Posts Tagged ‘ Recipe ’

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 Blueberry Pies

Mini Blueberry Pies I had a free afternoon and picked up The Assistant earlier than usual. “Let’s make blueberry pies!” he shouted in a tone that implied that he had been thinking about this for some time. It’s not exactly blueberry season, but we always have an extensive supply of frozen blueberries on hand for […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Homemade Yellow Curry Paste

Making Yellow Curry at Home A few years ago, we were out to dinner with The Husband’s coworker and new wife, both Indian. He mentioned that I had been trying to learn how to cook Indian food, and had bought a crazy number of spices to make this happen. She looked at me quizzically, and […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Tasty Oatmeal Muffiny Things, Part 3

Blueberry Coconut Oatmeal Muffins When I thought that my pumpkin baked oatmeal had gone down in flames, I asked The Assistant for ideas for what to make next. His suggestion: blueberry coconut. I used dried blueberries instead of fresh, partly because I was down to my last frozen blueberries, and partly because I didn’t want […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Tasty Oatmeal Muffiny Things, Part 2

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal As I mentioned last week, The Assistant really liked the Indian spiced baked oatmeal. The problem was that he wanted to take them to school. Sorry, kiddo, no can do. Nuts are verboten on campus. Rather than bake up an identical batch that was nut-free, he convinced me to experiment with other […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Tasty Oatmeal Muffiny Things, Part 1

Indian Spiced Baked Oatmeal The Assistant had been encouraging me to bake something – preferably cookies or brownies – but I was looking for something just a wee bit healthier. That’s when I stumbled upon Superfantastic Lori’s recipe for Indian spiced baked oatmeal. The best part of this recipe: the leftovers freeze nicely. Just defrost […] Read More

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