Friday, October 22, 2010

Momma raised me right!

In my house growing up we had some rules people.  They were all pretty much the same, the bottom line being, be a good human and respect your parents authority.

Cause I don't know if you've heard, but Cinbad runs the show.  Anyway, the moral of the story is that I feel the need to tell you that I am an adult now and I still follow these rules, because I was raised right!

The Rules are as follows:

The Golden Rule: Treat others like you would want to be treated. 
Do not sass your momma, FOR ANY reason
And, if you don't have something nice to say, don't say it at all!  

Remember being a rebel of a teen, running to your room and slamming the door, then proceeding to say all the things you knew you couldn't say and ending it with a resounding "SO TAKE THAT!" I did it when I was a kid. So did you. That's part of growing up, and part of life.  

But this here, is my blog.  It's my personal blog.  I write this blog for me, and I know that my recipes or my stories may not be for everyone, but please know that if I read a recipe I didn't like on your blog, I would never comment hateful things to you about it.  So while I want this to be a learning environment, and I TRULY welcome your polite and constructive criticism, if your comments hurt my feelings, I hope you understand that I won't publish them. 

Mom, I am turning into you, and it scares me.

Moving forward with our lives, I know you saw them biscuits yesterday.  I heard you asking what in the world they were.  Well let me tell you, a southern sister does not fix her chili without biscuits.  Cheddar scallion biscuits to be exact.

Cheddar Scallion Biscuits modified from Ina Garten's Recipe in Contessa at Home


1/2 cup Chopped green onion
1 cup cheddar (shredded)
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

1 1/2 cups cold buttermilk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse twice to distribute the ingredients evenly. Scatter the butter over the top of the flour mixture and pulse 4 or 5 times or until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the buttermilk and pulse until the mixture just begins to come together.  Add the cheddar and scallions and do not over mix.

Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured counter. Pat the dough into a 10 by 12-inch rectangle about 3/4-inch thick. Use a 3-inch round cutter to make 8 biscuits then place them on the prepared baking sheet. Press together the scraps of dough, and repeat process. Place the biscuits on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper; brush the tops with cream and sprinkle with black pepper. Bake the biscuits for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush the tops with melted butter. 

So if you'll excuse me, there is red wine waiting... I hope you join me for a friday cocktail too!




  1. these biscuits looks delicious! yummy!!! :D

  2. Oh my garlic. Who said mean things to our Whitney? We'll go TP and fork their blog. Honey, it should be all loves here. No haters. You put yourself out there for the world and people gotta appreciate that. Speaking of which, I'm loving me those biscuits. Look at all those layers!

  3. Those look like delicious biscuits! I love the cheese on top.

  4. Looks great...stop by my blog when you get a chance. I have a little something for you!

  5. Found you through Project Food Blog and I love your blog. Snaps to you for putting yourself out there. =).

  6. Yum, these are making me hungry! I love cheddar and scallions baked into biscuits. Great blog! :)

  7. this biscuits are really good Whitney,in most of blogs people cook biscuits sweets, not salty and chesses which s my favourites, i ve to try this..
    and i can understand what u say.. if smth hurt your feelings it s your right to not publish;)

  8. I always say a real woman makes her own biscuits. Unless you're tired or drunk. Then it has to be a Rhodes :)

  9. love you and love your biscuits

  10. Thise biscuits look amazing! I bet they would be awesome alongside the carrot soup I just made. Yum!