Posts Tagged ‘ stovetop ’

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 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 Everybody Loves Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup “I love tomato soup,” declared the Tiny Kitchen Assistant, apropos of nothing. “Ms. Z makes it for us all the time.” As a kid who isn’t terribly fond of soup in general, this seemed too good to be true. I figured that I’d make the soup and he wouldn’t eat any, […] 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 Brazilian Chicken Soup

Coconut Chicken Soup My friend Lori sent me the link for the Brazilian shrimp soup from Food & Wine. I’m sure that it’s lovely with shrimp, but as no one in my household really enjoys the crustaceans, I substituted chicken with great results. Ingredients 2 Tbsp grapeseed or olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 bell […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Black Bean Chili with Dark Ale

Meatless Black Bean Chili I based this recipe on the Black Bean Chili with Dark Ale recipe that came from Vegetarian Times magazine. The first time I made it, it happened to be a particularly brutal night of homework battling with the Tiny Kitchen Assistant. I didn’t taste it before serving and… oh, the regret! […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo “Beef and Beans”

Slow Cooker Hearty Chili First of all, let me sincerely apologize for the lack of photos in this post. In all seriousness: does anyone have any tips for how to photograph soups, stews and chilis that don’t look… well, awful? All suggestions are appreciated. In my house this recipe is known as “Beef and Beans.” […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Marshmallow Crispy Treats

Did you know that you can make those yummy, addictive marshmallow crispy treats without the usual cereal in the blue box? It’s true! I’ve made them with all kinds of light, crunchy cereals, but the most aesthetically lovely of all is Gorilla Munch. [As a comedy aside, the Tiny Kitchen Assistant refers to these as […] Read More