Carb Overload

Okay, I admit it, I love carbs, but who doesn’t?

I wanted to share a couple of my favorite carb recipes. These tasty tidbits are great with pretty much any meal and so simple to make. If breads weren’t so bad for me, I would make these all of the time. I am going to share my Cheesy Crescents and my Cheddar Biscuits, and one day very soon I will feature my Strawberry Bread.

The Cheesy Crescents were developed to go with many of my Italian dishes that my clients enjoy, and the Cheddar Biscuits are my attempt at Cheddar Bay Biscuits from Red Lobster. I will never claim they are exactly the same, because quite honestly I don’t want them to be. I must warn you, these will not last long especially if your family likes bread like mine does.

Cheesy Crescents
yields 8 crescents

1 pkg refrigerated crescent rolls
1/4 c. butter
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. mozzarella cheese

1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and prepare a baking pan with foil, coated with cooking spray (I use olive oil).

2.) Melt butter in a small microwave bowl.

3.) Mix in the oregano, garlic, basil and salt. (If you like a stronger taste, you may add more spices.)

4.) Separate the crescents into their individual triangles, coat each one with the butter mixture and sprinkle about 1/8 c. of cheese on each triangle.

5.) Roll up triangle to form a crescent shape – large side to small.

6.) If you have butter left over then spoon over rolled up crescents before baking.

7.) Bake crescents for about 10 minutes.

Cheddar Biscuits
yields 1 dozen biscuits

2 1/2 c. baking mix
3/4 tsp cold milk
4 Tbl. butter
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. Lowry’s Seasoning Salt
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Topping for Biscuits
2 Tbl. butter, melted
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lay parchment paper on a cookie sheet. (I love parchment paper – no sticky mess.)

2.) Using a pastry blender or two knives combine the baking mix with cold butter in a medium bowl to form a crumbly mixture. Do not mix to thoroughly. You want to make sure it is still a bit chunky with pea sized butter pieces.

3.) Add in cheddar cheese, milk, garlic, and Lowry’s seasoning. Mix with a wooden spoon until well combined, but do not over mix.

4.) Drop by 1/4 cup portions onto your  prepared cookie sheet.

5.) Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the biscuits are lightly browned.

6.) While biscuits are baking begin making the topping. Melt the butter and then stir in the garlic and thyme.  Once the biscuits come out of the oven drizzle the garlic butter over the tops of the biscuits. Use up all of the butter.


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15 Responses to Carb Overload

  1. sandra says:

    I’ll be trying the Crescents but not the Cheese biscuits. I know they’re good but I’d just better stay away from them! Glad you are back on the Blog Challenge…you’ll get caught up. Hang in there.

    • Enjoy them. We love them at our house and I have to make them right before the dinner they are planned for or there won’t be any. Thank you for the encouragement on the challenge.

  2. My friend gave me the Red Lobster recipe a few years ago. It is so yummy! I’ll have to try the crescents.

  3. CoolMama says:

    YUM! I love carbs :)
    Those look delicious!

  4. those would be great side options for SO many meals!


  5. I, too, am a carb-o-holic! I love Cheddar biscuits, but I’ve never made them with Lowry’s… I’ll have to try that next time!

  6. Dafeenah says:

    My two favorite foods, bread and cheese and you managed tomake them even better by making them together.

    Stopping by from SITS

  7. Ashlee says:

    Mmm! Those look delicious! I love Red Lobster but never get to eat there because my Husband hates the smell of sea food lol The biscuits are my favorite. I will have to try this recipe sometime.

    Thank you for coming by my blog on my SITS day! Jude is really gentle. He loves babies. Everyone keeps telling us we need to have another, but I am completely relishing in just having one.

    Have a great weekend :)

    • When I had my first born I could not imagine splitting the time I had with him with another baby. We didn’t have baby number 2 until he was 9 1/2 years old, which has been great, except when baby sis gets jealous because he gets to go outside and play with his friends. We’ve thought of having another one closer to baby number two’s age, but I just don’t know. I do know that I will not have a giant age gap again between 2 and 3 (if there is a 3.)

  8. bianca says:

    In my humble opinion, you can never have too many carbs! Seriously, ALL I’ve eaten today is carbs! Anyway, these cheesy crescent rolls make me really excited because they sound SO simple to make! And my hubs will LOVE those cheddar biscuits, even if they are slightly different than Red Lobster’s. Thanks so much for sharing the yumminess!

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