My Mema used to make the best sausage and cheese biscuits every Christmas. I can remember the absolute chaos in her kitchen as she and her three daughters (one being my step-mother) created the amazing feast for our Christmas meal with at least a half dozen rowdy kids running around enthusiastically. Some of the foods they prepared came from the garden on their farm.
In addition to the food they grew for their own enjoyment, Mema and Papa also had a prize pig named Hercules and quite a few acres of peanuts.
Fortunately, to my knowledge, Hercules was never part of our Christmas feast. But, Mema’s sausage biscuits were one of my absolute favorite things to enjoy during the holidays. When she shared that her recipe was from the side of a baking mix box, I was surprised—they were soooo delicious!
Since then I’ve learned a lot about food. I don’t often use mixes for my baking since they often have processed ingredients and preservatives. I am, however, fond of using the forerunner to baking mix: Self-rising Flour. This awesome pantry staple already has the leavening in it so is makes baking biscuits a cinch!