Mini Pumpkin Biscuits

Here’s a cute biscuit that makes me think I’ll consider Jack’o’lanterns for Thanksgiving. How could you not want to make such cute biscuits? The photo and the recipe are from the Betty Crocker website (original here).


  • Mini Pumpkin Biscuits2 cups Bisquick® Original baking mix
  • 3/4 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105° to 115°)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 whole cashews
  • 36 raisins
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 drops red food color


  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Stir baking mix, sweet potatoes, water and sugar until soft dough forms.
  3. Turn dough onto surface dusted with baking mix; gently roll in baking mix to coat.
  4. Shape into ball; knead 10 times.
  5. Shape dough into 12 balls.
  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Insert round end of cashew into top of each ball.
  8. Make face of pumpkin by inserting raisins for eyes and nose in side of each ball.
  9. Mix egg and food color; brush over pumpkins.
  10. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm.

Bacon Cheddar Muffins

Cheese. Bacon. What’s not to like with these muffins? Serve them with any meal—breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They’re great at breakfast with your favorite omelet or alongside a warm comfort food soup or casserole.


  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits,
          or 8 bacon strips, cooked and broken into bits
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped chives


  1. Preheat overn to 375° F.
  2. Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray, or line with paper muffin cups.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, milk, oil and egg.
  4. Fold in cheese, bacon, and chives. Be careful not to over-stir.
  5. Fill muffin cups three-fourths full.
  6. Bake at 375° for 20 mins or until golden brown.
  7. Cool for 10 mins.
  8. Remove from pan and continue cooling on wire rack.
  9. Refrigerate leftovers. Warm 10-15 seconds in microwave before eating.


  • Substitute your favorite cheese for a different taste: Mexican cheese blend, Colby-Jack, mild cheddar, etc..
  • Eliminate the bacon and substitute an Italian cheese blend or equal parts Parmesan and Romano. Add 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning with cheese.

Time Required: 45 mins

Servings: 12 muffins