Bisquick Surprise

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I’ve decide on our baby’s name…


Get ready… It’s a good one…


I’m going to name the baby Saturday Morning Boyle.  Because Saturday mornings are my favorite thing in the entire world.




Naw.  Just kidding.  But I do really love Saturday mornings.  Best part of the week!


I just love getting a slow start. No mad dash to get morning chores done. No crazy yells of “TIME CHECK, PLEASE!” from the shower.  No frantic searches for the keys. Just puppy snuggles under the covers and special breakfasts.


No one was more surprised than I to stumble upon this Bisquick Gluten Free Pancake mix at the regular grocery store. I normally have to drive to a special shop to get GF mixes, but I guess Bisquick has hopped on the train.  It wasn’t as cheap as normal Bisquick but it wasn’t as pricey as the ‘designer’ stuff I usually buy.


And – amazingly – it was by far the best GF pancake mix that I’ve tried.  Seriously! 


So flavorful, light, and fluffy.





Greek yogurt



And as much as I love sunny and warm weather, it’s drizzling outside, which only adds to the coziness of Saturday morning.  I’m off to hunker down on the couch and read a book.  Bliss!


Have a great Saturday.



  • Kimberly February 4, 2012, 9:38 am

    I love love love the GF Bisquick. I made these amazing Banana pancakes with a maple glaze one day…ohh made me believe again in GF being somewhat close to the real thing 🙂

  • Karlee February 4, 2012, 9:44 am

    ahhh i love them too. its raining here also. cappucino, banana bread, and ellen are my plans! 🙂 happy saturday!

    • CaitlinHTP February 4, 2012, 5:24 pm

      That sounds like a nice morning to me 🙂

  • Sneakers2Sandals February 4, 2012, 9:46 am

    helloooo those look amazing. i too love a good saturday morning! i’m currently blogging and eating breakfast from bed 🙂 i love going for a long run and then just vegging as long as humanly possible!

  • Claire February 4, 2012, 9:49 am

    So glad to hear GF Bisquick is worth the extra cash! I keep passing it in the stores where I live, but I couldn’t bring myself to pay extra for Bisquick if it was going to be disappointing like a lot of the other GF stuff I’ve starting trying since I found out I have a gluten allergy. Thanks for being the guinea pig for me. >.<

  • HTPDad February 4, 2012, 10:03 am

    “Saturday Morning”? Still better than “Connecticut or Colorado” or whatever it was you used to torment me with.

    • Caitlin February 4, 2012, 10:04 am

      Montana. LOL

  • Erica February 4, 2012, 10:29 am

    I have a friend with a wheat allergy and another with celiac’s and they both use this bisquick for everything! Pizza crusts, casseroles, breakfast fare, etc. They say it has been a godsend. Glad you finally found it!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 4, 2012, 10:39 am

    oh cool! I’m glad to see more big companies making gluten free options, it sure makes my life easier and cheaper!!!

  • Jolene ( February 4, 2012, 10:44 am

    This Saturday morning is one of the best ever as I have no homework to do and only fun ahead for the rest of the weekend – ahhhhhh!!!!

    P.S. I can’t wait to hear what you do end up naming the little one!!!

  • Kate Z. February 4, 2012, 11:15 am

    Remind me why you’re doing gluten free again? Did you have a sensitivity? Is it healthier during pregnancy to go gluten free? Just curious. Thanks!

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery February 4, 2012, 11:23 am

    Maybe I should adopt your Saturday Morning feeling. My mom is in town and we went shopping and hung out all of yesterday but I didn’t get any thesis work done. Today I set my alarm for a generous 9 am…and woke up at 11. Now I’ve got the grumpies and feeling “so behind”. Any suggestions on how to combat that? I hate feeling off schedule. Have a great saturday!

  • MsZ February 4, 2012, 11:43 am

    I know you are joking but actually you could do a LOT worse than “Saturday Morning Boyle.” Everyone would look at your kid and think of pancakes. Or hangovers. It’s still better than Pilot Inspektor Boyle.

    • CaitlinHTP February 4, 2012, 5:25 pm

      You have a good point. LOL.

  • Julianna February 4, 2012, 12:22 pm

    Haha. I thought I was the only one that yelled “time check” from the shower.

  • Greta @ Staying Lost February 4, 2012, 12:39 pm

    I’ve heard crazier names than “Saturday”! I think it sounds pretty girly, though. A boy named Saturday might be odd. (Yes, I know you’re just kidding).

  • Khushboo February 4, 2012, 1:11 pm

    In Nigeria, days of the week as names are quite popular! I knew quite a few people called Friday and Monday! Your sentiments towards Saturday mornings reflect mine of Sunday: the only day if week I switch off my alarm!

  • Shelley February 4, 2012, 1:20 pm

    Good to know! I’m considering going gluten free but the prices on some of the products are scary! It’s also overwhelming knowing just how many foods contain gluten that you wouldn’t guess.

    • CaitlinHTP February 4, 2012, 5:26 pm

      It is pretty overwhelming and eating out is hard. But if you have a sensitivity, I promise it’s worth it. Triggering autoimmune issues isn’t worth it. 🙁 As tasty as bread is.

  • Katie @ Healthy Heddleston February 4, 2012, 1:37 pm

    Give Kinnickinnick pancake/waffle mix a try if you see it! I like the GF bisquick, but it’s even better than that! Even my non-GF husband said it’s his fav!

  • Cara February 4, 2012, 1:40 pm

    Saturday mornings are my favorite to relax and have special breakfasts too! I can’t believe you found that mix, that’s awesome and the pancakes look GREAT!

  • Wendy February 4, 2012, 1:41 pm

    Too funny – I’ve JUST figured out some stomach problems I’ve been having are a reaction to wheat/gluten, so I’m newly GF. A friend just recommended GF Bisquick to me – I’ll definitely have to pick some up!

    • CaitlinHTP February 4, 2012, 5:27 pm

      Welcome to my world 🙂 It’s not SO bad over here when there are GF pancakes LOL

  • Amber K February 4, 2012, 1:43 pm

    Baby name tease 😉

    I can’t find a single GF mix that doesn’t include xanthan gum. So frustrating! I know a lot of people buy a bunch of flours for their own custom blend, but not knowing which to buy and not wanting to have wasted flour sitting around stops me.

  • Leandra February 4, 2012, 2:03 pm

    Looove fresh fruit in pancakes. It’s like eating cookies haha.

  • Kelly February 4, 2012, 2:09 pm

    I am a big fan of Pamela’s pancake mix but if see this stuff at my normal store I would definitely pick some up!

  • Jessica @ February 4, 2012, 2:24 pm

    The GF Bisquick is good but have you tried Pamela’s? It’s made with almond flour so it has a slight nutty flavor but it makes by far the best GF pancakes!

  • Stephanie February 4, 2012, 2:30 pm

    haha…nicole kidman did name her daughter Sunday!!!

    • CaitlinHTP February 4, 2012, 5:27 pm

      You’re right! LOL

  • Moni'sMeals February 4, 2012, 2:51 pm

    ha! so cute! Happy Saturday to you too and wow, Bisquick, good to remember about. 🙂

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 4, 2012, 3:30 pm

    I love Saturday afternoons actually. SO nice to nap or read or catch up with the husband. LOVE that time.

    Those pancakes look delicious!

  • Kristen@Change of Pace February 4, 2012, 3:39 pm

    Haha! If I played that game my kids names just might be Wine and Cheese 🙂

  • TanyaS February 4, 2012, 3:46 pm

    We had a name picked out early, but refused to tell anyone. We called her Baby Girl Schaffer so much that she became known as BGS and both grandmothers were threatening to personalize blankets with those initials. Almost 2 years later she is still largely referred to as Baby Girl.

  • Emily February 4, 2012, 3:49 pm

    I may have to try that pancake mix. My sister has Celiac disease, so she can’t eat gluten, and it’s so awesome to see so many products going GF! I definitely need to eat less of it, too.

  • Emily February 4, 2012, 3:50 pm

    P.S. I think my parents called me Whopper Jr. while I was in utero.

  • Molly @ RDexposed February 4, 2012, 3:51 pm

    I think those Maggie looks were about not getting her own morning pancake!

  • Liz February 4, 2012, 3:59 pm

    I have been GF for about a month now, and can really tell a difference in my energy and how I feel! Great book called Wheat Belly, got me hooked on GF. Do you have any GF items that you love? Glutino chocolate and vanilla creme cookies are my fav! Thanks

    • CaitlinHTP February 4, 2012, 5:28 pm

      Just Udi’s bread. It’s the best!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs February 4, 2012, 4:07 pm

    Sounds like the perfect recipe for a great Saturday!
    Enjoy it!

  • Susan February 4, 2012, 4:33 pm

    I thought you were going to name the baby Bisquick Surprise, which would also be an awesome name.

    I tried my best to loll around this morning but two things got me up. I probably should say three. One was the knowledge that my training plan had me scheduled to run 9 miles today. The other two were my insane cats, one of whom at 6 am had decided to climb on my back and knead (ow! claws!). I kicked the 6 am kneader out of the bedroom. At 8 am they were both outside the door frantically meowing to be let in.

  • Jen February 4, 2012, 4:46 pm

    We love Bisquick GF mix! My husband made the best blueberry pancakes with it. Nice to have a “normal” breakfast that’s delicious for everyone and still be GF!

  • Brooke @ sweats & sweets February 4, 2012, 5:16 pm

    Puppy photos & waffles always make my days better!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 4, 2012, 6:32 pm

    I didn’t think you were being serious about the baby name… but it wouldn’t surprise me if you were! Baby names have just gotten weirder and weirder these days! 😛

  • Laura @ She Eats Well February 4, 2012, 6:35 pm

    Oh thanks for the gf baking mix tip. I will look out for that at the store. Always good to stock up on those types of quick mixes for those mornings when you don’t want breakfast to take forever! Get in my belly!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life February 4, 2012, 7:35 pm

    Lol! 12 years ago I named my puppy “Friday” and, to this day, still get asked how he got his name. The answer: “Everyone loves Friday!” 🙂

  • Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie February 5, 2012, 11:40 am

    Surprised how good it was, but now I’m intrigued!

  • Melissa Q February 5, 2012, 9:52 pm

    I’m so glad to hear someone else yells, “Time Check!” My husband thought I was crazy for so long but now just barks back the time without question. Maybe he would appreciate if I added the “please” like you do – I’m just too rushed! 🙂

  • Sarah February 6, 2012, 11:15 am

    I love the GF Bisquick too. It’s quite versatile! It’s great for breading things before baking or frying.

  • Sarah February 6, 2012, 2:24 pm

    A friend of mine has a celiac daughter and was raving about the bisquick gf mix for pancakes and it’s true – they are the best gf pancakes I’ve had!

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