Posts Tagged ‘ side dish ’

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 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 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 The Perfect Summer Side

Fruit Salad Can we forget about the food pyramid for a moment? Can we ignore the fact that we’re supposed to be eating both fruits and vegetables? Because for a few short, glorious weeks in late May and early June in California, it’s all about fruit. Ever since last weekend when we picked 14 pounds of […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Tabouli, Tabbouli, Tabbouleh

Bulgur and Parsley Salad After my seemingly endless quest for curly parsley (not cilantro, Helpful Produce Department Guy), I found myself in possession of a lot of parsley. What on earth do you do with that much parsley? The answer is tabouli. Or tabbouli. Or however you spell it. Ingredients 1 cup bulgur, cooked according […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Asparagus with Mozzarella and Prosicutto

The Best Asparagus Ever There are no photos of this recipe. Want to know why? Because it doesn’t last long enough to photograph.* I got this recipe from my friend Andrea who served it to me in London. I came home and immediately had to attempt it because I knew that there could be no […] 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 Homemade Cornbread Stuffing

Cornbread Stuffing From Scratch Thanksgiving is coming. It’s time to learn how to make cornbread stuffing from scratch. Two weeks ago, I gave you a recipe for how to make your own cornbread. Today, I’m going to hand you off to Jim, the Food Whisperer, for detailed instructions about how to make your own homemade […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Creamed Spinach

Ruth’s Chris Creamed Spinach Earlier this year, I went to Ruth’s Chris for the first time. And yes, it was the best steak I’ve ever eaten, but let’s face it, I’m rarely going to spend that kind of money on dinner. Now that my husband has perfected his sous vide blowtorch filet mignon, we’ve started […] Read More