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Smoked Cheddar and Jalapeno Biscuits

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pound homemade smoked cheddar.  I have experimented in the past with smoked flavored cheese but never, the real deal.  While a pound of smoked cheese goes a long way, I have several plans for this cheese.  The first of which is these amazing smoked cheddar jalapeno biscuits.

I made these from my base recipe in a cast iron skillet. I love how the biscuit bottoms get crispy on the bottom but remain so tender and soft on the inside.



Smoked Cheddar Jalapeno Biscuits Makes 6-8 biscuits
Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 1 tsp honey or sugar 8 oz buttermilk ½ cup grated smoked cheddar ½ cup grated sharp cheddar 1 large jalapeno pepper, grated
Directions Combined flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sugar (if using honey add with buttermilk) in the bowl of a food processor* with standard attachment. Pulse a few times to combine.   Add butter to …

Cowboy Beans

I wanted one of my first posts to be Chicken Nachos.  As I got my list together to get the ingredients for these epic nachos, I realized there are a few mini recipes which go into this - namely: Cowboy beans, guacamole and pico de gallo. I decided Cowboy beans would be a great place to start.
My Cowboy beans are cross been between baked beans and chili beans.  I use bacon, leftover Tri Tip and Beef Brisket. They came out amazing. Now, if you do not any left over brisket and Tri Tip laying around, you can always make this with all bacon
Did I mention these are made in the slow cooker?  Ohh yes!  Of course you can do this in a pot on the stove as well.  
I took two packs of dried pinto beans and put them in a slower cooker covered with twice as much water.


After 8 hours I drained the beans, then added garlic, dried oregano (Mexican), onions, jalapeno, bell pepper, bacon, Tri Tip, Beef Brisket, cumin, salt, pepper, chili powder and molasses.  The slower cooker turn to low and left to cook f…

Welcome to Tay's BiPolar Kitchen!

I am Tay and have Bi-Polar I Disorder, mixed and non Military PTSD with anxiety.  Wow! That's a mouthful.  However, there is more to me than those two things. I love to cook and share my food!  Even though, my mental health can rob me of the pleasure and love of cooking, this blog is an attempt to combat those feelings.

I will be sharing recipes, tips and tricks along with general blog post regarding living with this mental illness.  I wish to combat the sigma associated with mental disorders, in order for people to be open and honest about their mental health.

Come have a seat at my table.  Let's get cooking!