Alicia Dowell: My Daddy’s Ugly Biscuits

Growing up my Momma was the main cook in our house. She was a great cook however, as us kids got older the cooking duties shifted to us. The best times were when my Daddy took the cooking duties for the night. Those times quickly became my favorite (sorry Momma!) because it meant I could spend a little extra time with my Daddy without my sisters.

My Daddy seem to pull things out of thin air and make a meal. My Momma was also very good at this but Daddy was a master at it. I remember one time, he took rice (Riceland was also used in my parent’s house), cream of mushroom soup, and ground hamburger. He called it S.O.S. I am sure most of y’all know exactly what that means. There are many times I have pulled this one out and used to Glitter’s delight.

I would say the best one of his recipes was for his ugly biscuits.  My sisters and I called them this because these biscuits weren’t going win any beauty contests. It follows the saying it may not look pretty, but it sure tastes delicious. Daddy was not much of a baker, but these turned out so good. There was kind of a standing order for the biscuits every month.

Daddy's Ugly Biscuits Alicia Dowell ARWB

Now imagine my shock when my shock when my Daddy told me they were Bisquick biscuits. Y’all trust me they are easy to make and so very yummy!

Alicia Dowell:My Daddy’s Ugly Biscuits


  • 2 3/4 up of Bisquick Mix
  • 2/3 up of Milk ( I used 2%)
  • 1/4 easpoon of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients until a dough is formed.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of dough on a non greased cookie sheet.
  4. Cook 8 to 10 minutes until the peaks are golden brown.


Alicia Dowell lives in a little city called Hope with her college sweetheart and their daughter. She is a lover of gardening, their back-yard chickens, yarn, blogging, Disney music and photography. By day you can find her working at a state park and by night (or the light of her computer screen) she can be found blogging at Simple Words by A or on Instagram which is her favorite social media hangout.