Posts Tagged ‘ cooking ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Hi! I Miss You.

Slacker Blogger Offers Apology I have finally, FINALLY managed to find enough time in my week to cook new things. I haven’t yet managed to find time to post about these new things. Baby steps, people. I’m roughly 17% over capacity at this point, with no sign of things slowing down, which is terrible because […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chipotle Powder

My Secret Ingredient A few of you have noticed that a lot of my recipes use chipotle powder. I have a confession to make: it goes in even more stuff than what I publish here. Have you ever cooked something, tasted it and just thought it was a bit flat? Salt, pepper, vinegar… depending on […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: That’s How Rumors Start

Be Careful When Answering the Door It was last week, just an ordinary day. I had a mid-morning break between conference calls and finally got around to tossing the dinner into the crock pot. The recipe called for some alcohol, which is no big deal… unless you forget that you loosened the lid on the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: The 10 Commandments of My Kitchen

Kitchen Commandments 1. Thou shalt not put anything in the freezer unlabeled. Failure to follow this commandment means will result in some very strange meals in the future. 2. Thou shalt not stack dishes in the sink because you don’t feel like unloading the dishwasher. Don’t be lazy. 3. Thou shalt not complain that the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo On the First Day of the Last Year of My 30s

I’m 39 today, which strikes me as odd. This is the last year of my 30s. That’s bizarre, right? I mean, there are still days where I don’t feel like I know anything more than I knew at 19. But the best news is that I’m just one year away from moving up one age […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: The Recipe Solution

Last week, I posted a question on Facebook: how do you organize the loose recipes that you’ve torn out of magazines, newspapers, etc? It’s a problem that’s been plaguing me ever since I broke my foot in 2010. A group of friends brought me huge stockpiles of old magazines — everything from The New Yorker […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: It’s the Planning

Sometimes it’s the simple questions that get right to the heart of the matter. What’s the hardest part of cooking? – Curious in Chicago Hi Curious, Today I stood in the supermarket, staring at the produce aisle. I didn’t know what to buy because I couldn’t come up with a creative meal idea for the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Follow THIS Mother

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited and downright bewildered I was when I was contacted about being this week’s “Follow This Mother” on Another Mother Runner. I’m a huge fan of the blog and the book, Run Like a Mother, but it’s a huge leap to go from being a fan to […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Tricks for Eating Healthier

Welcome to the second installment of “Betty Says,” where we tackle reader questions. This week, we have: Dear Betty, What’s the best advice you have for someone who wants to eat better? – Hungry in California Hi Hungry, I think that when it comes to eating healthy, there are two primary issues: eating better food, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Incremental Changes

I’ve lost my way. I started this blog in 2010 to encourage people to make small changes in their lives, the kind of things that seem almost ridiculously small on their own, but can add up to significant changes in health and wellbeing over time. I’ve been focusing a lot on cooking, because it’s something […] Read More