Easy Cheesy Drop Biscuits

I made these easy drop biscuits for my son and new daughter-in-law’s BBQ themed wedding rehearsal last month. They were the perfect size for a buffet that included…..

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brisket, turkey, beans, kale salad, potato salad, monster cookies and almond joy date bites.

Easy Cheesy Drop Biscuits
Yields 20
An easy to put together batter that requires no rolling out and cutting. The biscuits are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
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  1. 4 ounces (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces and refrigerated
  2. 1 1/2 cups flour - I used White Spelt or Gluten Free Cup4Cup flour
  3. 1 tsp of garlic powder
  4. 3/4 cut of shredded cheddar cheese
  5. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  6. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  7. 3/4 cup milk - I used Silk Almond/Coconut Milk
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, garlic powder and salt.
  3. Add cheese in and coat with flour mixture.
  4. Toss butter into the dry ingredients until coated with flour. Working quickly and using your fingers or a pastry blender, rub or cut butter into flour until it resembles coarse meal. Alternatively, add flour mixture and butter to food processor and pulse 2 to 3 times to form pea-sized pieces; transfer to a large bowl.
  5. Add milk and stir with a fork until it just comes together into a slightly sticky, shaggy dough.
  6. For small biscuits: Using a teaspoon or small ice cream scoop, mound walnut sized balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. For large biscuits: Using a 1/4-cup measuring scoop, mound balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake biscuits until golden brown, about 15 minutes for small biscuits and 20 minutes for large ones. Let cool slightly, then transfer to wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Adapted from Serious Eats
Adapted from Serious Eats
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Wedding Rehearsal 1

Rehearsal Dinner - Papa

Rehearsal - Puppy Love


Makeover – Part 3 – Rehearsal Dinner

Part 3 of this series was going to be more about the backyard but I decided to take a break from the outside and bring you inside for the rehearsal dinner.  Mason jars, burlap and a sign that says Happy Ever After graced the window sill.  If you missed earlier posts in this series, they can be found    Part 1 – The Wall       Part 2 – Front Yard

Happily Ever After

When working on a event to celebrate a special occasion, it is always helpful to do a quiet study of the people you are honoring.   It this situation, I had quite a few ideas of their likes and dislikes by what they had chosen already for their wedding.  

Our son had requested a special bbq place he likes for the ordering the smoked brisket, turkey and beans; and the invite for the rehearsal dinner had a burlap, bbq look so I ran with that theme and began gathering from around my house, shopping on Amazon and a little shopping here and there:


Soon my dining room table became my staging area.  One of favorites things used were two old quilts a friend had given me. 


One of the quilts was used on our dining table as a table covering with a picture of the couple in a frame.  Include others in helping.  It creates memories, allows others to give and honestly at this point, the extra help is valuable.  


My mom worked diligently on the tags for the hair towel wraps the girls in the bridal party were receiving, as well as other projects.  


My aunt used her expert needle work skills sewing buttons on the towel wraps and also assisted on other projects to get ready for festivities.  These two women saved me hours of work.  While they worked on their projects, 


I was baking easy cheesy drop biscuits (recipe will be posted soon) and …..


making potato salad and …..


combining a Kale salad and …..


brought out the Monster Cookies from the freezer for dessert.  Tip:  The cookies were baked and frozen a couple of weeks earlier.  Tip:  Think about what you can do ahead. 


Here is a picture of the beverage center.  We used the small cooler as our ice chest.  We also had a cooler in the backyard with bottled beverages.


The 2nd quilt was used in the dessert area.  Boxes of different heights under the quilt created a fun display.


All the fresh flowers were purchased for $15.00 from our local Safeway store.  The cookbook under the picture was handed down from my grandmother and it reminded me of her on this important evening. 

The evening was a success as we all ate, visited and laughed in anticipation of the wedding the next day.

One more picture…


Lessons Learned

  1.  Study those you will be honoring.  Find what delights their hearts.  
  2. Stay within a budget
  3. Repurpose what you have in your home or borrow.
  4. Ask others for help 
  5. Do what you can ahead 
  6. Inspiration will often come a closer to the event.  Trust it will all come together.
  7. Decide what you will wear ahead of time and have it clean and ready to throw on – the day will be busy.
  8. Have your house professionally cleaned.
  9. Have FUN!

Have you hosted a wedding at your home?  Please share any tips you may have for those that may be planning this in their future.


Makeover – Part 2 – The Front Yard

So I’m going to tease you with a wedding picture of my beautiful new daughter-in-law at the end of this post that was taken in the area pictured below.

Funny how sometimes the areas you’ve worked so hard on are the very areas the experts tell you needs to be replaced.  The areas in question may have been beautiful at one time and even what was popular but today that are “outdated.”  One of the areas we got this advice on was our front porch area (okay – it’s not a true front porch) but it’s my front sitting area so I’m calling it a porch. 


Years ago my husband, Jeff, worked so hard placing tile in this area.  But it was time for it to go.  In order to save some money we decided to demo this area ourselves.  How hard could it be right?  It was pretty hard and we ended up renting a tool to help break it up.  Our thanks to Josh, our son-in-law, for helping Jeff with this project.

Here were a few things I learned during this process:

Lesson One – we often have to remove something to make way for something new and better. 

Lesson Two – we will be living in a mess for awhile and wonder more than once what did we just do?

Lesson Three – next time we might want to get a quote from the experts who have the tools and see if the money being saved was worth the effort we expended?i

Note – there is a bench in the corner of this picture – promise it will mean more later in the post.


Another block wall – ugg! – this wall also began to show it’s wear and I wasn’t sad when we decided to remove it entirely.


I took this picture because this was a project that was important to Jeff.  We had a yellow plant on the other side of the garage and he wanted it to match on both sides.  So he moved rock, found a way to get water to the area, brought dirt in and after several hours we had a yellow plant on this side of the garage also.  As you can see it was a bit of a wrestling match – Jeff won.


Our new front yard.

wedding - Rhiannon - bench

Photo – Aaron Kes Photography

Our daughter-in-law sitting on the bench but now with rustic bricks under her pretty toes.  This area was used in several of Evan and Rhiannon’s wedding photos.  

If you missed Part 1 of the Makeover Series (Getting Ready for the Wedding) you can find it HERE

Next week we’ll be returning to the back yard.

During the time the front was getting made over I felt a a bit like the the tile being broken up as I learned a new way to exercise consistently and provide daily nutrition that was a benefit to my body.  I remember how proud I was when I finished 42 days of the program and could see my own changes happening.  

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