Betty’s 4th of July Strawberry-Blueberry Trifle Recipe

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make a fresh strawberry/blueberry trifle–complete with pound cake, white chocolate pudding, and whipped topping for the top! Since it is red, white, and blue, it will be great for your 4th of July celebration! Ingredients: 1 quart fresh strawberries, washed and cut into quarters 1 quart fresh blueberries 4 tablespoons Splenda (or other artificial sweetener or sugar) 4 cups pound cake, cubed (You may use angel food cake or pound cake from the deli. If you make your own, I have posted Betty’s Perfect Pound Cake with Sugar Glaze Topping–leave off the glaze.) 1 small (or large) package white chocolate pudding mix (I used small sugar-free. You may use vanilla or banana flavor, if you can’t find white chocolate. If you use a large package of pudding mix, your trifle will be more creamy; with a small package, it will be drier.) 2 cups milk (I used skim milk.) 8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed Prepare your strawberries and blueberries, and place them in two separate medium-sized bowls. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons Splenda over each bowl, and stir until blended in. Reserve 1/2 cup strawberries and 1/2 cup of blueberries for garnish. Now, make your white chocolate pudding. Add 2 cups of cold milk to 1 small package of white chocolate pudding mix. Beat for 2 minutes, and set aside. In a large clear bowl, assemble your trifle. Place 2 cups cubed pound cake, followed by 1/2 of your sweetened strawberries and 1/2 of your sweetened blueberries

Betty’s Christmas Cherry-Pineapple Punch Recipe

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make a delicious Christmas Cherry-Pineapple Punch. With her special ice cubes, you can having lovely, flavorful chilled drinks! Ingredients: (I am writing this recipe, assuming that no sugar-free products are used; therefore, sugar will be an ingredient. If you want an almost sugar-free drink, please follow the instructions on the video. Also, this recipe makes double the amount shown in the video.) 2 small packages cherry Jello 1 package cherry Kool-Aid 2 cups sugar 4 cups boiling water 6 cups water 2 large cans unsweetened pineapple juice 2 quarts (a 2-liter bottle) ginger ale In a large punch bowl, dissolve 2 small packages cherry Jello, 1 package cherry Kool-Aid, and 2 cups of sugar in 4 cups boiling water. (If you do not have a large punch bowl, you can use large bowls, Dutch ovens, etc., and make the punch by halves, if necessary.) Add 6 cups water, 2 large cans unsweetened pineapple juice, and 2 quarts (a 2-liter bottle) of ginger ale. Stir completely. Chill in the refrigerator. You may store it in pitchers in the refrigerator after it is mixed together. Note: This makes a large amount of punch. You may need to cut the recipe in half, if you have space constraints. I only made half of the recipe in the video. Even though this is a large amount of punch, it will go very quickly, because it tastes great, and it is so refreshing! The whole family will love it! — plus it is great for events, like receptions!

Betty’s Memorial Day Onion Burgers Recipe

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make her memorial Day Onion Burgers. Also, as an added treat, Betty’s “ghost” husband Rick appears (at the request of many of you!) Ingredients: 1 1/4 pounds ground beef 1 oz. envelope onion soup and dip mix 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce (optional) In a large bowl, combine 1 1/4 pounds ground beef and a 1 oz. envelope of onion soup mix. Mix thoroughly. Add 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce (if you want a smoky flavor). Form into 5 hamburger patties. Grill on an outdoor grill, or an electric kitchen grill, or fry them in a skillet. An outdoor grill gives the best results. Cook to the desired degree of doneness. Remove to a serving platter. Menu suggestions: You can serve these burgers on Kaiser buns, with mayonnaise, ketchup, or mustard with lettuce, tomato slices, Swiss or Cheddar cheese slices, sauted mushrooms and onions, etc. Accompanying dishes can be Betty’s Barbecue Bean Bake, Betty’s Homestyle Memorial Day Potato salad, and some potato chips, pickles, olives, and any other items of your choice. A great dessert for this meal is Betty’s Chocolate Turtle Dessert Pizza. Have a *great* cookout!!!

Betty’s Healthy and Natural Granola Bars Recipe

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Healthy and Natural Granola Bars. These granola bars have oats, nuts, brown sugar, honey, melted butter, and a sprinkling of salt–all natural ingredients–no additives that you find in commercial cereal bars. Betty also gives her philosophy of eating healthy foods. Ingredients: 4 cups quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked 1 cup chopped nuts (I used 1/3 cup sliced almonds, 1/3 cup chopped pecans, and 1/3 cup English walnuts.) 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted 1/3 cup light corn syrup (You may use honey.) 1/2 teaspoon salt cooking oil spray Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well. Press into a 15 1/4-inch by 10 1/2-inch jelly roll pan that has been sprayed with cooking oil. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. (Mixture will be brown and bubbly. I cooked my granola bars 10 minutes in this demonstration, but they were a little over-brown; 8 minutes would have been better.) Cool. Cut into bars and serve on a serving plate or store in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks. They stay fresh for a very long time! These granola bars contain *only* healthy ingredients and are a great choice over a candy bar, which generally has no nutritional value! They taste great, also! I hope you get a chance to try them!!! –Betty 🙂
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Betty’s Crock Pot Pork Roast Tenderloin and Gravy Recipe

in this video, Betty demonstrates how to make roast pork in a crock pot, and also to make smooth, delicious, low-fat pork roast gravy. Very tender pork and tasty gravy! Ingredients: 2.5 lb. whole boneless pork tenderloin meat tenderizer (to taste) 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 .25 cups water Thaw the pork tenderloin, if frozen. Use meat tenderizer to salt and tenderize the pork to taste. Place the pork tenderloin (in one or two pieces) in a crock pot and cook on low all day for a dinner meal (roughly 8 to 10 hours). When ready to serve, remove the cooked pork tenderloin to a tray or cutting board. Slice into desired serving pieces and place on a serving platter. Now, make your pork roast gravy. From the juices that are left in the crock pot, spoon off as much fat and pork slivers as you can, and then pour the juices into a saucepan. Mix together 1/4 cup cornstarch and 1.25 cups water, and add to the saucepan of juices. Stir thoroughly before putting the saucepan over heat. Now, move the saucepan to a burner on your cooktop. Turn the heat on to low, and cook the gravy, stirring constantly. If the gravy is too thick, add a little water at a time until it is smooth and of perfect consistency. Serve while hot! Menu suggestion: Place sliced pork on serving plate, along with some (instant or homemade) mashed potatoes. Ladle your pork roast gravy over the pork and mashed potatoes. Serve with Betty’s Nutty Broccoli and Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce, a hot yeast roll, and a fruit-flavored
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Betty’s Homestyle Memorial Day Potato Salad Recipe

In this video, Betty shares the secrets of her “unbeatable” Homestyle Memorial Day Potato Salad. It’s a beautiful potato salad, which Betty has refined over the years, by incorporating little bits of knowledge that only come with many years of experience. Ingredients: 3 medium to large Idaho baking potatoes 1 tablespoon salt 3 eggs, boiled and chopped finely 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish 1 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard 1 tablespoon sweet pickle juice dash of ground black pepper sprinkling of paprika for top Fill a medium to large pot about halfway full of water. Add 1 tablespoon salt, and bring the water to a rolling boil. In the meantime, peel your 3 baking potatoes, and cut them in half horizontally and then vertically, making 4 equally-sized pieces of each one. When the water is boiling, carefully place the 12 chunks of potatoes into the boiling water. When they come back up to a boil, reduce the heat, and cook at a low boil for about 20 minutes, until tender when tested with a fork. Drain the water through a colander into the sink, and place the drained potato chunks in a large mixing bowl. Let the potatoes sit for about 20 minutes, and then start assembling your potato salad while the potato chunks are still warm. First, use a paring knife to cut the warm potato chunks into large cubes. Add 3 boiled, chopped eggs, 1/2 cup chopped