Thursday, July 24, 2014

Foodie Friday: Bird Biscuits plus Le Creuset Skillet Give-away


For a long ago Foodie Friday, I was inspired to make "bird biscuits," using canned biscuits.

"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song."
-- Chinese Proverb


"The bluebird carries the sky on his back."
--Henry David Thoreau

"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds."
--Aesop
"Simple Bird Biscuits"
  • canned biscuits (I used Pillsbury Grands)
  • bird-shaped cookie cutter
  • 1/4 stick melted butter
  • pastry brush
  • chopped parsley
  • chocolate dot (for the eyes)
Procedure: Dust a little flour onto a sheet of waxed paper. Use a rolling pin to gently flatten biscuits (roughly the size of your cookie cutter). Bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes or when browned.
Remove from oven. Brush biscuits with melted butter. Press chocolate eye into the appropriate spot. Garnish with parsley.
And that's it.


“I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.”
--E. E. Cummings
Aftermath:

"A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen, and this kitchen is delirious."
--Unknown

(Quotes from http://thinkexist.com/quotes/with/keyword/kitchen/
and http://www.foodreference.com/html/qkitchen.html)


Would you like to win a 10 1/4" RED Le Creuset skillet?


To enter, leave a message On FACEBOOKand include the word CHERRY. For more chances to win, you can leave a message on this post, too.
August 1st is the deadline.

If you are participating in this week's recipe exchange, post your information below.

74 comments:

  1. The bird biscuits are really cute! And that last saying, yea, that was by me:@)

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  2. I love the cute bird biscuits! Very creative! :)

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  3. They say that we eat with our eyes first...those biscuits look so sweet!

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  4. I am loving the bird biscuits, so precious and yummy-looking! I also love the CHERRY red Le Creuset skillet and would love to own one. Thanks for the giveaway opp and for hosting the linky each week!

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  5. These are the cutest little things! You are so clever. I love that peep dish too!!!!!! I'm going to try some things with biscuits and cookie cutters!

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  6. Those are so cute. I love all the quotes. Your kitchen quote reminds me of what my husband tells me about dogs--"a dirty dog is a happy dog". Guess it proves true for a lot of things! My kitchen is very happy most of the time!!! It is TOO HOT here to do anything in the kitchen!! Have burgers on the grill now!

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  7. You know I made these when you posted them the first time. My sisters are known as the chickens so you inspired me to surprise them with these little chickens on one of our girls weekend. They LOVED them. Thanks
    mickey

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  8. Those are the cutest biscuits ever!! So creative.

    Thanks for hosting Foodie Friday!

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  9. What a cute idea to make biscuits special!
    Thanks so much for hosting!
    ~Liz

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  10. Michael Lee,
    I know that you are very busy writing the next best seller, but you are very missed in bloggland! Know that I am sending thoughts and prayers your way for success and a quick end to your book imposed exile from your blog!

    This little biscuit idea is just precious. I love the little birds. Wouldn't stars be cute also.


    Creative, fun and easy to do! Perfect combination!

    Thank you for hosting FF again!
    Come back to us soon!
    Yvonne

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  11. I would love a chance to win that skillet - please include me in the drawing!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  12. The teens will LOVE this! Brilliant, I can't wait for the next sleepover. They will think I'm a genius, haha. Then I'll have to show them your blog, and they'll know I'm a copycat, but they will still gobble these up like there's no tomorrow. Thank you!!

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  13. These are adorable! I am submitting a doctored cake mix recipe: Earthquake cake. It is not nearly as attractive as your doctored biscuits. My daughter calls is a beautiful disaster.

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  14. Sending a sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! These little bird bisquits are the sweetest thing! Ciao, bella!

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  15. YES!!!! I would LOVE to win the skillet! I remember the bird bisquits! They are so adorable! Running over to FB now! XO, Pinky

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  16. What gorgeous bird biscuits! Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend!

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  17. Would love to win the red skillet. Those biscuits are so cute and yummy too, I'll bet.

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  18. Another fabulous idea Michael Lee-thanks for sharing it. I wish I could pop in and help wash the dishes but by the time I get there you will be posting next week's yummy foodie Friday post!

    Best wishes and thanks for having me.
    Natasha.

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  19. Love those darling birdie bisquits! Thanks for sharing how you made them...delish! Happy Foodie Friday!
    XO

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  20. Thanks for hosting this!! I am now following and would love if you follow me back!

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  21. The biscuits are positively adorable!! Great giveaway, I'm still in the dark ages and don't do facebook.

    Thanks for hosting again, there are a ton of great recipes! I appreciate it!

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  22. These are so darling. I bet my grands would just love them.
    Thanks for the instructions.

    You know, I went to the market today and bought 3 lbs. of CHERRYs and it cost me over 10 bucks..GOOD GRIEF but they are so good.
    xo bj

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  23. Well those are cute. Not sure how I feel about the chocolate and the parsley, but a raisin wouldn't be much different. Maybe a peppercorn? You could send your guests grabbing for a glass of water or to the dentist?

    Love the Cherry red skillet!

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  24. I love Foodie Friday and I would love to win your prize. I love to cook and I think I would love to make the birdies. Thanks
    Betty
    http://bettycozycorner.blogspot.com

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  25. hello!

    first time here at your blog & to link.
    found you through yvonne at stone gable.

    these little birds are just precious.
    can't wait to go back & see what else you have created.
    thanks for the opp to link up.

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  26. Oh, Michael! The little bird biscuits are just adorable! And they are something I could actually make! All I have to do is get the bird cookie cutters! :)
    And did I see a plate with the word "peep" on it? How cute!!

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  27. I would love the cherry pan, Stanna
    (shabbyloft@aol.com)

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  28. Those little chicks are so cute. Love their little beady eyes! That's a sweet cherry pan you're giving away there.

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  29. Hi Micheal! Hope all is well and you are feeling fine. I would love to win that le creuset skillet in cherry red! My recipe today is a mark bittman one that changed my hatred of brussel sprouts into love! Enjoy and thanks for sharing your space with us!

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  30. Awww schucks! I'd love to win this!! Thanks!

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  31. Those birdies are adorable, and I love all your quotes!

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  32. Those little birdies just sang to me! What a darling table and my kitchen is extra happy too, non-stop. I don't always say, "Thanks for hosting," but I do appreciate it. Have a happy weekend!

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  33. How cute! I'm thinking these would be great at Easter.

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  34. Well, all I can say is my kitchen is the happiest in town. My sister bought me an apron many years ago that read, "Dinner for 4, Dishes for 400.

    Those birdies are the cutest and with so many different cookies cutters out there, the possibilities are endless!

    Hope you're eating enough chocolate to get you through these busy days.

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  35. The bird biscuits are so adorable....and I love your Blog and pictures. Thanks for sharing and have a great Foodie Friday!!!!!

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  36. Happy Foodie Friday! Those birdie biscuits are the cutest! Your table decor is so beautiful and creative.

    Have a fabulous weekend!!

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  37. I love how you make delicious simple items. That's my style of cooking. The red skillet would be awesome to fry some vegetables in; mushrooms, onions, peppers and galic love it with prime steak.
    Have a good week-end. Hope your book is going well.

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  38. Adorable birdie biscuits! I love red pans and this one looks wonderful. :-) Glad to know my kitchen is delirious. ;-)

    I linked up the ultimate summer cocktail ... Crab Claws--our favorite.

    Shirley

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  39. How foolish I feel. I never, ever thought to cut out shapes from biscuits. So easy and so cute!

    Makes me want to throw a party.

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  40. Darling! And I love your centerpiece as well... great combination.

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  41. Yes I would love to win the CHERRY red LeCreuset Skillet!! Love the Bird Biscuits and thanks for the recipe. They will be fun to make:)

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  42. Oh Michael. Your birdie biscuits are to die for - so cute!! I might have to give them a try soon.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  43. PS - a paintbrush in the kitchen sink with the dirty dishes???

    :)
    ButterYum

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  44. Butter, that's how I applied the melted butter. LOL

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  45. Those are darling!! So clever. I have twisted them into pretzel shapes butnnever thought of a cookie cutter. Thanks for the CHERRY idea!!

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  46. These birdie biscuits are too cute! Thanks for the great idea and for hosting this linky party. It's my first time participating. :-)

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  47. The bird biscuits are great and so is the cherry red skillet giveaway. I've been to FB and I am so hoping to win.

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  48. cuteee...i wonder how they taste! oooOoo i would love to win the skillet!

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  49. Hi, I'm one of your newest followers and am trying to grab the code for your Foodie Friday event, but Mr. Linky says that I must register with you first. Please let me know where I go on your blog to do this so that I may capture your badge and place it on my blog along with all of the other events that i've posted today. Many, many thanks and I just LOVE those birds! Roz @ La Bella Vita

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  50. Cute,cute cute! You are always so clever!

    If we all lived closer we could bring food over for dinner since you are busy writing. Then you would not have to cook at all.

    Your red skillet is very popular.

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  51. These look so delectable and darling. I can imagine they would be eaten in a hurry at our house. Thanks for sharing a smiple yet yummy looking recipe.
    I am delighted you are writing again! I have enjoyed your books.:)

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  52. Would love to win the beautiful cherry skillet!

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  53. Happy Foodie Friday! I'd love to win that skillet to go with my cherry red dutch oven!

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  54. What a darling and clever post. You always put a smile on my face when I visit here. The quotes were delightful. ~ sarah

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  55. Those are the most adorable biscuits I have ever seen - I cannot wait to try them! Thank you for such a wonderful post.
    <>< Concetta

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  56. I agree with Yvonne. We miss you and your fabulous sense of humor. Did I detect some new plates? A HUGE Fan. Jackie

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  57. Those birds are totally cute!

    Thanks for hosting another foodie friday!

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  58. I'm sure preparing a dish in that cherry Le Creuset would make my kitchen a cheerier place!

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  59. So happy I stumbled upon your blog! I have several of your books - always enjoy your work. Just got lost reading great info about your photography which is serendipitous as I've been looking at the same camera for a couple of weeks now! Will do more exploring on here later...time for dinner:)

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  60. I know it's not likely but I would love to win the skillet.

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  61. I have two little grandchildren who would love to have a little plate of bird biscuits with their soup or eggs. What a lovely way to make something special from an ordinary kitchen ingredients.

    I would love to win that cherry red skillet. What a nice giveaway.

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  62. Aftermath is my favorite pic! I feel at home there....
    Can't wait to try bird biscuits! Maybe I can make a yellow finch if I use cheese as a topping.

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  63. Ooooh.....sign me up for a red one, please!!!!
    Awesome giveaway!!!
    (yours always are....)
    Hugs, Lana

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  64. Those birdie biscuits are so sweet- must run out for some "whumps" soon. (That's my kids' name for canned biscuits.) The beautiful cherry red skillet is sweet too, but in a totally different way! Thanks for sharing :)

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  65. I would love to win that! Your blog is so cheery and I love that cherry skillet!

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  66. I'm so sorry!!!
    I tried to get a recipe on the list and could not figure it out :(
    So you have Katie written on there twice :(
    XoXo

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  67. Hi Michael Lee,

    I'm always SO inspired by all the neat things you come up with. The little birdie biscuits are adorable & I can't wait to make them for my grandkidlets' next visit. I just have to find a similar cookie cutter.

    I did a tablescape out in the gazebo using the beautiful tablecloth weights that I won from you.
    2010/07/happy-100th-tablescape-thursday.html

    They are simply wonderful & I thank you again for them.

    fondly,
    Rett

    p.s. Hope the book writing is going well for you!

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  68. Michael, I could have sworn I posted a comment on this thread days ago. *Poof* ~lost in space~

    I just love your little birdies & hope to find a similar cutter so I can make them for my grandkidlets. The birdhouse centerpiece on the tray is just outstanding. You've got such a wonderful talent for such creations.

    I used your gift of the table weights in my tablescape this week. They are BEAUTIFUL & I thank you again for allowing me to win them.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  69. What a wonderful blog!!! The things I could do with the Cherry red skillet.... sigh.

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  70. Cute biscuits and a touch of chocolate with my bread is one of my favorites!

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