Posts Tagged ‘ Recipe ’

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 Hoagie Dip? Really?

Homemade Hoagie Dip I grew up in Philadelphia. I’ve eaten more than my share of high-fat, high-carb and high-calorie foods. But I had never, ever in my life stumbled across hoagie dip. But then, there I was at a birthday party at my father’s house in South Jersey (suburban Philadelphia) and was presented with this […] 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 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 Forget the Bacon: Go Pancetta

Pancetta is Better Than Bacon What’s better than bacon? Ok, admittedly very little. But in recipes, it turns out that pancetta > bacon. I’ve been using bacon in plenty of bean and slow cooker recipes, and it works fine for flavor. But uncooked bacon leaves behind a stringy mess that needs to be fished out […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Slow Cooker Bratwurst

Bratwurst in a Crock Pot To say that I’ve been relying on my slow cooker a lot lately is a massive understatement. We’re in soccer season now, which means twice weekly soccer practices that don’t end until 7:15. This is a huge issue. I can’t pick the boy up and feed him dinner at 4:00 […] Read More

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 Nutella French Toast

Nutella and Fruit French Toast In the continuing saga of my deficiencies as a blogger, my child has once again demanded that I take dictation for the sake of spelling accuracy, as he tells how to make his favorite French toast. All commentary is his unless noted in [brackets]. “First, you take the soft bread […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Putting it Together: Your Summer Cookout

What to Make for a Cookout Hey, Betty! you shout. I have guests coming over. What should I make for my cookout? Ooh, there are so many options to choose from, but I’m going to go with a chicken-based meal. I’ve had a few awkward cookouts where I learned at the last minute that one […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Banana Applesauce Oat Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies This is an odd one, scrawled on the back of a napkin and handed to me by a stranger in a coffee shop after an impromptu conversation. It has no flour, no added sugar, and can be dairy-free. Oh, come on. Stop rolling your eyes. It passes the Tiny Kitchen Assistant test, […] Read More