Carb Loading for Lent

I am not much of a baker. I say it. I belive it. But I find myself baking more regularly than I thought. This baking came up again tonight.

My wife has decided to go low carb until Easter. She let me know this on Saturday as I was just starting to make our menu for the week. After I contemplated weeks without pasta, bread or even, yes I must say it, tortillas, I complied with my menu planning late in the week. We’ve both done the low carb thing in the past. In fact, I’ve lost large amounts of weight (80, 50) on it and think it is a good way to lose. My problem is not making it more of a lifestyle and it all comes back.

So as this was to start on Wednesday, February 22, I of course, planned a carb loaded dinner. My wife, who is the primary weekday cook, made the dinner. I was home in time to try a new recipe for biscuits which were an attempted knock off of Red Lobster’s. They were good. Next time (not before the end of Lent), I’ll add more cheddar and possibly some Old Bay seasoning.

Red lobster cheddar bay biscuits copycat

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 8 mins | Servings: 15 | Difficulty: really easy


  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 2⁄3; cup milk
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded (next time I will double this)
  • (next time I may add 1 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning to really bring the “Bay” out)
  • ½ cup margarine, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.

2. Mix bisquick, milk and cheese until a soft dough forms.

3. Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.

5. Mix butter or margarine and garlic powder.

6. Brush mixture over warm biscuits before removing from cookie sheet.

Nutritional Info:


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Categories: appetizer, Baking, Cheese, kosher, Recipes, Side Dish, snack, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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10 Comments on “Carb Loading for Lent”

  1. February 22, 2012 at 1:44 am #

    Looks good! I don’t know how I would last almost 2 months on a low carb diet!


    • February 22, 2012 at 1:50 am #

      Yeah….I may not be able to keep away from them for unshared meals. There are many wonderful low carb recipes, but a banana and a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast sounds good too! BTW – saw your carrot cake recipe. Not sure if I can go two months without trying that (and I don’t make cakes!!!).


      • February 22, 2012 at 2:54 am #

        you still have time to make it tonight! how could you resist??? 😉


  2. Sue Orfila
    February 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Biscuits were good and so easy BUT not low-carb. I’m on a low-carb diet because of diabetes :(.


    • February 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

      Sorry to hear about the diabetes. Look for quite a few low carb recipes over the next few months. I’ve built up over 170 recipes that we’ve tried (and liked) that I label as low-carb. Some may have a little wine or other ingredient that are on the border, but no pasta, potatoes, breading, etc…


  3. March 1, 2012 at 2:56 am #

    These are a huge hit in our house! Great recipe.


  4. March 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    These look really good. Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  5. Healthy Way of Life
    April 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Reblogged this on Smiley's Healthy Way of Life and commented:
    Yummy…I will have to try this recipe out.


  6. April 3, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    I am a sucker for these! I have tried many recipes which claimed to be “the one” but I haven’t found it yet. I am looking forward to trying this one. It sounds like it may actually be the one! I will blog about it and link to it after I make them.




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