Bits of onion, tomato, and fresh basil lend garden freshness to baking powder biscuits.
Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
Heat oil in small skillet. Add onion; sauté onion until tender, about 7 minutes. Add tomato; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in the basil and oregano. Cool slightly.
Mix flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a bowl. With pastry blender or 2 knives used scissor fashion, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk and tomato mixture until dough comes together; dough will be sticky. Drop by heaping tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in 425 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until biscuits are golden. Remove to wire rack to cool. Makes about 16 biscuits.