2016 Holiday Culinary Gift Giving Guide

Baker Bettie Christmas, Holidays 1 Comment

Find unique culinary gifts in my 2016 Holiday Culinary Gift Guide! From show stoppers to culinary gadgets to must have kitchen books to unique culinary stocking stuffers! This gift guide should help you find something for anyone on your list who loves to cook or bake!  Happy Cyber Monday friends! This is my first year doing a gift giving guide for you guys and I don’t know why I haven’t done it before because I have all kinds of baking and cooking gifts that I adore and would love to pass along those ideas to you! Originally, I was going …


Soft Sour Cream Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Butter

Baker Bettie Breads, Christmas, Holidays, Savory, Sides, Thanksgiving, Yeast Breads 4 Comments

These Soft Sour Cream Dinner Rolls are the perfect way to get that slightly tangy sourdough flavor without using a sourdough starter! They have a slight crust on the outside, and are super soft, pillowy, and chewy in the middle! Best side dish to any comforting meal!  This recipe was originally published by me in the September 2014 Issue of VRAI Magazine.  I love the transition of seasons. There is just something about the changing air, the changing smells, and the changing sights that energizes me. The changes make me feel more present in the world instead of just going about …


Best Make Ahead Breakfasts for Christmas Morning

Baker Bettie Christmas, Holidays 5 Comments

The best way to have a relaxing Christmas morning is to prep your breakfast the night before! I want to bring you some of my favorite make ahead breakfasts to help you be successful at a lazy Christmas morning! Tomorrow I am hopping on a plane and headed to Puerto Rico with the family I am a private chef for. We will be there for 8 days. I will definitely be working the whole time, but I am looking forward to some warm weather and relaxation during my off hours. It will be strange not celebrating Christmas with a lot …


How to Make Homemade Eggnog

Baker Bettie Beverages, Christmas, Holidays, Thanksgiving 1 Comment

Eggnog is a must have at any holiday party and a homemade version is incredibly easy to make and so much tastier than any store bought variety. You can spike it with your booze of choice! I choose bourbon!  I originally wrote this article and recipe for the December 2014 edition of VRAI Magazine. The article references me living in Philadelphia because I was at the time of original publishing, however I now live in Chicago.  I grew up in a fairly small town in Kansas. A town called Hutchinson that is literally also known asSmallville. It is a special place, though I’m …

No-Bake Mini Cranberry Cheesecake Tarts

Baker Bettie Cheesecake, Christmas, Fruit Pies, Holidays, Mini, Pastries, Pie, Sweets, Thanksgiving 0 Comments

These mini cranberry cheesecake tarts use mini phyllo shells, a no-bake cheesecake filling, and an easy 3 ingredient cranberry topping. This quick dessert comes together in a snap and will impress at your holiday gathering!  I’m going to Raleigh this week to spend time with my husband’s family for Thanksgiving. I am so excited to relax and eat some great food! Since we are getting down to the wire for the day of gluttonous glory, I thought I would share a really easy dessert recipe with you! This one is for those who need something to prep quickly but are …


Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Casseroles, Christmas, Eggs, Holidays 14 Comments

Overnight eggs benedict casserole is my solution to wanting to serve eggs benedict at brunch but not wanting to be standing over the stove poaching eggs. No poaching required here! Just a silky baked custard over cubed english muffins with canadian bacon and a rich hollandaise sauce to finish!  Eggs Benedict is possibly my favorite breakfast dish ever. I have a really difficult time getting anything else when I see it on a menu. I have an endless love for eggs. I pretty much think they are the perfect food. So simple, yet so decadent and very versatile. With Eggs …


Cranberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Cakes, Christmas, Holidays, Sweets 8 Comments

Crumb cake is my favorite kind of cake because it has no frosting! This incredibly tender sour cream crumb cake is filled with tart cranberries and topped with a thick layer of brown sugar streusel. Serve it as a sweet breakfast, brunch or dessert! Crumb cake is my kind of cake! This frosting hater is pumped about a thick layer of streusel! I could eat that all day long. All. Day. Crumb cake is not something I had ever really had until I moved to the east coast. This stuff is dangerous. The most tender fluffy cake on bottom and a really …


Salted Caramel Corn

Baker Bettie Candy, Christmas, Holidays, Snacks 5 Comments

Salted caramel corn is the best way to eat caramel corn! The simplicity of adding extra salt takes caramel corn to a whole new level and it is so difficult to stop eating this stuff! This recipe makes a large batch and is perfect for sharing during the holidays!  Remember last week when I told you that Mr. BB and I were eating cleanly? When I gave you a recipe and sexy pics of donuts and told you it was torture because I wasn’t eating sugar that week. Well that was in preparation for all this holiday baking that has …