Monday, July 26, 2010

Homemade BISQUICK Knockoff

Bisquick is pretty great, but it is really simple to make at home for a fraction of the cost and all of the convenience.

You simply must try it. I doubt you'll be buying any boxes if you do.

6 c. all purpose flour
3 T. baking powder
1 T. baking soda
3 T. sugar
1 T. salt
1 c. shortening

Pulse in the food processor or blender until fully combined and the mixture resembles coarse meal.

Stores well in a glass container.

Use as you would Bisquick.

BLAT sandwiches, NON recipe

BLT's are one of the very select few sandwiches I eat.

Not much of a sandwich girl these days (must have been all those packed lunches growing up...)

And who needs a recipe for BLTs I ask? No one. The name IS the recipe. And so it is true for BLAT sandwiches.

No recipe here, just a suggestion, in case you never thought of it yourself.

Add avocado to your BLT and guess what? You have an outta this world, way-better-than-boring-old-BLTs BLAT sandwich, and guess what else?

You just snuck in an extra 20 vitamins and minerals into the diets of unsuspecting! WaHOO.

Tomato Sandwich NON-recipe

I hate cookbooks that print glaringly obvious foods and tout them as "recipes". That said, it can be inspiring to get new, fresh ideas for how to serve food because sometimes, let's face it~we don't think of these things ourselves.

I post this here but I declare it a NON recipe, just in case you have never tried the most delicious Tomato and Sugar Sandwich. I must needs get converts. I must lure you to the OTHER side.

I must warn you though: Do not eat these in winter with those cardboard tomatoes that are shipped green and somehow pass as food. These are a SUMMERTIME treat, meant to be eaten with garden tomatoes.

You know, the kind that TASTE like something.

Simply toast your favorite bread and butter. Slice up some delectable tomatoes and sprinkle with sugar. Not too much, just enough to sweeten (and bring out the amazing flavor). Top and snarf.

See? No recipe here. Just sheer garden bliss on a sandwich.