For thousands of years religion has been a driving force in defining the history of the world. And as long as humans have written about religion, there have been accounts of religious miracles. There is of course “the miracle of the oil” and “the miracle of the loaves,” which are deeply embedded in Judeo-Christian beliefs. But in recent times, a new chapter in religious miracles has been written: The likeness of religious icons on food!
You may have heard about the Jesus Pancake, the Jesus Lasagna, or the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese. And although many are skeptical of these “food miracles,” there is no denying that a religious icon on your plate can mean big bucks in your wallet! After all, these miracle foods grab a lot of eyeballs; and where there are eyeballs, there are countless ways to monetize! Just look at William Hung.
With all of the meals Betty prepares, she was starting to wonder if she would ever strike gold with her own food miracle. But then one day while making Jalapeño Poppers, it happened! As Betty pulled the poppers out of the oven, there it was!
Has Betty’s “food miracle” ship finally come in? Check out Hoffepeño! to find out for yourself!
Link to the Jalapeno Poppers recipe.
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Link to the Hoffepeño! video.
BIGTIME BETTY NEWS! Average Betty was featured on the homepage of the #1 web portal in the world, Yahoo.com!. In just one hour, Betty received approximately 100,000 video views and website hits! Not to mention she made a bunch of new friends! You can see a screen-shot of the best hour of Betty’s life here. And the amazing Yahoo! support doesn’t stop there! Yahoo! has been running Yahoo! Video banner ads featuring The Perfect Shrimp??? and so far it has racked up over 400,000 views! Now that’s perfect! Thanks, Yahoo.com and Yahoo! Video for all the love and support!
SPECIAL THANKS to Brandon F, Paul P, Ricky M, Shane L, Les P, Karen M and Cin C who witnessed Betty on the front page of Yahoo.com and shared in the moment with her!
WHAT’S BETTY WATCHING? Well, other than Yahoo! Video… IMEEM of course! IMEEM is an online community where artists, fans and friends promote their content, share their tastes, and discover blogs, photos, music and video. Betty currently has a featured playlist on IMEEM and her very own channel is coming soon! You gotta check out IMEEM!
COOL VIEWER SHOUT-OUTS! Betty thanks all of the super cool people that watch, vote and comment on her vids, especially those that email to give feedback and keep in touch! A huge Betty shout-out to: Anthony, Michelle “the 80’s child”, Robert, Krayola, Sebs, Heather I, Bonnie, Matt, Mark, Jerry G, L Triplett, Azar, kissyface, Halalone, L, Dee, Marté, Biz E, Jules, Lynn, Scott M, Norm, Tai-Loong Jeffery R, Jeremiah G and Rob!
Chicken Satay-ser made a big impact on Azar who wrote, “Wicked, this just brought the butt-kickin satay chicken recipe to my house.” Betty just loves it when her recipes kick-butt! Thanks, Azar!
Michelle “the 80’s child” made Chicken Satay-ser and Cookie Sundae Investigation for her family and received rave reviews! Considering those are two of Betty’s deadliest episodes, she’s glad everyone made it out alive!
Matt wrote to say that the Chicken Satay-ser was “one of the best chicken dishes I have ever had.” Thanks, Matt! Betty’s got more where that came from. ;)
An interesting note came from Bonnie, who said, “So my mom posted your chicken tazer video on myspace, and I have to say your non-conventional marketing tactics are awesome! Seriously, this was amazing! I’m definitely forwarding it on to all of my advertising friends and I’m sure we’ll all be copycatting your ingenious methods of punk marketing now.” Well, even though Betty kinda thought the ad agencies were punking us all along, she loves a good commercial and marketing campaign! And hey, Bonnie, here’s an idea for you and your advertising friends: Employ the ingenious methods of Average Betty by having your clients become Betty advertising sponsors! Thanks to you, Bonnie, and your Mom for re-posting Betty’s vids!
Anthony wrote to say, “FINALLY, I’VE FOUND A BIGGER SMART-A$S THAN MYSELF.” As Betty always says, it’s better to find a bigger smart-a$s than dumb-a$s… but it’s best of all to kick-a$s;) Thanks, Anthony!
There are two sides to every story…
Betty got a little love from Scott M who wrote, “love your stuff, you make me hungry!!!!!!” And from Marté who wrote, “Thank you average Betty for the joy and entertainment you have given me. I’ve tried your food, Love it! You have a very creative approach that keep me laughing, and learning. Keep up the good work, you are great and I think i love you.” Thanks, Scott! And then Betty got a little criticism from L who wrote, “I didn’t like the Cuckoonut [Shrimp] Fairy’s outfit.” Guess you win some and lose some. ;)
The wonderful Paul stopped by and gave Betty some some serious love! Paul wrote, “SIMPLY ELECTRIFYING!! Average Betty is the only one I know who can combine lethal self defense and delicious food. And what about those mad jump rope skills? I loved it!” Betty loves you too, Paul! An episode wouldn’t be an episode without a comment from you. And now you can see those “mad jump rope skills” in action thanks to Tai-Loong’s request!
Seems there have been a lot of questions lately. Betty asked a few and so did you. And you ain’t livin’ if you ain’t learnin’. Robert replied to a question Betty asked the restaurant-veteran about what kinds of food he likes to cook. Robert replied, “My recent fave is combining Creole with comfort food (sort of Cajun/Italian), it is always a hit on my menus and the average person can do it.” Sounds like your Creole comfort food is right up this Average Betty’s alley, Robert! Bring on the recipes!
There have been requests for cookbooks and other merchandise… and Betty’s workin’ on it!
Jules wanted to know where the “workwithwatchagot” T-shirts are and how Betty keeps her fridge and oven so clean. Hopefully the t-shirts will be here soon… in the meantime, Betty has to go clean her fridge! ;)
Sebs wrote with a question about Betty’s pasta rinsing method on both the Mac Daddy n’ Cheese and You Gotta Beefy Noodle? recipes: “Hello Ms. Betty, I tried the Mac n’ Cheese recipe after barhopping a few nights ago and was quite pleased – and so were my friends – but I had to know: why do you instruct to rinse the noodles? That washes off a great deal of the pasta’s flavor and vitamins. Just curious!” Betty loves your questions, especially when they teach her something! Betty didn’t know that was washing away precious nutrients! Thanks, Sebs! You can see Betty’s response here.
Another great question came from Heather I. She wanted to know, “I love your recipes but, how do I get recipe #’s 1-11? Keep up the good food!” Thanks Heather! The best way to find Betty’s older recipes and episodes is on the Full Average Betty Archive. And another… L Triplett wanted to know what happened to episodes 1-5? Well, we all have to start somewhere and Betty is no exception… you can find the recipes in the Full Average Betty Archive under July 2006, but sorry y’all, the videos are under lock n’ key!
Biz E had a recipe request about Fish Camp, “Nice recipe Betty – I’m going to try it out, looks great with the cole slaw & rice – BTW, now I need the cole slaw recipe.” You are in luck Biz! Betty’s Fish Camp episode includes the cole slaw and the rice! Check it out! And a special, warm, loving shout out to Biz E’s Mom, Maribelle! Team Betty sends our love and best wishes!
Well it doesn’t seem that Jerry Grinstead, President, National Marsmallow Roasters Institute in Citrus Heights, California, had any trouble finding the Full Average Betty Archive! Jerry commented on an old Betty blog entry I want S’more Betty. It seems Jerry is a S’more lover too and believe it or not, Betty got him thinking, “Boy, a video about making S’mores would be great at our next National Marshmallow Roasters Institute sanctioned roast. We do teach the proper methodology, but a video is worth a thousand powerpoint presentations.” You got Betty thinking too, Jerry! Thinking she feels like a S’more… and making a S’more video!
Another awesome question came from Becky who wanted “to make this chicken satay the day before and warm it up right before our 80th birthday for my dad. Can this be done? Any suggestions?” Happy Birthday to your Dad, Becky! And Betty always says, “anything is possible!” You can see Betty’s make-ahead tips for the Chicken Satay-ser in the comments section.
And, Norm… the awesome Norm wrote to ask Betty, “How do you maintain your svelte figure while eating all that coffee cake, Betty? We get free donuts at my job from one of our vendors, and I put on 40#s. It’s ridiculous!” Eating all that Coffee Cake while shooting the episode is ridiculous! Betty didn’t want to look at another piece of Coffee Cake for months! You can see Betty’s response in the comments section.
Halalone really enjoyed Average Betty vs. The Fried Rice Demon and had a request as well, “I love it I love it i love it!!! I am a muslim who eats only halal or kosher meat. therefore, I haven’t been able to eat any chinese food ever since I’ve gone halal. When I watched your fried rice presentation, I thought to myself: wait a minute!! I can do that with halal meat from the market. WOULD YOU PLEASEEEEEEE teach me how to make sweet and sour chicken?” Betty loves sweet n’ sour chicken, too Halalone! What a yummy request! Let’s see what we can do!
SuperRolls have gotten a lot of love lately and Betty just loves that! Lynn wrote to say, “You go Betty! My youngest son is learning how to cook and these recipes are just up his skill level…… thanks.” Thank you, Lynn! And way to get your Son cooking! Also, Dee and her husband were, “very excited about this “copycat” recipe! Thanks front page of Yahoo for introducing us to Betty!” Thanks to the front page of Yahoo! for introducing me to the lovely Dee and her husband!
Krayola wrote to say, “omg i cant wait to try [Thank you for Eating Coffee Cake] out for my husband when he gets back from training in the field… awe thanx Betty!!” Thank you, Krayola! But now Betty wants to know: Did you and your husband like it?
And last, but certainly not least, Betty heard from Noor H who tried the Rock N’ California Rolls and tried a few variations of other favorite sushi rolls! Betty loves to hear you did a little “food hacking” of your own, Noor! Muwahhhhhhh!
Thanks for watching!
Bobby Flynn says
Love you new video as always!! Check this video out! You have to watch it to the end to understand it. Very touching!!
Richard Creasi says
It just shows how much out of touch I am since I just discovered “average betty” today (thanks to Yahoo!). But I guess I am quite smitten as I could not help but watch ALL the videos (but alas I am a married man at least a dozen years her senior). I enjoyed observing her evolution over the months through her videos. She is clever, witty and creative, and certainly her many alter-egos appeal to the gamut of male fantasies (including a few of my own).
Whether she originally intended it or not, I would guess her audience is 90% male, and she certainly is now catering to that demographic more than in her earlier work. (Yes, I did study drama and psychology in college but I do neither for a living!). The recipes are certainly easy enough for a guy to attempt and the presentation is quite straightforward. The act could stand a bit more polish (although I suppose compared with the other stuff online hers is very well done). She needs to stay in character a bit better as sometimes the accents all drift towards southern (is everything done on one take?). Also, if there were a way to be close-miked instead of relying on the camcorder microphone it would add to the production quality. I say these things not to be critical, but to be helpful. Her schtick won me over quite quickly (as a fan, I tell my wife) and I wish her much success!
Joseph Phillips says
I’m sorry;there must be a typo! I thought this was “What a Betty!.com.” You’re pretty, funny, talented and more importantly, you like to cook. I just informed my wife about you, and she gave us her blessing so,…ahumph!…sorry hon, I had to clear my throat,.. “Betty,…will you marry me, and make me and my three legged dog ‘Scooter’ the happiest guys alive?”
Exuse me a sec, Hon…What’s that Scooter?!… “Ok,ok, I was going to tell her….”
Scooter reminded me to tell you that he loves doin’ dishes. He does a good job too. I swear that dog’s gotta magic tongue! lol
Joseph Phillips says
O si yo,
Thank you for sharing your delightfuly creative, quirky,and funny approach to marketing. Kudos!
Hey Betty! Now, Richard got me thinkin’…am I alone here (or practically alone, ONLY 10 percent?), in the female viewship/fanship realm? C’mon gals, sure Betty’s got looks, but she’s got talent too :) ! Let’s voice-out!!
Earthworm Envy says
Your video gave me the push to finish up my new omelet review, “Jesus Tastes mmmm Good”. I hope you enjoy it! http://www.earthwormenvy.com