Hi, I’m Bet. Welcome to Bet On Dinner! This blog is a resource for people who love food and welcoming family and friends to the table with it. I’ll be sharing foods we’re eating, and introducing you to both our family favorites and some of the awesome blogs and web resources I depend on for tasty recipes! I would love to be the person who creates and perfects recipes, going all Cook’s Illustrated and tweaking ingredients and having taste tests (a staple of my childhood)…but that’s not the phase of life I’m in. I have a new baby and a three year old who will eat salad with balsamic dressing but not broken crackers, and I’m in the have-to-stick-to-the-grocery-budget, dinner-on-the-table-at-5:30 phase of life and will be for the foreseeable future. This phase works with meal planning, keeping a stash of freezer meals, and letting my older daughter help in the kitchen way more than is practical if you care about efficiency and clean floors. (Which I do…or I did…or I would…but YOLO, yes?)

Feeding my family “real”, minimally processed, healthy food is important to me. But so are treats. Treats are also very important. The homemade kind, for sure (unless we’re talking about Blue Bell ice cream, which I’m willing to make All The Exceptions for), and only occasionally (well, I’m working on that part). So join me for breakfast, lunch, snacks, treats, and most importantly, dinner. I can’t wait to get started!
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  1. I love everything about you!

    1. Haha yay! And thanks for commenting, it made my day! ;o)

  2. Bethany, have just spent more time than I will actually acknowledge reading through your entire blog, loved every minute! So fun catching glimpses of your family in between the recipes

    1. Haha! I’m glad I could suck you in. ;o) Thanks, Barb!

  3. Hey there, just want to say I LOVE your site….I saw it as a link on my friend Janna’s page and I just think what you do is great! Thank you 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Kimberly! I really appreciate you reading and especially taking the time to comment! I hope you find some recipes you can use! :o)

  4. I love your blog!!! Thank you so much for all the great ideas.

  5. Just found you via the Happy Home Fairy and I LOVE your blog!! I have plans to make several new recipes this weekend now!

    1. Rebecca, that makes me SO happy! Thanks for commenting, and hope you get some new favorites in your rotation! :o)

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