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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Weeknight Beef Hand Pies

Ground Beef Hand Pies

These easy weeknight hand pies are the perfect tasty meal  - and a great way to use any leftovers you have on hand! Best of all, they only take 30 minutes to make and the whole family will love them!

I wanted to join in with the Fandom Foodies once again this month - I just can't help but continue my love of combining my love of books and movies with my love of food. #cantstopwontstop This month they were giving a nod to both Halloween and Tim Burton with Burtoween!

Mrs Lovetts Meat Pies

I have always enjoyed the quirky fun movies that Tim Burton makes, but I have definitely never made any recipes inspired by him. In fact, I had to really do some thinking on what I wanted to make.  But in the end, I could not Mrs Lovett's Meat Pies from Sweeney Todd out of my mind. Not only are Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp some of my favorite actors, but I love the dark yet fun mood that Sweeney Tood Portrays. But, meat pies are not really your typical weeknight fare. They often take several hours - the time you sear and braise the meat, make the perfect gravy, and make the pie crust from scratch - these delicious treats are totally not meant for the average Tuesday night.

Quick Weeknight Hand Pies

My solution to making these quick and easy is to use ground meat instead of chunks. This seriously reduces the cooking time, and doesn't require you to braise (and therefore) tenderize pieces of meat. This is also a PERFECT way to use any leftovers you happen to have on hand! Just dice anything leftover meat into small pieces and mix with the rest of the ingredients.

Easy and Quick Beef Meat Pies

These meat pies are also a great way to use leftover veggies you have on hand! Add in any extra veggies you have on hand - frozen, shredded, diced, even baby food works (I won't tell if you don't). I also find that using ready made puff pastry here is totally key. Yes, I know, I run a "from scratch" food blog - but, don't judge me here, I find that store bought puff pastry is actually pretty good. Its easy, its cheap, and it does a decent job, especially when its a weeknight and you want a good meal on the table RIGHT NOW. So.... I am ok using it in the recipe. It's either that or make a 30 minute recipe an hour long recipe, or wake up at 5 am to make your puff pastry dough in the morning. I know which one I would choose...

I think Mrs. Lovett would be proud of these - just use whatever you have laying around and make it work! They are the best pies this side of.. anywhere! Check out the other awesome Tim Burton inspired recipes.

Tim Burton Recipe

yield: 4-6 servingsprint recipe

Weeknight Beef Hand Pies

prep time: 20 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 30 mins
These hand pies are an easy and tasty way to re-use leftovers! Use whatever meat and veggies you have on hand.


  • 1 lb ground beef (or 2 cups of whatever leftover meat you have on hand)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 oz mushrooms, diced
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 4 slices applewood smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 TBSP tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup beef stock or ale
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 box (2 sheets) puff pastry
  • course salt and eggs white for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a muffin pan and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté mushrooms and onions until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add in the ground beef, and cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink.
  4. Add in the salt, pepper, sage, time, and tomato puree. Stir to combine. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, milk, and stock/ale to form a thin paste. Add to the skillet and stir. Allow to simmer for a few minutes while you prepare the pan.
  5. Using a circle cookie cutter slightly bigger than your muffin pan, cut 24 circles. Line all your muffin wells with half of the circles. Fill the muffin wells evenly with your mixture. Top with remixing circles, and use a fork to tuck and press the edges of the puff pastry together. Brush the tops with egg white and sprinkle with course salt. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
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Beef Hand Pies


Friday, October 21, 2016

Pumpkin Maple Gingerbread Cake with Earl Grey Whipped Frosting

Pumpkin Maple Gingerbread Cake with Earl Grey Whipped Frosting

This is the ULTIMATE fall cake! A moist pumpkin gingerbread cake sweetened with maple syrup and topped with a earl grey infused whipped frosting.

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We started using real maple syrup for pancakes and waffles and such a while ago - or as soon as I figured out that our "pancake syrup" was really just 6 different kinds of processed sugar and coloring and didn't actually contain any maple at all. Blech. And seriously, we couldn't be happier. Real maple syrup is SO worth it!

Pumpkin Maple Gingerbread Cake Recipe

Because real maple syrup doesn't need as much refining as white sugar does, more of the trace minerals present in maple syrup are retained during the process. Which means you can get a small amount of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese from using maple syrup. Maple syrup is also slightly lower on the Glycemic Index than white sugar, so it doesn't cause quite a blood sugar spike. Yes, these are trace amounts, so it's not actually a health food, but I feel better about letting my daughters drizzle copious amounts of it on their pancakes. Err... did I say drizzle and copious? Forget I said that.... we totally stick to serving sizes.... Totally. 

Maple Sweetened Pumpkin Cake

Recently I have been experimenting with replacing sugar in recipes with maple syrup as well, especially in my baking and I love the results. You can easily replace sugar in any recipe with maple syrup by substituting 1 cup of sugar with 3/4 cup maple syrup, and then reducing any other liquid content by 3 TBSP. Also note that because maple syrup is darker in color than maple syrup, anything you make with it will be slightly darker in color, and may brown quicker. If you want to find out more about the health benefits of maple syrup and how it stacks up against refined white sugar, please read this interesting article.

Ultimate Fall Pumpkin Snack Cake

Guys. This. Cake. I think I could happily eat this cake for the rest of my life and be totally content. Its the perfect cake for fall (although, seriously, I would eat this all year long) - a super moist gingerbread spiced cake sweetened with a Grade A Dark maple syrup whose robust flavor really shine in this cake! Then, as if that isn't enough, top the whole thing off with an earl grey infused whipped frosting. The frosting is the perfect marriage between a whipped cream and a traditional buttercream - its fluffy texture reminds you of whipped cream but it has some of the substance of a buttercream. It's pretty much amazing stuff. I may or may not have eaten it by the spoonful.

Earl Grey Whipped Cream Frosting

If you can make this cake a day ahead, it really gives the flavors of the cake time to marry together into something super beautiful - although it is still pretty awesome the day of. The whipped cream frosting can be made the day of as well, but because of the butter in the recipe, it will harden like a traditional buttercream when stored in the fridge (which you should totally do). So make sure to give it plenty of time to warm up before serving if you want it nice and creamy to dollop on as I did in the photos. Otherwise you can spread this evenly over the whole cake like a traditional frosting. Its totally about your preference here, and equally delicious no matter how you choose to serve it. 

Pumpkin Gingerbread Maple Cake with Earl Grey Frosting

If finding an awesomely flavorful maple syrup is totally your thing (and it should be!) then I cannot recommend the Grade B from Roxbury Mountain Maple enough. This company is family owned from New York and you can tell they pit a lot of passion and care into making sure they supply only the finest award winning maple syrup they can. You can find their products through Amazon!  

And guess what?! The kind folks at Roxbury Mountain Maple graciously are giving one lucky person  1 Quart of Grade A Dark Maple Syrup PLUS a 1 lb container of their Golden Maple Cream (which is phenomenal!). Giveaway closes 10/28/16 and winners will be posted on this page and emailed! Limited to United States residents only, please! 

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yield: 9-12 servingsprint recipe

Pumpkin Maple Gingerbread Cake with Earl Grey Whipped Frosting

prep time: 30 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 50 mins
This is the ULTIMATE fall cake! A moist pumpkin gingerbread cake sweetened with maple syrup and topped with a earl grey infused whipped frosting.


Pumpkin Maple Gingerbread Cake
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 TBSP water
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 TBSP cornstarch
  • 1 cup Grade A Dark maple syrup
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup molasses
Earl Grey Whipped Frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Earl Grey tea bags


Pumpkin Maple Gingerbread Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F. Grease a 8 or 9 inch square baking pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, boil the water and butter just until the butter melts. Remove from heat and allow to sit while you mix the rest of the ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, maple syrup, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, egg, sour cream, pumpkin puree and molasses. Fold in the hot water/butter mixture. It will be runny, that's ok!
  4. Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
Earl Grey Infused Whipped Frosting
  1. Place a glass or metal mixing medium bowl and your beaters into the freezer to chill. In a medium saucepan, heat the heavy cream to a simmer. Add the tea bags, remove from heat, and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Remove the tea bag and allow place in the fridge until chilled.
  2. Beat 1 1/4 of the infused heavy cream until you get stiff peaks. Set aside.
  3. In the very cold bowl and beaters, beat the butter, vanilla, and 1/4 cup of the reserved tea infused cream until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Gently fold in the buttercream to the whipped cream. You can choose to either frost the cake with an even layer of the whipped frosting or dollop spoonfuls onto individual servings. Garnish with a light sprinkle of ground cinnamon, if desired.
  1. 1. Store the cake and the whipped frosting covered in the fridge. 2. You can make these a day ahead or the day of, just remember to allow the whipped frosting to come to room temperature if you want to dollop it on in a light and fluffy way. Otherwise you can evenly spread the frosting onto the top of the cake.
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Ultimate Fall Pumpkin Cake


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese

Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese
This 30 minute skillet meal is the perfect fall comfort food - filled with pasta, cheese sauce, and so many great flavors, its something the whole family will love!

As long as I can remember, I have been a bit of a snob when it comes to food. I can't help it though, I was raised in a family where nearly everyone cooked, and they did it well (except that one time my dad tried to make peanut soup and it was so terrible. But we won't talk about that, right?).  Looking back I know we didn't have a whole lot of money, but the fact remained that dinner was important, and my brother and I grew up feeling like we ate like kings. I felt like every meal I ate should be as delicious and awesome as what my parents made at home.

Now that I am a mom, I am still really picky about the food that I eat, and what I feed my children as well. Because I want the best - I want it to be everything - delicious, nutritional, and neither overly complicated nor overly expensive. 

Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese Skillet Meal

For the most part we try really hard to eat a "clean" and "whole" diet. But I find that as a busy mom of two with a full schedule, and a husband that works a lot, its nearly impossible to stick to this. And, because, honestly, we also love to order pizza and eat at restaurants. Even though I work from home, I find that a 100% clean lifestyle is just completely unattainable. I mean, I LOVE cooking (obviously), but spending the entire day preparing, cooking, and cleaning up after meals AND snacks is not something I want to do. And packing a cooler of snacks to haul around with me everywhere? Yeah... that's not going to happen... 

30 minute One Pan Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese Skillet

There are times where I turn to conventional foods for convenience, but that doesn't mean that I am not equally picky about what we buy. When we can, I prefer to buy organic, because I like knowing that there are no pesticides or no funky ingredients. I love that Annie's Homegrown offers so many great food that we already love that are kid friendly, certified organic, ethically sourced, and totally affordable! As a mom, I love that I can buy an easy and affordable macaroni and cheese that actually tastes great, is affordable, and contains organic cheese from grass fed cows. It makes me happy that there are great choices out there, that a company is dedicated to making organic attainable for every body! Because everyone deserves to have great food!

Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

This easy skillet meal is fast becoming a favorite at our house. I am kind of ashamed to admit how many boxes of Annie's Homegrown Mac and Cheese we go through each week, but my girls love it! And the fact that I know its made with ethically sourced ingredients and that they will eat it, I am totally willing to give in to their "more mac please" demands. But because there are only so many times in a week you can eat plain macaroni and cheese, I have started doctoring the boxes up a little. Adding in some meat, veggies and spices is all it takes to turn this into a whole new meal that is fun and tasty, and yet still familiar enough that the kids will eat it.

In just 30 minutes, and with only one skillet, you can combine macaroni and cheese and the taste of an awesome cheeseburger into one awesome meal. Its so cheesy, has so much awesome flavor, and is so easy to make that its quickly becoming our family's favorite meal. Its definitely comfort food! And my husband and I love it just as much as our girls do!

Skillet Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

I love that Annie's Homegrown doesn't just make organic food - they make food that we already love organic! Watch this awesome video on how Annie's is working to make awesome organic food for everybody - plus find more awesome recipes!

Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet

yield: 4 Servingsprint recipe

Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese Skillet

prep time: 2 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 27 mins
This comforting family favorite is ready in 30 minutes and only requires one skillet!


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 boxes of Annie's Homegrown Organic Shells and Cheese
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions, sliced


  1. Heat a large 10 " skillet over medium heat.
  2. Cook the onion and the ground beef until the meat is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Drain the fat.
  3. Add in the milk, broth, noodles, paprika, garlic powder and the drained tomatoes.
  4. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 9-12 minutes, or until the noodles are done.
  5. Stir in the cheese pouches. Top with cheddar cheese and green onions. Serve and Enjoy!
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Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese Skillet

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Allergen-Free School Lunches with Dark Chocolate Popcorn and Pretzel Snack Mix

Gluten Free and Nut Free Chocolate Popcorn Trail Mix

Parents have it tough. Not only do we have to nourish and enrich our children's lives with healthy food to help them grow strong, give them clothing to protect their bodies, and provide them with toys and books to enrich their minds, but we also have to protect them from harm, show them right from wrong, teach them to be brave, emotionally strong, self-sufficient and sure of themselves, and we have to educate them on the ways in which to interact with others - to show empathy and sympathy, mercy, grace, and respect - and to constantly be thinking how they can help the world to be a better place. Its a lot of responsibility, and its something that as I continue in my parenting journey I realize that its hard, and that its something that is always evolving and changing.

Chocolate Snack Mix - Nut and Gluten Free

Chances are more and more likely that you, your children, or someone in your family will have food allergies. Its kind of worrisome that these allergies seem to be getting more and more prevalent. But even if you are lucky enough to never have to worry about life-threatening allergies, food elimination diets, or food intolerance, its just as important to know that even if you aren't affected by someone with this, someone around you probably is.

One day this past summer, we went to the park for picnic with a friend and her kiddos. We set out our blankets, we corralled 5 small children in one area, we unpacked our food, and we started to have our lunch. Shortly after we got there, another family came to the park and sat a little ways away from us, also there to enjoy a family picnic before playing. We noticed that the young kids in this family were having a really hard time sitting down and eating - they were too interested in playing and climbing and running around, and it wasn't long before these children talked their mom into letting them take their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the playground with them. This is where things got interesting - because my friend has super severe peanut allergies, and now instead of a fun and relaxing afternoon at the park, she was having to worry about where that peanut butter was being smeared and whether she or her kids would come into contact with it. Just by her children touching a swing with peanut butter on it, and then touching her, she could have died. Now this is absolutely not a critique on this mother at all - we are all doing our best, here, and we need to support each other in that endeavor. She just didn't know.

Chocolate and Pretzel Popcorn Snack - Allergen Free

With my oldest daughter starting kindergarten this fall and taking cold lunches with her, I am constantly thinking about the items that we pack into her lunchbox - not only do I want to make sure she has a healthy, tasty, and interesting lunch that she will enjoy, but I also want to make sure that it will be a healthy and safe experience for her classmates, as well.

I have an awesomely helpful and totally free printable for you - CLICK HERE to download it! Print it off, throw it in a page protector and then let your kids use it to help you pack lunches everyday! Getting your children involved in preparing their own lunches not only helps you out time-wise, but it also helps them to be more responsible, to understand healthy food choices, and be more likely to eat the food that is packed of them.

Allergen Free Chocolate Popcorn Trail Mix using SkinnyPop

Whether or not you need allergen friendly lunch ideas, here are some awesome, tasty, healthy and safe options that everyone can enjoy!


  • salami stacks
  • ham or turkey and cheese roll-ups
  • chicken salad made with greek yogurt and crackers
  • sun butter and jelly sandwiches
  • homemade white bean dip with veggies and/or pita chips
  • sliced cooked sausage or bratwurst
  • meatballs in a thermos
  • warmed soup in a thermos
  • sunbutter and jelly with pretzel dippers
  • hardboiled eggs
  • leftover chicken or turkey meat, cut into cubes


  • Serve whole or sliced
  • Serve with a dipper like dessert hummus, sun-butter mixed with honey, or cream cheese dip
  • In skewers mixed with other fruit
  • cut into cute shapes using small cutters
  • applesauce (can also find other fruits or veggies mixed with these)



  • cold pasta salad
  • plain popcorn
  • cheesy crackers
  • gluten free-pretzels


  • Cheese sticks
  • organic yogurt tubes
  • Cream cheese spread to dip into fruit 


I was so excited when SkinnyPop asked me to do a post about gluten free lunches - we are a popcorn eating family, and I love this brand! We try really hard to only buy "whole" foods - I make a lot of things from scratch, and we don't buy a lot of things that are processed. But SkinnyPop is an exception, because each product is made with the best ingredients possible - you can pronounce and identity  everything, they are gluten free, nut free, dairy free, preservative and artificial ingredient free, and best of all - they taste amazing! I was so excited to try out one of their newest flavors - Dusted Dark Chocolate, which has just a smattering of delicious and decadent dark chocolate. It's the perfect sweet snack, and totally inspired me to make an indulgent and fun treat for after-school snacking, or to pack in the lunch box!

Don't forget to download your free  Cold Lunch Menu Printable

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Dark Chocolate Popcorn Snack Mix

This allergen friendly popcorn snack mix is decadent and satisfying!


  • 1.5 cups gluten free pretzel twists (like Snyder's)
  • 1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate allergen-free EnjoyLife morsels
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate dairy free chips
  • 4 cups chocolate dusted SkinnyPop


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!

allergen friendly cold lunch


Friday, September 30, 2016

Apple Cheddar Bacon Scones

Pride and Prejudice Scone Recipe

These tener flaky biscuits boast copious amounts of fresh apples, applewood smoked bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and a hint of fresh rosemary to make a lovely addition to any tea, breakfast, or dinner table. 

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Apple Bacon Cheddar Scone Recipe

For the most part, I am pretty much "take-it-or-leave-it" about the majority of typically girly books and movies. I am not really a romance type of person - I don't mind it very now and then, but I don't generally seek it out in my books - with two exceptions - "You've Got Mail" and "Pride and Prejudice".

Recipe Inspired by Pride and Prejudice and Zombie Book and Movie

I love everything about Pride and Prejudice - the gorgeous flowery prose (seriously, why don't people talk like this anymore?!), the regency period, the gorgeous dresses and fancy balls. It's totally not typical of me at all, but when it comes to P&P, I'm a die hard fan. I also love fun adaptations and retellings of the story - for instance THIS BOOK is a really fun read! I am also a serious fan of the 2005 Pride and Prejudice movie with Kierra Knightley

Pride and Prejudice Apple Bacon Cheddar Scones

I read the book "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and I liked it, but I didn't love it. But guys - the movie!! It is sooo much better!! This might be the one and only time that I say the movie was better than the book. Yeah, I said it. They do a fantastic job of keeping true to the language, style and heart of the original story, except that the Bennet sisters are bad-ass zombie killers. This movie was SO FUN and ridiculously silly - Mr. Darcy's fighting leathers squeak every time he walks, instead of doing embroidery together the sisters practice their fighting skills. But what really sold it for me was the character of Mr. Collins. Normally this character is a swarthy, overly needy and vain man but in this adaptation he is played by none other than Matt Smith - and suddenly Mr. Collins becomes slightly more endearing and hilariously nerdy goof. 

Pride and Prejudice Apple Bacon Cheddar Scone Recipe inspired by Jane Austen

These apple, bacon and cheddar scones are inspired by Pride and Prejudice - scones being an essential element of any good tea. The tender flaky scones combine apples, sharp cheddar and applewood smoked bacon (a nod to P&PZ - no spoilers here, but pigs play an important role in the movie!) with a hint of fresh rosemary for a lovely and savory addition to a tea table. You can serve this with a slice of real butter, or even a smear of jam. 

Apple Bacon Cheddar and Rosemary Scone or Biscuit Recipe

Whether you are a fan of Jane Austen, ridiculous movies, or zombies, or none of the above, these scones are completely delightful and the perfect addition any tea, breakfast, or afternoon snack. And they would be great served along side any stew or chili as well. 

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  • A rimmed baking sheet is totally necessary for baking bacon in the oven - it will trap the grease in so it won't spill all over your oven. 
  • A Silpat Mat makes baking biscuits, scones, and cookies so easy because they won't stick to the pan! I highly recommend having one (or two)! 
  • Lining your counter with parchment paper before you knead your dough saves so much time and effort meaning dough off your counters - and helps you reduce the amount of flour you use,  which helps your biscuits stay flakey and soft!

yield: 12 sconesprint recipe

Apple Bacon Cheddar Scones

prep time: 30 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 50 mins
These tener flaky biscuits boast copious amounts of fresh apples, applewood smoked bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and a hint of fresh rosemary to make a lovely addition to any tea, breakfast, or dinner table.


  • 6 slices applewood smoked bacon
  • 1 TBSP Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups flour
  • 6 TBSP Chilled Butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 2 TBSP minced fresh rosemary
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3 TBSP Melted Butter, for baking
  • 3 TBSP Raw Turbinado Sugar, for baking


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place the bacon strips on the foil in a single layer, spaced about 1" apart and bake for 10 minutes. Place on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain/cool and then crumble. In a large bowl, whisk together the baking powder, sugar, salt, pepper, and flour. Using your fingers, rub the butter in until the flour looks like course sand, with pea sized bits of butter remaining. Using a fork, stir in the shredded cheese, rosemary, and the crumbled bacon. Slowly stir in the heavy cream until the dough is just barely moist - don't overwork it! Place a piece of parchment paper on your counter and sprinkle with flour. Pat the dough into a 1" thick circle and then use biscuit cutter to cut out your biscuits - use straight up and down motion with the cutter, don't twist it. Place the biscuits on a tray lined with a silicone baking mat and brush with the melted butter and sprinkle the turbinado sugar on top. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool, and Enjoy!

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