Thursday, April 23, 2009

Buttermilk Biscuits and A Giveaway!

Thank you for all the biscuit recipe suggestions. I spent the day making biscuits. I decided to go with a "plain" biscuit instead of something more savory. Michelle submitted a recipe for Cheesy Garlic Biscuits. I did not make them today, but I have made them before and they are delicious.

About 4 others recommended I try Cook's Illustrated Drop Biscuits. Kristen posted her Baking Powder biscuits in the comment section, but it was very similar to CI's recipe with the exception of butter/margarine and milk/buttermilk.

Also, Maria said she had a few really good ones so I headed to her blog to check them out. She wasn't kidding. Through her blog I found a couple others. So, I decided to make a drop biscuit, a fluffy buttermilk and a flaky buttermilk biscuit. I'll tempt you with a picture of my baked goods, but I'll post the recipes later.

And as promised I have a giveaway for you! This may be my first giveaway on this blog, I'm not sure because I've given things away to bloggers in the past and on my other blog....hmmm. Anyway, this is what I have for you:

Baking Liners!!!

In order to enter just leave me a comment on this post and 1). Tell me what you're making for Mother's Day and 2). Tell me what you plan on baking in these baking liners. You have until Sunday, April 26th at midnight Central Time to enter.

There will be 2 winners- your name will be chosen out of a hat by my hubby. Both people will get all 5 designs of baking cups- (50 of each design, a total of 250 liners). I'll reveal the winners on Monday. Good luck!

**Giveaway open to US residents only**

-Giveaway Closed-

52 comments:

tamilyn said...

Those look yummy-I'm imagining them smeared with butter and jam.....

Unfortunately it is our weekend to work on Mother's Day-also prom weekend here, so we have to take a little vacay time to hit Grand March. I guess I will be packing the lunch box with something-maybe some salad, rolls and a dessert to share with other mom's at work.

tamilyn said...

Duh, forgot second half of question. I found some brownie cheesecake muffins that would be killer-and look great in those liners :)

Melanie Lauren said...

Hi, I recently stumbled onto your blog and I really enjoy it :)

1) When I'm with my mother on Mother's Day I usually make her some kind of pancakes. One time I made peach pancakes with homemade peach puree in the batter. And another time I made lemon-berry pancakes.

2) Those baking liners are so cute that I would definitely want to use them for stuff that I was going to get to show off. Maybe I'd try a new muffin recipe because I love muffins.

Melanie
Houston, TX

Andrea said...

I also recently started reading your blog! All your recipes look so yummy!

1. My Mom as been asking for Risotto, so I will probably make that for mothers day. Probably with asparagus, tomatoes, shrimp and of course garlic!

2. For those liners I would probably make this blackberry cupcake recipe I have been wanting to try out. And probably some kind of bran muffin :)

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Jenn said...

My plan is to make nothing for mother's day. But in reality, I'll probably be baking a cake for Dave's birthday which is a few days later.

I heart those liners. I want to know where you got them even if I don't win. I LOVE the pirate one. I've been on a blueberry muffin kick lately, but I'm dying to make some coconut muffins; i just can't find a recipe that looks good to me.

Sara said...

I usually make my mom dinner on Mother's Day - probably will do a fish dish with some fresh seasonal spring vegetables. I have a chocolate bread pudding recipe I want to try too. I would make red velvet cupcakes with the baking cups - I've been working to perfect my recipe and they're my family's favorite treat.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I love a plain ol' biscuit now and then! They look very fluffy!

For mother's day, I think I'll make something dessert with lemon (lemon pound cake or something)!

Coleen's Recipes said...

What am I going to make for Mothers Day? Dinner reservations!!LOL. As for what I would do with the cupcake liners...I would give them to my daughter for HER mothers day!! She is an excellent baker and she makes dozens and dozens of cupcakes for everyone! She has four children including an autistic son, so she says that baking cupcakes is therapy for her. She would LOVE the colorful cupcake liners.

Elyse said...

You're totally tempting me with these biscuits. Oh man, oh man. I can't wait to see the recipes. And those liners are just precious! I'd probably have to make some carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I have a real craving for them right now!

Julie said...

Those biscuits look divine :) I don't know if I'll be cooking anything for mother's day. I think it's my anniversary too, so you would think that double whammy would get me out of cooking for sure!
The baking liners are so cute...not sure exactly which recipe I'd want to try with them. Maybe some black bottom cupcakes I've seen recently.

Tonya said...

Mmmm....buttermilk biscuits. They looks delicious! I just stumbled on your blog a few days ago and I am loving it.

For Mother's day, I'll be making my mother a triple layer lemon berry cake (I'm thinking either blackberries or strawberries for the filling). And those adorable little baking liners look like they would be a ball to make some chocolate cupcakes with, the kind with a nice fluffy marshmallow filling, topped with a nice smooth ganache, those would look so cute in the pink liners! Or fresh strawberry muffins in the red polka dot!

Nina said...

These liners are perfect!
On Mother's day I plan to bake an angel food cake with whipped cream topping.
I love cupcakes and recently I've been experimenting and soon I'd like to sell some. I'd surely use these liners for selling!

Wanda said...

I love your blog and I love crusty & light buttermilk biscuits! Guess what I now will be having for lunch?

my3sons said...

Hi Monica!
I just might get brave and try to make these!
I have to admit that we are probaby going out for brunch for Mothers day. I always find myself going nuts for our mothers and then don't treat myself. So, this year I'm not making anything:)
As far as what I would make; Probably cupcakes in my NEW Williams Sonoma cupcake pan I bought this week and haven't used yet! If I don't win, I'd love to know where to buy those cool cups...

Erin said...

I love Ina Garten's Coconut Cupcake recipe. I think my mom would love them and they'd look super cute in those pink swirly liners.

Lalycairn said...

Hmmm. Well I'm hoping my kids make ME something for Mother's day. And since my Mom lives far away, I'll be sending flowers and a card to her.

As far as the cupcake liners? Wow. Well, definitely sour cream apple muffins, and perhaps Guinness cupcakes with Bailey's frosting in the pirate ones, lemon cupcakes with lemon filling in the polka dotted ones. . . Oh, I can think of all KINDS of ways to use those. They are awesome.

Thanks!

Kathy said...

Me cook on Mother's Day? Surely you're joking!!! I'm sure my hubby and kiddos will be making me something or taking me out!!!

My youngest is the biggest Pirate fan ever! So, I'm sure the first thing I'll be making will be some box mix just for him - quick and easy!!!

Ingrid said...

Love the liners!

I'm not making anything for Mother's Day I'll probably be out of town with the boys for baseball. :( I think Babygirl has plans to make me something the Thurs. before with the sitter.

I'm going to make the coconut cream filled coconut cupcakes topped with coconut frosting from Baked.
~ingrid

Teanna said...

I saw those buttermilk drop biscuits on Maria's website and have been dreaming about them ever since! And now I see them here and will dream about them some more!

Those are the cutest cupcake liners! I'll be making my mom's favorite blueberry scones for mothers day - but trying a new Cooks Illustrated Recipe where you shave frozen butter into the dough .. we'll see if it works!

And I actually would bake some delicious red velvet cupcakes in those liners, BUT I would also like to use them as holders for Brigadeiros - a Brazilian chocolate candy that I have been dying to make!

hudson6803 said...

I'll be making cinnamon pull apart bread for breakfast/brunch and chicken & dumplings for dinner (as a joint mothers' day & b-day dinner for my step son).

As for the liners (which I totally love!), mini cheesecakes? or try out some new cupcake recipes in my cupcake cookbook. OR, even better, something off of your blog. :)

Hennifer said...

I would make some fancy, schmanzy vegan cupcakes I think so they really look appetizing to people who are too skeptical to try something new.

I'm not making anything for Mother's Day. Nothing special that I'm aware of.

My mom lives out of state and I'm single so my kids usually just hand over what they make at school/daycare :-)

oh biscuits... yummy! I'm dying to hear a detailed review

Anonymous said...

Long time blog viewer, first time commenter...wow, love the photos, stories and recipies!! your blog has become my guilty little pleasure :)
Mother's Day menu, huh? well, I will be making, with my wee-ones, fresh blueberry muffins for breakfast...forget the Mother's Day breakfast in bed, I prefer to make the meal with my girls.
And wouldn't they LOVE your wonderful baking liners?? what fun!! In them, we would make white cupcakes and frost them with all the fixen's...colorful sprinkles and sugars, to compliment the beautiful liners!

Katie

The Pink Umbrella said...

Wow, I love those liners, especially the skull ones. I would make my mom some Rockin strawberry and chocolate cupcakes in those pretties.

Kerstin said...

Your biscuits look good - yum!

My parents are visiting us over Mother's Day weekend so I will be making my mom's favorite coffee cake: http://cakebatterandbowl.com/apricot-pecan-spiral-coffee-cake.html

The liners are so fun and perfect for cupcakes, so I'd make my mom's great chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles, of course :)

Lauren said...

I'm actually making cupcakes for mother's day so if I got these before then, that'd be perfect! I would totally use the pink swirly ones for my mom's cupcakes :)

TeaLady said...

Those liners would look great with a batch of blueberry muffins keeping them warm.

Baking for Mom's Day. It is prom weekend and my son is graduating so I am not sure if I will be baking something. Maybe someone will bake for me instead.

Memoria said...

1. Carrot Cake (It's my mom's fav!)
2. Oreo cupcakes (YUM!)

Lissaloo said...

What a fun give-away! I would be making some yummy mini chocolate cheesecakes! Mother's day, banana cream pie for my mom- it's a favorite.

unconfidential cook said...

I hope I'm not making a thing on Mother's Day!

Kaitlin said...

Unfortunetely I live over 1700 miles from my mama so I won't be able to spend Mother's Day with her, but for my mother in law, all the kids and grandkids will be throwing her a cook-out!

My husbands birthday is May 3rd and I just aquired a recipe for perfect wedding cake and buttercream icing, so I will be making birthday cupcakes for him, and those liners would be SO cute!!

Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

I am hosting a Mother's Day Brunch for some of my best mama friends. I'm making Lemon Ricotta Cake, Quiche Lorraine, and some sort of green salad with fruit (undecided).

mindy said...

for mothers day take out and with the liners chocolate chip muffins thanks for the giveaway

The Food Librarian said...

What great cupcake liners! So cute! I'll be away from my mom on Mom's day as I help a pregnant friend who is on bed rest in Wash DC. So I'll be celebrating Mom-to-be day with her - probably with pickles and ice cream :) I'd love to make Martha's one bowl cupcakes with cream cheese frosting on top!

cdziuba said...

I am making a ham glazed with maple syrup, and I will make CUPCAKES for my kids with these liners. Thanks for the chance to win !!!!!!!!!!!! Tell your hubby to pick me! :)

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techyone said...

For Mother's Day, I'll be making a lemon meringue pie, Mom loves them. With the liners, I'd make mini-cheesecakes with different fruit toppings, some peach, some blueberry, some cherry and some strawberry.

divaqueenie said...

I would love to use these liners for a toasted coconut/chocolate candies I make. These liners would make them extra special!

Alyssa said...

1) for mothers day we'll be preparing roasted chicken with rosemary roasted potatoes, and cucumbers & carrots with an Italian dressing. Dessert will be snicker doodle cupcakes.

2) snicker doodle cupcakes would be so much better in these liners!

Donna-FFW said...

For moms day I am making a list of what I want my hubby to cook for me.. In those adorable liners, I would make either mini cheesecake bites or carrot cake cupcakes.. Possibly brownie cupcakes with peanut butter filling..

BUSY BEE said...

I am making my mom a raspberry torte (her favorite!) for mother's day.

I would love to make my individual pineapple upside down cupcakes with those cute liners!

bsby100 at gmail dot com

EmmyJMommy said...

Mother's Day...I don't plan on cooking! I plan on baking egg free cupcakes for a birthday party!!! It will be perfect!

Miranda said...

I am making my mom and grandma A bannana pudding..

and these liners would be great for my daughter upcoming b-day party

Karin said...

I haven't decided what to make yet, but it will be something Lemon for sure. Maybe a Lemon Meringue pie or lemon bars.
The cupcake liners are almost too cute to use, but I think they would be adorable with just a classic white cupcake in them.

Mishia said...

I won't be making anything sadly. I'll be taking mom to her favorite place!

I'd use these to make delicious chocolate peanut butter cupcakes! yum.

fluerdelyis said...

Hi, Monica

I just found your wonderful Blog.
Wow, you are an amazing baker!
You dog is so cute.

We will be going out to breakfast for Mother's Day.

Although the day before I will mostly make a nice while cupcake with lemon icing and put in the the blue liner with the different sizes of polka dots. I have plans for the red with white polka dots, too.

Would you please be kind enough to share the source for the cupcake papers?
Thanks, CJ

Maria said...

Glad you found a good biscuit recipe. I love making them. I have a couple favorites:) I love the liners! They are so cute!! I will probably make something springy for mother's day. Maybe do some grilling? I love veggie kabobs! I would love the liners for my angel food cupcakes, my new favorite recipe.

Delectable Dining said...

For Mother's Day, I am making Chicken Scallopine. If I were lucky enough to win these liners, I'd like to play with a red velvet cupcake covered with cream cheese frosting. They are so cute!

Mermaid Sweets said...

I want to make some kind of low calorie chocolate cookie per my mom's request, if I can find a good recipe, and I would make lemon angel food cupcakes that I saw on two blogs recently in those pretty liners. Thanks for the giveaway.

susitravl said...

Hopefully, I'm making reservations! But if not, I'll make Smoky Spice Rubbed Pork Loin with Cilantro Cream Sauce. For the liners, I'll make some cupcakes with chocolate ganache.

jacquie said...

not making anything special for mother's day - no one to celebrate with.
carrot cake cupcakes. yuummmm.

Treehouse Chef said...

Your layout looks different. I really like it. The photos are awesome. I wish mine looked as good. Thanks for the info on the cake reicpe book. I will check it out.

Michele said...

For mothers day, I'd love to go out to dinner but, not sure if we will or not. What will I make? Maybe some type of chicken.

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