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Cocktails for New Years Eve and the Morning After…

Baker Bettie Beverage, December, Feature, Holiday 13 Comments

Two years ago on New Years Eve my husband and I had only been dating for a few months.  We went out to a local bar with his brother to celebrate, but it was a bit bitter sweet.  I would be leaving in a few days to move to Austin, TX for my music therapy internship. As midnight hit this …

Baker BettieCocktails for New Years Eve and the Morning After…
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Old Fashioned Waffles with Maple Butterscotch Syrup

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Holiday, Pancakes & Waffles, Sweets, Vegetarian 14 Comments

Well, it’s that time of year again.  The time when we reflect on the past year and our accomplishments… or lack there of.  It’s also the time of year when we get to start with a clean slate.  Break out those resolutions and give it a better shot this year. I am no different than most.  My resolutions include the …

Baker BettieOld Fashioned Waffles with Maple Butterscotch Syrup
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Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Baker Bettie Holiday, Sweets 11 Comments

French Macarons… They are a baking hurdle that I have not yet accomplished. I have tried them 3 times, and failed miserably each time. I will master them someday, but until then I will stick to Whoopie Pies. I think of whoopie pies as the poor man’s french macaron. They taste nothing alike, but they have a similar look. The …

Baker BettieDark Chocolate and Peppermint Whoopie Pies
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No Bake Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Baker Bettie December, Feature, Holiday, November, Sweets 10 Comments

Today I made a super easy and super adorable party dessert.  I made a double batch of these mini no bake cherry cheesecakes over my lunch hour today.  Half of them went to a party at work and the other half is being frozen for the party this weekend. Look at how cute they are!  And delicious I might add. …

Baker BettieNo Bake Mini Cherry Cheesecakes
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Holiday Party Made Easy Part 2: Sparkling Wassail

Baker Bettie Beverage, Holiday 5 Comments

Family holiday traditions.  They come in many different forms.  And there is something fascinating to me about hearing what traditions are important to other people.  But I didn’t always care about that.  I think when we are young it is hard to appreciate these traditions the way you do when you grow up.  I guess our perspective is skewed when …

Baker BettieHoliday Party Made Easy Part 2: Sparkling Wassail
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Pepper Nuts/ Pfeffernüsse

Baker Bettie Holiday, Sweets 4 Comments

I am co-hosting a holiday party next weekend.  Well really, it is a birthday party for my best friend who is coming home to Kansas from Rhode Island.  But it’s the holiday season so it seems fitting to make it holiday themed. I LOVE to entertain.  And I am always trying to find ways to make entertaining stress free.  My …

Baker BettiePepper Nuts/ Pfeffernüsse
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Game Day Gourmet: Southern Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Biscuits

Baker Bettie Chicken, Savory 9 Comments

I have had many failures in the kitchen.  It seems like every time I cook there is some type of mishap.  But it rarely ruins a meal.  I have learned not to give up if it isn’t going exactly as I planned and sometimes the “mistake” leads to a culinary discovery.

Baker BettieGame Day Gourmet: Southern Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Biscuits