This recipe came to us through Aunt Alisa.  If you ever eat her homemade biscuits and gravy, you’ll probably ask for her gravy recipe (and probably her yeast biscuit recipe).  She’ll reply by saying, “2-2-2.”

The last ingredient is 2 cups of dairy.  You can use 2 cups of milk, 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of cream, or you can choose to make it like Nana and Aunt Alisa: 1 ½ cups of milk and ½ a cup of cream.

If you’ve mastered basic gravy, and you want to try something new, you may want to try Nana’s creamy garlic sauce that is excellent on her brined pork chops.  Ms. Stephanie from Double-D Farm has an excellent buttermilk biscuit recipe that you may enjoy as well.


  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Whisk oil and flour together in a pan.
  • Heat over medium heat until oil and flour begin to bubble.
  • Cook for about 30 seconds longer until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add your milk and cream to the pan.
  • Continue to heat mixture until it boils and thickens.  Add salt, pepper, and sugar.


This recipe can also be used to make sausage gravy.  Just add cooked and crumbled sausage to the gravy when done, or you can use the sausage and drippings when you start.