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 …

Cranberry Jalapeño Nantucket Pie (vegan, gluten free)

Baker Bettie Fall, Gluten Free, Pie, Sweets, Vegan 12 Comments

Change is scary. And correct me if I’m wrong, but I think most people feel this way. It’s the unknown, the something new, the pushing outside our comfort zone, the giving up of the familiar, the possibility of failure that we don’t like. I see this around me constantly. With myself, with my family and friends, with my co-workers, with my clients. I have become hyper aware of how scary change is for people. Even if this isn’t a conscious thought. But change is so incredibly necessary in life. It moves us forward, makes us grow, brings us happiness. And …

Anniversary Chocolate Chip Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Baker Bettie Cakes, Cheesecake, Pie, Sweets 16 Comments

My husband and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary yesterday. I cannot even believe that it has been an entire year since we spent the most amazing and fun day with our family and friends. We laughed, we cried, we danced, we sang, we hugged, we kissed, we left husband and wife. I knew before even asking what Chris would want more than anything for this occasion. A chocolate chip cheesecake. When we were first dating and Chris found out that I liked to bake, it was the first thing he asked me to make him. I had never even heard …

Take A Deep Breath and Eat Some Pie…

Baker Bettie Mini, Pie, Sweets 10 Comments

I cannot sleep. Facebook is a frenzy right now and, like a train wreck, I cannot look away. There are several things in life that pretty much make me want to roll over and die. #1: Confrontations and #2: Discussing Politics. And right about now these things are pretty much one in the same. It isn’t that I don’t care about politics. I do.  And I try to stay informed as much as possible about both parties.  But why the heck is it so freaking difficult for people to discuss politics without confrontations and hatred coming out? It just really …