Friday, May 26, 2006
Five Ingredients Friday Launch (Quick Cheddar Cheese Biscuits)

Okay, I'm going to start something that I think may be new here in Blogland, something called Five Ingredients Friday. I hope you'll hop on the bandwagon with me.

I love trying new recipes and I'm always looking for good ones that are quick, easy, and delicious! Here's how I'd like it to work. Every Friday, post a recipe that involves only 5 ingredients or less. It can be a main dish, an appetizer, a side dish, a dessert, a beverage...I really don't care...but it must only have 5 ingredients or less. The idea is that it's a quick, delicious recipe to enjoy with your family and friends. You can pull these recipes out of your personal recipe collection, a cookbook, on-line, or from any other creative means that you can come up with.

Once you've posted your 5 ingredient recipe, add your blog link to my post so that others can take a look at yours. If you actually prepare one of the recipes you've found on a Five Ingredients Friday post, go back to that blog where the recipe originated from and leave a comment critiquing how the recipe turned out for you.

Oh, and feel free to use the image that I've created for your Five Ingredients Friday post, I don't mind! Questions, let me know!

Having now established the guidelines, I'll submit my first recipe. This one is dedicated to the cravings of this expectant mother. She felt compelled to stop at Red Lobster for their Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Why pay Red Lobster prices when you can make them at home? Enjoy!

Quick Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
(Makes 8 biscuits.)


  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  3. 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  4. 2 TBSP chilled butter
  5. 2/3 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine flour & baking powder in a medium bowl (optional addition, 1/2 tsp salt).
  2. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or 2 knives until coarse crumbs form.
  3. Using a fork, stir milk into flour mixture until a soft dough forms. Do not overmix or overwork dough.
  4. Stir in shredded Cheddar cheese.
  5. Drop dough in heaping tablespoons, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased baking sheet (I use a Silpat mat, they're awesome).
  6. Bake until biscuits are firm to the touch, about 15 minutes.


  1. Try basting the biscuits with melted butter and Hidden Valley Ranch powder.
  2. Freeze these biscuits to have for mini egg sandwiches. Defrost biscuits; reheat for 10 minutes. Fill with scrambled eggs, bacon, and Cheddar.
  3. Complement a spaghetti dinner: use Parmesan cheese instead of Cheddar and add 1/2 tsp dried basil in Step 1 of directions.

And so, Five Ingredients Friday has been officially launched! Please participate because I need some new recipe ideas. Thanks!

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7:13 AM

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Kim from Hiraeth said...

Oh, I'm first! Yea!

I love the twist you gave this--5 or less. Love it!

At 12:50 PM, Blogger firstborn said...

hi there!

this is great! this sounds good... i think i will give it a try sometime this weekend...

& if i can rack my brain for a quick recipe, i'll be sure to share it for next friday...i just wanted to check it out today...

i'm going to have to add you to my sidebar so i won't have to keep typing in your blog name! lol!
[hope you don't mind]...

:) mary ann

At 1:38 PM, Blogger Catch said...

I have to look up my butterscotch cake recipe....the biscuits look yummy......this is a great idea!

At 1:46 PM, Anonymous Sheri said...

Love this idea! I think I can find a 5 ingred. or less reciepe by next Friday. I'm sure I have one in my head somewhere. OHHH I do.

Anyway, I just found your blog today but I feel like a luker since I've spent the day reading your past post.

your "it's not suposed to happen this way" post were so touching. I can't wait to read the next instalment.

At 4:27 PM, Anonymous Jenna said...

I am too busy to participate this week. Next week though!

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

mmm...those sound tasty!

At 8:49 PM, Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Thanks to those of you, thus far, who have managed to find the time to participate in my Five Ingredients Friday recipe exchange! Your recipes all looked great and I'm saving them. I think I'm going to try at least one this weekend and I'll let you know how it goes.

Thank you! Thank you!

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Sue said...

I just came back over after you commented on my site. I was sure I had left a comment earlier when I posted the recipe, but such is the way of blogland!
Just wanted to let you know I've now read through your entire blog. You are an amazing writer and I look forward to reading the rest of your story :-)

At 12:19 AM, Anonymous sheri said...

Ow, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment. I'm having a blast with your 5 ingedient friday. Also, I'm looking forward to reading more of your story.


At 12:35 AM, Anonymous Julie said...

Hi... I just found you through Sue's site, and have just read all your archives. (Don't know how I'm going to be able to wait for your next post on the adoption!!!)

Anyway, it's nice to "meet" you!


At 7:41 AM, Blogger RANDI said...

My hubby loves Red Lobster biscuits, I will be writing this recipe down and trying it out soon! Thanks!

At 8:30 AM, Blogger abebech said...

OW, I'm a day late and a recipe short :( Next week!

At 7:14 AM, Anonymous Stephanie said...

Yum, yum, yum. I am going to try to start mine five ingredients this week.

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Granny said...

I don't think we've met before. I just came over from Susie's Space.

I posted the recipe for Chicken Chili Verde and I'm going to link to this post in case some of my visitors would like to join in.

I'll be back.


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