Homemade Biscuit Mix AND Delicious 7-Up Biscuits


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Do you like bread as much as I do?  I’ve seen the 7-up Biscuits recipe floating around Pinterest for a while now and was always intrigued to give them a try.  My friend Holly took the challenge and sent me these pictures, raving about them!

She said they’re really easy to make in a jiffy and there’s no need to let them rise.  I just happen to be a last minute person, so finding a biscuit recipe that tastes great and works for my last minute schedule, is a great find to me!  :)

The one thing that I don’t like about this recipe is that it uses biscuit mix (aka Bisquick).  I’ve never been one that likes to keep that on hand.  I’m good at not using it up.  But, if you want to make some so that you don’t have to spend the money on the real stuff, it’s not hard.  I’ve done it several times before.  Here’s what you do:

Homemade Biscuit Mix:

10 cups All Purpose flour
1/2 cup baking powder
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 cups shortening

Mix first 4 ingredients together and then cut in the shortening, mixing it until it becomes crumbly.  Store in air tight container for up to 6 weeks.  You can also store in the freezer for several months.

If you don’t have shortening on hand, you can switch this out for 1 1/4 cups of oil instead.  


Delicious 7-Up Biscuits



4 cups Biscuit Mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup 7-Up
1/2 cup melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  
  2. Mix together sour cream, biscuit mix and 7-up.  7 Up Biscuits - SidetrackedSarah.com
  3. Stir together until it forms a very soft dough.  
  4. Spread flour or biscuit mix on counter.
  5. Flatten your dough mixture
  6. Cut out biscuit shapes using a biscuit cutter or glass. 7 Up Biscuits - SidetrackedSarah.com 
  7. Melt butter on cookie sheet.  
  8. Once butter is melted, place cut biscuits on the cookie sheet.7 Up Biscuits:  SidetrackedSarah.com
  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes (or until golden brown) in preheated oven.  7-Up Biscuits - SidetrackedSarah.com

Healthy Snacks on the Go with OneBar + Giveaway!

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Once upon a time, I was getting ready for an all day outing.  I began packing my my diaper bag for my growing toddler. My toddling one year old seemed to be always hungry, so along with the regular clothes, diapers, wipes and toys, I decided to pack some food for him as well.  “A banana will do the trick”, I think to myself as I put it in the bag.  Later on in the day, as my toddler shows signs of needing a snack, I pull that banana out of the bag and find that it had gotten squished.  Mashed banana all through my diaper bag.  It was staining the clothes and creating a sticky mess.  Not fun.  Not fun at all.  Now, in order to feed my little boy, I either have to make due with that banana, or make him go without.

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Another time, in a situation similar to the above, I packed the banana in a separate pocket of the diaper bag, so that if it did happen to get squished, I wouldn’t get it on all of the clothes and diapers.  This time, I did not end up needing the banana that day and totally forgot about it.  I found it days later, rotting and black, oozing out juicy, rotting banana juices and once again, causing a mess in my diaper bag.

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OneBar:  A Healthy Snack Option, with a Full Serving of Fresh Fruit!

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All About Baobab

  • It is very alkaline and is an excellent way to address the high acidity of the American diet.
  • It is one of the few sources of dietary calcium found in plants.
  • It has nearly six times the amount of potassium found in bananas,
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  • It is a great source of fiber and magnesium.

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Life Hack – How to Shred Chicken with Ease

LIfe Hack.  Do you know what that is?  I had to look it up to make sure I wasn’t misusing it.  But….here’s the “official” definition.

Life Hack
That’s what I love to talk about here on Sidetracked Sarah.  Ways to save us as moms and home managers, time.  We don’t want to waste our days away spending too much time on things we don’t enjoy.  We want to spend our days on everything we do enjoy all while taking the least amount of time!  That’s why it’s fun to have life hacks.  Things that we sometimes think, “now why am I just now finding this out? are great life hacks!
How to Shred Chicken the Easy Way - Life Hacks on Sidetracked Sarah
Well this one comes from my friend Holly again.  Holly shared that a great and easy way to shred your chicken is like this…….
Boil your boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
How to Shred Chicken the Easy Way - Life Hacks on Sidetracked Sarah
When it is finished boiling, put it in your stand mixer and turn it on.  Chicken must be hot for this to work well.
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Voila.  Shredded Chicken!
How to Shred Chicken the Easy Way - Life Hacks on Sidetracked Sarah
For real?  What?  You mean, I don’t have to stand there burning my fingertips, using two forks and my fingers to shred it?  Unbelievable.  I love it!
Do you have a life hack to share?  Email me at sidetrackedsarah (at) gmail.com  and I may feature yours!  (Especially if I can recreate it or you can send me some pictures, too!)