Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Happy

*coughcoughcough* Smoke alarm's almost going off. Some cabbage Ukrainian thing my dad made dripped and the house smells great. Just awesome. Christmas snuck up on me this year. It's different in college, at least it was for me. I was so focused on finals and my impending doom (just kidding...I think...) that I lost some of that Christmas anticipation I had when I was younger. Pretty much this year I got home, slept off the finals fatigue for a couple days, and hey, would you look at that, it's Christmas. 

So maybe some traditions and feelings will be changing in the coming years. But I think there are some things that probably won't change, at least as long as my brother the ham-monger is in the house. I thought some biscuits would be a nice accompaniment to the meal. 

I found this recipe while casually riffling through this massive Better Homes and Gardens cookbook my sister had. I needed some bread in a hurry, and so the biscuits were made. And they were...way better than anyone was expecting I think. They're good with butter or honey or you can basically eat them whenever you want. Hooray! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for reading :) Hopefully this new year will be filled with more cooking adventures. 
My lovely sister!
 Biscuits Supreme 
from Better Homes and Gardens


  • 3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  tablespoon  baking powder
  • 1  tablespoon  sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 3/4  teaspoon  cream of tartar
  • 3/4  cup  butter
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream    


    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add milks all at once. Using a fork, stir just until moistened. Using a large spoon, drop dough into 12 mounds (I uh, made 25 smaller biscuits) onto a greased baking sheet.


  1. I'm with you--Christmas is a little different once you get into college. I've found that my time away from home actually makes the holidays a little bit sweeter. Watching my mom laugh til she cried while playing Mario Kart Wii or my brother teaching my sister how to Dougie were made exponentially more hilarious because I'm not around so much!

    And biscuits...oh man. Biscuits are life. I made some yesterday to eat up our ham...and I think I'm going to make them every day for the rest of my life.

  2. I totally agree...I appreciate all the little quirky things my family does so much more ^_^

    p.s. I have nooo idea what Dougie is, haha. I asked my mom and she redirected me to my 14 year old brother. Guess I'll have to investigate.

  3. I most certainly agree! Especially with being so far away from home, suddenly Christmas isn't all anticipation for the day of presents. Just being home and with family and friends was good enough for me!
    Thank you so much for the biscuit recipe! I've tried way too many but they all come out wrong. I tried this one this afternoon and they came out perfect. Yay! Happy New Years!

  4. I'm so happy they worked for you!


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