Brown Betty is a traditional American dessert made from fruit and day-old or stale bread cubes with fruit and spices, usually apples.
According to Wikipedia, the dish was first mentioned in print in 1864 in the Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink. A version of the dessert, using applesauce and cracker crumbs was included in the 1877 cookbook Buckeye Cookery by Estelle Woods Wilcox. Not to be confused with, but similar to, apple crisp or pan dowdy, Brown Betty is a great way to use leftover bread, becoming a sort-of fruity bread pudding.
Try one of these versions for your next dessert:
This past week we got to celebrate National Gardening Week. Here are a few of the beautiful gardens my friends and I got to see. Hope you find them as lovely as we did.
I know the terms are: knit one, purl two; as do most knitters.
The bombs come in when you explode your knitted work on everyday items, generally, in public places and most often, anonymously. Continue reading
You don’t have to tell too many people who Wonder Woman is. Of course, she’s a fictional heroic character in vivid color on the pages of DC Comics. As a kid, I wished she was real.
Did you know that today is “Wonder Woman Day?” Continue reading
* A little disclaimer – I know it is not June 1st, but I didn’t want to leave out this post.
When I heard on my morning news program that it was National Nail Polish Day (June 1), I knew that was the topic for my post today.
Then I went to National Day Calendar for my morning check and found that this is a day of all kinds of celebrations. (As if we ever really need a reason to celebrate life). Continue reading
Only one week left before school is out here.
Olivia is excited and ready to start the summer rolling. Just the other day, she asked if she could cut off a pair of school jeans to make shorts out of them. Continue reading