Posts Tagged ‘ holiday ’

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 Training: Holiday Weekend Edition

Holiday Weekend Training I’ll keep this brief since we’re away for the holiday weekend. Last week — August 18 to 24 — the Tiny Kitchen Assistant rode more than 44 miles on his bike. You read that right: in seven days the 6-year-old willingly rode more than 40 miles, and wanted to do even more. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Wild Rice Pilaf Bake

Sorta Meatless Monday I’ve been trying to make less meaty meals. I’m not vegetarian, but I also know that we don’t need as much meat as what the men of the house would naturally gravitate towards. One of my projects has been to find meatless or limited-meat meals that are hearty enough to stand on […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Split Pea Soup (or What to Do With That Ham Bone)

Ham Bone Split Pea Soup I had bought the massive spiral sliced holiday ham, and as I was carving the leftovers and sealing them into little freezer packs for future meals, I was left with a large ham bone with a surprising amount of meat attached. There was only one thing to be done: split […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Bite-Size Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash I’ve seen plenty of recipes for roasting butternut squash. Most suggest that you should use butter and brown sugar, or a glaze of orange juice and maple syrup. And that’s fine. I’ve done something similar with acorn squash in the past, and it’s tasty. But for butternut squash, I actually prefer a […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Ummmm….

New Year’s Non-Resolutions So here we are, in the first weekend of the new year. While I don’t make any resolutions per se, I did have a plan that once the holiday break ended and my schedule returned to normal, I’d set some work-related boundaries and get back into regular daily exercise. Ummmm…. The good […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo 3k On the 4th

4th of July Race Happy Fourth of July, everyone! I hope your day is filled with good food, good friends and a little bit of exercise. As for me, in about two hours I’ll be running my first-ever 3k fun run as a pacer for the Tiny Kitchen Assistant. He’s unbelievably excited, and promises to […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Battling the Alarm

The day: Sunday morning, around 7:00 AM. The scene: Bed. Me: “I was going to get up early to run, but after the boy woke me the second time, I turned off my alarm.” The Husband: “Didn’t you get up early yesterday for something exercisey?” Me: “Umm, yeah.” The Husband: “Why would you give up […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo The Turkey

I know that people swear by all kinds of turkey cooking methods, but this is the only method I’ve ever used and it works beautifully. I don’t stuff my turkeys. I don’t baste. I don’t put anything under the skin. And in spite of all of the anecdotal evidence that says that my turkey should […] Read More