September is here, and while it is still pretty hot in California, I’m already thinking about all the delicious soups and stews I can make for the coming fall/winter months. Growing up, my mom used to make these heavenly things called Beer Rolls to go with soup. More like a drop biscuit than a roll, they basically consisted of a can of Budweiser and Bisquick. She’d also throw in a couple tablespoons of wheat germ, because that was her answer for most foods she deemed unhealthy. Later on, she decided Bisquick was just too unhealthy to have in the house at all, and sadly Beer Rolls went away. Until now! With a 2-for-1 in this post, I created a homemade Bisquick mix you can keep in your fridge for several months, and then recreated and renamed those delicious Beer Biscuits (Rolls).
What better way to wrap up the last full month of summer than with a recipe that uses up that certain produce everyone who owns a garden is trying to foist onto everyone else right now. Zucchini! Love it or hate it, it is quite abundant this time of year. And even if you don’t like this green veggie, hiding it in a chocolate quick bread is obviously the best thing to do with it. It will certainly make you reconsider your non-zucchini eating stance. And, as usual, we’ve got you covered with a gluten-free variation and a whole wheat/natural sugar variation.
We recently shared a recipe on social media for making classic Swedish Sugar Buns. I made them a couple times as the recipe was written but then my creativity went into overdrive and I realized I could tweak them just a bit and turn them into delicious cream cheese and jam danishes. A few more tests and I feel we have a winner! These are best served warm, right out of the oven but no one really complained when they enjoyed them the next morning, slightly warmed in the microwave. I used a slightly sweetened cream cheese mixture and cherry jam for mine but feel free to use just plain cream cheese if you’re trying to cut back on sugar and if another flavor jam is preferred, go for it. Make them your own. I personally enjoyed the slightly sweet cream cheese and the tart jam combination but let us know if you find a combination that you enjoy.