Posts Tagged ‘ weekend ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Holiday Weekend Edition

Holiday Weekend Training I’ll keep this brief since we’re away for the holiday weekend. Last week — August 18 to 24 — the Tiny Kitchen Assistant rode more than 44 miles on his bike. You read that right: in seven days the 6-year-old willingly rode more than 40 miles, and wanted to do even more. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Pan Cubano (Cuban Bread)

There’s something about Cuban bread. It’s soft, smooth and perfectly suited to making Cuban sandwiches, or just accompanying a lovely Cuban meal. But for some reason I’d never actually attempted making it. One weekend, I was feeling inspired. I found a lot of recipes to work from, including one from my go-to source, 3 Guys […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Firecracker Pork Fusilli

In the next town over, there was a restaurant that billed itself as serving “world pasta” or something similar. Their selections ran the gamut from ordinary Italian favorites to more Asian-inspired noodle dishes. But the one dish that everyone ordered was the firecracker pork fusilli. Admittedly, this was a strange dish: pasta topped with shredded, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Turning off the Running

It was Saturday night and I was tucking in the Tiny Kitchen Assistant. He reached up and started pushing imaginary buttons on my forehead — beep boop beep. When I asked him what he was doing, he told me that he was turning off my running so I wouldn’t be gone when he woke up […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Roast Bison

We would go to Betty’s for dinner every Sunday night. The meal was always the same: roast beef. Every. Single. Week. A few weeks ago, I was chatting with my friendly local butcher about the general absence of bison. He explained that it didn’t typically sell well, but that he’d give it another go and […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Tandoori Chicken

I had always assumed that tandoori chicken was something that you could only get from an Indian restaurant. I mean, who had an actual tandoor oven at home? Turns out that Cook’s Illustrated showed me that this is something that can actually be made at home.┬áThe trick, as they point out, is a multi-step process: […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Indoor Barbecued Brisket

I found this recipe in the Cook’s Illustrated “Spring Entertaining” supplement that I bought at Costco. It’s a good recipe, and available nowhere online that I can find (not even cooksillustrated.com), so I thought that I should share it here. The key to the recipe, in my humble opinion? Coffee BBQ Dry Rub from Muddy […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo All-Day Bolognese

There are few recipes that violate my general rule of being able to prepare them in less than an hour on a weeknight. This is one of them, and it is worth every moment that you spend on it. I make a ton at once so that I have plenty of leftovers. It also forms […] Read More