Oven Hickory Smoke Ribs

Baker Bettie Game Day, Pork, Savory 4 Comments

Learn how to make oven smoked ribs! No smoker required. These ribs come out tender, fall off the bone, and are packed with smoke flavor!  My husband has recently become a BBQ junkie.  It all started with a local place in my hometown, Roy’s Pit BBQ.  It is insanely addicting and I think it is at least 95% of the reason he was so agreeable to having our wedding in my hometown. So, since right now Sunday is football day in our house, I decided to make some game day food.  These are quick and easy homemade ribs done in the oven with …

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Muffins with Pecan Streusel Topping

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs, Sweets 1 Comment

Coffee cake muffins with chocolate chips and a crunchy pecan streusel topping. Breakfast or dessert? These muffins are easy to make and just as easy to eat! My office is full of stress. I am a case manager at a community mental health center and I share an office with many other case managers. It is an amazing job. I love the work and the people. But it can be very stressful. I am very new there and my co-workers have been so fantastic helping me navigate the world of case management. But I am beginning to notice the international …

Spicy Roasted Carrot Soup

Baker Bettie Savory, Soups & Stews, Vegetarian 0 Comments

A warming roasted vegetable and carrot soup perfect for cleaning out the veggies from your fridge. The veggies get slightly caramelized when roasted and the carrots add a nice sweetness to this warming soup. I hate throwing food away.  I see the harsh reality of hunger everyday at my job and I don’t want to take for granted how lucky I am that I have never truly experienced hunger.  But it seems no matter how hard I try, something goes bad in my fridge each month resulting in wasted food.  My solution: 1 meal a week based completely on items that need …

Beef Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Rosemary Mayo

Baker Bettie Burgers, Game Day, Savory 10 Comments

Ground brisket sliders with caramelized onions and rosemary mayo on sweet hawaiian rolls. Perfect game day food! I am a Food Network junkie and Tyler Florence is one of my favorites. Ever since I saw his episode “The Ultimate Burger Bar” I have been wanting to try out some of his ideas. The first thing that caught my attention was that he used ground brisket instead of ground beef, claiming that it makes the “ultimate” burger. WARNING: butchers think you have no idea what you are doing, and in my case refused to do it for me, when you ask …