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Nana’s Best-Loved Recipes

FAMILY FAVORITE RECIPES

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Nana’s Best-Loved Recipes will get you inspired! Home cooking is always the best! Discover easy, delicious, and timeless dishes that will have everyone asking for seconds.

From childhood favorites to family traditions, Nana’s Best Loved Recipes has stood the test of time. With easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of home cooking tips, you can cook up a storm with timeless dishes that the whole family will enjoy!


1. Country-Style Macaroni and Cheese.

Country-Style Macaroni and Cheese One of Nana's Best Loved Recipes

This creamy, comforting classic is always a hit. Nana’s country-style macaroni and cheese is sure to win over even the pickiest eater.

Cook up a big batch of elbow macaroni in boiling water with a teaspoon of salt and vegetable oil until al dente. Combine the cooked noodles with shredded cheddar cheese and butter, then pour into a baking dish.

Sprinkle a topping of Parmesan cheese and crunchy panko breadcrumbs before baking until golden brown. Serve this delicious cheesy treat warm for maximum pleasure!


2. Homemade Chicken Pot Pie.

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie another of Nana's Best Loved Recipes

This hearty and delicious dish is a family favorite of Nana’s. What you will need: 2 cups of shredded chicken, 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables, 1 can (22.6 oz) Cream of chicken soup, 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 1 stick of butter melted butter.

Start by seasoning your chicken breast with your favorite seasonings. Put the chicken in a cooking dish and place in a 350-degree oven for 40 minutes, let cool. Shred the cooked chicken, I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer to do this for me. It is so much easier and faster.

Meanwhile, cook your frozen veggies on the stove as directed on package and drain. Next, heat the oven to 425°F. Stir together soup, vegetables, flour, melted butter and shredded cooked chicken.

Spoon into crust-lined pan. Top with second crust; seal edges and flute. Cut slits in several places in top crust.

Bake 30 to 35 min or until the crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with Wilton Pie Crust Shield
to prevent excessive browning. For best results cook on a Pizza Stone. The pizza stone prevents soggy crust.

Enjoy the comforting goodness of this nourishing homemade dish!


3. Nana’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Nana's CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES a Favorite one of Nana's Recipes

Who can resist the timeless sweet goodness of chocolate chip cookies? Nana’s chocolate chip cookie recipe is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. What you will need: 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, softened, 1/2 cup canola oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 egg, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips.

Start by heating the oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, beat sugars, butter, oil, vanilla, and egg with electric mixer on low speed until blended.

Next, beat in the flour, baking soda and salt until well blended. Finally, add semi-sweet chocolate chips and voilà! On ungreased cookie sheet, (or parchment paper) drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.

Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown (centers will be soft). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Makes 42 cookies.


4. Nana’s Famous Simple Chili Recipe.

Nana's Famous Simple Chili another of Nana's Best-Loved, Family Recipes

Looking for an easy and hearty chili recipe? Try Nana’s famous simple chili. What you will need: 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean), 1 cup chopped onions, 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce, 1 can (14.5 oz) organic diced tomatoes, undrained, 1 can (19 oz) red kidney beans, undrained or pinto beans.

FYI: I prefer to cook my own dried pinto beans. This way I can use my own seasonings that I love.

Next, in 3-quart saucepan, cook beef, onions and garlic over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Now, Stir in chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper sauce and tomatoes.

Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat just enough so mixture bubbles gently. Cover; cook 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Lastly, stir in kidney beans. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat just enough so mixture bubbles gently. Cook covered about 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired thickness. For a variety of tastes, try sprinkling sharp cheddar cheese on top, sour cream, and Fritos instead of crackers. Enjoy!


5. Classic Sunday Roasted Chicken with Herb Gravy.

Classic Sunday Roasted Chicken with Herb Gravy another beloved of Nana's Best-Loved, Family Favorite Recipes

One of Nana’s beloved recipes is her classic Sunday roasted chicken with Herb Gravy. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and then season a 5-pound chicken liberally with salt, pepper, and herbs.

Place the chicken in a greased roasting pan and add cut potatoes, carrots, and onions around the chicken for added flavor. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until cooked through then prepare the gravy.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat before adding flour to create a roux. Slowly whisk in low-sodium chicken broth and bring to a boil while stirring constantly before reducing heat and simmering until thickened.

Finally, add fresh chopped herbs such as rosemary, thyme, and oregano for flavor to the gravy before pouring over the roast chicken. Enjoy!


6. Nana’s Homemade Pound Cake

Nana's Old Fashion Pound Cake

Another one of Nana’s timeless recipes. Who can resist the buttery crunchy taste of a plain vanilla pound cake? Nana’s Pound Cake is sure to have your guest coming back for more.

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Then grease your cake pan by using Pam Spray with Flour. Next, start by creaming the butter flavored Crisco with the real butter. Then add the eggs one at a time, beating after each.

Now, sift cake flour, salt, and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour your batter into your greased and floured 10″ tube pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool on cake rack for 10 minutes and turn out of pan onto cake rack. Serve with cool whip and strawberries, delicious. Enjoy with a cup of coffee.


Conclusion of Nana’s Best-Loved Recipes

COFFEE AND CAKE

I can’t wait for you to try Nana’s Best-Loved, Recipes. You and your family are going to love these timeless classic foods.

These recipes will have your family and friends coming back for seconds and more. Enjoy!

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Nana’s Fabulous Biscuits -A Delicious Recipe!


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Nana’s Fabulous Biscuits -A Delicious Recipe!

Nana's Fabulous Biscuits - A Delicious Recipe to Try!

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Learn how to make Nana’s Fabulous Biscuits – A Delicious Recipe to Try! With this simple, easy-to-follow recipe! Deliciously golden brown and extra flaky, these will be your new favorite treats!

From the moment you take your first bite of Nana’s biscuits, you’ll be in love! This easy-to-follow recipe will make sure your treats turn out golden brown and extra flaky – perfect for any occasion. Follow this guide and make a delicious batch of Nana’s amazing biscuits today!


1. Pre-heat the oven

Pre-Heat the Oven for Nana's Fabulous Biscuits

The first step in making Nana’s biscuits is to preheat your oven to 450°F-500 F. This will give your biscuits a golden-brown finish and the perfect amount of flakiness. Set the oven to the right temperature before you begin and make sure that it has reached the desired temperature before you start baking. This will help ensure your biscuits turn out perfectly every time!


2. Gather the Ingredients

Gather The Ingredients for Nana's Fabulous Biscuits

Before you can begin making your biscuits, you’ll need to gather a few ingredients. You will need 3 cups White-Lily Self-Rising Flour, 6 tablespoons butter-flavored Crisco stick, 1 1/2 cups thick whole buttermilk.


3. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

Mixing the Dough for Nana's Fabulous Biscuits

Begin by mixing the dry ingredients into a bowl – pour your measured out flour into your mixing bowl of your stand mixer and work in the shortening with a pastry blender. Add the buttermilk all at once and stir quickly with a dough hook until flour is all dampened and combined. At this point your biscuit dough is ready!


4. Roll Dough Out and Cut

Roll Out the Dough Nana's Fabulous Biscuits

Turn out onto a floured surface and pat out or use a rolling pin (floured) to 1” thickness (the less you handle the dough, the lighter the biscuits). Cut with floured biscuit cutter and place on a greased baking sheet. I prefer an Iron Skillet because it cooks the biscuits to a golden brown.

5. Bake Biscuits for 15-20 minutes

Bake Nana's Fabulous Biscuits

Every batch of biscuits is different, so use your best judgement to determine the right baking time. You want the biscuits to be lightly golden brown and nice and crispy on the outside, but still soft and flaky inside. Keep an eye on them as they bake and when they’re done, set them aside to cool while you get ready to serve. Enjoy with your favorite topping!

Tips from Nanas’ Kitchen

Tip 1. Pastry blenders are great for getting the shortening mixed in good

Tip 2. Using a hook dough makes it easier on you, plus it mixes the ingredients up much better

Tip 3. If you don’t have a pastry blender, no worries you can use the open end of a glass to cut out your biscuits. I just break off some dough and roll it up and then pat it out into the pan. (You will need some extra flour to dust onto your hands, so the dough won’t stick to you)

Tip 4. Melt some real butter and brush over the biscuits when you take them out of the oven, then butter the insides too. So dang delicious!!

REMEMBER: The less you handle the dough, the lighter the biscuits! Happy Baking and Enjoy!


    Conclusion of Nana’s Fabulous Biscuits – A Delicious Recipe to Try!

    Coffee with Nana's Fabulous Biscuits

    I can’t wait for you to try these delicious soft and flakey biscuits. You and your family are going to love them! Make a batch of these at your next party and watch your guest gobble them up!

    These tasty biscuits make a wonderful side dish for any meal. Enjoy!


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    How to Make a Homemade Meatloaf


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    How to Make a Homemade Meatloaf is simple if you follow my 10 steps below.

    Meatloaf is such a comfort food for everyone! Many consider it to be a wonderful family meal. And you don’t need to wait for your family to come over to make it. You can make it just for yourself and your hubby. I am here to help you do that.

    Besides, I love making meatloaf because it is versatile, adaptable, and good. You can change the meat, and the veggies, and add different herbs or spices for assorted flavors. It is easy to make a one-dish meal. Additionally, you can stir in some potatoes or other veggies when making the batter.

    Homemade Meatloaf is wonderful when sliced and placed into a sandwich, like a Reuben. You can even slice it very thin and serve it like bologna. Add chips or fries and wallah, you have a delicious meal.

    Learn how to make meatloaf and you will be the star of dinners, lunches, and parties every time! Meatloaf can be such a versatile meal, which can be prepared to suit any palette. Try my recipe for meatloaf and then take it in whatever direction you’d like. If you are looking for a hearty main dish that the entire family will love. This is a recipe to have handy!


    Choose the Right Ingredients for homemade meatloaf

    Ground Chuck To Make Homemade Meatloaf

    You need to choose the right ingredients when making homemade meatloaf. Also, choosing the right type of meatloaf mix, as well as the right spices and seasonings.


    How to Make Homemade Meatloaf-10 Tips

    Milk For Homemade Meatloaf

    There are many ways to make meatloaf. Furthermore, there are some things you should keep in mind when making meatloaf. So, that you end up with a delicious loaf.

    First, you need to use lean ground beef instead of pre-ground beef.

    Second, you need to add enough liquid to moisten the mixture.

    Third, you need to cook the meatloaf at low heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Fourth, now you want to get your recipe (which I will give you at the end of this post), read over it, and gather your ingredients. Having your ingredients together will lessen your prep time when you start putting them together.

    Fifth, make sure that you follow the recipe to the letter. Do not skip any steps or you will wind up with a less than desirable dish!

    How to Make Homemade Meatloaf Part 2

    Sixth, Measure the ingredients for Meatloaf carefully! It is especially important that you measure your ingredients carefully. If you want your ingredients to be exact, especially if you are new to baking, use a kitchen scale to weigh out your meats, breadcrumbs, and other ingredients. The reason you should do this is that the weight of these ingredients can vary from brand to brand and type to type.

    Seventh, Mix all your ingredients together very well. You will need to do this before adding more of the ingredients. I will stress this here, follow your recipe to the letter for the best results!

    Eight, Next, you want to get your pan, a 9.25×5.25-inch loaf pan that is more than 2 inches deep. This will allow your meatloaf to rise higher and not end up being a fried “meatloaf patty.”

    Ninth, go ahead and pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F. while you are putting your meatloaf together. A hot oven is crucial to getting your best results.

    Tenth, Let the meatloaf rest for about 5 minutes before you serve it up.


    Bake it up!

    Meatloaf Pan For Making Homemade Meatloaf

    Now that you have gotten all your ingredients incorporated into the meat, it is time to put them in your prepared meatloaf pan. Bake at the temperature specified in the recipe following this post.


    Serve it up!

    Beef is a reliable source of protein. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this dish. We all need some type of meat. Eggs are an excellent source of protein, as well. They have vitamin A, and they contain phosphorus, Vitamin B12, biotin, choline, and folate. That is why you should add eggs to your meatloaf recipe.


    Now, Enjoy!

    PEOPLE AROUND THE TABLE

    Serve your meatloaf with green beans, mashed potatoes, cornbread, rolls, or biscuits. You can get much more southern than this! Enjoy!


    My Recipe for “Homemade Meatloaf

    RECIPE

    Ingredients:

    1 lb. lean ground beef

    2 eggs

    1 cup Progresso™ Italian Style Breadcrumbs

    1/2 cup milk

    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    1/4 cup finely chopped onion

    1/8 teaspoon pepper

    1(14-oz.) jar tomato pasta sauce


    Directions:

    1. Heat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except pasta sauce; mix well. Add 1 cup pasta sauce; mix well. Press mixture into an ungreased 9.25×5.25-inch loaf pan.

    2. Bake at 350°F. for 40 minutes. Pour the remaining pasta sauce over the meatloaf. Bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly cooked in the center and the meat thermometer registers 160°F. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


    Conclusion of How to Make a Homemade Meatloaf

    I hope you have enjoyed “How to Make a Homemade Meatloaf: 10 Tips for Perfect Results.” I would love to know what you think about this recipe. You can leave your comments at the end of the article.

    My family loves it and I know yours will too! Enjoy! 🤤

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    14 Things About Baking You Don’t Know

    Baking Supplies

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    14 Things About Baking You Don’t Know is a fascinating process that yields delicious results. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced baker, there’s always something new to learn. So here are 14 Things About Baking You Don’t Know Enjoy!


    1. Baking is a Science

    The Science of Baking Is Part Of 14 Things About Baking You Don't Know

    14 Things About Baking You Don’t Know is absolutely a science as well as an art. When you add flour, sugar, eggs, oil, etc., you must do this in a sequence of steps that bring you to the same ending, something edible every time.

    As a baker, we can think of ourselves as chemists and scientists. Why may you ask? We add different ingredients together in a sequence of steps to create delicious goodies. If done correctly, you can bake it repeatedly.

    So, to sum this up, “baking is simply a form of chemistry that results in edible results rather than other chemical solutions or creations.” This quote was brought to you by Delighted Cooking


    2. Baking is an Art

    Baking Is an Art Another One Part Of 14 Things About Baking You Don't Know

    Why is Baking considered an art? Think about this for a moment; if you are adding all these ingredients together and making, let’s say, a cake from scratch, then you are creating art! By the time you cook your cake frost it and decorate it, you have created a beautiful piece of edible art.🎂

    We, as bakers, can be compared to an artist who paints or artists that sculpt. A painter creates beautiful pictures for us to look at and enjoy using paintbrushes of assorted sizes and paints of assorted colors.

    Sculptors create beautiful pieces of statues, bowls, animals, etc., using molding clay and a variety of tools to shape and mold their sculptures. And they use a firing process for baking clay or sculpture. We bake our goodies just like they do, except we use an oven. 😉


    3. Baking is a Trade

    Baking is a Trade is another one of the  14 Things About Baking You Don't Know

    If you love to bake, why not make a career out of it, and do something you enjoy? Of course, this may require a certification that you can usually obtain by doing an apprenticeship. You can get these through bakeries that offer training such as Publix, Kroger, Ingles, and technical or community college programs to help you obtain an associate degree or certificate. Usually, a college degree is not needed. 👩

    Steps to becoming a baker:

    1. Obtain your apprenticeship- through bakeries such as Publix, Kroger, Ingels, and technical or community college programs.
    2. Obtain a business degree- do this only if you are interested in opening your own bakery. You can do this by taking courses in small business management through a continuing education program.
    3. Getting your Certification– certification is not usually a requirement by most employers, however, if you obtain your certification, it will put you ahead of the competition.
    4. Attain additional experience– if you want to advance your career, gain more experience. Learn different techniques and skills that will lead you to own your own business and create high-quality products that you can be proud of.

    4.  Baking is an Addiction

     14 Things About Baking You Don't Know is one of My Baking Addictions

    14 Things About Baking You Don’t Know is most definitely an addiction for me. I can honestly say without a doubt that “baking is my happy place.” I enjoy getting in my kitchen and baking cakes and goodies for my family for any occasion. It is a soothing therapy for me.

    One of my favorite things to do is take a recipe and make it my own because it is challenging and fun! I produced a recipe years ago that I call my “goulash.” My kids love it, and it’s always a family favorite at get-togethers. 😉


    5. Baking is Therapeutic

    Baking Is My Therapy being another of 14 Things About Baking You Don't Know

    Yes, Baking certainly is therapeutic. If you are having a stressful day or week, measuring out ingredients and mixing them all helps relieve stress and anxiety. It makes me happy knowing that I am creating something beautiful and tasty for my family.

    Creating things has been shown to make us happy if we feel out of sorts. Also, it gives us a feeling of accomplishment and triggers our senses of smell, touch, taste, and then, finally, seeing our result. So, the next time you feel anxious or stressed, try Baking. Baking will help you feel more relaxed, happier, and enthusiastic about life. Not to mention it can give you a sense of personal growth. 😁


    6. Baking is Precise

     14 Things About Baking You Don't Know- Why Precision Baking Is Important

    14 Things About Baking You Don’t Know may have you wondering why Baking is so precise? Because when you measure all your ingredients out and have your oven set to the correct baking temperature and time set, your Baking becomes like a science. If you follow your recipe step by step, you will produce the same results every time.

    The correct amount of flour, eggs, oil, sugar, etc., is critical to the product’s taste and the proper consistency and density. When we are baking, we wear different hats. That must be why a chef’s hat is so tall because we are scientists, biologists, artists, painters, and sculptors. Dang, we are so talented! 😊


    7. Baking is Forgiving

    Another of my 14 Things About Baking You Don't Know is Baking is Forgiving

    No, Baking is not very forgiving! Instead, you ask for a disaster if you don’t measure the ingredients and take shortcuts. Baking is a science because you are mixing exact amounts of flour, sugar, eggs, oil, etc., together, guesstimating is a big No-No. So, if you are baking cookies and trying to take shortcuts, you may wind up with cookies hard as rocks.

    On the other hand, cooking is more forgiving. You can usually get away with adding whatever ingredients that you want to a recipe and make it your own. Baking, not so much. With Baking, the slightest miscalculation could mean a flat, dense cake should you forget the eggs. And the taste would be awful! 😝


    8. Baking is Challenging

     14 Things About Baking You Don't Know is Baking is Challenging

    Yes, Baking can be incredibly challenging. But, not to worry, practice makes perfect (well, almost perfect). We are human, and I can guarantee you that you will still make some mistakes along the way. I have been baking and cooking for 46+ years, and I still make mistakes at times. So, it doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned pro or just starting; you will make mistakes. When that happens, chalk it up to experience and a lesson well learned.

    Because Baking requires exact measurements and the correct baking times make it more difficult. At the same time, whatever you are cooking can usually be saved if you make a mistake by modifying your recipe. Flour is one of the ingredients that can make them dry and challenging if you add too much to your cookies. Add too much flour to your biscuits, and they will be dry and crumbly. 🤦


    9.  Baking is Rewarding

    Baking is Rewarding with the  14 Things About Baking You Don't Know

    Oh gosh, yes! Baking can be extremely rewarding because you can create all kinds of delicious treats for your family and friends. It helps relieve stress and anxiety and gives me a sense of well-being and accomplishment. And it also lifts my mood.

    Lord only knows after the pandemic we have had in the last two years; I can honestly tell you that Baking, and cooking have helped me a lot! Another wonderful thing about Baking is you can spend quality time with your kids and teach them a great lesson. Who knows, they may grow up to be famous chefs. 👩‍🍳


    10. Baking is Delicious

     14 Things About Baking You Don't Know is Baking is Delicious

    Baking cakes, cookies, pies, etc., is so delicious. Nobody can deny that! There is nothing better than a piece of cake and a good old cup of coffee, except enjoying it with family and friends. You can bake up some deliciousness that no one can resist when you have suitable recipes. ☕


    11. Baking is Beautiful

    Baking is Beautiful

    This beautiful cake says it all! Yes, Baking is gorgeous. Even if your cake does not look like the above picture, it is still a beautiful form of art that you created. To me, Baking is not about how beautiful the goodies turn out to be, but how much fun and thought I put into it.

    Watching my family eating and enjoying what I bake is beautiful to me! 😊


    12. Overmixing is Bad

    Cake Sunk In The Middle

    The number one mistake people make when mixing up their cake batter. Overmixing results in a dense cake. That is weak and will fall in the middle, as in the picture above. The taste of an overmixed cake is disgusting. Once you overmix, there is nothing you can do to fix it. So, guess what? That means you will have to toss the cake and start all over. Bummer!

    I will use flour as an example; if you mix the flour into the butter, mix it until no more white flour is showing. Then you will know the flour is incorporated with the butter. Always follow your recipe step by step. Never skip over the numbers because you will be asking for a disaster. 😣


    13. Baking is Versatile

    Muffins

    When I think of versatility with Baking, I think of muffins. Muffins are a popular breakfast item for many people, including me. You can get them in sweet form or spicy. People can find something in a muffin to satisfy most fussy eaters.

    With muffins, you can add almost any flavor you can imagine. I love maple muffins with bacon on top. When my son-in-law first introduced me to them, I thought he had lost his mind! But once I tasted that sweet and salty taste of the bacon, OMG, it was awesome! So, don’t be afraid to try assorted flavors of muffins. You may be deliciously surprised. 🤤


    14. Baking is Fun

    Baking is most definitely fun. I enjoy baking cookies for Thanksgiving and decorating them with my grandkids. It is so much fun to see the colors they produce and their designs on the cookies. They enjoy it too.

    The holidays are my favorite time to get in the kitchen and bake cakes, cookies, pies, etc., for gift giving and for all the family get-togethers. 🤗


    Conclusion of “14 Things About Baking You Don’t Know

    CAKE AND COFFEE

    I hope you have enjoyed “14 Things About Baking You May Not Have Known,” learned something you didn’t know and walked away feeling better about baking those goodies.

    Remember, always follow your recipe step by step, and you should be fine. So, get out there and get your Baking on and enjoy it. I know you can do this!

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    9 Steps to Delicious Homemade Biscuits

    Delicious Homemade Biscuits

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    9 Steps to Delicious Homemade Biscuits is a great start for you to learn how. Read on to find out how to achieve this goal! You can do this!

    Making homemade biscuits takes me back to my childhood days. I remember my mom fixing homemade biscuits on the weekends when I was a little girl. We couldn’t wait for her to get the dough mixed up and the biscuits cut out and put in the pan and into the oven. I swear I can smell them cooking now!

    She would put real butter inside those delicious biscuits. After the butter was all melted, then she would call us to eat breakfast and we would put grape jelly, apple butter, or apple jelly inside those b-i-s-c-u-i-t-s and honey we would eat like we had right mind!! Of course, we had to have bacon or sausage to go with the biscuits as well. 🤤 Ok, back to reality!


    Now that I have you nice and hungry

    I am going to share with you “9 Steps to Delicious Homemade Biscuits.”

    Baking biscuits is quite easy and doesn’t take much time. As a Southern girl, I love my bread and sweets! You know, it’s a Southern Thang, Ya’ll.

    To make all the sweet and savory goodness possible, we need some tools that are excellent quality and that will last a long time. A heavy-duty stand mixer makes all the difference when baking delicious homemade biscuits. I know they can be expensive, but they are worth their weight in gold.

    Of course, if you prefer you can do like I used to do and mix everything up with your hands. That’s what my oldest granddaughter loves to do (she just turned 11). She says she likes to get her hands in there and mix it up good. I used to, but my hands won’t let me do that anymore. ☹️


    NOTE: Download and enjoy my Southern Buttermilk Biscuits at the end of this post!

    1. Tools for Baking Biscuits

    KitchenAid Stand Mixer for Mixing My 9 Steps to Delicious Homemade Biscuits

    As I have said before I love my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. For me it is a life saver and time saver. When I make my biscuits, I also use a “dough blender” before I use my dough hook on my KitchenAid. This helps to get the butter flavored Crisco mixed into the flour before I add the other ingredients.


    2. The Dough Blender

    Spring Chef Dough Blender Helps in Mixing My 9 Steps to Delicious Homemade Biscuits

    The Dough Blender is excellent for blending Crisco sticks or butter into your dough before using your dough hook on your stand mixer. I have a dough blender that I really love. It is old and I bought it at an antique store close to me for about $1.50 a couple of years ago. You can use a fork to do this, but personally, I like the dough blender better. You won’t have to work as hard to get the job done.


    3. Get Yo Self a Good Biscuit Recipe

    A Good Biscuit Recipe For 9 Steps to Delicious Homemade Biscuits

    Get yourself a good recipe for biscuits. This is an especially crucial step to baking delicious soft and flakey biscuits. I have your back on this one as well. I have a recipe that is soooo good for my delicious biscuit recipe that you can download for free at the end of this post. This is the only recipe you will ever need! 🤤


    4. Follow the Recipe

    Follow The Recipe

    I know I have said this before and I am saying it again, follow the recipe! It is the most major step of all. If you take this one simple step, it will save you a lot of time and money and you will go on to be a wonderful baker with any dish you want to create.


    5. Gather the Ingredients

    White Lily Flour, and Crisco

    Get your White Lily Self-Rising Unbleached Flour, (or whatever flour you use), Butter Flavored Crisco Stick(s), Whole Buttermilk, and real butter to melt and put on top of biscuits and inside of them.


    6. Measure the Ingredients

    Measure Out Your Ingredients

    It’s better to go ahead and measure out everything before you start the mixing process. This helps to save you time and ensures that you are following the recipe correctly and make mistakes less likely to happen. Trust me, once you start doing this process, it will become second nature to you, and you will be glad that you did.


    7. Mixing Everything Together

    KitchenAid Stand Mixer With Dough Hook

    Now comes the best part, mixing it all together one ingredient at a time. First, you want to pour the measured out White Lily Self-Rising Unbleached flour into your mixing bowl, Second, add the butter flavored Crisco, now take a dough blender, and mix it into the flour until it’s crumbly. Doing this before using a mixer will help it to mix up better. Third, add the whole buttermilk and mix until well incorporated. This is where I like to use my KitchenAid mixer with dough hook attachment, especially if I am fixing a lot of biscuits.


    8. Roll the Dough and Cut it Out

    Roll Out The Dough

    Now that you have everything all mixed up it’s time to roll out the dough and cut it with a biscuit cutter. Once you get the dough all rolled out and the biscuits cut out, it’s time to spray Pam cooking spray or Baker’s Joy cooking spray on the iron skillet. Pre-heat your oven from 450 degrees F. to 500 degrees F. Now place the biscuits in the iron skillet of your choice and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Once they are done butter the biscuits and add jelly, apple butter or whatever you like. Enjoy!


    9. Get an Iron Skillet

    Cast Iron Skillets With Lids

    You must have an iron skillet if you want your biscuits to be soft and fluffy. I have several iron skillets of assorted sizes and I have a couple of Dutch ovens too. If you like, you can purchase these at an antique store. In fact, some of the iron skillets I have purchased at my local antique store. You can buy a set as well.


    Conclusion to my “9 Steps to Delicious Homemade Biscuits

    COFFEE

    It has been my pleasure to draft this article for you and I hope you enjoyed it. If you follow these five simple steps, you will be on your way to knowing “9 Steps to Delicious Homemade Biscuits.”

    I will be honest with you, it may take you a few times to make these, but PLEASE don’t be discouraged and give up! You know the old saying “Practice makes perfect” and there is a lot of truth to this statement.


    Tips from Nana’s Kitchen

    Tip #1 If your dough is a little sticky, (and it will be) put a little flour on your hands and that will keep it from sticking to you. Also, if you opt to roll them out, you will need to dust your surface with a little flour as well and put some on your rolling pin.

    Tip #2 The less you handle your biscuit dough the lighter and flakier your biscuits will be.

    FYI: The most expensive thing you will buy is going to be the stand mixer, but if you are just starting out, get one that will fit your budget and your needs. I started out with a Black and Decker handheld mixer. It was good for me at the time and then I decided I wanted a KitchenAid, so I got it.

    Always do what is best for you and suits your needs! If you don’t want a complete set of Iron skillets, go to an Antique store, and get the size that best suits you. Most of all enjoy baking. You are going to make mistakes, so what? I’ve been baking for 47 years and still mess up. Use the mistakes as learning tools and keep on baking! 😉


    Download your FREE Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe Below and Enjoy!


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