Pic Dump and Cheddar Bay Recipe

Today I have some random pics to share from the last couple weeks plus a recipe from the weekend.  As always the recipe is at the end…so it doesn’t clutter up the post .  🙂

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Homemade Chili.  Long before my celiac diagnosis I was using masa instead of flour as the thickener in my chili.  Thank you best chili maker in the history of the world…meme.  🙂

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Frito pie and Mama Lupiac’s orange / lemon / strawberry punch.  One of my most favorite things.  🙂

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Refilled the spinach stash plus a spinach / pear juice.

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LOVE these fries.  They’re gluten free…have only a handful of ingredients and you bake them.  My version of Fuddruckers…hamburger patty plus fries and cheese ‘sauce’.

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I used the rest of this pie dough to test out a pot pie and a funny shaped fig ‘pop tart’.  It worked great for both but I think we all know my fav…the pop tart of course.  😉

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Urban Moonshine digestive bitters.  And my favorite birthday gift.  🙂

I’d been taking some digestive enzymes but I’ve had an ulcer in the past and the enzymes were too strong.  Someone on a message board suggested these bitters and so far so good.  🙂  They taste horrid x a million but I think they help.   🙂

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Friday I  had a massage and then ate at Red Lobster.  I had Mussels and a baked potato.  The mussels are supposed to come with crusty dipping bread.  They were still delicious without it.  Watching everyone else eating chowder and cheddar bay biscuits made me sad though.  😦

So…I came home and planned a Saturday meal of potato / corn chowder and cheddar biscuits.  🙂

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Two med – large potatoes covered with chicken broth.  You can’t really tell from the pic but the broth should be about two inches over the potatoes.

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Cooked down til potatoes absorbed a lot of the broth then stirred in cream and corn.

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Cooked back down til thick.  No roux.  No additional thickeners.  Just potatoes and cream.  🙂

Can’t wait to pick up some clams and make this again when / if we ever get a real cold spell.

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My version of Cheddar Bay Biscuits.  These plus another half pan were completely gone in about 15 minutes.  🙂

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As you can see I got out the good china again for the biscuits.  😉 

Cheddar Bay Biscuits  

I made a half batch and those amounts are in parenthesis. 

2 cups Flour        (1 cup…I used 125g since that’s the amount of one cup of my flour blend)

1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder   (3/4 tsp)

1/4 tsp Baking Soda    (big pinch)

1/2 tsp Salt     (1/4 tsp)

1 stick cold Butter    (1/2 stick)

1 cup grated Cheese  (1/2 cup)

1 cup Milk or Cream      (1/2 cup)

1/2 cup cold Water   (1/4 cup)

Plus for brushing on top…

1/2 cup melted Butter   (1/4 cup)

1/4 tsp Garlic Powder   (1/8 tsp) 

Parsley Flakes    I didn’t have any but will get some for next time.


Blend flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.   Here’s where you’d add some xanthan gum if needed.

Work in cold butter til the flour / butter mix looks like sand and pebbles.

Do it quickly so the butter doesn’t get soft.

Toss grated cheese in flour / butter mix.

Stir in cold milk (or cream) and water.   I used cream.

Drop on baking sheet.   I used a muffin pan and had some issues with sticking.

Bake up to 10 minutes at 375*.

Brush with melted butter / garlic /  parsley.


8 responses to “Pic Dump and Cheddar Bay Recipe

  1. Love your blog. Cannot wait to try some of your recipes. I was wondering if you would post Mama’s punch recipe? It looks sooo good. Thank you for being such an inspiration. Gf cooking can be such a challenge. I have struggled with finding a good bread recipe & cannot wait to try yours. Keep up the good work:)

    • Thanks so much for the sweet comments, Jeri. 🙂

      The punch is

      1 packet Strawberry Kool-Aid
      1 packet Cherry Kool-Aid
      1 can frozen Orange Juice (any type)
      1 can frozen Lemonade (any type)
      1 cup Sugar
      1 cup Water
      1 bottle cold Ginger ale

      Mix Kool-Aid, sugar and water.

      Add the orange juice / lemonade and dissolve completely.

      Add cold Ginger ale right before serving.

  2. Thank you so much! I’m making the punch tomorrow. I love reading your blog. You ought to think about doing a cookbook. I certainly would buy it and recommend it:)

    • Thanks again, Jeri for the kind words. 🙂

      Sometimes I think I would love to do a cookbook but then at the same time I think it might take some of the joy out of cooking…all of the testing and retesting. I like to just go in the kitchen, turn up the music and create. 🙂

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