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What Would Betty Do Logo Empanadas

Baked Chicken Empanadas I really like empanadas. I like them so much that last year, while in London, I walked a mile from my conference center to Borough Market in cold and sleet to grab some empanadas for lunch. But I’ve struggled to find an empanada filling that makes me happy. Chicken and cheese: problem […] 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 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 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

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┬álived 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 Roast Your Own Pumpkin

Tons of Pumpkin Puree Let’s say, hypothetically, that you got it into your head that you wanted to roast a pumpkin. And again, hypothetically, you figured that if you were going to go through the hassle of roasting said pumpkin that you would purchase the largest gourd that would fit into your bike pannier, a […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Four Cheese Mac and Cheese

The Best Mac and Cheese Ever I was having the kind of week where Murphy’s Law was in full effect. Comfort foods were sorely needed, and nothing says “comfort” like mac and cheese. But I needed something more than the usual mac. My go-to recipes are usually Alton Brown’s stovetop version, and his baked version. […] 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