Momma Can Cook – Homemade Biscuits

I found Amanda’s blog a few months after I started blogging myself. I instantly fell in love with her and her dudes. She shares real-life parenting advice and fashion tips. She’s beautiful and smart and funny. I’m so proud that I can call her friend, and I’m so thankful that she is sharing her grandmother’s recipe for homemade biscuits for Momma Can Cook.

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Growing up I lived within walking distance to my grandmother’s house.

We also lived in the blistering hot Mojave Desert at the time so, while I could walk or bike there with relative ease, I can count on one hand how many times I actually dared to brave heat stroke to do so.

But, we did hit her house (via car of course) for more Sunday morning, post church breakfasts than I can count or recall.

Some weeks we’d have fried ham and eggs, others she’d do omelets and sausage, no matter what she presented us two things were always on that table: homemade biscuits and peach preserves.

My mom inherited that recipe and, when we moved away, she kept the tradition of Sunday morning biscuits and preserves going in our home.

I’ve not been motivated enough to try my hand at canning my own preserves, but I can throw down on some biscuits.

Welcome to the family, y’all.

Heart Shaped Homemade Biscuits

 

Momma Can Cook - Homemade Biscuits with Amanda, The Dude Mom

Ingredients:
3 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (soft-ish, but NOT melty)
1/4 cup shortening (I use the butter flavored one because, butter, butter, butter!)
1 cup milk

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Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 450.
2. Add all dry ingredients to bowl.
3. Cut in butter and shortening. I use a pastry cutter because I’m fancy like that. Previously, I used a fork. Same, same.
4. Make a well (aka a big ole hole) in the middle of your lumpy mix and pour in milk.
5. Blend well then pour out onto a floured surface.
6. Knead the dough. Put your back into it for a few good strokes (only like 4-6 so your biscuits don’t come out heavy).
7. Roll flat. But not too thin (an inch will give you thick style country type biscuits good for butter and jam).
8. Cut out with your heart shaped cookie cutter. If it’s not Valentine’s Day use another shape. Or a drinking glass. Those work perfectly fine.
9. Lay on cookie sheet and bake at 450 for about 10 minutes.
10. Let cool for a few minutes, then grub.

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What do you like to eat on your homemade biscuits?

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Back to School with Team Happy Mamas

It’s that time of year again, back to school. The supplies were bought. The first day outfit was selected. All that was left was meeting the teacher. And finding out if your best friend was in your class because we all know that’s what is really important.

Back to School with Team Happy Mama

I must admit that I was a little worried about Cady going to fourth grade. She will be on a new campus this year with all new teachers and most importantly, an all new type of dyslexia intervention. Her third grade year was so amazing. I’m not sure if anything will ever top it, but I don’t want her to fall behind. She is in such a good place right now.

Last Friday we went to her school to drop off her supplies and meet four of her teachers. Oh yes, that’s another thing. This year she will be changing classes throughout the day with math, homeroom, English/language arts, science, social studies, fine art, and PE. Kinda crazy.

Before heading back to school, we went to the school to meet the teachers.

I LOVED her teachers. All of them were super nice and interested in her. Her ELA teacher is in the process of becoming a certified dyslexia teacher (has received the training, is waiting on the certification). So far, Cady has liked all of her classes and is really excited about this year (even though her best friend is not in her class). Whew. I think starting out on a positive note is half the battle.

James will be doing a transitional year this year, not kindergarten, but not first grade. It is for those students that had good grades in kindergarten, but need a little more social and/or emotional development. When James started kindergarten, I had strong feelings that he was not ready. These feelings were confirmed last year. Thankfully he had a kindergarten teacher that supported me, and realized that even though he had good grades, he was not ready for the social and emotional pressure of first grade.

Back to school means it is time to meet the new teachers.

I LOVE his teacher. She is so super nice, and I have heard nothing be great things about her. I think she is going to be perfect for him this year. Every single day so far (only three), he has come home with a big smile on his face. He also just asked me to write his teacher a note telling her that he likes her two thousand hundred million times. He wants me to send the note with an apple tomorrow. So… I’m going to say it is going well for him too.

To say that I’m a happy mama so far this school year would be an understatement. Fingers crossed the greatness of the first three days continues.

Now it is time for you to tell me what is making you a happy mama this month. Write a post and link it up with us.