Whole Wheat Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

you might’ve wondered where i’ve been.  and when that promised recipe will show up!  i have lately been having some website issues, and have spent the last few weeks trying to resolve them, at which time i was not allowed to make any changes to my blog.  so that’s where i’ve been :)  (read more at the bottom of this post about that.)

okay…onto a recipe that you can whip up in a matter of minutes, and that will have your whole fam’s mouth watering…as these yummy Clean Eating Biscuits seriously melt in your mouth:

(a note about the whole wheat flour.  if grinding your own, use either Hard White or Soft White Wheat.   if you wanted to make with store bought whole wheat flour, your best bet would be to use White Whole Wheat Flour.  i always have a bag of King Arthur “Unbleached White Whole Wheat Flour” on hand for those days when i don’t feel like getting my mill out and grinding.  there is a distinction between the White Whole Wheat and regular Whole Wheat.  its softer, and better for baking in my opinion.)

combine your dry ingredients:

Shred some cheese.  i use Sharp White Cheddar, maybe a cup or a cup and a half:

Mix the cheese into your dry ingredients, and create a well in the middle:

Combine milk (i use skim) and olive oil:

Pour oil and milk mixture into the well within your dry ingredients, and mix until just combined:

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop dough onto lightly greased cookie sheets.  (this recipe usually makes around 12-14 biscuits.  they don’t spread out too much, so you should be able to fit them all onto 2 cookie sheets.)

Bake at 8 minutes in a 425 degree oven.

Meanwhile, melt 1/4 cup of butter, and stir in these spices:

Pull your biscuits out of the oven after about 8 minutes, and liberally brush each top with butter and spice mixture:

Return to oven and bake another 2-3 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Bella LOVES to be in the kitchen with me.  her new favorite activity is to wash the dishes while i cook.  she actually does a fantastic job as a dish washer, and i love that by the time i’m done cooking, my dishes are already clean.  i’m sure the day is coming soon when she catches on that it may not be as fun as she now thinks it is, but i’ll work it as long as possible, cause i sure like to have her company!

These biscuits are best served right out of the oven, so if you do end up with leftovers, heat them back up in the oven before serving.

here’s the recipe card for you:

because they are super easy and quick to make, and i always have the ingredients on hand, i’ve made them multiple times lately.  they are perfect when served with a big bowl of soup, like this Clean Eating Crock Pot Vegetable Soup (recipe coming soon.)

back to my website issues…if any of you out there are bloggers like me, or just happen to know loads and loads about WordPress and hosting, i would love to pick your brain.  i just switched my hosting platform, and so far i think its working better than where i was.  but my overall site is still not functioning the way i think its supposed to.  if you are web builders, or happen to know of a good one…i just need a “professional” to take a look at my WordPress site that was built for me and  show me how to fix the little bugs in there.  i’m not talking design…the look of my blog is just how i want it!  but i need someone who can teach me some ins and outs of WordPress, plug-ins, latency issues, etc.   i know there are some things going on with my WordPress that are making things more difficult for me than they should.  I am having a hard time finding someone with knowledge of that to help me out, so if any of you bloggers have suggestions for me, i’ll gladly take them!  i just got off the phone with someone who works within a large hosting company, and i asked him if he could point me in the direction of someone who might be able to help me work out the kinks within my site.  he basically told me that my only option was to figure it out on my own and learn the code for WordPress.  i asked him how i was to do something like that, and he told me, “Read.”  i thanked him for his oh-so-kind-and-helpful suggestion, and then silently thought to myself about what i really wanted to tell young, hip, smartypants Mr. Techy…which is, “when you are a preggo, consistently nauseous mom to 2 kids, with a household to run, a schedule that never seems to stop, and laundry piles that somehow grow by the second, who has NO experience with web design or coding, then you come back to me and tell me about how you found time, energy, and brain power to learn CODING!!  are you serious??  you are a crazy man, who has no concept of how life works for a little mommy blogger such as myself.”  i didn’t say all of that, but really?  is that my only option?  to learn coding myself?  please, someone out there, tell me i can continue to blog and have my bugs fixed without ever having to learn the ins and outs of web coding myself!

and i’m just curious what hosting companies you have had success with as well.  so let me in on your secrets, cause so far, i’ve personally found WordPress to be loads more complicated and headache inducing than my simple little Blogger blog :)

Thanks in advance for your WordPress/hosting/web coding suggestions :)  Lord knows i need all the help i can get!

also…Blog Sponsorships are starting again on May 1st.   i have a spot or two left if anyone is interested.  contact me at asmallsnippet{at}gmail{dot}com for details on new pricing.