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Pecan Pumpkin Butter Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls

The lack of cold weather this season put a little damper on what I perceived to be the idea Christmas. The warmth and sunshine just didn’t feel like the Christmas mornings I was familiar with in years past. But I guess holidays can’t always be picture perfect. The Christmas decor in our neighborhood is slowly finding its way back in to the attics and basements where it will nest for the next three-hundred and forty-nine days or something like that. Breakfast in our home took shape in many different formats. One of your first options was to choose from the three or more different types of cereals in the cabinet, we could send dad out to grab breakfast sandwiches from the nearest drive-through, or mom had just enough energy after long hospital shifts to cook grits, sausage patties, and hard scrambled eggs…and Pillsbury biscuits, but don’t judge her, we loved it. But as I got older and my palate began to mature and I became so much more aware of all the things other people were …

Jalapeno & Cheddar Cornbread

When I think of cornbread, I can vividly see the image of worn hands draped in cornmeal dust, kissed by sticky bits of egg and butter. I smell the thickness of buttermilk’s tang waft beneath my nostrils. There’s natural sunlight piercing through the grease stained windows where laundry drapes from the twine in the distance. There was a little shed out back that was attached to a chicken coop where my sister and I once collected eggs from the rustic piles of hay, leaves and cotton, that were sewn into works of art where the eggs lay.  It almost seems like a lost cause to bake something attached to so many warm thoughts. My grandmother never made jalapeno cheddar cornbread. It’s a treat that I’ve developed a fondness for over time. The hint of spicy warmth on that sweet corn backdrop and the kiss of that nutty cheese to bring it all together is something enchanting if you let it be. When I reminisce with friends about simple southern staples like cornbread as pertaining to …

Pumpkin Cranberry & Apple Biscuits

The introduction to fall has been an interesting one. I mean typically, I don’t even pay attention to the change of the seasons until I become annoyed by the reaction of my allergies to the first pollen breeze, chill of wind upon my face or warmth of sun upon my car seats. All of these things an indication that the season has changed and we are walking into a new cycle of life. One where our blankets fall from the attics and our heaters blow the dusts of summers neglect away.  I have to admit there is a soft spot in my heart for the fall. I adore the quilt of colors brought to us by the leaves aging. The rustling and crunch of your feet in the grass conjuring yesteryear’s thoughts of s’mores and diving into mountains of raked leaves. I was sitting in the waiting room while my wife was in surgery when I thought of these biscuits. Her parents and I fretting on the inside but doing our best not to let it …

Gluten Free Biscuits

You might remember me telling you about my wife being gluten-free due to post-transplant wackiness. As we continue to explore the gluten-free world I intend on sharing some of our favorite recipes along the way. When you can find substitutions for southern classics that are still delicious, it’s a plus in my book. I don’t desire to live without biscuits and nor should anyone because of celiac disease or a lifestyle change. Biscuits are a southern dinner table staple that I don’t believe will go away anytime soon and why would you want them to? The crispy, flaky skin encasing that fluffy pillowy center can do all but solve world hunger. But then, again, it might be worth a try so bake away friends. Lets show the world what they’ve been missing. I recollect biscuits being a regular fixture at our dinner table as kids growing up and they all differed depending upon whose house you visited. At my grandmothers you would be greeted by the lard and butter combo biscuits that just barely met …