Hub Grub: Creamy Shells and Cheese with Roasted Broccoli

Baker Bettie Casseroles, Gluten Free, Paleo, Pizza & Pasta, Savory 1 Comment

Hub Grub: A secretly healthy meal disguised as something decadent so my husband will eat it.  When I first met my husband he was introduced to me as “I.T. Chris” because he was the IT guy where I worked.  I wasn’t the least bit interested in him at first.  Not because he wasn’t perfectly nice, funny, smart, and attractive.  But because I was in a “serious” relationship with a guy who was a musician and had pretty eyes.  In my mind those were the important things.  I was blind to the fact that we had no real chemistry or anything to …

Mother’s Day Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Baker Bettie Gluten Free, Holidays, Paleo, Sweets 20 Comments

This post is for my mother. Yes, a recipe is involved too.  But I choose this recipe with my mother in mind.  To honor her in some way. You see, my mom once told me that her mother used to make pineapple-upside down cake every year for her birthday and this was her favorite cake.  I never got to meet my grandmother on my mom’s side.  But I’m guessing she must have been a neat lady.  I’m guessing this because anyone who likes to bake and cook is “neat” in my book, and also because she raised the beautiful woman …

Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Gluten Free, Paleo, Pancakes & Waffles, Summer, Sweets 37 Comments

It has been the perfect Saturday morning. I slept in until 730, which feels REALLY late to me. I went to the gym and got in my workout first thing.  My husband and I walked to the grocery store (we don’t do that enough) and got a few things for breakfast.  Then I made these pancakes… I am finally starting to get comfortable working with coconut flour.  The thing about coconut flour is that it absorbs liquid like a sponge.  Therefore it takes a whole lot less coconut flour than traditional flour to do the same job.  You also usually …