Nostalgia: Biscuits, Good Southern Buttermilk Biscuits!

Some may say that it is a rarity to find a perfect biscuit maker.  A good Southern Buttermilk Biscuit is like a bar of solid gold, and the biscuit maker is the gold mine.  Southern cuisine, at it’s finest, almost always involves a steaming hot, right-out-of-the-oven, golden buttermilk biscuit.  This is making me hungry!  Nothing better than going to Grandma’s house for Sunday Lunch and enjoying a biscuit.  Well, except for one thing…the morning after biscuit.  You know what I am talking about.  The biscuit that you bring home in plastic wrap/baggie.  The biscuit that sits on your counter all night screaming your name while you attempt to sleep.  The biscuit that makes you feel like Christmas morning is coming soon.  The biscuit…that can be anything you want it to be when you wake up.  Some ideas you may be asking?  Make some sausage gravy and serve over the magical biscuit.  You can slather some butter on it and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on it and broil it.  How about just slather some butter on it, broil it, and serve it with some homemade apple butter, or eat it just plain ol’ buttered?  Or, my personal favorite…Egg and Cheese Biscuits for breakfast!!!  That truly makes for a Christmas morning for me…

So, on to the makings of the biscuit…Love, love, and more love.  Didn’t I tell you a couple posts ago that you had to cook with love?  Yeah, I believe I did.  Let’s be honest, a family recipe makes the absolute most amazing biscuits.  There’s heritage, craft, and lots of love in those recipes.  Unbeatable, hands down.  Of course though, times change.  We adapt our recipes for our ever-changing lives and cultures.  We take shortcuts now.  We eliminate ingredients for our health.  We rush through it, and it becomes a chore.  Don’t change a good recipe.  No matter how much society tells you to……….DON’T! 

Southern Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

I’m not putting my family’s recipe in here.  I’m just not.  Not because it’s a secret.  Not because it’s not the most amazing biscuits you will ever let touch your tongue.  Not because I am in the mood to be mean (which I’m not).  But, because where there is heritage, craft, and love…there is a story.  With every old recipe, there is a story of your own family.  I encourage you to ask your eldest family member for a recipe or favorite food they enjoyed.  You may be surprised by their answer.  And, whether you come back with a Buttermilk Biscuit recipe that is made with an all-in-one mix, or one that is made with shortening and pure buttermilk…you come back with your own family’s heritage.  Their story and their love.  Not mine…but yours…


  1. I enjoyed this post as well :) how do you get such awesome pictures?! I have taken some of my food but they don’t come close to yours!


    1. Thank you, Sam! I think it’s just shooting what you think has beauty and shooting a few. I dont have a massively expensive camera, and the best two things I can think of…use natural lighting to your advantage and pay attention to the backgrounds.


  2. This was a sheer work of art. I don’t think anyone else has ever quite captured the intensity of Southern biscuits and biscuit-makers in the way you have in this blog- but you’re dead-on, spot-on, 100% bullseye accurate with this.


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