The Best Buttery Everything Bagel Bisquick Biscuits

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I concede this is not my finest hour. Convenience products are not my jam, but once in awhile even I must admit they just make sense. I grew up in a household filled with an array of convenience products. Everything from canned soup to boxed cake mix was trendy back then. My mom fully embraced the ease of getting dinner on the table for 5 hungry kids using these products. She especially loved the all-purpose Bisquick baking mix. Breakfast, lunch and dinner could potentially include a Bisquick recipe. It was magical. Two of her favorites were the Impossible Quiche and Impossible Coconut Cream Pie. Do you remember those?

Turns out one of my husband’s favorite food memories is when HIS mom presented the family with the Impossible Quiche. A couple of months ago, while I was away from home, he decided to pick up a box of the mix and recreate that childhood dinner. Just recently I discovered the small yellow box in the back of the pantry and food snob that I am said, “where the heck did this come from?”

The rest is history. Here is the recipe. It’s stupid good.

Buttery Bisquick Everything Bagel Biscuits

2 ¼ cups Bisquick baking mix

¼ cup sour cream

¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (I use Fage 5%)

½ cup ginger ale (Canada Dry)

¼ cup melted butter

Everything bagel seasoning

Heat oven to 425F. In a bowl, combine baking mix, sour cream, yogurt and ginger ale blending to form a sticky dough. Pour melted butter into a 9-inch pie pan. Using an ice cream scoop, drop scoops of dough evenly in pan on top of the butter. (You should have 10 scoops of dough). Sprinkle with as much seasoning as you like. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Makes 10 pull-apart biscuits.

Gold Star Moms and a Cookbook

Let’s talk about the real Gold Star community and not the current political nonsense. Just for the record when my son died in 2011 I wrote to the then President and the first lady. In my naivete, I thought the President might have some answers and the first lady, a mom like me, would offer some comforting words, but I got nothing. No personal response from those in the White House made me feel like my son’s life didn’t matter. So my advice, don’t listen to what either side is saying right now about Gold Star families. It’s all painful media hype.

Then there is Heather Kuhn. Heather was the Navy Gold Star Program Coordinator assigned to my area of the country. Coordinators assist families with benefit questions connecting them to valuable resources concerning bereavement and financial planning support. They also provide opportunities to celebrate our fallen service member through events connecting the Gold Star community. When Heather reached out about creating this cookbook I was all in.

It really wasn’t a tough choice picking a recipe that William liked best. I did think about his favorite Boston cream pie and even a couple of recipes that he created himself…”waffles supreme” and a sandwich he called “the American Hero”, but clearly this chicken dish was the one he asked for more than any other. He loved a little bit of chicken fried.

Heather writes

I believe we all can relate that when faced with loss and grief and mourning – which is not a phase or a stage, but rather a journey – many fond memories are often brought back with familiar sounds and comforting smells, and the tastes of the meals shared with those we have loved and lost, but cherish still.

I am grateful she was inspired to reach out to Gold Star families and compile a book filled with recipe favorites and memories of our fallen service members. This book is not for sale, but available for free electronically for those wishing to read and honor our fallen heroes.

never forget ❤

For Your Meditation

“Whenever someone sorrows, I do not say, “forget it,” or “it will pass,” or “it could be worse” — all of which deny the integrity of the painful experience. But I say, to the contrary, “It is worse than you may allow yourself to think. Delve into the depth. Stay with the feeling. Think of it as a precious source of knowledge and guidance. Then and only then will you be ready to face it and be transformed in the process.” ~ Peter Koestenbaum