9 Thanksgiving Breads That Aren’t Sister Schubert Rolls (Recipes)


By Cooking Panda

Zero shade intended toward Sister Schubert’s rolls (which are undeniably pillowy and delicious), but we can all do better in the bread department this Thanksgiving than sticking a tin of premade rolls in the oven.

No one is suggesting you go all “Great British Baking Show” and impress guests with intricate homemade loaves, but with just a bit of extra effort, you can create a carbolicious side that you’ll want to make for years to come. Here are nine recipes for simple and tasty breads, biscuits, cornbreads and rolls.

1. Sweet Potato Biscuits

These fluffy, versatile disks of goodness come together in 20 minutes with ingredients you likely already have in the pantry. It’ll be impossible to have just one with dinner, but if you manage to save a few, they’re perfect for leftover Thanksgiving meals, like turkey sandwiches or soup.

2. Creamy Cheesy Cornbread

Imagine corn pudding in handheld form, and you’ve got these dreamy squares of cornbread mix, creamed corn and cream cheese, irresistibly combined with oodles of cheddar for a side that will steal the show. 

3. Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

If you will make homemade bread just once in your life, make these adorable, pillowy pumpkin rolls, complete with pecan stems and your choice of savory or sugary butter. They’re sure to incite smiles on guests both young and old.

4. Garlic and Rosemary Skillet Bread

There’s no better aroma than garlic and rosemary to add to your kitchen’s symphony of scents on a holiday morning. Since it bakes in an oiled cast-iron skillet, the bread will have a perfectly crispy bottom with a fluffy, cloud-like interior.

5. Cheesy Cauliflower Muffins

Going easy on the carbs this Thanksgiving? Try these cauliflower muffins, which go easy on the flour without skimping on cheesiness or seasoning.

6. Popovers

Ina Garten’s tried-and-true popovers prove that a simple combination of butter, flour, eggs, milk and salt can never taste bad — especially when that combination is baked until perfectly puffy and golden.

7. Sweet Potato Cornbread

This sweet and savory cornbread is an unbeatable vessel for puddles of rich gravy. Be sure to cover it when it’s done baking — or you’ll find yourself sneaking forkfuls before dinner makes it to the table.

8. Cheddar Chive Drop Biscuits

Want to bring the essence of Red Lobster to your own inviting home? Give these extraordinarily cheesy biscuits a shot. It doesn’t get better than chives and cheddar.

9. Pull-Apart Stuffing Rolls

Want the flavors of stuffing in one convenient, fluffy package? Pull-apart stuffing rolls are the buttery treasure for you. The doughy knots are intertwined with sausage, celery, onion and garlic for a side that forms two classic dishes into one.

Featured Image: Scott Bauer, U.S. Department of Agriculture/Wikimedia Commons

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The Best Dang Things You Can Put Between Biscuits (Recipes)


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What can I Eat with Biscuits?

Biscuits have paid their dues as a buttered side to entrees like fried chicken or scrambled eggs, and it’s high time they were appreciated for their main-event potential. Soft, buttery, flaky and stuffable with goods both sweet and savory, they’re ready to become an essential ingredient in your favorite lunches, dinners and desserts. Sometimes you should change your morning eating habits and take breakfast biscuits as a diet, when you want a different taste and think, what to eat with biscuits?

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Here are the absolute tastiest biscuit toppings and things to eat with biscuits or you can put between two hot biscuits. We’re sure you’ll love to try these biscuit topping ideas! (Don’t read this hungry, or you’ll suddenly find yourself devouring everything in your pantry.)

Simple Sausage Gravy

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The fat from spicy sausage does really delicious things when cooked with milk and flour. The result is a rich, creamy, meaty gravy that you’ll want to eat by the spoonful, but should definitely save for hot buttermilk biscuits.

Fried Chicken and Spicy Honey Butter

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Anything is good when spread with a mixture of butter, hot sauce, honey and cayenne pepper — especially when it’s a garlic fried chicken biscuit sandwich.

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Relive your best childhood memories of PB&J — but spread between biscuits and topped with powdered sugar. The sweet and nutty mixture seeps into the biscuits as they bake, creating an irresistibly gooey texture.


Lobster is the best topping for biscuits, You could have a classic lobster roll, but a buttery lobster cheddar biscuit sounds so much better, doesn’t it? Fresh lobster, cooked with a simple combination of butter and chives, is a match made in heaven with homemade cheddar biscuits.

Pimiento Cheese Chicken Salad

Not your run-of-the-mill chicken salad, this one is pimped out with bacon, white cheddar, pimientos and arugula. But it gets even more Southern when it’s thrown on a honey butter biscuit with pickles. Sweet, salty, crunchy, creamy and flaky, this will ruin all other chicken salad sandwiches for you for life.

Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Once you sandwich easy-to-make fluffy biscuits with sugar-dusted strawberries and vanilla bean whipped cream, you’ll never go back to normal shortcake.

Bacon, Egg and Cheese

This biscuit breakfast sandwich goes the extra mile with an egg casserole, baked with heavy cream, seasoning and a thick cheesy crust. When it’s done in the oven, slice it into squares for individual sandwiches. Having a breakfast casserole with biscuits will give a delicious start to your day, finish the biscuits with casserole and crispy bacon, eat up, and save the rest in the freezer for breakfast all week.

Honey and Ham

This Pillsbury recipe comes together in a pinch with typical ingredients. Lay Swiss cheese and deli ham over their flaky biscuit dough, bake, and drizzle with honey for lunch or a hearty snack.

Cinnamon Honey Butter

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Butter, powdered sugar, honey and cinnamon come together to create a blissfully sweet spread that you should absolutely drizzle over hot biscuits until positively oozing with cinnamon flavor.

Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Pimiento Cheese

Upgrade the classic BLT with pimiento cheese and three-ingredient cheddar biscuits. The crunchiness of the bacon, creaminess of the cheese, juiciness of the tomato and flakiness of the biscuit create a symphony of flavors and textures.

Peach Pie Filling

Peach pie becomes cheesy with creamy brie — and handheld when formed into small biscuits. The only problem with them is that they won’t magically reappear when devoured voraciously.

Burger Patty and Pepper Jack Cheese

This bacon cheeseburger is kind of like the Uncrustable of burgers — stuffed into a forward thinking biscuit bun.

Jam and Clotted Cream

British meets Southern when classic teatime toppings like jam and clotted cream are generously dolloped over buttermilk biscuits. Pair with coffee or tea for your new go-to Sunday breakfast.

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Yay Mate! Australia’s Tim Tams Are Coming To America!


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Australia’s tasty chocolate Tim Tam biscuits are officially available in the U.S., so if you haven’t had a chance to try them, now’s the time!

Huffington Post reports that they’re here to stay, too. “Tim Tam is available just in time for Australia Day, this Thursday, January 26, [2017],” a Tim Tam spokesperson told Huffington Post via email. “Tim Tam biscuits are available nationwide in all major supermarkets, grocery stores and mass merchandisers.”

If you aren’t familiar with Tim Tam, you can check out the website to learn why they say “It’s Not A Cookie. It’s a Tim Tam [biscuit].” The biscuit is crunchy and chocolatey outside with a creamy chocolate center, and then it’s covered in chocolate as well. Tim Tam comes in four flavors: Original, Classic Dark, Dark Mint and Chewy Caramel.

Target says that it has had Tim Tam biscuits since January of 2015, but this announcement means they are available in many more locations. If you go to the website and choose “Where to Buy,” and enter your zip code, you’ll see what I mean. Personally, I can see that they are available at Giant grocery stores, Target and Safeway. I’m practically surrounded! You can even search based on the flavor you’d like to try. There isn’t any Dark Mint around me, but I can get Original and Chewy Caramel.

Once you get your hands on some Tim Tams, you have to try and enjoy them the way many Australians do — by performing the “Tim Tam Slam.” This method of enjoying the biscuit is well known on social media with the hash tag #timtamslam. You can do the Tim Tam Slam by biting the end pieces off of a biscuit, and putting one end of the remaining biscuit in your mouth and the other end in a warm drink (coffee, most likely) and use the Tim Tam as a straw.

When you start feeling the drink on your tongue, you have to hurry and pop the Tim Tam in your mouth before it melts! This is the type of thing to spice up coffee breaks in Australia, and now in the U.S. as well.

Sources: Huffington Post, Tim Tam / Photo Credit: TimTam_US/Instagram

Tags: Australia, biscuits, chocolate, Tim Tam, Tim Tam Slam
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McDonald’s Is Going To Start Serving Its Full Breakfast Menu All Day!


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McDonald’s all-day breakfast has been such a hit that the menu is going to expand, giving customers even more choices to enjoy throughout the day.

In October 2015, McDonald’s started offering some of their breakfast items throughout the entire day. However, the exact items that were offered depended on the local market.

Depending on customer preference, restaurants offered a menu that was based either on McMuffin or Biscuit products. Most locations offered Hotcakes platters and various entrees and side dishes along with either Biscuit sandwiches, such as Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, Sausage Biscuit with Egg, and Sausage Biscuit sandwiches. Other locations offered McMuffin items, including Egg McMuffins, Sausage McMuffins with Egg, and Sausage McMuffins.

Earlier this year, the fast food chain started offering McGriddle sandwiches at restaurants in selected locations. However, ever since the all-day breakfast initiative was introduced nationwide, customers have complained that not all items were available all day, as reported by the Chicago Tribune. As the menu expansion added various complications, the chain limited the breakfast items that were offered as part of the all-day menu.

The initiative has played an essential role in increasing revenue after years of lackluster sales. In fact, competitor Jack In The Box implied that McDonald’s all-day breakfast contributed to a smaller-than-expected quarterly profit for the chain, according to Fortune.

“We believe a competitor’s messaging around its launch of all-day breakfast had some impact on our results, particularly in the 10:30 a.m. to noon period,” stated Jack in the Box in a press release. “Jack in the Box sales in the last part of the quarter were lower than we anticipated as several competitors began promoting aggressive value offers.”

McDonald’s management has also seen the success of its breakfast offerings.

“All-day breakfast has been, clearly, a very strong catalyst for momentum,” said Kevin Ozan, McDonald’s CFO, according to CNBC.

The new breakfast menu will include Egg McMuffins, Sausage McMuffin with Eggs, Sausage McMuffin, Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit sandwiches, Sausage Biscuit with Egg sandwiches, Sausage Biscuit sandwiches, Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddles, Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddles, Sausage McGriddles, Hotcakes, Hotcakes and Sausage, Sausage Burrito, Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait and Hashbrowns.

Sources: McDonald's, Chicago Tribune, Fortune, CNBC / Photo credit: McDonald's

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Looking For Popeyes Biscuits? They’re Overturned On The Highway


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If you have ever eaten at Popeyes, chances are that you love their biscuits.

The perfectly golden cylinders are buttery, flakey, and almost overwhelmingly delicious. We like them plain, with a drizzle of honey, or accompanied by a side of spicy fried chicken or flavorful red beans and rice (not the other way around!).

Unfortunately, however, the world now contains 40,000 fewer pounds of biscuit perfection. According to WLOX, a truck carrying 20 tons of Popeyes biscuits overturned Wednesday morning in Pearl River County, Mississippi, causing a massive incident that required the highway to be restricted to one lane.

While all of the biscuits initially remained within the truck’s trailer, Assistant Police Chief Jeremy Magri commented that they would need to be removed in order to right the damaged 18-wheeler. Authorities estimated that the process could take up to eight hours, restricting traffic in the meantime.

At the time of the accident, the biscuit-filled truck was being driven by Gilbert and Tina Witte, aged 49 and 45, respectively. Both Gilbert and Tina were taken to a local hospital, but are believed to be uninjured.

There have been no reports to suggest that the incident could lead to a Popeyes Biscuit shortage, but as true lovers of all things buttery, we can’t help but be a little concerned. We’ll be crossing our fingers over the next few days that the truck’s drivers and cargo remain uninjured, and that the nation’s all-important biscuit supply chain is not delayed or interrupted! 

Source: WLOX / Photo credits: WLOX, Foodspotting

Tags: Accident, biscuits, highway, Popeyes, Truck
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10 Delicious Things You Can Make With Biscuit Dough


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One good thing to be aware of when you’re looking to make something quick, easy and cheap is the impressive versatility of a tube of store-bought biscuit dough. You can use the dough to make anything from waffles to calzones to cinnamon rolls.

Here are 10 fun ideas for you to try out when you’re looking to use that tube of dough in your fridge.

1. Waffles Filled with Bacon and Topped with Fried Chicken

See how to make it here.

2. Delicious Cinnamon-Cardamom-Sugar Donuts

Get the recipe.

3. Hand-sized Philly Cheesesteak Pockets

Find the recipe here.

4. Nutella Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

Find out how to make them here.

5. Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Calzones

Recipe here.

6. Miniature Cinnamon Rolls

Here’s the recipe.

7. Fried Mini Cherry Pies

Get the recipe here.

8. Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs

Find out how to make them.

9. Nutella-and-Cream-Cheese-Stuffed Monkey Bread

Recipe here.

10. Veggie and Chicken Alfredo Pot Pie

See the recipe here.

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