Archive for the ‘ The More You Know ’ Category

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 Don’t Try This At Home, Part 3

Cauliflower Pizza Crust It started with the Paleo-dieters, the ones who eat nothing but bacon and eggs for breakfast — but no carbs! Never carbs! — but then ordinary everyday people in my social media feeds were posting various recipes for how to turn a head of cauliflower into a low-carb pizza crust. And I […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Eating in Hawaii

Eat Affordably Outside the Resorts This post comes to you from Hawaii. We’re camped out in a two bedroom, two bath, full kitchen condo on the Big Island that costs less than a basic hotel room at the resorts and doesn’t have the parking fees, resort fees or exorbitant meal costs. We arrived on the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Travel Carry-On

One Week in a Rollaboard Suitcase I’ve written about my ability to pack in a carry-on suitcase before, but this time I took detailed photos for the benefit of my friend who is just not a carry-on traveler. (Hi, Terri!) The hotel room lighting was mediocre, but hey, at least I remembered to take pictures […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Shoots and Stalks

Demystifying the Farmer’s Market “Shoots and Stalks” sounds like the title for a crime novel, doesn’t it? This time of year, the farmer’s market is full of… well, shoots and stalks. Fiddleheads. Scapes. Fennel. Asparagus. What are you supposed to do with all of this stuff, anyway? As it turns out, Cook’s Country has an […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Pack Like a Pro

I can pack for any trip, any length of time, in a single rolling carry-on suitcase. Don’t believe me? I recently packed for a 10-day winter trip for two adults and one child in two rollaboard suitcases. Jeans or pants were worn twice. Everything else was worn once. How is this possible? Rolling. I heard […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Welcome to SF for Nike Women’s Marathon

Ladies, it’s that time. Next weekend, all of our hard work and training will end with us lining up around Union Square in the pre-dawn hours. Dear Betty, What should I know about in advance of race weekend? – Ready in Raleigh Hi Ready, As an out-of-towner, there are so many cool things to see, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: There Are Worse Things Than Porta Potties

This was inspired by the ongoing, “is there anything worse than a porta potty?” rhetorical question that everyone asks. My answer is yes, there’s something worse. You disagree. I know you do. You read this headline and thought, “she’s out of her freakin’ mind.” Alas, I am not. This is a Betty public service announcement. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo The “New” CPR

I’m a child of the “old” CPR, the kind where you had to go to half-day or all-day classes to learn how to properly do mouth-to-mouth resuscitation combined with chest compressions. “New” Continuous Chest Compression CPR is a whole lot easier. You only need to know one thing: chest compressions. It’s easier to remember and […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Kitchen Mishaps

I’ve had the same hand mixer since my bridal shower more than a dozen years ago. About a year ago, it started acting funny. By “funny” I mean that the lowest of its three speeds didn’t work anymore. This can be a bit of a problem when you’re trying to gently incorporate flour into a […] Read More