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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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Pesto and Goat Cheese Smashed Potatoes

I am so super into these smashed potatoes. Like, to the point of obsession. Not that that surprises anyone here, I’m sure. Since an (unhealthy? nahhhh) obsession with food is kind of my thing. No big deal.

Pesto Goat Cheese Smashed Potatoes
But seriously. These potatoes combine all of my favorite things. Goat cheese? Check. Pesto? Check. Balsamic vinegar? Checkity check. POTATOES? You betcha. It took everything I had not to eat them all by myself à la this chicken pesto orzo soup and save a few for Kyle. [read more...]

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There are times when food should be light and healthy. There are times when a bit of butter or cream won’t kill you. And THEN, friends, THEN there are times when you just absolutely 100% have to use an entire stick of butter and then some half and half and then some CHEESE without shame or apology.

 

Rosemary Browned Butter Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Glaze

 

Guess what kind of day today was?

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What would Turkey Day be without stuffing?

 

Green Apple and Sausage Stuffing with Pumpkin Bread and Pumpernickel

 

Actually, confession: I am not a stuffing fan. Never was. Until we started celebrating Fakesgiving. The first year we did Fakesgiving, Kyle and I were deciding what to put on the menu. Turkey, of course, and pierogis (Thanksgiving tradition in Kyle’s Polish family), these smoked gouda mashed potatoes (now a Fakesgiving tradition) and maybe some mac and cheese (my specialty). But then Kyle was like, “let’s have stuffing!” And I was all, “stuffing is gross.” [read more...]

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Pumpkin Gnocchi in Browned Butter Sage Sauce

I’m dedicating posts this week to all kinds of Thanksgiving fare!

 

Pumpkin Gnocchi in Browned Butter Sage Sauce
Pumpkin things! Side dishes! More side dishes! Stuffing (because that’s its own category apart from side dishes, duh)! All sorts of fall flavors perfect for your Turkey Day feast no matter how many mouths you have to feed or how fancy you want to get. [read more...]

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