baking powder biscuits

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!)


Recent Eats

Hey there! Man, school has been keeping me busy lately. I think I’m still getting used to the new semester. Friday wraps up week number two for Penn State. It’s weird to think that some universities don’t start until Monday or Tuesday next week.

Here are some semi-recent eats:mintchipbrowniesMint chip brownies

PicMonkey Collage2

Peanut butter granola and 15 bean soup made with Kim!

cookiesWhite chocolate chip cookies made with Jimmy ❤

snackA snack of apple slices and peanut butter to dip them in!

biscuitsBaking powder biscuits. I found and used my grandma’s recipe, so that was fun and special. (Sorry I look so rough in the picture… that was the day after I had the flu #strugcity. My goofy face shows how excited I was to be able to bake and eat again!)

PicMonkey Collage3A giant salad and an apple pie that Jimmy and I made for a church gathering.

bananabreadBanana bread made with Hannah! She’s becoming a great little baker.


That’s all I’ve got! I’m headed off to work in a few minutes. Time to motivate people and make em’ sweat!

What’s the best thing you’ve ate recently?