Posts Tagged ‘ main course ’

What Would Betty Do Logo What to Do With Your Zucchini Harvest

Kid-Friendly Zucchini Fritters I’m kind of surprised that I’ve never posted this one before, considering that I’ve made it half a dozen times. I came up with this recipe a few years ago when the school sent home a massive zucchini from the garden. What does someone do with a 3-foot zucchini? Fritters. Fritters are […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Clean-Out-the-Fridge Pasta

Chicken Apple Sausage Pasta We were heading out for our trip to Hong Kong and I needed to purge the fridge and pantry. I had a mishmash of things that didn’t really go together, and lacked a few key ingredients for regular family favorites. I had chicken apple sausages in the freezer, my go-to meat […] 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 Baked Falafel

Can You Bake Falafel? I made my first falafel this year, and while it’s really tasty, it’s a royal pain in the butt to make. Want to guarantee that the Tiny Kitchen Assistant will need your help? Fry something that requires your undivided attention. When I made my last batch of falafel, I had a […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Pepper and Egg Sandwiches

Grilled Bell Pepper and Egg Sandwich I’ve been looking for more (any?) meatless options in our meal plan, and when I stumbled across Bryn’s post about grilled bell pepper and egg sandwiches over at Writes4Food.com, I had to give it a try. I did make a few changes, not the least of which was serving […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Falafel Friday

Homemade Falafel Recipe This all began one Friday night while I was wasting my evening on Twitter. The ever-entertaining @erinscafe was attempting to make homemade falafel with limited success. Before I knew it, I was offering unsolicited advice to strangers via the Internet. Mind you, I had never made falafel, yet I still offered advice. People, this […] Read More

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 Open-Faced German Sandwiches

Croque Madame I’ll be the first to admit that I have no idea if these sandwiches are German in any way, shape or form. What I do know is that I saw them serving something similar at a cafeteria in Germany, and I built my own when I returned. It’s a variation on a croque […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Braised Short Ribs

Anyone who knows me knows of my ambivalence towards meat, particularly meat that comes with an accompanying bone. Why, then, did I see this recipe from Food & Wine and simply have to make it? I have no explanation, other than to say that it was fantastic. Things you need to know upfront: This is […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Cherry Salad

Last year, I posted the recipe for the chicken and stone fruit salad. This year, because of a Spring that never came, our stone fruits are so-so. Our cherries, on the other hand, are quite tasty. Turns out that you can use the same basic recipe and substitute cherries for the peaches and plums. I […] Read More