Oh darling, let me tell you about biscuits.
I love biscuits, they are as part of my life as sweet tea and southern shade. Yes, I consider my biscuits to be as authentic as they come, coming from a Southern belle who has never lived above the Mason-Dixon line.
I’m going to teach you how to make tall and flaky biscuits even on days so hot it’d make the hogs smile.
And that’s hot.
I love this recipe, it’s one of my all time favorite pork recipes! In fact, it might be the all-time favorite. Especially with the sauce.
Y’all know how I get down with sauce.
I totally believe in brining pork. Pork is lean and it can dry easily, especially if you are eyeballing it or don’t know what you are doing. Brining will help bring in tons of moisture and flavor into the pork and it’s a well used technique in this house!
Patty melts are so good, y’all. I’ve always seen them on the menus of plenty of restaurants, Brian has gotten them plenty of times, but I never paid attention to them until I saw an episode of The Kitchen on Food Network.
This lady who guest-starred on an episode sold me on the patty melt as a comfort food: caramelized onions, thick slices of bread, many slices of gooey cheese, and a burger patty that is encased in it all.
Oh, and butter. Butter that’s spread from crust to crust on each slice of bread.
Crust to crust is, apparently, a must.
I have an honest question:
Who doesn’t love some muffins?!
Muffins are great, especially when you got kids and they woke you up at four in the morning and they want you to cook breakfast. Muffins to the rescue!
By that, I mean that I made the muffins already some day before and they’re in an air-tight container ready to be tossed at a grumpy, hungry toddler with his cup of milk.
Soft and chewy, sweet little golden cookies with chocolate bits in them! I can’t see why people wouldn’t love chocolate chip cookies! It’s as old-fashioned American as sports, hunting, apple pie and bake sales. Or after school specials and after school snacks.
Yes honey, nothing is better than grabbing some fresh cookies and some milk before watching Sister, Sister and starting on some homework.
What? I was a 90’s baby!
Anyway, back to cookies.
Yeah, an addictive recipe. I’m not even joking. I gained five pounds from a complete binge on Egg Bennies for a week straight, every morning. So good.
It’s poached eggs on english muffins and a slice of ham, coated in amazing, marvelous Hollandaise sauce.
And y’all know how I am about sauce!
This is the first recipe I ever really made. I’m so proud of it.
I was only allowed to cook chicken at my parents’ house (my mom didn’t want me wasting the good meats, haha) so I had to be pretty creative in making chicken interesting, especially since I was basically cooking chicken every night for my dad and I.
In comes this lemon chicken! It’s so good, and you know why? You flour the chicken, let it cook in butter, glaze it in the lemon-honey-butter mixture and it turns into this:
Sorry, I had a moment.