Wednesday, August 7, 2013


I miss warm buttery biscuits.  Especially with all of the tomatoes we have around here lately.  There's not much in this world better than a big slice of tomato on a homemade biscuit... Drooooollll...

This idea was put into my head a few weeks ago and I just got around to trying it.  After looking around on the internet I am no where near the first one to give this a try but this is what I did.

7-Up Biscuit
...right out of the gate I had to change this up.  We are not a 7-Up house so I used Sprite.

2 Cups gluten free Bisquick
1 Cup sour cream
1/2 Cup 7-Up (or sprite... and you know, I bet club soda would work just as well)
1/4 Cup Butter

Preheat oven to 450.  Put your butter in a glass baking dish and put it in the oven to melt.
Mix your other ingredients together and then pour out onto the counter - it will be crumbly.
Knead your dough until it comes together well and then roll out to about 3/4 inch thick.
Use a biscuit cutter or cookie cutter to cut out your biscuits and place in your baking dish.  Place in the oven for 15 minutes.

OK... so the pretty triangle biscuit is the one I rolled out and cut with a cookie cutter and the bottom on is the one I made free form with the left over little bit I didn't want to mess with cutting.  HELLO!  Free form it is from now on.  Look how pretty!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Cupcakes and Test Results

A few days ago I had the urge to make cupcakes.  Because... cupcakes.  All the reason I need.  Unfortunately I had exactly zero eggs in the house.  After doing some internet searching for egg replacement options I came across a few suggestions for using pumpkin.  I had a can of pumpkin.  Problem solved.

So what you want to do is use a 1/4 cup of pumpkin for every egg needed for the recipe.  I also read that you can replace the oil in the recipe with pumpkin by replacing equal parts for what the recipe calls for.

1 King Arthur's chocolate cake mix, a little vanilla, and a little water, and 1 can of pumpkin later and this is what I ended up with.
Sooo... they aren't pretty... but you throw some icing on those bad boys and no one ever has to know they look like meadow muffins.  They taste really good and the kids like them so over all I'm calling this a win.
Finally went in and had my follow up tests done to make sure I'm not anemic again - remember when I stopped making blood?  All of my tests came back great.  Even the extra thyroid test thrown in there because I've gotten a little pudgy (OK, that's not the ONLY reason why she ordered that test).  My next adventure will involve a Rheumatologist and hopefully will lead to finding some pain management options that work.