blueberry buttermilk drop biscuits

Yes yes yes we will talk about these magical biscuits, but first things first: The eCookbook! It’s coming along just dandy, thanks for asking, and I’m thisclose to getting it done and out to all of you. So if you want to be the first to know about it (a.k.a. the first to get your mitts on some serious quick bread/muffin/biscuit carb love), or if you want to learn more about the eBook affiliate program I’ll be setting up, too, do me a favor and click on the button in the bar at the way top of the page, or in the sidebar.

blueberry buttermilk drop biscuits


blueberry buttermilk drop biscuits


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And now, about these blueberry buttermilk biscuits. Let’s just put it this way: I’m up to my eyeballs in quick breads and muffins and biscuits and scones and coffee cakes from this eBook (and my freezer is so full, I have to sloooowwllly open the door to avoid rock-hard frozen loaves catapulting at my face) and I STILL wanted to make these. I do not regret this decision, as the day I baked them I also baked two other types of biscuits and I ate no less than one of each of them and was in full-on biscuit bliss all day long. Also my house smelled like one giant, buttery biscuit. It was glorious.

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morning glory scones

Well, you guys, not going to lie — it has been a WEEK.

It started with a gigantimous to-do list on Monday after a few rough nights of sleep, followed by server issues on my blog (yay for tech problems I don’t understand! and for sarcasm!) and a few other hiccups in my days. But then it ended with these Morning Glory scones, so I’d say all is well and forgiven, Horrible Week. Now let’s eat scones and forget about each other.

In case you don’t know what “Morning Glory” implies, it usually has to do with the magical medley of the following ingredients: carrots, apples, raisins, shredded coconut, chopped nuts and spices. Sometimes I see pineapple thrown in there, too, and I’m totally down with that.

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gluten free buttermilk spoonbread

I’m just going to come right out and say it:


So there you go. Now you know. Informercial over.

OK but have you ever tried, or even heard of, spoonbread before? I’ve made it a couple of times for the blog, but I have to say this recipe? It’s my fravrit. As evidenced by my declaration above.

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jam-filled toasted hazelnut bran muffins

Oh, these muffins. These jammy, crunchy, bran-y muffins.

The end.

Just kidding. But basically, all you need to know is that these muffins? The ones I just mentioned that are filled with jam and toasted hazelnuts and wheat bran? They’re tasty and you should put them on your personal carb menu soonest (that’s totally a thing, by the way).

Oh, and they’re also filled with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Deliciously Simple™ spread. And that, my friends, is why in addition to the jammy, crunchy and bran-y nature of these muffins, they’re also the softest and melt-in-your-mouthiest muffins I’ve ever made. No lie.

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orange pecan cream cheese coffee cake

First of all, thank you all so much for sharing the joy in our news. We are so excited to welcome a baby girl into our lives. I’m already so anxious to meet her! And I’m pretty sure she’s anxious to get out, too, because it’s like a dang karate school in my belly right now with all her (adorable) kicking.

Second of all, this coffee cake. You have to make it. The end.

OK but seriously, let’s think about all the things that are probably on your mind right now (as they are mine) — Christmas shopping, preparing the Christmas dinner menu, Christmas shopping, shoveling/snowblowing the snow off the driveway, decorating for Christmas, making sure you don’t slip and break a hip on your way from the house to the car, Christmas shopping, making sure the cat doesn’t destroy all the ornaments at the bottom of the tree, Christmas shopping (in case you can’t tell, I am WAY behind on my Christmas shopping). The last thing you’re thinking about is getting a legit meal on the table (unless Christmas cookies count, which in my house they totally have/do).

While you might not be so keen to have coffee cake for dinner (in which case, this soup should do the trick), you can definitely cross off your weekend breakfast/brunch with this one. And you get to sleep in, too. Huzzah!

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slow cooker turtle upside-down cake

Happy Thursday, ladies and gentlefolk! I hope your weeks have been treating you well and that you’re looking ahead to fun-filled weekends. As for me, I’m heading to Iowa City this weekend to catch up with old friends, so this week has been pretty hectic in getting everything prepped for some time away.

BUT because I like you guys and I just can’t leave you hanging without something yummy to share, I’ve wrastled up a roundup of some tasty fall sweets and breakfast treats I’ve been creating for some neat sites I write for, like Tablespoon, Betty Crocker, Bisquick and KitchenAid. Get ready for some serious yums in your face.

First up! Slow Cooker Turtle Upside-Down Cake (pictured above). Um, to say that I ate approximately half of this cake with my by myself in two days is an understatement. It’s rich and it’s delicious and it’s easy and you gots to make it.

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