Easy homemade southern biscuits recipe (without buttermilk)

Growing up in the South, I was surrounded by people who could make great homemade biscuits. My Mom and my Grandmother could make great biscuits. But the best buttermilk biscuits were made by my Greatgrandmother in an old wood-fired oven. She would be working in the kitchen and talking to everyone, and at the right time, she would open her oven, give the biscuits a turn, close the oven and go back to talking. Her biscuits always turned out fluffy and golden brown, exactly what I look for in perfect biscuits. Until recently, I have always struggled to make good biscuits and had to make do with canned biscuits. You do not have to use canned biscuits today; I will share my easy homemade biscuit recipe; these are fluffy biscuits with a golden brown top. In the future, I will share my flaky biscuits recipe.

The write-up will include many tips that I have learned in developing this recipe, including substations, etc., to allow you to make the best biscuits for your taste. But if you want the recipe click the jump to recipe button.

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Crispy air fryer Totino’s pizza rolls no blowouts

Air fried pizza rolls on a plate with a bowl of sauce.

Most people that I know love crispy Totino’s pizza rolls that have been cooked in the oven. But you have to preheat the oven and then cook for 10 to 15 minutes. We all know the best way to cook them is by deep-frying them. But that also takes time to heat the oil, fry then clean up the mess.

Normally when I want frozen pizza rolls, it’s for a quick snack and I wind up microwaving them. They turn out ok but definitely on the soggy side.

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Easy bread machine pizza dough recipe 🍕

A hand lifting a slice of pizza showing the air pockets in the regular crust.

If you’re looking to impress your friends and family with a pizza that’s both cheesy and crusty, you should try out bread machine pizza dough. This dough is super easy to make, and it results in a pizza that’s both delicious and crispy.

I will also include some tips for people without a bread machine.

I must admit that pizza is my favorite food group. After all, you can top it however you like to load it up with meat; no problem if you want a vegan pizza, no problem.

Today we will make tomato and mushroom pizzas—one with cheese and one vegan version. By removing the cheese, the vegan version has 400 fewer calories but is still delicious.

But to be clear to my Italian friends in no way am I claiming that this is authentic Italian pizza dough. However, after all of this craziness has calmed down and international travel is an option a cooking class in Naples is on my list.

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No-Knead sourdough bread recipe 🍞

A loaf of sourdough bread fresh out of the oven

As a gout sufferer, I limit my simple or “bad” carbs, but sometimes I get serious cravings for delicious bread. So when I do give in to my desires, sourdough bread is what I want. But I am not going to spend all day kneading and doing unique folds etc. Props to the folks who put that much love and care into bread; it’s just not for me.

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Simple sugar-free poppyseed salad dressing

Salad on a plate with a fork holding some of the salad.

I have slowly started to eat more and more salads. But eating the same old salad all of the time can get very boring. To keep it from getting boring, we need to change things up. Adding different ingredients can definitely help. Changing the dressing to this sugar-free poppyseed dressing is game-changing.

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Your Guide to Purine-Rich Foods

Steak and Asparagus on a plate. This is a pin for Pinterest

Are you one of the millions of people who, like me, suffer from gout? If yes, you certainly know the pain caused by consuming purine-rich foods. Did you know that gout is a form of arthritis and is characterized by sudden and sharp bouts of pain, redness, swelling, and tenderness in your joints? We can define gout as a medical condition in which were not able to filter excess uric acid. This causes a buildup of uric acid in our bodies. It is worth noting that this can result in extreme and sudden pain in your joints due to uric acid, crystal deposits.

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Ten Foods to avoid with gout

Pork poutine in a to go container
A gout attack in a To Go container

In the last three years, I have managed only to have one bad gout attack. Along with a few small ones thrown in for good measure. This was mostly the result of maintaining a proper diet. This year I did start seeing a Rheumatologist for help with Gout and Rheumatoid arthritis. If you’re on the fence about seeing a Rheumatologist, I highly recommend doing so.

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Easy kong-guksu recipe🍜

Small thin noodles in soy milk soup in a bowl.

Kong-guksu or Korean thin noodles in soy milk soup is a delicious and refreshing way to cool off in the hot summertime. But making soy milk takes a long time and lots of work to make. So the dish is usually consumed outside of the home. This recipe is a hack to quickly and easily make a dish almost as good as what you would buy in the markets. This recipe can be made in about thirty minutes.

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