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Rainy Day Baking – Cheese Biscuits

It is raining sideways! It has been raining for over a week straight!!!! I’m so over it! I woke up this morning and decided to make a country breakfast! I whipped up a batch of cheesy biscuits to make egg and bacon breakfast muffins with organic fingerling home fries!


These biscuits can be made with or without the cheese and cut to any size you desire. They are wonderful fresh out of the oven still warm with a pat of butter, jam, or whatever you love… Lemon curd! They are super easy to make and beat the pants off those can biscuits! Give them a try!

3 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
Pinch of salt
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in your cup of milk and let stand five minutes)
1 cup grated cheese (optional)
I’ve added herbs, garlic, bacon bits, chives, etc in the past with great results. These biscuits are very versatile.


Mix together dry ingredients and cut in butter and shortening. Mix with hands until mixture forms crumb texture. Pour in buttermilk and work together with hands. Once dough begins to form add in cheese or other yummy bits of your choosing!

Turn mixture out onto floured counter and roll out to about 3/4 to 1 inch thickness.


Use a drinking glass or biscuit cutter to cut dough into rounds. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake in preheated oven (425 degrees) for 13 – 15 minutes…less time if you make smaller sized biscuits.


Place biscuits on cooling rack as soon as they come out of the oven!


Serve warm with butter, jam, etc. or top them with an egg and bacon for a delicious breakfast muffin!

This morning I only made a half a batch and they still turn out perfect!

Let me know if you try them and what you think!

Feels More Like October

Good morning blog friends, real life friends….and yes you too!

So it’s my first day off and I let myself sleep in until I woke up naturally! Woot 9:15 am….I really thought I would have slept longer! Oh well, I was up and decided to make myself breakfast. I remembered I had a box of Trader Joes pumpkin pancake/waffle mix in the pantry and figured why not. It feels enough like mid fall around these parts may as well enjoy the flavours.




I sprinkled a little coconut on top and a touch of maple syrup. They were wonderful! I really wish Trader Joes stocked their pumpkin line all year because I have a serious craving for their pumpkin Greek yogurt.

Well I don’t have much else to post about as honestly I haven’t hot that far into my day. However the birds outside my window are doing a fine job informing me that it is time to fill the feeders!

Hope everyone enjoys their Thursday!


Lunch And Puppy Cuddles

So I’m halfway through my three day work week. Muffin is cuddled up under a blanket with me, I think she is having a sympathy headache! Or she’s just a fluffy little lazy beast! Either way I love the cuddles!


Kisses anyone?!?!?

So my goal for the week is simple in theory, get my portions back on track. For the most part I eat very healthy with a treat in moderation. I don’t deny myself the things I want or live but I do try to stick to the 80/20 rule. The last few months have been tough though. I find when I’m not feeling well my portion control suffers and I’m much more likely to give into extra treats. When my body is in so much pain it is like my brain says forget this lets eat another cookie. The lupus stuff has been a lot to take and now I’m slowly coming to terms with everything it’s time to get life back on track a little.

Yesterday I started out my day with a bowl of ancient grains oatmeal with a tablespoon of peanut butter and a tablespoon of hemp hearts. It was delicious and kept me full right through my mid morning workout. At the gym I did 30 minutes if cardio, 20 minutes of legs and 10 of abs, plus some stretching! It was packed yesterday at the gym, which my work mom and I figured was because it was a stat holiday here in BC yesterday for family day!

After the gym I snacked on two hard boiled eggs mixed with some fresh full and a tablespoon of light olive oil mayo.


While it may not look all that appealing I can assure you it was yummy! In fact this is becoming one of my favorite snacks.

A while later I made myself some homemade bruschetta and served it on green olive bread. Very filling and tasty.
For dinner the boss and I each had the three bean veggie burgers I made on Sunday afternoon alone with a spring mix salad and some olive oil pan fried potatoes with homemade guacamole and tzatziki. It was an excellent meal. I really like the three bean burgers better then the ones I made last time with just black beans. Better texture and more flavour! I will take photos next time I make them.

Later in the evening I had a small serving of pistachios. I love nuts but pistachios might be my favourite!! My treat yesterday was a cookie Kevin brought me when he came to visit. All in all I was content with my food choices and workout for the day.

I started out today with the same breakfast as yesterday. I’m really finding the hemp hearts bulk up the oats and give the breakfast a little more staying power. For lunch I had spring mix toped with left over BBQ garlic chicken and fajita peppers and onions with trader joes cilantro dressing. I also toasted an English muffin and spread liver sausage on it… I know I know! Don’t judge me I have gross cravings šŸ˜‰ I only crave liver sausage when my iron is low so I always listen to that craving.


Kevin is on his way to visit Miss Muff and I here at work. We are going to take her for a nice long hilly walk! It won’t be nearly as nice as our sunny Sunday forest 4 km walk but it will have to do.





It was so beautiful on Sunday we couldn’t resist a trip to the park after Kevin made BBQ chicken fajitas for lunch and we walked to the local Sunday market for some fresh flowers and browsing!! It defiantly felt like spring on Sunday!! Today the drizzle is back! Welcome to BC folks!!

I hope everyone is having a good day!