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Baked Sweet Potato Pecan Crisps

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Fall, Fall Recipes, Gluten Free 7 Comments

Baked sweet potatoes with streusel topping are a fun way to serve individual sweet potato crisps! Just bake and serve right in the sweet potato skin!  The other morning I ate a sweet potato for breakfast. And not just a sweet potato. But a sweet potato topped with oats, brown sugar, a bit of butter, and pecans. It was totally warming and comforting and the perfect Autumn breakfast. I patted myself on the back for the great idea. I’m really into sweet potatoes. I have a difficult time understanding why people don’t like them. They can be savory or sweet. …

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Creamy Breakfast Polenta with Asiago, Thyme, Bacon, and Poached Eggs

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Eggs, Gluten Free, Savory 15 Comments

Creamy breakfast polenta (yellow coarse cornmeal) is the perfect breakfast porridge to serve under poached eggs and bacon. Quick, hearty, and decadent!  This weekend was intense. Friday night and all day Saturday were filled with exciting yet anxiety provoking activities. Including a trip to NYC where the stressful day ended with a relaxing show that one of my best friends was in! My husband and I didn’t get home until pretty late Saturday night and I was exhausted Sunday morning. I don’t know what it is about creating a hearty breakfast (that always includes eggs with runny yolks) that just …

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie (wheat free, vegan)

Baker Bettie Cookies, Gluten Free, Skillets, Sweets, Vegan 17 Comments

You’ll never believe how simple this wheat free vegan cookie recipe is! A peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal skillet cookie. The skillet cookie cake is dense, chewy, and gooey and doesn’t have any weird ingredients in it! You probably have all of the ingredients on hand already!  I’m currently in full veg out mode. Lounging in bed way longer than anyone should ever stay in bed, watching Orange is the New Black, sipping my mug of coffee, and occasionally reaching over to pet my purring kitty. I need this today. My body is saying, “Thank you. Quit abusing me please!” …

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Peach Rhubarb Skillet Crisp (gluten-free, vegan options)

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Gluten Free, Pie, Skillets, Sweets, Vegan 3 Comments

Anger is an emotion I have chosen to reject. I have come to realize that even though anger is almost always directed at someone or a group of people, the only person it ever truly effects is the person with which the anger lies. Rejecting anger is a skill. One that I readily admit I have still not fully mastered. In fact, it may not be completely possible to do so. But I do know for sure that my life is much simpler, more fulfilled, and so much more happier by the conscious effort to reject anger. One of the biggest …

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Lime, Honey, and Fresh Herb Fruit Salad

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Gluten Free, Paleo, Raw, Salads, Summer 6 Comments

Sometimes I forget too easily how beautiful and delicious simple and fresh food is. I have no doubt in my mind how addictive refined sugar is. Get a little bit too much in me and I can’t be stopped. It can get bad. Real bad. And anytime I start to realize that it is getting bad or that it is already far beyond bad, I force myself to cut it off for a while. To get myself back in the zone. And this is one of those times. I’m on a refined sugar boycott. I seriously need to stop procrastinating …