Posts Tagged ‘ oven ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Chicken Cordon Bleu

Perfect Chicken Cordon Bleu I had been away for the weekend and left The Husband with a supermarket list: Milk Yogurt Something for Monday night’s dinner When I came home on Sunday night, he had prepped chicken cordon bleu for Monday. Seriously. The man puts me to shame sometimes. But it was a terrific idea […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Still No Oven

Waiting for Appliance Delivery The bad news: my oven still looks like this:   The good news: if the appliance gods smile favorably upon me, I should have a new one by next Thursday. What do I miss the most? The microwave. I never realized how much I relied on it for dumb stuff. Last […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo No-Recipe Friday

When Your Wall Oven Dies When I was in Germany last week, my wall oven/microwave combination decided to give up the ghost. It’s been on its last legs for quite some time. Two or three years ago, a repairman came out to work on the wonky control panel. I paid a ridiculous amount of money […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Balsamic Strawberry “Pizza”

Balsamic Strawberries and Mozzarella This recipe is modified from one that I saw at the farmer’s market. Their recipe was for a balsamic strawberry and mozzarella crostini appetizer. Let me be upfront about this: while that sounded absolutely amazing, I don’t do appetizers. I’m lucky that I can get a one-course meal onto the table […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Clara’s Meatloaf

Meatloaf Meatballs One of my favorite food blogs is Writes4Food by Bryn Mooth. As part of her ongoing Clara project, Bryn updated Clara’s classic meatloaf recipe into a modern meatball that won rave reviews with my family. Personally, I think that the transformation into a meatball is genius. To me, the worst part of meatloaf […] 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 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 Enchilada Casserole

Easy Baked Enchilada Casserole I wanted enchiladas for dinner, but I knew that the schedule wasn’t going to accommodate going to my favorite Mexican restaurant. I was going to make them myself, but hand-rolling enchiladas was pretty much the last thing I wanted to do while supervising the Tiny Kitchen Assistant’s homework. So I decided […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Oatmeal Toffee Coconut Chocolate Cookies

I had a bag of toffee chips in the pantry, but didn’t want to make the standard über-sweet recipe on the side of the bag. I scouted the rest of the pantry for remnants from other recipes: coconut, semisweet chips, white chips. Hmm, this might have potential. As it turns out, I completely oversoftened (melted) […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

You’ll recognize this recipe from last year: same basic idea, same basic recipe. But for our second batch, the Tiny Kitchen Assistant skipped the Andes and went straight for the big guns: Trader Joe’s miniature peanut butter cups used as chips in a a slightly modified version Alton Brown’s chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe. Oh yes. Really. […] Read More