Saturday, December 31, 2016

7-Up Biscuits

I have a friend whose favorite gift from my kitchen is biscuits.  I normally use my favorite recipe which I posted years ago Very Best Buttermilk Biscuits.

I didn't have ingredients for my usual recipe and a coworker had made these and brought to work so I thought I would try them.  Very easy, but not quite as good as buttermilk biscuits.  You can't taste the 7-Up.  It does make a light biscuit though.


4 cups Bisquick
1 8 oz. container sour cream
1 cup 7-Up or any lemon-lime soda
1/4 cup butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  In a 9 x 13 pan, melt the butter.  In a bowl cut the sour cream into the Bisquick until well mixed.  Add soda.  Stir together and roll out onto floured surface.  Cut into 12 biscuits and place in buttered pan.

Bake at 450 degrees for 12-14 minutes until golden brown.  Butter tops of biscuits right out oven.

Friday, December 2, 2016


Another birthday cake for a coworker.  I've seen this cake named Pig Pickin' Cake but since this was for a birthday and not a barbecue, I thought a more appropriate name would be just what it is - Mandarin Orange/Pineapple cake.  Another dressed up cake mix.


1 box yellow cake mix
11 oz. can mandarin oranges, do not drain
4 eggs
1/4 cup oil
1 16 oz. carton Cool Whip
1 15 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
1 small box instant vanilla pudding

Mix together cake mix, canned oranges with juice, eggs, and oil.  Pour batter into three greased and floured 8 inch round cake pans.  Layers will be thin.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until cake tests done.  Cool layers on wire racks.

Mix together Cool Whip, drained pineapple, and DRY pudding mix.  Frost layers and cake.  Refrigerate until ready to eat.

Strawberry Margarita Cake

I haven't blogged anything in such a long time.  Still making birthday cakes for coworkers based on their likes or wishes.  This one was for someone who likes strawberry margaritas.  Not a big fan of using cake mixes, but sometimes that's what it takes.  This is such an easy cake, but everyone seemed to like it.


1 box white cake mix
3 egg whites
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup oil
3/4 cup frozen strawberry margarita mix (thawed)
2 tablespoons lime zest
1 16 oz. container Cool Whip

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour 9 x 13 cake pan.

Mix cake mix, egg whites, water, oil, and margarita mix.  Mix until smooth.  Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center of cake.  Cool cake.

Mix lime zest into Cool Whip.  Frost cake.  Decorate with strawberry slices and lime wedges and some grated lime zest.  Put in fridge for several hours or overnight before serving.