Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Baker Bettie Casseroles, Chicken, Pizza & Pasta, Savory 8 Comments

Buffalo chicken mac & cheese is the perfect contrast of flavors. Spicy and tangy buffalo chicken pairs perfectly with rich and creamy baked macaroni and cheese. Rick and creamy Mac & Cheese…. With spicy Buffalo Chicken…. A.K.A. “The Bill Self” Bill Self: coach of my beloved KU Basketball team and also who an amazing dish is named after at one of my favorite restaurants, 23rd Street Brewery. KU wasn’t playing today, but this recipe is a great game day dish! Mmmmmm, cheese.  Bechamel sauce with added cheese… Shells with a rich and creamy sharp cheddar/gruyere sauce.  You really can’t go overboard in the …

Pumpkin and Cinnamon Chili

Baker Bettie Savory, Soups & Stews 0 Comments

Pumpkin is a creamy and hearty addition to this classic fall dish! Pumpkin chili with cinnamon is always a crowd pleaser! It’s time for our client Fall picnic at work and the staff was asked to pitch in and help in various ways.  And of course my way preferred way of giving is through sharing good food.  I thought chili would be the perfect Fall addition. A few years ago my sister turned me on to a pumpkin chili recipe.  I thought it sounded great and I loved it after I tried it.   Ever since, I have never made …

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 …

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 …