Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Raingutter Regatta

Raingutter Regatta! Owen won one heat, lost one heat, and tied on the third. An awesome showing for the snake ship Anaconda!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pepper Cheese Biscuits

Here's a cheese biscuit recipe I use a lot. I use a cup of flour and 2 Tablespoons shortnening, but more or less of the rest of the ingredients, depending. Have you ever tried using lard for the shortening in biscuits - really bad for you, but makes tender biscuits.

1 cup Soft White Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne or Chile pepper
2 tablespoons Cold Butter, unsalted
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup Buttermilk

Bake at 425F for 15 minutes.

From: 'ButterBeans to Blackberries' by Ronni Lundy