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Betty's Bucket List

Hands and knife chopping carrots on a butcher block table.
Attention all Bettys: Are you ready to hone your kitchen skills even more? Baking and making is an art form that requires precision, creativity, and a pinch of magic — and as someone who knows the joy of creating something sweet and delicious from scratch — you also know there are always new ways to challenge yourself. Read on to explore fun and inventive ways to level up your kitchen game. From experimenting with fondant to finally carving a chicken with confidence, think of Betty’s Bucket List as empowerment in an apron!

Perfecting the Hard, Glazed Top on Crème Brûlée

Looking to perfect the caramelized sugar shell on top of your crème brûlée? Betty’s here to help, even if a kitchen torch isn’t in the picture! Simply follow our recipe and video tutorial, and you’ll soon be serving the ultimate French delicacy to all your family and friends.

Get the Recipe: Crème Brûlée

Brush Up on Your Knife Skills

With the right technique and a sharp knife, you can chop, slice, and dice your way to delicious, perfectly cooked meals in no time. Betty’s here to help you brush up on all your kitchen knife skills, from the different types of knives to proper storage to the safest methods for slicing and dicing.

How to Frost an Ombre Cake

Calling all cake lovers! Follow our guide and learn how to create jaw-dropping ombre cakes that will make everyone’s taste buds dance with delight. An ombre cake is an easy way to bring that “wow” factor to any occasion — and our step-by-step guide will have you frosting your very own gorgeous ombre cake in no time.

Experiment with Fondant and Fun Designs

Fondant is a versatile and fun medium to work with in the world of baking and cake decorating. It can be shaped, molded, and colored to create stunning designs and intricate decorations that are sure to impress. In the recipes below, we’ll show you all the steps to making your own fantastical fondant masterpieces.

How to Carve a Chicken

Carving a chicken can seem like a lot of work, but with a few simple steps, you’ll be carving like a pro. Betty’s providing her straightforward steps to help you carve your next chicken in no time. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cook, these tips and tricks will help you achieve juicy, evenly sliced chicken every time.

Conquer Hummus or Pesto at Home

Making your own dips and spreads at home is a great way to add a personal touch to your cooking while serving up the freshest foods possible. Two of the most popular spreads, hummus and pesto, are easy to make and can even be customized to your family and friends’ taste preferences. Betty’s here to guide you through the steps to making delicious homemade hummus and pesto from scratch, using fresh ingredients and simple techniques. Whether serving them as appetizers or adding them to another recipe, you’ll love the flavor and texture of these homemade spreads.

Learn to Make Smooth, Silky Risotto

Few dishes are as comforting and satisfying as a bowl of creamy, flavorful risotto. Though making this dish at home can seem slightly daunting — we know Bettys like you love a challenge. By simply following along with our video tutorial, you’ll soon be serving up restaurant-quality risotto at home.

Master the Perfect Hollandaise Sauce

This classic French sauce is a staple in many kitchens around the world. As the perfect accompaniment to eggs Benedict, steamed vegetables, and grilled fish, making a silky-smooth and creamy Hollandaise is an easy way to elevate any dish. So grab your whisk and some butter, and let’s get started!

Become Your Own Baker with Homemade Pan Rolls

There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked bread, and Homemade Pan Rolls are no exception. These soft, fluffy rolls are the perfect addition to any meal, and making them from scratch is easier than you think. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner in the kitchen, our beloved recipe will walk you through every step of the way.

Transport Yourself to France to Learn Crepe-Making

If you’re looking to add a little French flair to your cooking repertoire, mastering the art of crepe-making is a must. Though crafting your own crepe at home may seem intimidating, with the right tools and techniques (and Betty at your side!), anyone can master these perfectly thin, tender pancakes.

Excited to hone one of the kitchen skills mentioned above? We’d love to hear more! Please share which skill you’ll be adding to your Baking Bucket List with us @BettyCrocker — and keep us updated as you continue to perfect your prowess. You might even see yourself on one of our social channels!