Whatever You Have Pesto

Our first of the month posts are usually for blog subscribers only, but with all the upheaval in the world right now, we’re trying to do any little thing we can to help our fellow bakers and cooks out.  This pesto recipe utilizes the blender attachment for the Ankarsrum mixer and gives lots of substitutes for ways to make pesto with what you might have on hand now.

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Anything Goes Fruit Muffins

Anyone doing some isolation baking right now?  Or anyone trying to, but the grocery store shelves are rather bare?  With the current situation in mind, we’ve created a muffin recipe that is more like a format, where you can swap things in and out.  If you have kids, this substitution game can be a pretty fun scavenger hunt of what you have on hand.  Also, pull out all the festive cupcake/muffin paper liners.  The small things help right now as we all adjust to a very different normal.  Hope this brings a little sanity and happiness to your life.  Baking is pretty good therapy.

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Homemade Bisquick Mix PLUS Beer Biscuits

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).

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