Archive for the ‘ Kid-Friendly ’ Category

Pesto Bread

The Best Thing Since Sliced Pesto Bread “Have you ever made pesto bread?” my friend asked. “It’s so good! I saw it on Pinterest, but you can find recipes anywhere. Just Google it.” She wasn’t kidding. A Google search for pesto bread brings back 26 million results. “Can you be a little more specific?” I […] Read More

Curried Butternut Soup

The Best Thing to Do with a Butternut Squash I have this really strange habit of buying butternut squash. Don’t get me wrong, I like a nice squash, but for some reason I feel compelled to buy one every time I go to a supermarket. It’s hard to keep up with cooking that much squash. […] Read More

Halloween Candy Cookies

What to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy Every year, we’re faced with the same parental dilemma: what to do with the leftover Halloween candy? I know that you can ship candy to the troops overseas, or sell it back to your pediatric dentist, but I’d rather encourage The Assistant to be a little creative with […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Pretzel Rolls

Homemade Pretzel Hot Dog Buns Remember last week when The Assistant showed you how to make Alton Brown’s homemade pretzels? Well, on the last night of the World Series, we decided to take that original recipe to the next level. Guys, we made pretzel rolls! I can’t even begin to tell you how giddy we were […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Homemade Soft Pretzels

The Joy of Homemade Pretzels I grew up near Philadelphia, so soft pretzels are a lifelong love for me. It’s the first thing I buy when I land at the airport in Philly. Actually, it also happens to be the first thing I buy when I land in Frankfurt, as well. Yes, I know the decent pretzel […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Birthday Oatmeal

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal There’s a tradition in our family: on The Husband’s birthday, The Assistant wants to make him breakfast. Never mind that The Husband doesn’t actually eat breakfast. It’s the thought that counts, right? This year, The Husband’s birthday fell on a school day, so we needed to pick something relatively low-maintenance to prepare. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Cold Peanut Noodles

Peanut Noodles Will Taste Even Better Tomorrow It was one of those days: we had some friends coming over, but the timing was uncertain. It was going to be sometime after a birthday party but before a soccer tournament and what, exactly could we serve that wasn’t time sensitive? Cold peanut noodles. (Fortunately and somewhat […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Perfect Skirt Steak

Alton Brown Skirt Steak on Coals Sure, you’re thinking that I’m going to give you the recipe for a grilled skirt steak, right? Sort of. This recipe — if you can call beef, salt and coals a recipe — doesn’t actually involve the grate for the grill. If you haven’t yet tried Alton Brown’s steak […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Birthday Season: Key Lime Pie

“Key” Lime Pie Every year, The Assistant and I make a fun cake for The Husband. A few years ago, there was the sheet cake that was carved into the shape of a goldfish cracker and iced in an artificial cheddar color.   Then there was the year of the collapsing s’mores cake that was […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Not-Completely-Authentic, Yet Still Delicious Paella

Homemade Delicious Paella Let me start by explaining that I don’t have a paella pan. I’m not Spanish. I don’t have access to Spanish chorizo or jamón serrano. The Assistant doesn’t eat seafood. (Are you still with me? Good.) I wanted to make something interesting for The Husband’s birthday. He’s long raved about the Super […] Read More