Posts Tagged ‘ kid-friendly ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Quick Cornbread

Quick and Easy Homemade Cornbread It was finally, finally a rainy night in California, and I wanted chili and cornbread. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize until the last possible moment that I didn’t have any buttermilk to make my usual cornbread recipe. I scoured the internet and quickly discovered that there aren’t exactly a ton of […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo My Favorite Chili

Sweet and Spicy Quick Chili I like chili, but I don’t always like the full day of cooking that most recipes require. This one can be pulled together in about 30 minutes, perfect for a cold and rainy weeknight that demands comfort food. The sweetness comes from chili sauce, sold in the condiment aisle with […] 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 Everything’s All Focaccia

Delicious Rosemary Focaccia A few weeks ago, while I was traveling, The Husband purchased premade focaccia dough and baked it up for dinner with The Assistant. The boy was hooked. While I was surprised that he liked the intensity of the rosemary flavoring, he absolutely adored the soft texture. Plus, he was delighted to find […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Creamy Papaya Seed Dressing

Papaya Seed Dressing and Marinade When you go to Hawaii in the winter, they practically give the papayas away. No, really. At 7/$2.00, or about $0.28 each, they’re far and away the cheapest thing on the island. We ate them morning, noon and night. After a while, I got the idea of making papaya dressing. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Challah French Toast with Cherry Sauce

Making the Best French Toast Even Better I was going to just post the recipe for the cherry sauce, figuring that French toast recipes are universal and everyone does the same thing. A quick scan of The Internets comes to one screaming conclusion: I’ve been doing my French toast wrong all along. Evidently the rest […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Vodka Sauce with Sausage

Hearty Vodka Sauce A few months ago, we were traveling and came upon a restaurant that was filled with families, but mysteriously had no kiddie menu. The prices weren’t cheap, and I wasn’t going to order the Tiny Kitchen Assistant an entire adult meal at nearly $20 a pop considering that we had no means […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Spaetzle

“German Mac and Cheese” It seems appropriate to post this on St. Nicholas Day, the day that the Tiny Kitchen Assistant asks me if St. Nicholas will make the journey from Germany to deliver oranges, nuts and chocolate to him for being a good boy. The Assistant forgets nothing, and he’s been asking about it […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Bread If there’s anything that makes the Tiny Kitchen Assistant happy, it’s adding chocolate chips to everything: there are no muffins, pancakes or quick breads that are safe from his tinkering. Personally, I think it’s genius. This recipe is no exception. We took a basic family quick bread recipe and added half […] 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