Cheesy Chili American Chop Suey

Baker Bettie Pizza & Pasta, Savory 5 Comments

For some reason I really don’t have very vivid memories of my childhood. There are very few things I remember and I feel like a lot of my memories are really just stories people have told me. But my memory never fails me when it comes to food. Imagine that. I have some pretty vivid memories of the things our family ate regularly. Homemade beef stew, stuffed bell peppers, vegetable stir fry, french dip sandwiches, and what we called “goulash.”  There are many more, but these are the ones that stand out at the moment. The word “goulash” has always …

Hub Grub: Creamy Shells and Cheese with Roasted Broccoli

Baker Bettie Casseroles, Gluten Free, Paleo, Pizza & Pasta, Savory 1 Comment

Hub Grub: A secretly healthy meal disguised as something decadent so my husband will eat it.  When I first met my husband he was introduced to me as “I.T. Chris” because he was the IT guy where I worked.  I wasn’t the least bit interested in him at first.  Not because he wasn’t perfectly nice, funny, smart, and attractive.  But because I was in a “serious” relationship with a guy who was a musician and had pretty eyes.  In my mind those were the important things.  I was blind to the fact that we had no real chemistry or anything to …

Basic Pizza Dough Recipe

Baker Bettie Basic Recipes, Pizza & Pasta, Savory, Yeast Bread Techniques 8 Comments

Learn how easy it is to make homemade pizza with this basic pizza dough recipe. This crust turns out thin and crispy yet sturdy enough to load up on toppings. I used the dough to make sausage, onion, and cream cheese pizza, as well as bite size caramelized onion, prosciutto, and goat cheese pizzettes. I first moved out of my mom’s house when I was 19, a sophomore in college.  It was hardly away from home. A small apartment my mother owned above her photography studio that I shared with my cousin.  But it was a good transition from total …

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 …