Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits in 20 Minutes

 Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits in 20 Minutes

i LOVE these and can eat my weight in them!
makes approximately 18 biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 Tbsp garlic powder
¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 ½ sticks (¾ cup) unsalted butter (divided)
1 cup whole milk
1 (8 oz) package shredded mild cheddar cheese
½ teaspoon dried parsley

Preheat oven to 450°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Add 1 stick (½ cup) of butter to a small microwave safe mixing bowl.  Microwave for 30 seconds or until butter is melted.  Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, garlic and ½ tsp salt.  Whisk until well combined.  Add melted butter and milk and whisk just until flour is all wet, do not over mix.  Add cheese and fold in with a spoon.

Drop heaping spoonfuls onto baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, until biscuits are golden brown.

Meanwhile melt remaining ½ stick (¼ cup) of butter in small mixing bowl.  Microwave for 30 seconds or until butter is melted.  Add ¼ teaspoon salt and parsley.  Stir with pastry brush.

Remove biscuits from oven, brush with melted butter mixture.  Serve and enjoy!

Recipe developed by Donna Elick – The Slow Roasted Italian
Copyright ©2013 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.

Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls Copycat Recipe


Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls Copycat Recipe
makes 12 cinnamon rolls (from the roasted italian)

2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
1 cup water warm (110-120°F)
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
5 ½-6 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons kosher salt

½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ cups light brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cornstarch

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cups powdered sugar
½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon kosher salt

Pour water and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook

(see cooks note if you do not have a stand mixer), sprinkle yeast over top and stir.
Allow yeast to bloom for 5-10 minutes.

Once it is nice and foamy, it is ready. *It should look like the ‘head’ of a beer poured too quickly and smell yeasty.

In the meantime:  melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a microwave safe bowl.

Once yeast mixture is aromatic and looks like the head of a beer, add buttermilk, eggs and butter to bowl of stand mixer.

Mix on low and add 4 cups of flour, one cup at a time.  Add salt. Once flour is mixed in, add remaining flour slowly until

dough becomes a ball.  Mine takes 5 ½ cups total.  Knead dough on medium-high for 5 minutes.  Add more flour a

tablespoon at a time as needed, if bread is too sticky to come together.  Dough should be tacky when you pull it out of

the mixer, not sticky. Lightly dust countertop with flour.  Turn dough out onto countertop.  Knead a few

turns, shape dough into a ball.

Add 1 tablespoon butter to bowl and heat in microwave until melted.  Place dough into bowl upside down, flip dough over

and cover loosely with plastic wrap and drape bowl with a towel.  Set bowl in a warm place in your kitchen.  Allow dough

to rise for 60-90 minutes until nearly doubled in size.Meanwhile combine light brown sugar, cinnamon and corn starch in a medium bowl.  Stir with as fork until well combined.  Set aside.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Knead the dough a few turns, then using a rolling pin, roll out into an 18”

tall  x 24” wide rectangle.  Spread softened butter around dough leaving the bottom 1” border uncoated.

Sprinkle buttered dough with brown sugar mixture, leaving the bottom 1” uncoated.  Use your rolling pin to gently

press sugar mixture into the dough (so it doesn’t fall out as you roll it).

Starting at the top, tightly roll dough toward you, using the last 1” to seal roll.  Cut dough roll in half and then cut those

halves in half, giving you 4 pieces.  Cut each of those pieces into 1/3rd.   You will have 12 pieces.

Grease (2) 9”x13” baking dishes.  Place rolls in pans evenly spaced out, 2 rows of 3 rolls in each.  Make sure to put the end

pieces upside down.  Loosely cover with plastic wrap and drape a towel over pans.Set pans in a warm place and allow rolls to rise another 60-90 minutes until rolls have doubled in size.

Preheat oven 350°F.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

Halfway through baking time rotate the pans.In the meantime prepare frosting; add

cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer (or stand mixer)

until light and fluffy.  Add remaining ingredients.  Beat until mixture is light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.  Set aside.

Remove rolls from oven.  Spread ¼ of frosting over each pan of rolls.  Allow to cool slightly and repeat.  Serve and enjoy!

COOKS NOTE:  You can mix the dough by hand if you do not have a stand mixer.  Add water, yeast and sugar to a large

bowl.  Once the yeast blooms stir in the salt and the flour.  Mix with a spoon.  Turn dough out onto floured counter top and

knead for 3-5 minutes until dough is no longer sticky.  Proceed with remaining instructions.

8 Detox Water Recipes to Flush Your Liver


Drinking water all by itself is a way to help flush the body of toxins on a daily basis, but with a few simple ingredients you can transform water into detox water and get even more benefit from it. This is something you can do each day, or as part of a more broad detoxing strategy. Each one of the ingredients listed here will provide slightly different benefits, so be sure to choose it according to the particular goal you have.

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My beginning garden and what I did today

raised bed japs and chard

Last summer was not a good one…. especially for someone running a gardening blog.  I had several cancer surgeries and June 2 had everything removed.  It was a 12 week recovery, so no gardening. i figured I’d just plant a winter garden.  I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Six weeks later, I had a massive heart attack aka a “widow maker” had to have 2 surgeries, 3 stents and had complications. I was hallucinating and in ICU for 7 days.  I was transferred to the hospital that is owned by our insurance and they were so horrible, that i packed and left at 2 a.m.  They refused to let me use a wheel chair or stretcher so I borrowed a walker and forced myself to walk out and get in the back of the car, while my husband drove me home.  I was very sick, but they were so incompetent and rude, that I actually told them I’d be more comfortable dying at home.

Those of you who know me, know I’m a strong part Cherokee, native Texan, half Irish, who never takes no for an answer. So although it took me 15 minutes to walk the short distance to the door, I did it!  I was so pissed off, that nothing was going to stop me, not even a heart attack.  I should have spent another week in the hospital but this particular one is like spending a week in a horror movie.  I vote no.

It’s 2 weeks and daily physical therapy and nurse visits before I even walk to the bathroom without wobbling and shaking. Finally, two weeks after being so out of it, I was able to get out of bed and walked my dogs outside, but inside the fence.  I was standing there just enjoying the mountain and the wildlife and looked to my left and a mountain lion was outside the fence, stalking a baby deer.  I said to myself, there is no way I’m going to survive cancer and a heart attack, just to be eaten by a mountain lion when I get home!   The lion saw me and the dogs and swagged off at his on slow pace.  I came back inside and decided maybe I still wasn’t strong enough for outside, much less having to shoot a lion.

So present day. a year after all this uterine cancer stuff started and I am still tired and HAVE to eat vegan and take a lot of medications that make me feel really bad, but I got out there and started planting my garden!  We planted 6 romas today in the yard. Our soil is so rich and full of worms. I put organic blood meal and calcium in the holes to feed the tomatoes (calcium) and ward off voles (blood meal). Also dryer lint is supposed to keep the voles, rats, mice off the plants. we’ll see. I planted herbs in different spots. My pineapple sage is growing like mad, some greek oregano, lemon balm, citronella, and moved a couple of trees. blueberry wasn’t in enough sun and neither was one of the dwarf asian pears. I planted a chocolate habanero in a pot so I could move it far away from the japs, to prevent cross polintation, and chocolate mint where one of the blueberries had been. fertilized everything with DRAMMATIC O and it was stinkolicious. This is special fish liquid fertlizer that has pieces in it. Tomorrow I will be starting tons of seeds for other stuff I want to grow.  I had planted beans and some potatoes about a month ago. We have weather so REALLY I COULD grow veggies all year!

I only took a photo of one raised bed that is only partially planted.  The wire on the non planted side is to keep kitties out of it.  I learned years ago to cover the beds with wire so that it isn’t a litter box for the hood cats.  Once i finish filling the box we’ll cut opening to fit around the planted items to allow them to grow, while protecting the rest with the wire.

Just an update. I’ll take more photos as I get time and things progress.  Thanks for not leaving my blog while I have been out of sorts.

Happy gardening!

Gardengal Bevy aka Beverly