My favourite thing today is Betty Crocker. No, not that evil frosting in a tub or brownie mix - the actual cookbook. I realize that Betty isn't a real person - but this cookbook has traveled with me for the past thirteen years. A lot has happened during that time - when I first started using this cookbook I was newly married, living in western New York and expecting a baby.
I have always told everyone that if you can read, you can cook. When I was a new wife and had a cooking question I would run to the phone. If my mom wasn't home, I'd go to "Betty". I have lost count of the number of great recipes this simple book contains. Some of the pages are more well-worn than others, some pages actually stick together at this point - especially the one for lemon meringue pie.
I still use this cookbook and I'm amazed at how far we've come together (me and Betty, that is). When I first started using this cookbook, I had no idea what hummus was or how to roast a chicken.
I have searched through my blog to highlight a few recipes that have come from my trusted friend - here are a few - simply click on the highlighted names!
crepes, waffles, lemon meringue pie, tomato bisque, peanut butter cookies, foccacia, carrot cake, lemon squares, and three-cheese ball [to name a few]!