Home Entertaining Recipepalooza: We asked some of our favorite bloggers to share a recipe and their tips for home entertaining. This recipe comes from Megan Myers, copyeditor and spatula-wielding mom seeking out the simpler life in Texas. Her blog, Stetted, focuses on her family’s experience of cooking from scratch while exploring the many options farmers provide.
Tillamook Jack Biscuit Bites Recipe
These bite-size biscuit sandwiches have a kick from Tillamook Pepper Jack Cheese, and they come together quickly for any last-minute appetizer plate. I love this recipe because you can put whatever you want inside the biscuits, from leftovers to cold cuts. That way you can just use what you have in your fridge instead of needing to run out to the store for more ingredients! Plus, the Tillamook Pepper Jack adds a nice kick to the flaky biscuit bites.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield (number of servings): about 28
2 cups self-rising flour
2 ounces Tillamook Unsalted Butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1 cup shredded Tillamook Pepper Jack Cheese
⅔ cup whole milk
4-5 slices of leftover roast beef, cooked chicken breast, or more Tillamook Pepper Jack Cheese, quartered
Preheat oven to 425°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cut butter into flour using your fingers or a pastry cutter, until the butter is evenly distributed and the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Mix in shredded cheese!
Add milk a little bit at a time and mix carefully. You don’t want the dough to be too wet! Stir until the dough holds together, and then dump out onto a flour-covered surface.
Pat dough into a large circle about 1/2-inch thick. Cut out biscuits using a 1/2-inch round cutter and place biscuits on prepared baking sheet. Re-form dough scraps and cut biscuits until all dough is used.
Bake for approximately 10 minutes, until golden brown.
Let cool until easy to handle, then split biscuits and add a piece of desired filling, then sandwich and secure with a toothpick. Repeat until all biscuits are stuffed. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Tips for stress-free home entertaining:
“My secret to keeping home entertaining fun and stress free is to not take on more than you can handle. Shortcuts like making food in advance and serving less food overall will not only reduce your stress load, but will make the event more fun. Who wants to be cooped up in the kitchen during a party?!”
Kitchen advice for other moms and dads:
“In our house we let our son be involved in the party setup. He’s young, but he can fold napkins, arrange fruit, and slice cheese. He loves feeling like he is a grownup by being included, and we love the extra help!”