Posts Tagged ‘ dessert ’

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 Don’t Try This At Home

Fruit Pie Enchiladas Have you noticed that there are these weird Pinterest/Facebook trends where everyone seems to fixate on the same recipe in the same week? And then suddenly you see the same recipe — usually something that makes you wonder who eats this stuff — in 14 different places at once? Two weeks ago, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Blueberry Pies

Mini Blueberry Pies I had a free afternoon and picked up The Assistant earlier than usual. “Let’s make blueberry pies!” he shouted in a tone that implied that he had been thinking about this for some time. It’s not exactly blueberry season, but we always have an extensive supply of frozen blueberries on hand for […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Whipped Coconut Cream

Non-Dairy Whipped Cream I try not to make a big deal about the fact that I’m lactose intolerant. Seriously, nobody wants to hear about your food sensitivities, especially it’s something that can be mitigated with a chewable tablet. But there are times when dairy is layered upon dairy and a Lactaid pill just isn’t enough. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Cookie Exchange

Favorite Cookie Recipes Now that Thanksgiving has barely passed, the holiday season is officially upon us. Let’s talk about one of my favorite elements of the holiday season: the cookie exchange. Back before the Assistant came along, I hosted a big cookie blowout every year. I would bake no fewer than a dozen varieties of […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What’s For Thanksgiving Dinner?

A Complete Thanksgiving Meal Betty!  Help! I have guests coming over and I have no idea what to make for Thanksgiving dinner! Yes, it’s decorative gourd season! (link is absolutely NSFW, but a classic). “When my guests come over it’s gonna be like, BLAMMO! Check out my shellacked decorative vegetables….” But I digress. I have the perfect […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Pumpkin Pie Bars

Better Than Pumpkin Pie I know that it’s officially fall when the pumpkin pie bars reappear in the pastry case at my local Peet’s Coffee and Tea. I love those things, mostly because I can’t manage to make a decent pumpkin pie at home. Even when I finally nail a decent crust, it gets soggy […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Pumpkin + Snickerdoodle = Delicious

Fun With Pumpkin Desserts When I posted about roasting my massive pumpkin, I asked for recipe suggestions. Superfantastic Lori lived up to her name and gave me a recipe for pumpkin snickerdoodles. I had never in my life thought of doctoring up a snickerdoodle with pureed orange vegetables, but I’ll be darned, it’s lovely. Being me, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Birthday Season: Berry Bundt

Fresh Berry Bundt Cake Years ago, when we lived in the Old Neighborhood, we had certain traditions. On the weekends, The Husbands would grill elaborate meats while we would make bundt cakes. (I’m pretty sure that this started with an NPR Weekend Edition story about the inventor of the bundt pan; if that wasn’t the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Birthday Season: Angel Food Cake

Angel Food: A Betty Tradition This is a repeat from 2011, but it’s the recipe that I used to make the Tiny Kitchen Assistant’s birthday cake this week. It comes from Alton Brown and it’s always a winner. Use whatever flavor of extract floats your boat. The original recipe calls for orange, and I usually […] Read More