“Based on an Eastern North Carolina gas station tradition where a knob of hoop cheese is stuffed in the middle of a day-old biscuit and baked again in foil, these biscuits get crispy and the cheese melts around the edges like a lace skirt. I’ve gilded the lily on something pretty shiny already and stuffed some LGD (recipe here) in there with the cheese. They were so irresistible I had to tuck the leftovers under some raw meat packaging in the trash just so I could step away.
The biscuit itself is the brainchild of my coworker Justise Robbins. They are excellent all on their own. The cheese filling is a modified version of my tomato pie topping and the LGD is a gift from heaven.” —Vivian Howard in her new book, This Will Make It Taste Good, which shares her secret-ingredient tricks like her Little Green Dress recipe.