Saturday, October 24, 2009

Paula Deen's Lean: Cheese Biscuits

The very first real vacation my husband Rudy and I took together was to the wonderful beaches of Hilton Head, South Carolina. On one of those cloudy/rainy days, which you can always count on having at least once during the week, we hopped in the car and took a short road trip to Savannah to visit with some friends. Now, at the time, I was very oblivious to the world of cooking. Cooking to me meant boiling some noodles and throwin' a bottle of Ragu on top. But, that was the mindset of a 24-year-old women living on her own. Needless to say, I really didn't have much knowledge of TV cooking personalities.


Little did I know, but we were going to be dining at one of the best places ever...Paula's Lady & Son's Restaurant. Like I said, I had no clue who this Paula Deen women was, but everyone else was so pumped up about being there and raving about how good her dishes were, so I just went along with it. Oh I wish I knew then what I know now! Isn't that just the way it goes? I was eating in the restaurant of one of my now favorite cooks and was totally clueless. Well, one thing was for certain. I enjoyed that experience and ended up falling in love with two things that day; The Lady's Cheesy Mac and CHEESE BISCUITS.


CHEESE BISCUITS
Makes 8 biscuits



INGREDIENTS:


1-1/2 cup Reduced-Fat Bisquick
1/2 cup FAT FREE or 1% milk
1/2 cup 2% Sharp Cheddar
1 teaspoon SPLENDA



DIRECTIONS:


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.


In a medium bowl, mix Bisquick, milk and splenda; using a fork. Add cheese and mix. Spoon the biscuit mix onto a sprayed baking sheet using a spoon or ice cream scoop. Bake for 7-11 minutes.


THE RESULTS:


It has been awhile since having Paula's Cheese Biscuits at her restaurant in Savannah, but these took me right back after the very first bite. They are lite and delicious; best served warm right out of the oven. Not only are they yummy, but they took no time at all. My husband couldn't believe I was offering him one so soon! This recipe is good to have if you are just 15 minutes from serving dinner and realize that you forgot to get dinner rolls. They can be thrown together in no time at all. Another dinner roll crisis averted.


My version of Cheese Biscuits leaves out both the butter and shortening that are called for in the original recipe. This cuts a total of 58 grams of fat from the overall recipe! ENJOY!!


NUTRITION FACTS (per biscuit): 61.5 calories;  3g fat;  7.5g carbohydrate; 2g fiber

4 comments:

  1. These sound fantastic. I love making different biscuits to go along with meals.

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  2. MMM! I love this blog!
    Visiting again (I know I've been here before!) from SITS. Have a great day!

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  3. These look and sound great. I love the way you lightened it up!

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  4. Hey Lindsay. I saw your blog on Lucky Girl and when I saw the name of your blog, I just had to come right over. I LOVE PAULA!!! I went to the Lady and Sons a few years ago. YUMMY!!!!! Paula is one of my favorites!!!

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