Posts Tagged ‘ Alton Brown ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Bleu Cheese Dressing

Alton Brown Blue Cheese Dressing Let’s pretend that we’re at a restaurant. The helpful server appears tableside and starts listing the day’s specials. If she happens to utter the words, “bleu cheese,” I immediately fall deaf to all other options and close the menu. Now, I also have an obsession with buffalo wing sauce, but […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

You’ll recognize this recipe from last year: same basic idea, same basic recipe. But for our second batch, the Tiny Kitchen Assistant skipped the Andes and went straight for the big guns: Trader Joe’s miniature peanut butter cups used as chips in a a slightly modified version Alton Brown’s chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe. Oh yes. Really. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Those who know my Tiny Kitchen Assistant know of his love of all things mint chocolate, from the mint chocolate chip muffins that he came up with as a preschooler to the bright green ice cream from Marianne’s in Santa Cruz. So when he said, “Hey, I have an idea for a really good cookie!” […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Homemade Granola

There are plenty of prepackaged granolas out there, but I like mine the best. It’s based on Alton Brown’s recipe, but I’ve played with the ingredients a bit and have ended up with a creation that’s uniquely mine. I use two kinds of almonds because I like the difference in texture between the slivers and […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Learning to Cook

Because I post recipes online, it seems only natural to assume that I learned how to cook by watching my mother and my grandmother. Wrong. While both cooked, neither one of them was a particularly stellar chef. My grandmother, for example, didn’t have any spices in the house, including salt and pepper. My mother had […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Fried Chicken

I may be ambivalent about meat in general, but that rule doesn’t seem to apply to good fried chicken. I don’t make it often, but there’s something to be said for that delicious crunchy crust. When I make a batch, I make enough to have leftovers for lunch and dinner the next day. I’ve been […] Read More