This side of the page deals with both the Betty Crocker side of my personality and the Betty White quick with a joke side as well.  I don’t like writing recipes without commentary, sarcasm or inserting where I messed up.  Some recipes are my own.   Some are merely reviews of the stacks of cookbooks I own, or thoughts on everyday shortcuts.  If they are from a source, I’ll add in ways to make it your own, a “Betty Twist” if you will.  Let’s face it, in the world of the internet how many recipes are legitimately ‘original?’  At this point you’ll need to do a DNA test to figure out who started it.

If the recipe sucks, I’ll post the name of the recipe and all illustrations in the Ugly Betty section of the blog for all to enjoy and make mock of.

If you are looking for a drink to accompany any of the things you see here, please use the drinks section of the website.  Please drink responsibly.

The Original Recipes

From the Cookbook Collection

Better Homes and Gardens

Food Network

Martha Stewart Stuff

Sur La Table Class, Recipes & Thoughts

The Skinnytaste Cookbook

Reviews from the Grocery Store

Click on the link to see an alphabetized list of product I’ve reviewed.

wp-1484881613102.jpgStew Leonard’s

20170117_074136.jpgTrader Joes

14 Comments Add yours

  1. soulcurry says:

    Hi Brenda, The moment I landed on your blog-post, I knew it is awesome and would be connected for a long time to come. I was about to go to sleep hence did not really dig your posts up but definately be visiting everyday.

  2. Thanks for the like of my “Hometown Kitchen” write-up!

  3. Brenda / Betty – Thanks for stopping by I love the idea of your blog and can’t wait to dig into some great recipes (and enjoy the fails – what a hoot)! May God bless you in all your endeavors. – Ashley

    1. bsickles says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words.

  4. fredson says:

    Great post , Thanks for your effort ,,, I’m much thankful

  5. johm says:

    Thanks , Great post. I’ve bookmarked it and retweet on twitter/

  6. Who can resist a new recipe or experimenting to get just the right blend? (the answer is someone who doesn’t cook) As for dna testing, when I cook it’s like my mum, a good recipe is a good place to start. You’d have to take the recipes I try down to their bones to tell what they started out as or whose it was originally. I’m trying to teach my kids but only one has become captivated by flavors so far. I’m doing my best to train my teenage son to develop a mental palate so he knows where to start. This blog is going to be a fun one to follow. Thanks, Brenda!!~Deon

  7. Mike Mcgwin says:

    I like the helpful information you provide in your articles. I?ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I am quite certain I will learn many new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  8. Amy says:

    I really love your website.. Pleasant colors & theme.
    Did you build this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m
    trying to create my own personal website and want to know where you got this from or just what the theme is named.
    Appreciate it!

    1. becomebetty says:

      Hi Amy! Thanks for stopping by. I’m currently using, which is great for beginners. The theme I’m using is called Dyad. It’s one of the free themes. If you have any other questions feel free to let me know!

  9. bakingwitht says:

    Love how you characterise the recipes into “Betty twist” and “Ugly Betty,” so witty. Enjoying reading your blog so far 😄

    1. becomebetty says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  10. Darek says:

    i will stay here for long time 😉 realy nice,im gonna use Your ice creams recipes -thats my inspiration 😀

  11. Thanks for the like on my fave green juice post. Love your blog and humor!

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