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Biscuits That'll Make You Feel Like an Old Pro (Even If You're Not)
Desmond isn't Southern, yet she learned to make buttery, multilayered, soft and tall biscuits from a friend, and has perfected a recipe that anyone can make. The secret's in the folding technique: you fold, press and cut once, which turns out biscuits with crunchy tops and bottoms and tender middles. You can serve them with classics like fried chicken or baked ham, or go rogue and put them alongside a lunchtime frittata or even chili.

Get the recipe: Herbed Biscuits

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