My mom and I have an on-going argument about the best standard cookbook. She likes Better Homes and Gardens and I like Betty Crocker. I’ll concede that Better Homes and Gardens seems to have more recipes and gives more general information, however Betty Crocker has better recipes. I’d rather have better recipes instead of just more recipes.
Case in point. Today I made both a Better Homes and Gardens recipe and a Betty Crocker recipe for snickerdoodle bars. I saw the picture of the BHG recipe on another blog and thought that those were some mighty fine looking bars. Can you spell disappointment? Two major thumbs down, although I must confess that the-man-who-will-eat-anything liked them. He was not able to persuade me to his way of thinking.
On the other hand, Miss Betty came through for me. More butter, more sugar, more eggs–a better game plan all the way around. Better with Betty. Whereas the BHG snickerdoodle bars were hard and on the rather tasteless side, Betty’s bars were more moist, thicker, and generally more creative. Yep, I’m sticking with my girl, Betty.