We all have our favorite cooking tricks, right? A recipe that is fast and easy but tastes great. A short-cut that saves time and energy on those days you just need an easy meal.  Well, today I'm going to share mine.

It's biscuits.

Are you disappointed? What's so special about biscuts? Well, they became my friend when we were living in a small village house with only a gas burner and no oven. They were the only bread that I was able to cook in a skillet on the stovetop. I found a recipe that takes oil (instead of shortening, which is not available in my country) and I usually don't roll them out so they're super-quick to make. Here are a few of our favorite things to do with biscuts . . .

1) Biscuts and gravy, which happens to be one of my huband's favorite meals. You can make any kind of gravy - my favorite is to pop a leg of chicken into a pot, boil it for 45 minutes, pick the meat off the bones and return it to the broth, add a little flour, salt and pepper and viola! you have delicious chicken gravy. I also frequently serve a cream gravy with sausage, bacon or hard-boiled eggs in it. I've even done a brown gravy - and if you have slices of beef you could call this a hot beef sandwhich. :-)

2) Wrap hot dogs with biscut dough to make pigs-in-blankets. Quick supper and fun for the kids!

3) Use as a crust for a pot pie. I have even done this with leftover chicken-veggie soup. Thicken the broth a little if you need to, then pour into a casserole dish and top with biscut dough!

4) Use part cornmeal in the biscut dough, and then make a "pot pie" using chili beans. Especially good if you have some cheese to sprinkle between the chili and the biscuit crust.

5) Add spices to the dough - onion powder, garlic powder, italian seasoning, rosemary, etc - for a savory biscut to go with soup or a meat dish.

6) Add cheese for a really special treat (since we can't get cheese easily). I like to add garlic powder and parsley with the shredded cheese. You can also add bacon bits for a breakfast treat!

7) Use to make egg sandwhiches - or just serve with jelly or syrup (or honey if you're lucky enough to have it!) for breakfast.

8) To make quick cinnamon rolls  - Roll out the dough into a rectangle about 1/3" thick, spread with softened butter and sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. Roll along the long side and cut the log into rounds. You can add 2 Tbsp sugar when making the dough and these will be even better.

Are you convinced yet? I make this recipe at least two or three times a week for different meals - I seriously couldn't live without it! So, here's the recipe:

Baking Powder Biscuits

2 c. flour, 1 Tbsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt

1/3 c. vegetable oil, 2/3 c. milk

Combine dry ingredients in medium-sized mixing bowl. Combine oil and milk in measuring cup. Pour into dry ingredients and mix with a fork just until blended. I just use my hands to shape the dough into flattened balls, but you can roll and cut with a biscuit cutter if you prefer. Bake at 425 (or as close as your oven will get!) for about 10 minutes. Makes 8. Best served hot!

For stovetop biscuits: Heat a large skillet with a lid over low heat while making dough. Place biscuits in hot skillet and cook on very lowest heat for about 12 minutes without removing lid. Flip biscuits with a pancake-turner, and cook on other side about 10 more minutes without removing lid. These will look a little odd, but they taste pretty good!


So now it's your turn, ladies! Do you have a go-to recipe that you couldn't live without? Is there anything else you do with biscuits that I haven't thought of yet? Please share in the comments below!

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