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Cat’s Quick Kitchen Tip: Chopping Hard-Boiled Eggs

Good Saturday morning!  Does everyone have lots of yummy things planned for tomorrow’s Easter dinner?? 🙂  It’ll be just Jay and I (like always), and since I still have ham in the freezer from Christmas, I’m going to make a big pan of ham and scalloped potatoes. 

I’m also super excited about the dessert I’m going to make, I think it’s going to be awesome!  If it turns out the way I hope, then you bet I’m going to post it for y’all to enjoy too.

But let’s talk about the topic of this post, which is about chopping hard-boiled eggs.  What better time than now to share this tip when I know many of you will be coloring Easter eggs and having lots of hard-boiled eggs leftover. 

Chopping eggs one by one is time-consuming and tedious, especially if you have a lot.  But if you have a pastry blender, it takes just a few seconds!  Just put all your eggs in a bowl and start chopping with the pastry blender, like so:

I love this method because I like my eggs finely chopped, and the pastry blender does that very quickly.  I don’t have to go back and forth with my knife, trying to get them as fine as I want.

Give this method a try when chopping up your leftover Easter eggs!  Until next time, Happy Cooking 🙂

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Cat’s Quick Kitchen Tip: Easy Square Biscuits

This is the first installment of a new feature I’m starting on my blog!  I’m sure all of you, like me, are always happy to find new tips and tricks to help you out in the kitchen.  So when I have a way of doing something that makes my life easier in the kitchen, I’ve decided to pass along the knowledge to y’all.  Sharing is caring, right? 🙂

I love eating biscuits.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner, doesn’t matter.  But when I get home from work in the evening and am hungry and want to eat now, I don’t want to have to do a lot of fussing around making them.  So while I love this recipe and the wonderful, flaky biscuits it produces, sometimes I just need to resort to a quicker method.

Enter the square biscuit method!  To make them, I simply put my dough out on the counter, give it a few kneads until it comes together, and pat it out (or you can use a rolling pin) into a square.  Then I take my pizza cutter and cut the dough into squares.  Pop them into the oven to bake, and that’s it!  With very little time and effort, I’ve got biscuits to go with that bowl of soup or stew I’ve got planned for dinner.

I love this method for the fact that it’s quicker and easier, of course, but most importantly, all the dough gets used up in one shot.  I don’t know about y’all, but I hate having to gather up the scraps leftover from the first pass, roll them back out, and cut out more biscuits.  Making the biscuits square completely eliminates that step.  Yay!

Give this method a try sometime.  It might just become your favorite way to make biscuits! 🙂

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