Finger Licking Good Garlic Parmesan Knots–So Easy!

I have found the most delicious and the easiest recipe for garlic knots ever!  When I saw this recipe posted by Georgia from the blog The Comfort of Cooking I knew it was a keeper.  Georgia is one of my favorite bloggers.  Her recipes are useful and are usually easy to make, and you can always bet they are delicious.  I go to her site when I need inspiration. 

Now, I’m telling you these knots are great, and boy did they inspire me! They are delicious served as appetizers, with a big bowl of pasta, or with grilled chicken and a Greek salad like the one I had for dinner last night.  The best part about this recipe, nearly all of the work has been done for you.  You simply need a can of buttermilk biscuits.  I used an off brand, but did buy the jumbo size biscuits.  I think I paid a total of $1.19 for the can.  A small price for such a huge hit!

I adapted Georgia’s recipe ever so slightly to accommodate my tastes. 

Finger Licking Garlic Parmesan Knots

1 can of jumbo biscuits

3 tbsp. butter, melted

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/8 tsp. Italian seasoning

a pinch of dried parsley

1/2 tsp. parmesan cheese

a pinch of salt

Grease a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a small dish, add melted butter and seasonings; mix ingredients until blended.

Roll each biscuit into a rope about 6” long and tie each one into a knot.  Brush each knot with about half of the butter mixture and bake until light golden brown (about 10 -12 minutes).  Remove the baking sheet from the oven and brush each knot with the remaining butter and serve.

If you like flaky rolls loaded with garlic and parmesan flavor, and you like no fuss and inexpensive, then these knots are calling your name.

My first cookbook came from

 

Grandma S

  

My sister and I recently received some cookbooks that belonged to my grandmother. As I was going through the books and her recipe cards, memories flooded my mind and impelled me to take a closer look at my first cookbook. 

   

From what I can tell, my first cookbook was a gift from, none other than, my grandmother. She gave it to me when I was fourteen, she passed away when I was eighteen. Fortunately for me, she inscribed the date in the book she gave me giving me a way to verify my claim. The book was The Joy of Cooking Vol. 2., specializing in appetizers, desserts & baked goods. The Joy of Cooking has some pretty extravagant recipes in it, and it reminds me of the eloquent side of my grandmother.  

  

What amazes me is how on target she was when she gave me my first cookbook. I love baking and desserts, and I love to make appetizers. I relate both to of the art of entertaining, something she also seemed very interested in.   

I believe appetizers should get your attention. They‘re an introduction to the good things yet to come. Desserts on the other hand should offer a grand finale, a big bang ending, leaving you with a lasting impression you’re not soon to forget, just like the memories I have of my grandmother.