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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bisquick Made From Scratch

OK, so it's not actually Bisquick. I suppose I should be calling it something neutral like "baking mix."

Anyway, I was out tonight and needed it for a recipe. I found this one and scaled it down from a very large recipe. It makes a little less than 3 cups.

2 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
5 Tbsp canola oil

Sift flour into bowl. Stir in baking powder and sugar. Add canola and smash with a pastry blender until it is the consistency of cornmeal crumbs. You can store in the fridge if you want, but it doesn't need to be refrigerated. I have no idea how long it lasts.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pulled Chicken Suiza Sammies

From Rachael Ray (you probably figured that out when you saw that sandwiches were called "sammies.") When I heated up the leftovers, I forgot to melt the cheese on top and it was just as good without those extra calories.

4 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 cups store-bought tomatillo salsa or salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche
  • 1 rotisserie-style chicken, skin discarded and meat shredded
  • 4 crusty sandwich rolls, split
  • 4 slices Swiss or monterey jack cheese
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Preheat the broiler. In a large skillet, heat the EVOO, 1 turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and honey, then stir in the salsa and heat through. Mix in the crème fraîche. Stir in the chicken to coat.

  2. Pile the chicken mixture on the roll bottoms. Top with the cheese and broil to melt. Set the roll tops in place and serve with the chips.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Aunt Susan-Style Sandwich

Martina is the guest blogger:

When I was at Aunt Susan's house, she made me a sandwich and it is now my new favorite. Squeeze mustard on wheat bread in your own initial (see my M?). Then put thick-sliced ham lunchmeat and sliced cheese in it.

I have been asking for this ever since I had it at Aunt Susan's house.