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Skillet Herbed Cornbread Biscuits

You can’t really go wrong by putting things in skillets.

Herbed Cornbread Biscuits

Especially when the thing in the skillet is a glorious mash-up of rosemary, thyme, cornbread, and buttery biscuit-y goodness.

Skillet Herbed Cornbread Biscuits

Comfort food is totally in order today, because Kyle and I are officially moved out of our apartment! Which would be great, except for now we have a ten day wait before we can get into the NEW apartment, which means literally everything we own is in a truck that’s sitting at a friend’s house while we live out of suitcases in a short-term sublet. I can’t even get in to the sublet place until late this afternoon, but we had to be out of our old apartment this morning, so I’m basically killing the whole day by bouncing from one coffee shop to another and attempting to get some work done while I’m temporarily homeless. Moving sucks! I know it’ll be worth it, because the new place is cheaper and nicer than where we were – and it has a DISHWASHER, OMG – but I’m just ready for the whole process to be over. Fortunately, Ithaca has some great coffee places and restaurants (hellloooooo, rosemary salt bagels!) with free wi-fi, so I can salvage some productive-ness today while I’m in between the old apartment and the new sublet. Plus, free wi-fi means I get to tell you about these biscuits! WINNING.

Skillet Herbed Cornbread Biscuits

This particular dish went through a lot more recipe testing iterations than most of the food on Life As A Strawberry, mostly because I just kept changing my mind. I want rosemary! Wait, no I don’t. I want them to be cookie sheet biscuits! No, I don’t – I want them to be skillet biscuits! Wait, I DO want rosemary! Why aren’t they fluffy enough? Oh, probably because the baking soda and baking powder are still sitting on the counter instead of being in the biscuits. Am I really sure I want these to be biscuits? I think so. Or maybe scones! No, biscuits. Definitely biscuits. Ms. Indecisive, reporting for duty.

Skillet Herbed Cornbread Biscuits

And then, of course, I had even more issues once I’d settled on the perfect recipe version. Issues like, “whoops, I ate them all before I could take any pictures,” or starting the recipe at 10:00pm and (duh) being too tired to deal with cameras and artificial lighting by the time they were out of the oven. You’d think after doing that to myself a million times I would have learned by lesson. But you would be wrong.

Skillet Herbed Cornbread Biscuits

Basically, it was a bit of a long process to get these skillet herbed cornbread biscuits to you.

Skillet Herbed Cornbread Biscuits

Also, completely unrelated (but equally important), how cute is this tiny honey jar? It came with a cup of tea I got at a restaurant once, so naturally I snapped it up to use for pictures. Being a food blogger is awesome, because it gives me an excuse to collect tiny, adorable, completely unnecessary things without just being a hoarder.

Skillet Herbed Cornbread Biscuits

But I digress. These biscuits! Make them! And then eat them with Black Bean, Corn, and Turkey Chili, or some of this barbecue pulled pork, or some of this ROOT BEER pulled pork, or some insanely good Peach Whiskey Chili for maximum enjoyment. You could also just shovel them into your face with a bit of butter and honey as soon as they’re out of the oven, though. It’s all totally acceptable.  [read more...]

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Breakfast Bruschetta

It was really only a matter of time before I added a heap of goat cheese to my breakfast and put the whole thing on top of crostini.

Breakfast Bruschetta
This is quite possibly the greatest breakfast breakthrough ever. Easy to make? Check. Includes cheese? Check. Able to be eaten with one hand while you sit at the computer attempting to get work done? Checkity check check. Also, there are tomatoes and fresh basil AND some scrumdiddlyumptious (real word. Willy Wonka says so) scrambled eggs. [read more...]

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Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade

I jumped on TWO bandwagons today, you guys. Sometimes, a food blogger’s just gotta do what a food blogger’s gotta do. Especially when the bandwagons in question are mason jars and fun stripe-y straws. AMIRITE?

Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade
Also, the bandwagoning was all in the name of this super delicious Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade. Which means it was totally 100% justified. I would pretty much do anything for this whiskey lemonade. And given how much I love mah draaaanks, that’s really saying something. [read more...]

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Spicy Vegan Jambalaya

I am a huge fan of dinners that are quick, easy, and don’t involve a last-minute trip to the grocery store. This spicy (vegan!) jambalaya definitely falls into that category.

Spicy Vegan Jambalaya

I grew up on jambalaya that was loaded with shrimp, chicken, and andouille, but when I went vegetarian I had to improvise a bit. Turns out jambalaya is just as good without the meat and fish! Even now that I’m back to being an omnivore, this recipe is still one of my favorites for a quick dinner or a Meatless Monday dish.
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Salted Rosemary Wheat Bagels

If I ever get exiled to a desert island and can only pick three things to eat for the rest of eternity, I’m screwed.

Salted Rosemary Wheat Bagels
There are just too many delicious, delicious things in the world. And too many delicious variations of those delicious, delicious things. Like bagels! Plain bagels are delicious, obviously. But then there’s POPPYSEED and CINNAMON RAISIN and a million other varieties. Even if I decided to take bagels with me on a desert island exile, that’s only half the battle – I’d still have to choose what KIND of bagel to take (unless all bagels count as one in this game? AHHH, LOOPHOLES). [read more...]

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