Salted Caramel Skillet Cookie

Baker Bettie Cookies, Skillets, Sweets, Vegan 29 Comments

This Salted Caramel Skillet Cookie is so incredibly easy to make and nobody will ever know it is grain free, vegan, and refined sugar free! The salted caramel sauce serves a dual purpose of the base for the cookie and also a decadent sauce to drizzle over the top!  I originally published this recipe as a guest post for the blog Fork & Beans in July 2012.  You may or may not know that in my real world job I am a private chef for someone with a very long list of food allergies. It is a fun challenge, to say …

Cranberry and Sage Apple Brown Bettie

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Christmas, Fall Recipes, Fruit Pies, Holidays, Pie, Skillets, Thanksgiving 4 Comments

Cranberry Apple Brown Betty is layers of bread crumbs, tart apples and cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon, and orange zest. It is rustic and cozy baked in a cast iron skillet. Top with cinnamon whipped cream and an apple crisp and you have a lovely dessert or indulgent breakfast!  Exactly three years ago today I went over to wordpress.com, signed up for a free domain, and created my first post. It was a whim. I had done it before. Numerous times before, actually. But something about this time stuck. Something about Baker Bettie, this sassy/confident/fun/baker/blogger version of myself, became my passion. …

Homemade Pan Pizza with Perfectly Crispy Crust

Baker Bettie Breads, Pizza & Pasta, Savory, Skillets, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 12 Comments

Homemade pan pizza with a perfectly crispy crust can be achieved at home! This recipe and these tips will show you exactly how you can do it and I dare say it is better than take-out!  I haven’t met too many pieces of pizza I didn’t like. Even crappy pizza is good pizza in my book. Especially at 2 am… Now that football season is in full swing and Mr. BB’s Sundays are devoted to obsessing over his fantasy team, he has been asking for game day food. This week his request was for “pan pizza like the kind they make at Domino’s …

S’mores Brownie Pie

Baker Bettie Brownies, Pie, Skillets, Sweets 8 Comments

S’mores brownie pie is a brownie and graham cracker layer on bottom and a toasted marshmallow topping.   I can’t hear the mention of s’mores without immediately thinking of The Sandlot and this scene. So nostalgic. I can’t tell you how many times I watched that movie as a kid. Sometimes more than once in a day. And even though we didn’t have s’mores often as children, for some reason they just feel nostalgic too. Toasted marshmallow tastes like childhood to me. I was asked recently what my favorite kitchen tool is. That is a difficult question. My initial reaction is …

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie (wheat free, vegan)

Baker Bettie Cookies, Gluten Free, Skillets, Sweets, Vegan 19 Comments

You’ll never believe how simple this wheat free vegan cookie recipe is! A peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal skillet cookie. The skillet cookie cake is dense, chewy, and gooey and doesn’t have any weird ingredients in it! You probably have all of the ingredients on hand already!  I’m currently in full veg out mode. Lounging in bed way longer than anyone should ever stay in bed, watching Orange is the New Black, sipping my mug of coffee, and occasionally reaching over to pet my purring kitty. I need this today. My body is saying, “Thank you. Quit abusing me please!” …

Peach Rhubarb Skillet Crisp (gluten-free, vegan options)

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Gluten Free, Pie, Skillets, Sweets, Vegan 4 Comments

Anger is an emotion I have chosen to reject. I have come to realize that even though anger is almost always directed at someone or a group of people, the only person it ever truly effects is the person with which the anger lies. Rejecting anger is a skill. One that I readily admit I have still not fully mastered. In fact, it may not be completely possible to do so. But I do know for sure that my life is much simpler, more fulfilled, and so much more happier by the conscious effort to reject anger. One of the biggest …

Roasted Veggie Breakfast Skillet for One

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Eggs, Savory, Skillets, Vegetarian 12 Comments

This roasted veggie breakfast skillet for one is the perfect amount when making a hearty solo breakfast or can be shared if desired! The eggs come out perfectly over easy or you can cook them longer if you prefer less runny eggs!  Morning is the best time of the day. It is the time when anything is possible. The day hasn’t had a chance to be filled with stress, or perceived failures, or awkward interactions, or procrastination (unless you are one of those that sleeps until noon). It is a built in restart button. Everyday starts with the possibility for …

Easy No-Knead Skillet Bread

Baker Bettie Breads, Skillets, Vegan, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 190 Comments

The easiest no-knead skillet bread. Just mix all of the ingredients together, let the dough rise, pan and bake. You won’t get your hands or counters messy! I am at a weird place in my life… I was out the other night with a group of friends from work when I ran into an old friend from college. We had not seen each other since the day we graduated. We hugged, exchanged pleasantries, and then the inevitable question came up, “What are you up to these days?” I graduated college in 2010 after 6 long years of working on my …