Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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If you’ve ever ate at Red Lobster, you’ve probably fallen in love with their Cheddar Bay Biscuits.  If you’ve never ate there and gotten a chance to try these savory biscuits, you’re missing out! 
Well, I’ve finally gotten a recipe that tastes JUST like them!  These soft, garlic-flavored,  flaky biscuits will become a favorite of yours, and your family will request them any time you have pasta or clam chowder.  I know mine do! 

Cheddar Bay Biscuits  (makes 12-14 biscuits)

2-1/2 cups baking mix
3/4 cup cold milk
4 Tbs. cold butter
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400*.
  2. Combine baking mix with butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter.  Add cheese & garlic powder, mixing well. 
  3. Add milk & mix until combined. (May need to add another small splash of milk.)  Do not over  mix.
  4. Drop by 1/4-cup portions onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet.  Bake for 15 – 17 minutes or until tops are a light brown (any darker & they start getting hard). 
  5. While biscuits are baking, place 4 Tbs butter (melted), 1/4 tsp parsley flakes, & 1/2 tsp.  garlic powder in a small pot on stove.  Warm over medium-low heat and continue to heat until biscuits are done.  Brush over top of hot biscuits.  Serve warm.   (*I ran out of parsley flakes so this batch does not have them on the tops.*)
*The best way to drop them by 1/4-cup portions is to use either the large scoop from Pampered Chef (which is what I used) or use an ice cream scoop.
**This recipe calls for a baking mix (i.e. Bisquick).  I make my own.  It’s very easy to do and works just as well.  I’ll be sharing that recipe with you in the next few days.**

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~~Spiced Pork Chops~~

This is one of our most favorite recipes. I can’t remember where I found the original recipe at (somewhere online), but it’s delicious!

FYI: Some of the spices, if you have never bought them, are a little pricy, but last a long time.

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Spiced Pork Chops
4 pork chops
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon fennel seeds – crushed
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ tablespoon butter
½ cup chicken broth

Mix all spices together and evenly sprinkle half over the top of the pork chops. In a skillet, over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Placed spiced side or pork chops down in the hot skillet. Cook about 3-5 minutes on one side till browned, but no blackened (turn down the heat if they are cooking too fast). While chops are cooking on the first side, sprinkle remaining spice mixture on the uncooked side. Flip them over once, finish cooking.

Remove chops from skillet and keep warm. Add butter to skillet and whisk browned bits with a wire whisk. Turn the heat up a little, add chicken broth and keep whisking till the sauce reduces to about half. Serve the chops with the sauce on top.

I saved a large spice container that had either onion or garlic powder in it (I think) to put my spice mixture in. I also mix up enough spice mixture at a time to fill my container. This way I always have it on hand.

I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as mine does!

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Cloud-Like Pancakes

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I don’t know about your family, but mine loves pancakes. For the first few years of my marriage, I used to buy the premixed kind the you “just add water and shake”. But, when I started really getting into frugality several years ago, I started to really learn how to cook, and one of the things I wanted to make was pancakes from scratch. I tried several recipes, but none really said “these are the ones I want to make for my family”, know what I mean? That is, until I found this one on Frugal Families. These pancakes are light and fluffy and always turn out. Sometimes they might not rise as well as others (maybe somebody added too much liquid?), but they always taste really good, AND the freeze well! I love to keep these on hand in the freezer, especially during the school year. They make for a quick “grab-n-go” breakfast. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does!

Cloud-Like Pancakes

1 c. white flour
2 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs baking powder (yes this is tablespoons)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
2 Tbs oil
3/4 c. milk (I usually use buttermilk)

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Combine dry ingredients. Add egg, oil and milk. Batter will be bubbly and foamy.

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Scoop/pour batter onto hot griddle/skillet.

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Cook until edges are dry and center is set, then turn.

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Cook until done. Enjoy with any/all of your favorite toppings!

** Recipe doubles nicely!**

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