September 29, 2006

Reminder: Paula's Party premiers tonight

Reminder to everyone: Tonight is the premier of Paula’s new primetime show…Paula’s Party, so you better be sure to tune in. Tonight on Food Network at 9:00 PM Central time for a full hour of recipes and laughs with the one and only Paula.

And since I started yet another blog post with Paula….I’m going to pass along a few more of my favorite recipes from Paula. This Southern Comfort is one of my favorites….and with the lovely Lemonade Ice Ring that goes along with it…it will make any party a hit!

Also, I’ve included her recipe for Garlic Cheese Biscuits! Oh, my these are absolutely sinful…..because you won’t want to leave one left on the plate. My husband thinks they are better than the ones the Red Lobster serves…and he asks me to make them at least once a week.

Until next week…Keep your hands floured and your ovens warm!

Southern Comfort Punch
From Paula Deen

1 large can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 can frozen banana daiquiri mix
3/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 liter ginger ale
1 5th bottle whiskey, or to taste
Lemonade Ice Ring, recipe follows

In a large punch bowl, combine orange juice concentrate, banana daiquiri mix and lemon juice. Stir to blend. Slowly add ginger ale. Remove excess foam with a spoon and stir in Southern Comfort. Add lemonade ice ring.

Lemonade Ice Ring:
2 lemons, sliced round
1 orange, sliced round
2 limes, sliced round
1 small jar maraschino cherries
1 quart lemonade
1 sprig mint, optional

In a round mold, place some sliced lemons, oranges and lime rings in the bottom. Place cherries in the center of the orange rings. Slowly add lemonade just to cover. Freeze. Remove mold from freezer and add more fruit and mint leaves. Slowly fill with lemonade and freeze again. Place frozen ice ring in punch.

Garlic Cheese Biscuits
From Paula Deen

1 1/4 cups biscuit mix
1/2 cup grated sharp Cheddar
1/2 cup water ( I use milk the biscuits a more rich flavor)

Garlic Butter:
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

(I mix in the garlic powder, salt and parsley myself...and then just melt the same amount of butter and brush the biscuits with just the butter after I pull them out of hte oven.)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the biscuit mix and cheese in a small bowl. Add the water and stir just until combined. The dough will be slightly moist. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the biscuits are firm and beginning to brown. While the biscuits are baking, make the garlic butter. In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic powder, salt, and parsley flakes. Mix well. As soon as you bring the biscuits from the oven, brush them with the garlic butter using a pastry brush.


Sarah S said...

Thanks for the garlic biscuit recipe! Jessica and I have been asking him about it at work:) I'll be trying the gooey butter cookie recipe this weekend. Have a good one!

Good Ole Cook said...

He didn't tell me you had asked for the recipe....I'm know husbands..they forget.

Let me know how the cookies turn out!

Sarah S said...

The cookies were fabulous, though next time I will add the cake mix in smaller amounts so it mixes in with the cream cheese better. Matt loved them and requested that I make them again next week instead of brownies for his lunchbox! Thanks!

Good Ole Cook said...


Great to hear you and your husband liked the cookies. If you find that you like Paula's recipes...I would buy her cookbooks....they are great to read and cook from.