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Sometimes I forget how much I enjoy creating things in the kitchen. When the school year is in full swing (and especially during these last 2 months), cooking becomes more of a chore, something necessary so that we can eat. I always have to be ahead of the game with planning and making sure I plan things that I will have enough time to cook. This week is Christmas break, though, and I am free to be a little more flexible. I didn’t decide what was for dinner today until about 3 o’clock, and I still had plenty of time to sort it all out. We had a delightful pot of soup with cheddar biscuits.

Have you ever had those ridiculously delicious cheese biscuits from Red Lobster? Seafood, I could take or leave–give me a plate of cheese biscuits. I know they’re not exactly slimming, but dang are they good. Since Red Lobster is 80 miles away, however, I have learned to make my own at home. In my opinion, they’re just about as good! Earlier this fall I found this recipe from The Purple Foodie. It’s pretty straightforward and simple:

1. Grate some cheese.

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2. Mix up some flour, baking powder, garlic powder, salt, and butter. (P.S. Did you know you can mix in the butter with the KitchenAid instead of cutting it in with a pastry cutter? BONUS!)

3. Add that lovely shredded cheese, some oil, and some milk.

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4. Mix it till it makes a lovely dough, like this:

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5. Scoop it out onto a cookie sheet (I enjoyed using my cookie dough scoop for this) and bake in a 400-degree oven.

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6. Brush with a mixture of melted butter, garlic powder and parsley.

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7. Eat. Smile. Repeat.

Check out the full recipe (and prettier pictures) HERE!

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