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

No Bake Watermelon Cake

Mmmm, doesn’t this look like the perfect dessert for summer time?  My friend Holly (I’ve told you about her before), she loves trying out new recipes.  I asked her if she’d share her special creations with us every now and then, and this is what she came up with!  Isn’t it so cute?!  It looks scrumptious, too!


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1.  Take a watermelon and chop off the bottom and the top to make it flat on both ends.

No Bake Watermelon Cake

2.  Cut the rinds off like this:

A No Bake Watermelon Cake


3.  Pat it “dry” with a paper towel.

No Bake Watermelon Cake


4.  Chop up Strawberries and Kiwi for the top.  Set aside the blueberries, no need to chop them!  :)

No Bake Watermelon Cake


5.  Begin frosting it with cool whip.

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6.  Stick sliced almonds to the sides of the cake.

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9.  Put the almonds all the around the cake and then begin topping it with the blueberries and chopped fruit.


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10.  Try not to drool while taking a big juicy bite of this!

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No Bake Watermelon Cake

Thank you Holly for sharing this with us!

Dr. Pepper Chicken – a Crockpot Freezer Meal

You all may (or may not) know how much I love Dr. Pepper.  It’s true.  It is my coffee, but I always wait until lunch time to drink it, unless I’m driving somewhere.  I was looking for new recipes to try and ran across this one here.  Mine is a variation of this, and it turned out really good!  The taste of the chicken is just perfect.  I always have Dr. Pepper on hand, why not try it on my chicken?  It’s one of those meals that is so quick and easy to throw together, yet offers a different taste!

Dr Pepper Chicken

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Boneless skinless chicken breasts, enough for your family (I used 7)
1 12 oz can Dr. Pepper
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 onion soup mix packet


Mix the Dr. Pepper, brown sugar and onion soup mix together in a bowl.  Place chicken breasts in bottom of slow cooker.  Pour mixture over the top.  Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4.


Dr Pepper Chicken

Freezer to Slow Cooker Instructions:

Mix all ingredients in a gallon size freezer safe bag.

Label & Lay flat to freeze