Guest Post from Diethood – Garlic and Cheddar Drop Biscuits

Do you hear that?  What you can’t hear fans running?  That is all I hear in my sleep, when I eat, taking a shower, even in my car away from my home.  True story!

So the repair guys for the leak in my kitchen are a bit baffled….when your repair guy is baffled you should be afraid….VERY afraid!  Our one wall is still wet, and STILL has a fan on it…….AAAHHHHHHH!!!  My hubby and I dislike the sound of fans after a VERY long week surrounded by the helpful things.  That is my rant for the week!  So no more grumpy words… for happiness!  I have another special guest for you!  I am full of special treats during this crazy time!

Okay no kitchen, no baking, AND now I have to travel to El Paso, TX for the week for a high-priority trip to get some last-minute work completed.  My pour sweet blog was going to feel all alone, but not anymore, no siree!  When I started blogging in 2010, I fell in love with a few blogs.  Today one of my blog addictions is here to share an OH MY WORD delicious addicting recipe!

If you have not met Kate from Diethood, you truly are missing out!  She is funny, her photography inspires me, and her recipes make me hungry!  She truly is a kind soul, and someone I adore!  I hope you enjoy her recipe as much as I did…..I especially love all the garlicky cheesy love in each biscuit!

Take it away Kate:-)
Garlic and Cheddar Biscuits

Hi Everyone!!

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kate, and I am the author and wannabe baker behind the blog, Diethood. I am SO thrilled to be here! Terra is one of the sweetest, most supportive bloggy friends that I have. She truly is a treasure, and I am so grateful to her for the incredible support that she has given me. I was so happy to see a message from her inviting me to do a guest post for her because this is one of the very few ways that I can show her my appreciation.

Considering Terra’s background in nutrition, I thought I better make something worthwhile. Throwing together a few marshmallows on top of brownies may not work here at Cafe Terra. But, Garlic and Cheddar Drop Biscuits from scratch should make the cut. I hope!

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For the reason that these biscuits are so addictive, I try not to make them too often. I make them a couple of times a month on the weekends. My husband and I can kill this entire batch in one sitting with a side of Oven Baked Feta Cheese Dip. We have done that on more occasions than I’d like to admit.

These biscuits taste best when served warm. However, if you are going to serve them with a side of that delicious Feta Dip, let the biscuits completely cool and dig into the hot dip, one scrumptious biscuit at a time.

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Yields 18

Garlic and Cheddar Drop Biscuits

Recipe adapted from Food and Family.

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For the Biscuits:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
5 tablespoons butter, cold, cut into chunks
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup 2% milk
For the Topping:
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


Preheat oven to 400.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Add the chunks of butter.

Using a fork, cut the butter into the flour until it is coarse, and the butter is thoroughly mixed in with the flour mixture.

Pour in the oil and stir in the grated cheddar cheese and milk; mix until well combined and holds together. If it seems too dry, or if you can see raw flour, add a bit more milk – about a tablespoon at a time.

Using a spoon, drop portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Use an ice cream scoop for larger, dinner-sized biscuits.

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until golden brown.

In the meantime, combine butter and garlic powder in a small bowl and microwave until melted.

Take out the biscuits and brush each biscuit with the garlic butter. Brush repeatedly until you have used up all the butter.



Again, thank you, Terra, for inviting me over and allowing me to share these crazy-delicious biscuits with your readers. It really was a pleasure to be here! If any of you would like to connect, please hop over to my blog, Diethood, and say HI! You can also find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, or Google +. I’m all over the place!

I highly recommend you stop by and say hi to Kate, she is fantastic!  Thank you so much sweet Kate, it means so much to me that you stopped by!  Sending big hugs your way!!!



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  • Kate has lots of amazing recipes, Terra, how wonderful to have her guest post for you. The biscuits look mouthwatering, Kate.
  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    I love finding Kate here, and making biscuits of all things! They remind me of my childhood, but they were plain, none of the great flavors that these have. Warm from the oven, I can´t think of a better thing for today. Wonderful guest post ladies!
  • I'll have six- with that feta dip, please!
  • kitchenriffs
    Great guest post! Garlic and cheddar is a wonderful combo, and not one you see every day. Love these biscuits - they look so flavorful and easy. Good to meet you, Kate, and have a great trip to El Paso, Terra!
  • Hi sweets!! Thank you so much for having me over! Hope you enjoyed the biscuits! ;-D
  • Nice to see Kate here! These biscuits look impossible to resist, and I need them with feta dip too :).
  • Oh those biscuits look amaaaaaaazing!
  • Those biscuits look like true comfort to me! Nice to meet you Kate. I hope they find your leak soon Terra. I am trying to find a leak in my camper that I'm redoing - it's maddening because I can't button it up until I get to the bottom of it. Water can be such a sneaky, destructive thing when it wants to be. Have a safe trip!
  • Barb | Creative Culinary
    I once had a leak in my basement Terra that was similarly baffling; first noticed when the wallpaper started bulging! Finally found it was simply a joint that was tired after 30 years I guess; home you get yours taken care of soon. Love the look of these biscuits and can certainly see why they could be downed in a sitting. Next time, call me, would be happy to help! :)
  • I could definitely eat more than one of these delicious biscuits :D Cheers CCU
  • mjskit @
    Oh Kate - I can see how these biscuits can be addicting! They look so light and fluffy and the cheese and touch of pepper - YUM!!! Great post! Terra - hang in there girl!!! You'll have your kitchen back soon!
  • So nice that Kate could share these yummy biscuits today! I'm so sorry your kitchen is still out of commission ..grrrrrrr...I'm irritated for you (we have had our share of leaks, too)!!! I've made the Bisquick version which cannot be anything as delicious as these babies! Thanks to you both!!!
  • Ann
    We are both in a cheddar frame of mind....and quinoa granola, too! Good minds think alike: ) Love Tara's guest post, too. Everything looks amazing! xoxo