If your family is anything like mine, Thanksgiving is a time for exchanging not just gratitude, but favorite recipes as well. Dishes of year’s past have ranged from my aunt’s traditional Jamaican jerk pork to my cousin’s delicious red velvet cake with cheesecake filling. But for the culinarily-impaired, Thanksgiving can be a rather daunting event—until now! With my 15 minute biscuit recipe, even the most hopeless kitchen amateurs can contribute something unforgettable to the table.


2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

4 tablespoons butter or shortening

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 cup milk

Step 1: Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Step 2: Pour all ingredients into a bowl and stir with a spoon until mixture becomes a uniformly consistent ball of dough.

Step 3: Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes or until it is firm.

Step 4: Break off pieces and roll into tiny balls about 2 inches in diameter.

Step 5: Places each piece on an ungreased baking sheet and put sheet in oven.

Wait until biscuits are golden brown and then take them out of the oven. Serve with butter for the best taste! Recipe makes twelve biscuits.