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 …


Kung Pao Chicken

Baker Bettie Asian, Chicken, Chinese, Savory 0 Comments

Kung Pao Chicken is a traditional sichuan dish that is very easy to make and comes together in under 30 minutes! The flavors of Kung Pao Chicken are very unique in that they call for Sichuan Peppercorns, which bring a very unusual slightly numbing sensation to the palette. But it is quite addicting!  Mrs. BB: Happy Sunday everyone! I’m starting a new series today that I’m really excited about and it involves the love of my life! You see, I have this husband, who I refer to as Mr.BB, and he came to me with an idea for this series …


Caprese Profiteroles

Baker Bettie 4th of July, Appetizers, Holidays, Savory 9 Comments

Savory Caprese Profiteroles are the perfect two bite treat for your summer gathering! The shells are made out of black pepper studded pate a choux shells and they are filled with slices of tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil!  I met my husband in 2009 and we’ve been together ever since. It was right at the start of the huge craze of internet dating sites and hookup apps. I feel lucky that I never had to do any of that. But to be 100% honest, sometimes I wish I could chime in with my crazy swiping stories when others share theirs. It is …

4 Ingredient Crusty Bread Bowls

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Breads, Savory, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 4 Comments

With only 4 ingredients, this easy bread bowl recipe could not be simpler to put together! Water, flour, yeast, salt are the only 4 ingredients you need to create perfectly crusty bread bowls for your favorite soup or dip!  A few years ago I posted a recipe for how to make homemade bread bowls. I have never been completely satisfied with that recipe. Don’t get me wrong, it is bread after all! I will eat bread pretty much any which way. But I’ve always wished those bowls were  a little easier to make and a whole lot crustier on the …


Dijon Stout Soft Pretzels

Baker Bettie Breads, Game Day, Savory, Yeast Breads 1 Comment

Looking for unique GameDay food for your Super Bowl party? These Dijon Stout Soft Pretzels are a show stopper! Beer and mustard are the quintessential flavors to pair with pretzels. Why not put those flavors IN the pretzels?!  This article was originally published in the January 2015 Edition of VRAI Magazine.  My creativity in baking has always come through classic techniques. Once I become confident with the basics I feel free to experiment and push the boundaries. With “the big game” fast approaching I was inspired to take the iconic flavors of game day food and reinvent them.  I love to present common flavor combinations in a …


Classic Sausage Gravy for Biscuits and Gravy

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Cooking Techniques, How to Make Gravy, Savory 6 Comments

This recipe for classic sausage gravy only calls for a few ingredients and comes together quickly. Serve over fresh biscuits for a hearty, comforting meal of biscuits and gravy!  I grew up eating biscuits and gravy for dinner. Not extremely frequently, but it was a dinner that we had on ocassion and boy did I love it! Living in the heart of the Midwest, biscuits and gravy was a necessity on any good breakfast menu. It wasn’t until I moved to the East Coast that I ever heard someone question this combination. They seemed confused by it and I was …


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 …


Creamy Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Baker Bettie Christmas, Holidays, Savory, Sides, Thanksgiving 2 Comments

This is my favorite way to make mashed potatoes. Creamy herbed mashed potatoes come together so quickly and are full of flavor! For Thanksgiving or Christmas Day, make these ahead of time and reheat with a little more cream and butter! I know, I know. I’m giving you a recipe for mashed potatoes? That seems kind of silly right? Well, I get a lot of comments and emails all the time from people asking me for my favorite recipe for this or that and it is almost always requests for the basics. My favorite pie crust recipe, or my favorite …