Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holiday Giveaway!

Today we are having our first snow! And seeing that we are also halfway through November I say it is time for Christmas!! :) If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen the Natural Ornaments I have been working on, and yes a tutorial is coming soon! But First, why not do a giveaway?!!

The winner of this giveaway will win a set of my natural ornaments--either chalkboard or Christmas silhouettes. Each set has 6 ornaments in it.
To enter:
  1. Follow me on Facebook
  2. Follow me on Instagram
  3. On my Holiday Giveaway Post on Instagram comment what set you would like to have--either the chalkboard version or the silhouettes!
  4. For extra entries, tag as many friends as you would like on my Holiday Giveaway post on Instagram--one friend per comment please! 
That's it! The giveaway is open until Midnight on Sunday (Nov 16th). Shipping in US only.
Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Our Favorite Homemade Biscuits

I finally made the perfect biscuits. Biscuits that are so good and easy that I made them twice this week already!

My hubby lived in the South for two years, after he came back you could say he was kind of a biscuit snob...which made it super intimidating for me! ;) After a few failed attempts I gave up and we have just been buying our biscuits. Until now.

This recipe really is super easy...I whipped up a batch for breakfast this morning in about 10 minutes.

Homemade Biscuits:

1.5 cups flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
6 Tbsp COLD butter/margarine
1 egg
1/2 cup milk


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter to cut the butter in.
..For some reason I still don't have a pastry cutter...this masher works perfectly! ;) 

You should see small, pea-sized pieces of butter throughout the dough. Add the milk and egg; mix until ingredients are combined.

Sprinkle flour on top of dough and on a clean surface. Knead the dough 10-15 times with your hands. You can add more flour if super sticky. Pat the dough out to 3/4-1 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter (or in my case a glass cup).

After cutting, pat out extra dough and cut again! I get about 8-10 biscuits from this recipe.

..thickness of my dough

Place biscuits on lightly greased baking pan and bake 8-12 minutes (10 min is perfect for me, but start low the first time). The bottoms of the biscuits should be a beautiful golden brown and you should see the tops starting to turn a little brown.

These taste even better with homemade freezer jam. I'll post an easy recipe for that soon. Enjoy!!