Tasty Tuesday: My First Food Compliment

I'm always telling stories related to my recipes before I post them, but food and memories are tied together quite a bit for me. It must be my Southern heritage. You can't be around Southerners for long before we want to feed you! And then the memories begin.

One of the first compliments I ever received as a cook was from my roommate after I'd graduated college. She told me that I made biscuits just like Cracker Barrel's. High praise indeed if you've ever had their biscuits! Every time I make biscuits now I think of her because biscuits and Runner Girl (her code on my blog!) will forever be tied together in my memory.

Here is what you need to make biscuits like Cracker Barrel (it's not actually their recipe) or to be honest, just like Paula Deen (it is her recipe minus the sugar).

2 cups self-rising flour (plus more for cutting the biscuits)
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 Tbsp sugar (optional)

That's right, only two (or three if you want the sugar) ingredients for the best biscuits ever!

First, mix the flour and the whipping cream in a medium sized bowl.

Place dough on a surface sprinkled with some self-rising flour.

Pat out the dough until about 1/2 inch thick after sprinkling a little flour on your hands so the dough doesn't stick.

Cut out the biscuits and place in a baking dish or pan. It makes about 10 biscuits depending on how thick they are. My man likes thick, fluffy biscuits!

Bake 10 minutes in a 500 degree oven. Or until they are as brown as you want them. I like really brown biscuits, so I bake mine closer to 15 minutes.

The finished product is something Runner Girl would be proud of!

Always remembering good friends and enjoying good food in the treehouse,



  1. Oh yum. I love biscuits. Another one I have to try.
    Thanks again,

  2. Every woman needs a no-fail, go to biscuit recipe. This is the best one I've ever tasted!