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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 …

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Cranberry Brie Tart

Baker Bettie Appetizers, Christmas, Fall, Fruit Pies, Holidays, Pie, Thanksgiving 1 Comment

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just want something a little more fancy to go along with the traditional Thanksgiving Day feast. Something to munch on while the rest of the meal is being finished and guests are still arriving. I plan for something festive and beautiful to set the tone of the day. I have made a brie en croute with a cranberry filling the last few years, but this year I wanted to try something just a little different- a take on brie en croute with a more fun and cheerful feel to it. What I love so …

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The Crispiest Oven Baked French Fries

Baker Bettie Appetizers, Savory, Sides, Vegetarian 1 Comment

This recipe and technique makes insanely crispy oven baked fries that you would never know weren’t deep fried. These are absolutely the crispiest oven fries I have ever found!  I have been on a mission for a long time. A mission to make baked french fries that come out just as crispy as ones that are deep fried. Sometimes I get kind of close but last week I found the holy grail of oven baked fries! I made them for Mr. BB last Sunday for his game day food request. That happens all fall and winter during football season. Every Sunday …

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Sharp Cheddar and Thyme Cheese Puffs (Gougère)

Baker Bettie Appetizers, Biscuits, Breads, Choux Pastry Techniques, Mini, Pate a Choux, Savory, Snacks 28 Comments

Learn how to use pate a choux pastry to make this cheddar cheese puff recipe or gougere as they are classically called. Light and airy on the inside and a little crisp on the outside. Traditional gougere uses Gruyere cheese, but I used sharp cheddar here. Any shred-able cheese will do!  I feel like I need to start this post out with an apology. An apology that the week of Pate a Choux has turned into a week two of Pate a Choux. I had posts lined up for you last week that have now spilled over into this week. Treats that had …

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Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Rolls

Baker Bettie Appetizers, Savory 15 Comments

 A take on the Philly cheesesteak, these cheesesteak stuffed bread rolls are a good hearty dinner! The bread is pillowy soft and the perfect portable vessel!  Hello loves! Whew! It feels good to be back! It has been almost two weeks since I posted. I have missed you all. Fair warning, I am typing this post with one hand and limited mobility. My crazy unexplained joint pain is back. It always includes what seems like tendinitis or something in my wrists and this weird nerve pain shooting up my right arm making it almost useless. Fun times. I say this …

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Sweet and Spicy Asian Wings

Baker Bettie Appetizers, Chicken, Savory 5 Comments

This sweet and spicy Asian hot wings recipe is baked under the broiler and result in really crispy skin and a bit of char which makes them absolutely addictive!  I’m totally a borderline crazy cat lady. I am. And I totally accept that. It wasn’t until I met my husband who had a cat and then he insisted on getting another one. They have become my family. I’m that obnoxious lady that can’t stop taking pictures of them doing cute things. If you follow me on instagram, beware you will be bombarded with food porn and videos of my cats trying to steal …

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Sweet and Smoky Roasted Chickpeas

Baker Bettie Appetizers, Savory, Snacks, Vegan 9 Comments

Today marks a new beginning. I don’t even know exactly what it is the beginning of yet. It is just a start of a whole lot of possibilities. I am excited, and energized, and terrified. But everything that is life changing is scary. It wouldn’t feel worth it if it wasn’t. Culinary school is going to be challenging. I know that for sure. But I know I am going to have a blast and learn more than I can even imagine. And I am determined not to neglect the blog and all of you amazing readers. You all energize me …

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Caprese Chopped Salad with Charred Peaches

Baker Bettie Appetizers, Salads, Savory, Vegan, Vegetarian 6 Comments

Finishing my bachelor’s degree was probably the most difficult thing I have worked for in my life. I worked long hours, often more than one job, while always taking more than a full course load. I can’t say that college was a happy time. There were certain aspects that were happy. I met some of the most amazing people and had some of the most amazing professors that I learned more than I could have ever imagined from. But overall, I was not a happy person. I don’t even think I fully understood that I wasn’t happy at the time. …