Who would have thought so many delicious dishes and desserts could be made with pre-made baking mix?
We've had some excellent entries.
Here are the latest:
Mary aka Breadchick at Sourdough made a coconut pie I am hot to try. She threw in a bonus, some history of Bisquick, the grandmother of baking mixes. Nice touch from a fellow history lover.
Kristen at Dine & Dish, another fabulous cook, made cheesy garlic biscuits.
So did Cindy, who is never snobby or snarky, at Farm Girl Cyn.
Charles at BiCoastal Cook also made them, which just shows how popular they are. I'll have to make some soon, because I cannot get them out of my head now. They are one of the reasons that the Red Lobster restaurant chain is so popular.
Pepper at Frugal Cuisine, who is always inventive and has a great new look on her blog, made dumplings and took a photo to die for.
Christine from Christine Cooks made a berry cobbler and graciously allowed use of her photos. That's her empty plate above and would be mine, too, if I could visit her kitchen in person.
Speaking of photos, Husband and Wife at My Husband Cooks offered a French-inspired fish recipe with stunning photos. I am usually speechless at their work.
Erika at Tummy Treasure, about 70 miles down the road from me, made a cherry swirl coffee cake. Clearly, I should have required that everyone send their creations to me by Fed Ex.
Glenna at A Fridge Full of Food made buttermilk pie, a Paula Deen recipe, and something I make once in a while. So many of these can be made with low-fat, low-sugar ingredients. Glenna also pointed the way to Julie, a new blogger who is unafraid to use biscuit mix, at Noshtalgia.
Mary at Ceres & Bacchus made quiche, a dish I dearly love and often make for breakfast. (Why am I doing this on an empty stomach? It's making me crazy!)
Paul at Cookies Etc. made not one but two types of sweet biscuits. (I've got to finish this post so I can go eat; I am drooling.)
Sher from What Did You Eat? tempted me with two pies, an "Impossible" spinach pie and made with macaroni and cheese and topped with... well you just go over there and see for youself.
Tracy at Kitchen Spark made one of my favorite, too: Cinnamon scones. I love these with hot cocoa or afternoon coffee, and dripping with butter, of course (OK, Smart Balance!).
Tanna from My Kitchen in Half Cups started it all when she used Bisquick and wondered, tongue in cheek, if the food blog police would come after her. To show her support for today's event, Tanna made Sausage-Cheese Biscuits.
And last but not least, writer Laura Florand chimed in with her thoughts on the subject of civility at her blog.
I made a dessert pie with apricots. Scroll down the page to see how it turned out.
Many many thanks to all who participated. If I have forgotten anyone, please let me know and I will made additions and corrections.
What nice people you all are!