Corn & Green Onion Biscuits | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Corn & Green Onion Biscuits

Corn & Green Onion Biscuits | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Summer is in full swing, and I imagine people with backyards are probably spending every evening outside grilling anything they can get their hands on. Our backyard is the size of a hallway, and a very sweet but very messy chicken lives back there. It’s all hers now. No more room for humans.

If I did have a big backyard, you can bet I’d be right there grilling with everyone else. Something simply slathered in barbecue sauce. Sticky and sweet and smoky and spicy. Those are the flavors of summer. But being the carboholic that I am, there has to be some bread at this summer party. Let’s make biscuits.

Corn & Green Onion Biscuits | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Put together three ingredients in five minutes and come out with fluffy Corn & Green Onion Biscuits to serve alongside your next barbecue feast. Really, it couldn’t be simpler. We’re making drop biscuits because we’re lazy, and it’s hot outside, and rolling dough is impossible. They’re going to be awesome. Don’t worry.

The biscuits are lighter than air, but they have great texture and sweetness from the corn. The green onions add color and depth of flavor and make these biscuits perfect for sopping up all that barbecue sauce and the meaty, flavorful juices left on your plate. Basically, I’m giving you a vehicle to preserve your dignity so you don’t have to go licking your plate in front of your friends and family.

Corn & Green Onion Biscuits | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Summer won’t stop. Let’s make the most of it. And go ahead and invite me over to your house for a barbecue. I’ll bring Corn & Green Onion Biscuits. And probably dessert.

Corn & Green Onion Biscuits
Yields 12
Put together three ingredients in five minutes and come out with fluffy Corn & Green Onion Biscuits to serve alongside your next barbecue feast.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2-1/2 cups biscuit mix
  2. 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  3. 1 14 ounce can creamed corn
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together biscuit mix, green onions, and creamed corn until just combined. Your batter will still be slightly wet but should still hold it shape.
  3. Use a soup spoon or something biggish to scoop out the dough onto your baking pan. The genius of drop biscuits is that they don't require any rolling, cutting or shaping. Just let them go crazy. Leave an inch or so between each pile of biscuit dough.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve warm with butter, preferably on a plate with lots of potential barbecue soppage.
Adapted from 1001 Fast & Easy Recipes
Adapted from 1001 Fast & Easy Recipes
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Pillow Dogs | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Pillow Dogs

Pillow Dogs | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

By now, you may have noticed that I have the palate of a third grader. I can’t handle bitter flavors, and the texture of most fruits and vegetables is unbearable. I like kid food, and I don’t care. So what if I’m not sophisticated? Sophisticated people were never going to hang out with me anyway, so I might as well eat what I like because before you know, eating will be over. That’s why today we’re making Pillow Dogs.

Pillow Dogs | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

This “recipe” is something I’ve been making since Emily was little. Since the days when I watched Food Network for hours and hours on end. Everything I know about cooking I learned from The Food Network. This was one of those things that’s so stupid easy, you can watch it on TV once, never look at the recipe, and make it whenever you have an outrageous mustard craving. For me, that’s fairly frequently.

The cool thing is, you can get everyone in on the action. Pillow Dogs lend themselves well to assembly line style cooking, so get some little hands in the kitchen to make the work, if not easier, definitely more fun.  And don’t worry about whether or not they stay sealed up in the oven. Pillows, not blankets. It’s fine. Serve them up at a party, or if you’re me, for dinner and then again for breakfast.

Pillow Dogs | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Remember how awesome it was to be a kid? Why not relive that at dinner time? Eat some kid’s food. Make Pillow Dogs. Have fun at the table.

Pillow Dogs
Yields 16
Puffy, savoury, irresistible, these Pillow Dogs are perfect for the kid in everyone.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 container refrigerated biscuit dough
  2. Approximately 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  3. 16 Li'l Smokies
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut each biscuit in half. Place the half biscuit in the palm of your hand and give it a good smash to flatten it out a bit. Place a pinch of cheese in the center of the dough, then place a smokie on top. Pinch the dough up around the smokie and place it on the baking sheet. Repeat with all our dough.
  3. Bake for 11-14 minutes, or until your biscuit dough is as golden as you like.
  4. Allow to cool slightly and serve with ridiculous amounts of mustard, if you're into that.
Adapted from Sandra Lee
Adapted from Sandra Lee
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Sausage Egg & Cheese Biscuit with Apple Butter from Awesome on 20

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit with Apple Butter

Sausage Egg & Cheese Biscuit with Apple Butter from Awesome on 20

People come to Hawaii on vacation and they assume it’s a perfect paradise. There’s certainly plenty of beauty to go around, but financially, most people struggle. Wages are low, and the cost of living is astronomically high. We see new businesses come and go quite regularly, and when it’s a restaurant that we particularly love, seeing their windows boarded up is quite sad. 

When we found out Kiss My Grits had closed down, I was a bit distraught. Where was I going to go for a constantly full mason jar of sweet tea and biscuits the size of a cat’s head? There were so many things on their menu I never got to try, and so many things I wanted to eat over and over again that I’ll never be able to have. 

Sausage Egg & Cheese Biscuit with Apple Butter from Awesome on 20

In a fit of despair, I decided to recreate my own version of one of my favorite biscuit sandwiches from Kiss My Grits. Despite living in the South for several years, I never became an expert biscuit maker. I also don’t have the time, equipment, or patience to make my own pork sausage. I do, however, know where to find all this stuff in the grocery store.

When I first read about this combination of spicy sausage, fluffy eggs, sharp cheddar, and apple butter on a buttery biscuit, I was skeptical. Normally I don’t like sweet things anywhere near my eggs. I was completely won over after the first bite, and I have to say, making this in your own kitchen is dang tasty. If you are an expert biscuit maker, I’d definitely recommend that. But I still wanted to eat about three of these even using store brand canned biscuits. That hint of sweetness with the spicy sausage is out of this world.

Sausage Egg & Cheese Biscuit with Apple Butter from Awesome on 20

Get out there and support your local businesses, but don’t cry when they’re gone. Get inspired to get into your own kitchen. Put apple butter on your biscuit sandwich. It’s genius.

Sausage Egg & Cheese Biscuit with Apple Butter
Serves 8
A flavorful, filling breakfast sandwich inspired by my favorite, former Southern restaurant.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 can 8 count jumbo biscuits, or homemade
  2. 1 pound hot sausage, I like Jimmy Dean
  3. 8 eggs
  4. Salt and pepper
  5. 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  6. 1/4 cup apple butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven and cook your biscuits according to package instructions. Set aside.
  2. Divide your sausage up into eight patties and cook in a large skillet over medium heat for about four minutes a side or until cooked through and brown.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together desired amount of eggs (see note) with a splash of water and a bit of salt and pepper.
  4. Scramble eggs in a skillet, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan constantly with a silicone spatula. This will help them stay light. Just when the eggs are set, sprinkle the cheese over the top.
  5. Build your sandwich by spreading a generous amount of apple butter onto each side of a biscuit. Place the sausage patty down first, then top it with some egg (about 1 egg per sandwich). Pop the top on, pour yourself some sweet tea, and let all the Southern happiness sink in.
Notes
  1. If you're not serving a large group, I suggest cooking all the biscuits and all the sausage, but doing the eggs as needed. You can always reheat the first two, and then quickly scramble up eggs for when you're ready to make these again the next day. You totally will be.
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