Homemade Cheddar Biscuits

There are a lot of mixes out there for making cheddar biscuits but the ingredients aren’t so great. Making your own from scratch is very easy and delicious. These biscuits are a favorite in my home.

Homemade Cheddar Biscuits

Makes 6 Biscuits


  • 1 cup of homemade baking mix
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (plus a little extra for the top of the biscuits)


  1. Mix baking mix with garlic powder, parsley and cheese.
  2. Add in milk. Mix well.
  3. Top with extra cheese.
  4. Drop onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 400ºF for 10-12 minutes.

Many recipes call for making garlic butter for the top but I find skipping this step and just putting butter on the finished biscuits is easier. I love to make up a large batch of the homemade baking mix to keep in the fridge, it makes this recipe super simple.



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Happy National Coffee Day! (includes recipes!)

Today is National Coffee Day but you don’t have to rush out to the local coffee shop. Making your own tasty coffee drinks at home is easy and can reduce a lot of waste. Here are some of my favorite recipes.

cafe au lait

Mint Blended Coffee

cookie dough coffee

caramel coffee

black forest coffee

What is your favorite way to drink coffee? Share in the comments below or join the conversation on Facebook.

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Black Forest Blended Coffee

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The other night I was making German sausage with onions and spaetzle, and wanted a German inspired dessert that was easy and not very heavy. Black Forest Cake is a great German dessert but not easy or light, so I made a blended coffee version.

Black Forest Blended Coffee

Makes 3-4 servings

Black Forest Blended Coffee



Mix all of the ingredients, other than the whipped cream and cherries, in the blender until smooth. If desired, top with whipped cream and a cherry or two. And don’t forget to serve it with a glass straw and in a cute glass.

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Quick and Easy Cheesy Tomato Sauce

My husband and I are not the biggest fans of red sauces, we prefer cream sauce. However, we both really love this red sauce. And it’s really easy. I like to serve it over pasta with meatballs or just some ground beef/bison. It’s one of my go-to-meals when I need something quick. Feel free to change the amount of cream cheese and heavy cream to fit your tastes.

cheesy tomato sauce


  • 2 cups of spaghetti sauce (I use homemade but jar is fine)
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • Optional: meat and parmesan cheese


  1. Heat sauce and add cream cheese.
  2. Once the cream cheese is melted, add meat if desired.
  3. Once all is heated, add cream.
  4. Serve over pasta and top with parmesan cheese.

If you make this recipe I’d love to hear what you thought. Share in the comments below or on my Facebook page.

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Chocolate Café Au Lait

I love to drink lots of hot drinks during the holidays. While tea is my favorite hot drink, I do enjoy coffee from time to time and this is one of my favorite ways to drink it.

chocolate Café Au Lait


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  • 1/2 cup strong hot coffee
  • 1/2 cup of milk (a little less if frothing the milk)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Brew coffee. I recommend a using a french press.
  2. While the coffee brews heat your milk, add the cocoa powder and sugar. Don’t let boil.
  3. Once the milk is heated and everything is well mixed, if you are frothing it go ahead and do so.
  4. If possible, pour the milk and coffee into the cup at the same time.

This can be made sweeter or less sweet depending on your taste. I highly recommend frothing the milk, it really does make a difference. You can get a milk frother for under $20 on Amazon. Some people may call this a mocha but mocha should be made with espresso so this is really just a chocolate version of café au lait , which is my favorite coffee drink. It’s a great drink for the holidays, you can even add a little bit of peppermint extract for an extra treat.

Be sure to check back all month for more Green Holiday Guide posts. And check out the Green Holiday Guide board on Pinterest for even more green holiday tips. And be sure to enter to win an infinity scarf.

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