While the experts debate whether we’re in a recession or not, inflation is kicking everyone’s butt harder than Michael Phelps in an Olympic pool! Food prices, gas prices, airline prices… you name it… The price of everything is jacked up like the El Camino in Betty’s driveway! And if the experts are right these high prices are here to stay (also like the El Camino in Betty’s driveway).
And sure, Americans have survived high inflationary periods before, but how will this current Super Size Me generation of Americans fare? Well, turns out we’re trading in our Hummers for hybrids, riding the Metro, taking staycations, eating in more and out less, discovering Quinoa, inflating our tires… and gosh darn-it, we’re making flapjacks!
Will flapjacks bring back that warm, sweet feeling we had before these jacked up prices? Will Breaking News Betty expose her vulnerability? Will gumballs ever be affordable again? Watch Flap Jacked to find out!
BREAKING BETTY NEWS!
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BREAKING BETTY REVIEWS!
Kathleen Murray Harris, Senior Editor for RealSimple.com, included Average Betty in the Simply Stated Ultimate Collection of Food Blogs! The article is about how Kathleen uses Alltop (which Betty loves too, btw) to easily keep up with her favorite food blogs, and it links to Betty’s Mad Mini-Burgers! How fun to be included in such a fine list of food blogs, including… Homesick Texan, 101 Cookbooks, Cooking with Friends Blog, NPR: Food and Serious Eats. That’s simply sweet.
WHAT’S BETTY UP TO?
Average Betty will be at the New Media Expo 2008 in Las Vegas! A lot of Betty’s friends will be there… it’s going to be a lot of fun! Will you be there?
BIG shoutout to Mickey for trying so many Betty recipes AND commenting on the website about the results! Thanks, Mickey! That’s exactly what makes Betty tick.
BIG shoutout to Listersmate! Listersmate stumbled a Betty recipe on StumbleUpon, which is really cool! Thank you, Listersmate, and all of the cool people that came out because of your stumble! Betty loves your support :)
And last but not least, HUGE shoutouts to Teen Betty & Tween Betty for making An Inconvenient Dessert such a special and fun episode! Betty can’t wait to have you back on the show ;) And BIG shoutouts to everyone that came out to support Teen Betty & Tween Betty, especially the site editors and the cool people that comment and vote 5 stars! Muwah!
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