In the late 1950s my mom and her sister ran a drive-in restaurant in a small town on the west side of Michigan. At the time, my twin sister Judy and I were in eighth grade. We waited tables and my mom and Aunt Meme worked their magic cooking classic Midwestern fare in the kitchen. I inherited my love of cooking from my mom, and I’ve followed in her footsteps serving up meals to family, friends, and community. Of course, my favorite meals have always been for family and friends.
My book, Mom’s Comfort Food is a culmination of over 50 years of collecting and tweaking recipes. Many of my recipes were once written on cards and swapped with friends and family. The thing I’ve long understood is that community, friendship, and joy can be found around the table of a wonderful meal. I couldn’t be happier than I am preparing a meal for the many people I love.
I love this recipe because there is no butter to cut into the flour. You just mix in the whipping cream. (They are delicious, too!)
Recipe: Easy Biscuits
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 11/3 cups whipping cream
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Mix flour and sugar and add whipping cream. Mix until dough forms and put dough on floured surface.
Flatten dough, fold in half, and repeat two more times. Pat dough into a 6-inch square about 3/4 inch thick.
Cut into 9 squares and put on greased cookie sheet. Brush tops with more cream.
Bake about 12 minutes until golden brown.