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Sunday, December 6, 2009

My first post!

The Beginning Starts with Biscuits...

So, I love to bake and cook, hense the name of my blog "Sweet & Savory". Regardless of how geeky it sounds to some, in my free time (with is rare with a newborn!) I love to sift through cookbooks, cooking magazines and the internet for any food ideas. I came across some food blogs and got hooked reading them! Of course I thought I should do this....I'm staying home right now with our newborn son and what else do I have to do while he's napping? Clean! Well, after the cleaning is done, I might as well make use of my time.

I've decided I'll post whenever I get around to it. I'm not going to set myself up for failure. When I cook or bake something that is worth sharing, I'll share with you. Simple as that. I might even share the mishaps. Hopefully a few times a week? Maybe along the way I'll share some tidbits, exciting news, etc. We'll just see how it goes!

Since it is the Christmas season and I did put up our tree today I felt a little in the holiday spirit.....so, I made up a small batch of Christmas tree biscuits. Yeah, they probably sound more exciting than they really are - simply homemade biscuits cut out with a Christmas tree cookie cutter. I haven't tasted one yet (because they are technically to go with our dinner tonight), but of course my husband couldn't resist and I got a thumbs up. I will admit they looked a lot prettier before they baked, and next time I might reduce the cooking time from 12 min. to 10 min, but overall I think it was a success. I'm sure they'll go down nicely tonight slathered with butter and my mom's homemade strawberry jam!

Here's the recipe if you'd like to try them for yourself:

2 cups flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. shortening (I used Crisco sticks)
1/4 c. milk

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Sift together flour, shortening and sugar. Add Crisco and cut in with a fork. It will be crumbly. Add milk and blend until moistened. Put on floured board and knead for 30 seconds. With floured rolling pin, roll out to 3/4 in. thickness. Cut with any desired cookie cutter. Place on greased pan and spread melted butter on top (I sprayed my butter Pam on it). Bake for 12 min or until golden brown.


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  1. Can't wait for those yummy dessert posts-lol! Great idea, Ally! I look forward to more posts ;)

  2. Thanks for following my blog Shawna! Just wait...this weekend us girls are getting together to do some holiday baking, I'll have TONS of dessert posts after that!

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  4. Thanks for following my blog Shawna! Just wait...this weekend us girls are getting together to do some holiday baking, I'll have TONS of dessert posts after that!