Snack mix and biscuit recipe

Have I ever mentioned that my little sister is a picky eater? At this point in her life she eats a few basic foods: hot dogs, Ramen noodles, pizza, salad, fried chicken, candy, mashed potatoes, and peas.


I used to eat in a similar way when I was her age, so maybe by the time she’s my age she’ll be into salmon, corn bread, and massive amounts of peanut butter ;D.

My mom has a tough time packing snacks for Hannah’s lunch, so I collaborated with Hannah to come up with the ultimate “recipe” for a snack mix.

Hannah’s Crunchy Snack Mix
2 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
2 cups Goldfish
2 cups pretzels
1 cup almonds
1 cup M&M’s

Combine all of the ingredients in a large plastic container and mix will. Enjoy!

I was recently flipping through my grandma’s old personal recipe book and found her recipe for baking powder biscuits. I made these back in January, and I’m finally sharing the recipe.


Grandma’s Baking Powder Biscuits
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
pinch of salt
5 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted butter

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
2. In a bowl, mix the flower, baking powder, salt. Add the shortening, and mix with a fork or pastry cutter until the mix is crumbly. Add the milk, a little bit at a time and mix until it forms a ball.
3. Roll the dough on a floured surface to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into desired size and brush with butter. Place biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned and enjoy!

Are you or were you ever a picky eater? (I used to hate seafood. Now it’s my favorite!)



  1. I still don’t eat meat… but I don’t know if I’d classify myself as picky or not. My husband swears he’s not picky but I think he is. It’s all about how you look at it, I guess. He’s more brand picky (really, I can’t taste the difference in brands of Greek yogurt or oatmeal but apparently he can!) and if anything I’m more food picky. The snack mix sounds fun though, I never thought of combining ingredients to make my own like that!

  2. I think your sister and I would get along quite well. Her trail mix looks similar to mine: cinnamon cheerios, sunflower seeds, chocolate chips. That’s it. It. is. so. good.

  3. WHOA! I made almost an identical recipe to your grandmother’s earlier this week! I found it on All Recipes ( Did your mom post that? ‘Cause that would be amazing. Or maybe that’s just the way baking powder biscuits were made back then so someone else’s mom made them that way too. So random. I like that your grandmother has the butter added, though. I think that would be way better than dipping them in melted shortening (like the AllRecipes recipe). There is just something so special about making grandmothers’ recipes. They are the best. 🙂

  4. My sisters and I love making our own snack mixes! They are always so much better than store-bought ones.
    I wouldn’t say I’m a picky eater. I think even as a kid, I ate a pretty good variety of foods. Of course, I eat some foods now (like brussel sprouts and kefir) that I probably would not have touched when I was little. It’s interesting to see how our tastes change as we grow older.

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