Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cookbook Thursday: Spread some love with Hundt's latest pie cookbook

            Linda Hundt’s “Sweetie-licious Pies: Eat Pie, Love Life” cookbook is a sugary sweet experience, a book that offers delectable recipes and fun photography by Clarissa Westmeyer to coincide with its happy title. Chapters include “Kindness,” “Love” and “Faith,” for instance, and anecdotes tell of the author’s home in DeWitt, Michigan, along with stories and photos of her family. It’s appropo that a pie book would be this warm and fuzzy, and how can you not be happy when indulging in “Aunt Ruby’s Beautiful Butterscotch Praline Pie”?           
            Because her recipes include pie crusts and such and we have limited room, here’s an easy and quick recipe from Westmeyer’s blog for cheddar herb biscuits, something warm and inviting for these winter days.

Cheddar Herb Biscuits
2 cups Bisquick mix
3/4 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
2/3 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/8 teaaspoon garlic powder
            Directions: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a medium bowl combine Bisquick mix, cheese, rosemary, and milk until a soft dough forms. Drop by spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Mix butter and garlic powder and brush onto warm biscuits. Serve warm.

Cheré Coen is a Lafayette freelance travel and food writer. She is the author of “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country: A Tour of Historic Acadiana,” both from The History Press.