effort but the lack of hair. My babies always had tons of hair, some needing haircuts right after birth, and then I had our fifth and he inherited all of my Anglo genes. Bald as a cue ball. It was SO ODD. I could see veins in his head! It was quite disturbing! And he's a blondie so he didn't really grow hair for 18 months. Even ODDER. Lololol.

    I posted a picture of your beautiful book in the Avid Readers of Christian Fiction group and aroused jealousy for having a copy in my hot little hands before release day. Thanks those Multnomah folks for me!

    Off to find out about green tomato pie...

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    1. The Green Tomato Pie is kind of amazing... it tastes like apple (cinnamon and nutmeg) and the green tomatoes really have no flavor, so they're a conduit for spicey/sugary goodness!!!! So funny!

      She gave me the recipe so we'll play with it soon, but it was honestly DELICIOUS!!!!

      Hey, thank you for posting a pic of Range!!!! SWEEEEEEET!!!!!! I'm sending the Multnomah crew your thanks right now, sweet thing!

      And the baby thing is funny. Most of ours have been bald babies... But a few dark-haired ones got their hair earlier.

      So is that a genetic thing? Dark hair grows earlier?

      Kind of weird, right, how those chromosomes work????

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  2. Love your farm so much!!!!! It's beautiful. Your new book looks amazing. Can't wait to get it!!!!

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    1. Melissa, I'm so glad you came over! Oh, the farm is sweet, isn't it? Do you notice I don't post pics of the less sweet sides, LOL! Like all old houses, we fix one thing and break two others but it's such a gracious old farmhouse... Thank you! And the veggies thank you!!!

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  3. Over 20 years ago the manager at a Red Lobster gave me the recipe for the biscuits, but it didn't include parmesan, just real butter, parsley flakes and garlic salt. But hey, cheese on top can't hurt! I would live to win a copy of the book.

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    1. Susan, we improvised... WHOOPS!!! I mean ELSA improvised, LOL! and added the Parmesan because is there such a thing as too much cheese? I submit that there is not! Laughing!

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  4. YUM!!!! My goodness. You gave those biscuits a bath in butter! LOL

    Love these photos! My favorites are the warty pumpkins. :)

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    1. Missy, everyone loves the warty pumpkins! I bet we sell out of them this weekend!!!!!

      Biscuits, bathed in butter.... SIGH....... Smile!

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  5. These biscuits....oh, my....the butter! The Parmesan! The garlic!

    I'll have to make these when I'm not alone in the house, or - well - let's just say it wouldn't be pretty!

    Love, love, love this book. And the cover is definitely swoon-worthy. Those folks at Multnomah really know how to connect with your story!

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    1. Kelly Howard is the one responsible for these covers and she's A-M-A-Z-I-N-G at capturing the mood of the story in a look.

      I can't do that, but the minute I saw the covers, I was head over heels in love.

      Of course, the COWBOY didn't hurt. :) But check out that little girl's face????

      Don't you just want to love her to pieces!!!

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  6. Ruthy! You are the Greatest!!! If anyone deserves a dream life with a Pumpkin Farm, Precious Grandbabies, Books, & Biscuits, it is YOU!!!
    I think the biscuits put it over the top for me! Biscuits are one of my top five favorite foods of all times!!

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    1. Jana. Biscuits SHOULD be one of the top five... They're amazingly good morsels of deliciousness, darling! And I was so excited to "See" your Washington DC trip on facebook!!!! I was praying and cheering for you!!!

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  7. Can't wait to read this book and try this biscuit recipe out! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! Feel free to add me to your newsletter!

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    1. Well, thank you!!!! The biscuits are to die for and the book is so good! :) I'm glad you stopped over!

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    2. Well, thank you!!!! The biscuits are to die for and the book is so good! :) I'm glad you stopped over!

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    3. J, send me your e-mail, okay? loganherne@gmail.com

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    4. Got it!!!! Thank you, sweet thing!

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  8. Your biscuits sound like the ultimate comfort food! I love the addition of Parmesan. The varieties of pumpkins are just awesome! I really want to plant some fun ones next year. Add me to your email list if I'm not already on it! colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Heidi, adding you, and in love with that e-mail address! Sending hugs to vibrantly colored pal!!!

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  9. Love this! So much yummy goodness in one post!! I can't wait to read Home on the Range!

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  10. Love biscuits. Those made me hungry. I'm heading for the kitchen. smile

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    1. Sandra, these are great for when you're relaxing with all of your friends... they're amazingly delicious!

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  11. Oh yum! The biscuits and the cowboy :D You know I want that book, Ruthy so go ahead and put my name down where ever you like and I'm ready to pounce on the Blogging for Books request too. All my eggs are not in one basket but I might have a screw loose! Cyber hugs for you, sweet lady!

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    1. Beth Erin, I'm tucking your name in... and we're doing a giveaway next week in Seekerville too (Thursday!!!) so there will be another chance here and there. I love seeing happy faces!!!

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  12. What a book cover and recipes, too! And I had never heard of green tomato pie - but it looks good! Cathy. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. Cathy, tucking you in here!!!And the pie is GOOD!!! It tastes like apple pie, and if it wasn't for a slight difference in consistency, you'd never know any better. How funny, right?

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  13. The biscuits look delicious

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    1. Kirsten, they are.... and I'm tucking your name in!

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  14. Grandblessings and biscuits, what could be better! These cheesy ones look yummy, I'll have to put them on the schedule this week! I'm loving all the pumpkins pictures, the traditional orange ones are great, but I want one of those blue ones, just because I've never had one. I love your pictures with you in orange, beautiful Ruthy!

    I'm in love with the cover of Home On the Range, that Nick and little Dakota, precious!

    Happy Fall y'all!

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    1. Beth came up with the pics of me in the pumpkins, it was SO FUNNY!!!!! And don't you love that cover shot??? Dakota , knowing where to run when things get out of control... who to cling to when stuff gets hard.

      Grown-up stuff is so tough on kids, isn't it?

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  15. Yum. Thanks for the supper idea.

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    1. Janice, you're welcome! Tucking your name into the cowboy hat!!!

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  16. I just noticed, you're only charging $3 for those big pumpkins? What a deal, I'd buy enough to line my side walk at that price! Ruthy and Dave know how to share the harvest in more ways than one, hope y'all are blessed as much as you bless others!

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    1. Tracey, we decided to do old-fashioned "Farm-Friendly" pricing because we've cut the overhead to nothing. Folks are coming to our yard, our farm, and they get to deal with the farmer, LOL! So fun!!! We decided that charging high prices and throwing half of the crop away was SILLY!!!! So we're going in the other direction, no pumpkin over $5... and folks are loving it. And we're loving them!

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  17. My family LOVES my homemade cheddar cheese biscuits (no Bisquick)! But oh my word, yours looks scrumptious Ruthy!! I'm definitely keeping this recipe and trying it the next time I make mine. Makes me hungry just looking at the picture :-)

    Thanks for adding my name in the Stetson for a copy of Home on the Range. It would look perfect sitting next to Back in the Saddle!

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    1. Trixi, tucking your sweet name in right now! And I've made these without Bisquick, too... and they're marvelous... but I thought the Bisquick might make folks a little more comfy cozy about trying them! Glad you stopped over!!!

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  18. Looking forward to another wonderful book by Ruth! The green tomato pie reminded me of the green tomato jelly our (Jan) Grandma Tomlonson served me. It looked like green goop but it was delicious!!!

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    1. Carol, I've never made green tomato jelly, but I've heard of it and judging by the pie, it's got to be good!!!!

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  19. Can't wait for the book to come out! I love pie but I am not sure about green tomato pie...

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    1. Gwen, it was really good! I wondered too, but it was delightful!

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  21. I love cheddar biscuits! :D And I LOVED the first book in this series and can't wait to read this one! If I'm not on your mailing list, please add me. smileytwin10{at}gmail{dot}com Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. Smiley, I added you!!!! And I hope you love Home on the Range!

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  22. Um yum on the biscuits but no to the pie. Love ❤️ the pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒ princess! Thanks for sharing ๐ŸŒž

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    1. Amy, I promise I will not send you a pie, my friend! But yes, the biscuits are totally wonderful!

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  23. I'll have to try these biscuits!! I can hardly wait to read this book. I love the cover! Please add me to your mailing list, if I'm not already on there. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Got it, and thank you, my dear... and you are entered!!!

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