I love to cook. I feel like I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to trying new recipes. But, I DO NOT bake....bread, cookies, muffins, cheesecakes, you name it, I just don't go there. I have tried, believe me, but every time I end up feeling defeated. For instance, the other day I was babysitting Milli and Liam, and we decided to make some chocolate chip cookies. I opened up what I thought to be a pretty safe cookbook, the good ole' Betty Crocker Cookbook. I found the basic chocolate chip recipe there and followed the instructions to a tee. Well, I ended up with thin, crispy cracker-like cookies with huge mounds of chocolate chips that even 2 and 3 year olds wouldn't eat! Milli told me I "made the wrong recipe"...apparently so! They were disgusting and ended up in the trash.
Then, I got my handy Kraft Food and Family Magazine in the mail the other day. I LOVE this FREE magazine. It has practical family recipes in it....nothing fancy that you have to run to the store to find. I was making one of my favorite Chicken with Wild Rice Soup recipes but needed some bread for dipping (because dipping is THE best!). Well, I found a recipe for "Easy Bake Cheddar Biscuits" in the magazine. Henry was taking a marathon nap, and I decided "What the heck! I'll give 'em a try", even though my horrible baking experiences kept creeping back into my mind, begging me not to do it. Guess what? It was a complete miracle, but they turned out, and they were GOOD! I made Preston take pictures of me with them because I was SO proud!
They were SO easy to make.....very few ingredients and NO letting dough raise! I stink at even making Rhodes rolls, but these were super, super easy and YUMMY! I would compare them to Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits without all of the grease! Try 'em! You won't be sorry!