Posts Tagged ‘ broiler ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Homemade Fancy Pizza

Back in May, I attended a conference in Sacramento, California. Pizza Rock was one of the few restaurants open downtown on a Sunday night. I love pizza, but most made in California tend to be what we call “dumpster pizza:” a boatload of toppings hiding low-quality sauce and crust. Not so here. I shared the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Polenta with Roasted Vegetables

Polenta is an excellent base for all kinds of foods, but particularly rich, savory flavors. I’ve paired it with short ribs and beef stews, but it wasn’t until I faced a glut of soon-to-be-expiring farmer’s market veggies in my crisper drawer that it occurred to me to roast them and serve over a base of […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Figs and Topless Dinner

I love figs. I didn’t realize that I loved figs until I was well into my 30s, which makes the revelation all the more powerful and magical. Recently, at the farmer’s market, I walked past a booth and literally stopped and did a double take. Arranged on a single, plain table were baskets upon baskets […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Tandoori Chicken

I had always assumed that tandoori chicken was something that you could only get from an Indian restaurant. I mean, who had an actual tandoor oven at home? Turns out that Cook’s Illustrated showed me that this is something that can actually be made at home.┬áThe trick, as they point out, is a multi-step process: […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Frittata (Because My Omelettes Are Ugly)

Some people have omelette-making skills. I don’t. So if I want to make something with eggs that looks even remotely presentable, I go with the frittata. The beauty of a frittata is that you can add almost anything to it, from veggies to meats. I personally prefer onions, ham and parmesan, so those are the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Broiled Yellow Squash

Squash and zucchini are plentiful, but ideas for what to do with them tend to elude me. Last weekend, my farmer’s market was practically giving away beautiful yellow squash. I decided to just throw something together and came up with this recipe. Broiling can be dangerous; I’ve burned more than my share of food over […] Read More