quinn patricia poer

quinn patricia poer

Sunday, May 31, 2015

bacon cheddar chive biscuits with jalapeño honey

i want you back, biscuits.

i made these like a month ago.  it is currently sunday morning and i am a hungry hungry sunday soul with hardly any food in the house.  so basically, i'm torturing myself right now.

  when these came out of the oven, i immediately shoved one in my mouth.  in that moment, i dubbed these, "the best thing i've ever made in my life."  

it's so funny to think about where you get inspiration from. 

 in this particular instance, i was inspired by some taco bell and/or kfc commercial i heard on pandora and they said something about jalapeño honey.  i was like, sayyy whaaaa? and i decided i wanted to make some.  what should i make alongside my jalapeño honey?  

delicious loaded biscuits, of course!  bless you, kfc/taco bell radio ad.

first, you're gunna need some bacon.

and sharp chedda cheese.

i coated the cheddar cubes in flour.  i don't really know why.  sometimes when i see recipes with chocolate chips, it says to toss them in flour before you add them to whatever you're making.  i guess this is the principle i was going for.  

perhaps to keep the cheddar cheese treasure troves intact and maintain composure within the biscuit.  although there's absolutely nothing wrong with an extra oozy cheesy biscuit, either.

jalapeño honey!

it's easy! 

puree one chopped jalapeño in the food processor.  add honey and continue to blend until the texture looks good. 

 i wish i had left some of the jalapeño seeds in.  i removed all of them because i thought it was going to be super spicy already.  i could have used some extra heat!

the jalapeño honey turned out sort of runny, but i found that chilling it in the fridge for a bit helped to thicken it up.  next time, i'll dry out or roast the jalapeño beforehand so there's less water content.

biscuit time!

i have the hardest time typing "biscuit."  i always start typing "busi..." like "business." 

 i'd rather just change both spellings to "bizkit" and "biznass."

cube your semi-cold butter and mash it into the dry ingredients with a fork.

add buttermilk and combine until the dough looks shaggy. 

 "shaggy" is a very strange word to use when talking about food.  oh wellz. 

add your prepared bacon bits, cheddar, and chives.  fold it all togetha!


i just rolled up golf ball sized bizkits and plopped em on parchment like you would cookies, but you could carefully roll out the dough and use a biscuit cutter if ya mean biznass with your bizkits.

pop those babies in the oven and a little while later...

you've got some tastyass biscuits on your hands.

crispy cheesy crusters like this are toward the top my list of favorite things in life.

yum. they are warm. warm and waiting for a drizzle of jalapeño honey.  and they smell so freaking good.

ooooh my cute little le creuset honey pot is making its debut!  i love it so much.  i actually got it at a fancy goodwill for $3. victory!

i'm so glad this recipe makes a good amount of bizkits.  i had them for breakfast for like a week.  peter gobbled some up when he got home, too.  a positive critique from him is pretty much the highest achievement, in my mind.  he is suuuper critical about food quality and he helps me a lot.

ain't they cute?

tummy. growling. at maxx power.

super savory and buttery biscuits with spicy sweetness on top.

seriously, they were so good.  i ate like 4 of em right away and had to go lay on the floor for a while.

worth it!

Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive Biscuits with Jalapeño Honey
Makes 18 big ol' biscuits
Prep: 30 minutes  Bake: 30 minutes  Total time: 1 hour

Adapted from Bon Appetit


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) chilled butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 6 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 2 TB chives, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño 
  • 3/4 cup honey


Jalapeño Honey:

Slice 1 jalapeño and remove as many seeds as desired.  Add to the food processor and chop finely.  ***(When I do this again, i will dry out the jalapeño in the oven first, because a fresh one has so much water in it and made the honey too runny)***

Slowly add about 3/4 cup of honey and continue to puree together until the combined.  Add to small bowl and place in fridge to thicken.  Store in an airtight container or jar.

Bacon Chedda Chive Biscuits:

Cook 6 slices of bacon in a frying pan.  Set aside and later chop into bits. 
Cube 6 oz. of sharp cheddar cheese.  Toss in a small bowl with flour to coat.  Set aside in fridge.

In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Mix together.

Cube or slice the butter into sections. Using a fork, mash the cubed butter into the dry ingredients until they begin to combine and the dough looks lumpy.  Using your hands is most helpful here.

Add buttermilk and mix until the dough looks shaggy.  Knead with hands just until mixed.

Add the cubed cheddar, bacon bits, and chives.  Fold everything together until all components are evenly incorporated.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.   Form golfball sized biscuits and place on parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.  Drizzle with jalapeño honey over the top, or dip it right in!



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

lauren's bachelorette party supply kits: las vegas style!

my good ol pal lauren is gettin hitched this summer! a bunch of gals and cousin joey made the trek to sin city to celebrate lauren and her upcoming nuptials to the wonderful mr. levi nelson.

here are the kits i put together for everybody on the trip: 
{this particular one starring the amazing alyssa wilcox}

the bride to be.



each vegas survival kit included:  

bandaids (for the feetzies)
hair tie
burts bees
diamond ring shot glass
"lolo came to party" balloons
2 Sticky9 magnets of each person with Lauren over the years
waterproof disposable cameras
pizza tattoo from Tattly (a huuuge hit---my friends and i are #1 pizza fans)
Yolo 4 Lolo sunglasses

amazon is a dream when ordering oodles of various bulk items!


i had these balloons custom printed, but i won't mention where i got them from since i wasn't very pleased with my experience.  i was supposed to end up with a variety of colors of balloons, and got only white.  i'm glad i ordered these super far in advance, because they showed up exactly a month after i ordered them. 

everybody absolutely loved them and were super surprised, so it's all good :)

thankfully all these lovely people contributed money to the cost of these kits.  i was just bursting with ideas after we booked our trip to vegas and i knew i had to act on it.  i'm so glad i did.  everybody was genuinely surprised and thankful.  i love my friends!

here comes the bachelorette party!

miss piper

molly, lauren's soul sista

linda, lauren's real sister


joey, lauren's cousin





and for the lady of the hour, lauren lamb:

i felt weird getting specific magnets of lauren and me to hang in my kitchen since i did this project so far in advance.  i didn't want people to come over and see the magnets because these kits were supposed to be a surprise for everybody.   i got this one of lauren and me from when we first moved into our college house and had a big ol party and made lots of money :)  i also got a sticky gram photo of peter and me together so it was less weird than having two random photos of lauren lamb and me displayed in our home. haha.

lauren's kit.

"shit just got real."
a phrase i heard lauren say after levi proposed and they were finally engaged to be married after 7+ years together.  i just so happened to find a temporary tattoo of this phrase. 

the pizza tats were way better though.

fun was had by all!

we cannot wait to celebrate lauren and levi's wedding this july!!!