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 …


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 …


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 …


Sweet and Savory Soft Pretzel Bites

Baker Bettie Appetizers, Breads, Savory, Snacks, Sweets, Yeast Breads 14 Comments

5am is my jam. My time to spend with my thoughts. I concentrate so well in the wee hours of the morning. I slide out of bed trying not to wake my hubby, though I know I always do. There is just something about this time that feels so comforting to me. One of the only times that my anxiety feels under control. The day hasn’t yet started buzzing with all of the stresses of the world and work and errands and just…everything.  I leisurely sip my coffee, and catch up on notes for work. Then I slip back in bed …


Broiled BBQ Buffalo Wings

Baker Bettie Appetizers, Chicken, Savory, Snacks 8 Comments

Let’s say you are in the middle of this intense raw food detox because you’ve been eating waaay too much sugar and your body is pissed! And let’s say you are really committed to this, despite the fact that you have been craving everything in sight. Let’s also say that your husband is on the exact complete opposite diet, and asks begs you to make hot wings for game day. So you do this for him, even though it is torture. You can’t and won’t eat it even though you know how delicious it is going to be. Do you …

Sweet and Spicy Smoked Almonds

Baker Bettie Paleo, Savory, Snacks, Vegan 8 Comments

You know, I’ve been thinking… Paula Abdul really knew what’s up. Opposites DO attract.  I think I always knew that, but I was thinking about that a lot while making and inhaling eating these almonds.  Spicy and Sweet. Sweet and Salty… and a little smoky.  “They come together, cause opposites attract.” I remember my sister having that Paula Abdul tape. She would play it in her walkman on long car rides. She would sing along and sometimes I would try to too, trying to be like my big sister. Then she would say to me “Kristin, if you are going …