Food is a connector for me. Coming from a large family, get-together’s almost always equal food, and I can’t say that I’m mad about it. In my family Thanksgiving is the epicenter of good eats. Turkey, Cornbread dressing, Buttered Rolls, Sweet Potatoes, you name it–it’s there. Many of these recipes are family favorites and standbys that have been in our family for decades. Over a warm comforting meal, memories are made, recipes are shared, games are played. Making connections–connections that matter.
Instead of dreading the time and chaos that inevitably go into pulling off the prefect meal, let’s savor the flavors and connections of the season. Swap that recipe with the cousin that gets on our nerves, since she also happens to make the best Pecan Pie this side of the Mississippi. Let Uncle Ben have the last biscuit, even if he has already had six. Make the recipes that we know honor Granny as she’s no longer here. Allow the little people in the kitchen to stir gravy this year (you just may cultivate someone’s love for cooking in doing so).
These are the connections that matter. Savor them. Embrace them.
While you’re here, grab a recipe for my Granny’s favorite honey glazed biscuits.
Honey Glazed Biscuits
- 2 cups all-purpose flour + dusting (White Lilly is my go to)
- 2 Tablespoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Chilled Shortening
- 3 Tablespoons Chilled Butter (diced)
- 1 cup milk
- Honey to Drizzle
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening and butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
- Turn out onto a floured surface.
- Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick, fold, pat again.
- Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used. Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.
- Remove biscuits from oven and drizzle with honey.
- Serve and Enjoy!