Posts Tagged ‘ easy ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Grilled Flatbread Pizza

Flatbread Pizza I love a nice flatbread. Or any kind of bread. But when I can turn that bread into pizza, magic happens. I used Bryn’s recipe for easy grilled flatbread from Writes4Food.com and modified from there, making custom flatbread pizzas for everyone in the family. I topped mine with leftover zesty herb mix from a […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo I’m Obsessed with Pickled Cauliflower

Pickled Cauliflower Like Betty, I’m a huge fan of pickled things. I can’t really beat a salty/tangy/chilled accompaniment to a meal, particularly in the summertime. I’ve made some regular old pickled cauliflower before, and while it was fine, it didn’t really inspire me. And then I stumbled across the pickled cauliflower recipe from Perbacco. I’ve […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Beautiful Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits with Lard As with many posts, I feel the need to attribute my interest in cooking — and I sincerely mean having any interest at all — to Alton Brown. Had Alton not taught me many of the basics of cooking, we would be eating a lot of take out and fast food. My […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo You Can Make Yogurt At Home

I have to tell you, I hadn’t given any thought to making yogurt at home. There are supermarkets on every corner, and did I really need yet another project? It appears that the answer was yes. We go through a lot of yogurt. The Tiny Kitchen Assistant eats it with fruit and honey. The adults […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Lasagna Roll-Ups

So there we were, on a Saturday night. It was already 5:00 and I’d given zero thought to dinner. So I polled the boys. The Tiny Kitchen Assistant requested pasta. My husband groaned. “It’s Saturday night,” he said. “I don’t want a quickie, throwaway dinner.” I was more than a little bit annoyed because maybe, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Cacio e Pepe (Cheese and Pepper Pasta)

There was a time when I believed that Cooking (with a capital C) required two dozen ingredients, preferably ingredients that were difficult for mere mortals to find. Over time, I came to understand that simpler combinations of ingredients often merged to create more satisfying results. This pasta came about when the Tiny Kitchen Assistant requested, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo No-Cream Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup Without Cream I’m lactose intolerant, so I tend to avoid most creamy soups. Sure, Lactaid pills help to some degree, but a bowl full of soup usually contains a lot more milk or cream than what I’m willing to risk. But potatoes — lovely potatoes — are full of starch. And starchy […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chole Palak (Chickpeas with Spinach)

For the next installment of our Indian vegetarian cooking series, I bring you chole palak, or chickpeas with spinach. Chickpeas are high in protein, and this makes a complete meal when served with basmati rice or naan. This was the first recipe I made that used a ton of spices that weren’t in my standard […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo World’s Easiest Enchilada Soup

I had planned to make enchiladas for dinner, but as I looked at the day’s calendar, it hit me: we were going to be overbooked for the afternoon, and dinner had to be ready as we rolled in the door. It was going to have to be a Crock Pot kind of night, but what […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Lazy Chicken Tacos (or Burritos)

You know the day where you wake up in the morning, think you have it all under control, and then suddenly remember that you need to be someplace after work and won’t have time to make dinner? This is the meal for that night. All you need are two ingredients and a slow cooker. If […] Read More