March may be over but the madness continues! As the Final Four arrives in Detroit, the fight for survival in Average Betty’s Big Dance Bracket Challenge is almost as intense as the US automakers’ fight for survival! Who will take the grand prize? Who will win the prize for second? And who will earn the distinction (and prize) for picking the worst bracket in the Challenge? Answers coming soon! In the meantime… good luck in the Final Four, Big Dancers!
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AVERAGE BETTY’S BIG DANCE PRIZES!
Betty knows you Big Dancers have one thing on your mind. Well, maybe two things. And chances are, one of those things is “hey Betty, what are the prizes?” Well, here you go Big Dancers… the Big Dance Prizes!
1st Place: $100 gift card of your choice (courtesy of KoldCast.tv); a suite of fantastic Mariner Software including Betty’s fave MacGourmet Deluxe; Special Edition Morning Becomes Eclectic CD 5-pack (courtesy of KCRW); Trio of delicious (full-size) bottles of hot sauces from All Spice Cafe; Duo of delicious (full-size) bottles of Habanero Mustard Sauce from Blazin’ Hot Sauce; an autographed copy of David Rosengarten Entertains, Cocktails in Tahiti by Richard Bondurant, shopping bags and cocktail shaker (courtesy of Sinuate Media); and T-shirts, T-shirts, T-shirts from some of our prize sponsors!
2nd Place: $20 gift card to Starbucks (courtesy of Average Betty); software selections from Mariner Software including Betty’s fave MacGourmet Deluxe; hot sauce from All Spice Cafe; Habanero Mustard Sauce from Blazin’ Hot Sauce; Sweety Pies by Patty Pinner, Artichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee, a Delta Goodrem CD, shopping bag and cocktail shaker (courtesy of Sinuate Media); and T-shirts, T-shirts, T-shirts from some of our prize sponsors!
Last (but not least) Place: Software selections from Mariner Software including Betty’s fave MacGourmet Deluxe; hot sauce from All Spice Cafe; Habanero Mustard Sauce from Blazin’ Hot Sauce; Artichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee, shopping bag (courtesy of Sinuate Media); and T-shirts, T-shirts, T-shirts from some of our prize sponsors!
BIG BETTY SHOUTOUT AND THANK YOU TO OUR PRIZE SPONSORS
FAST FOOD FIVE: ROCK THE FOOD
Betty had a great time at the 13th Annual UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference! There were great people, delicious food and plenty of laughs playing the Fast Food Five! Anthony Bourdain, Kevin Lyman, Jonathan Gold and Roy Choi all played the very first Rock the Food edition of the Fast Food Five! What food does Kevin Lyman associate with Radiohead? What female vocalist does Anthony Bourdain consider inedible? Watch Fast Food Five: Rock the Food I to find out!
WHAT’S BETTY BEEN UP TO?
Thanks to Tilzy.tv, Betty attended the 1st Annual Streamy Awards at the Wadsworth Theatre. Here she is with Neil Patrick Harris whose Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog was a big winner of the night. You can see all of Betty’s photos in her Facebook Album. Friend her up while you’re there!
BETTY’S BIG BUTTER BLUNDER!
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Nobody’s perfect. Especially Average Betty. And Betty feels just terrible about it. In Betty’s last recipe she omitted the quantity of butter in the ingredient list. Big thanks to Walter from Denver for alerting Betty to the omission and sorry for the confusion!
From four tablespoons of butter to eight, from buttermilk to whole milk to heavy cream, chocolate chips, even cinnamon and sugar… it seems everyone had good results with the Scones. Phew! Betty loves all the recipe hacking… be sure to send in your pictures! And give her a tweet!
Jan Garrabrandt from the beautiful Artist’s Inn and Gallery in Lancaster County, PA sent the above pic of her scones being served at breakfast. Jan wrote, “I served the blueberry scones and lemon curd on Saturday morning. Guests loved both and I gave them your website.” Your scones look fabulous, Jan! Thanks for trying the recipes and sharing the website with your guests!
Molly L from Denver also whipped up an impressive batch of scones… or two! She wrote, “Got carried away and made a second batch with chocolate chips too!” Mmmm! I bet those were fantastic! Your scones look beautiful, Molly! Love the addition of the chocolate chips!