Archives for November 2013

EXPLORING MADRID, SPAIN

Day Two in Madrid, Spain So, as it turns out, we flew 5,829 miles to see our son Taylor in Madrid, only to discover that he would be leaving the next day to embark on his own Iberian Odyssey, without us!  A last minute trip had been planned to the north of Spain with one […]

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OUR IBERIAN ODYSSEY – FIRST STOP MADRID, SPAIN

Hola! Please join us on our Iberian Odyssey – First stop Madrid, Spain. This is my son Taylor.  You know, the one who goes to school 2,483 miles away at Duke University in North Carolina.  That doesn’t look like his dorm room at Duke you say?  Well, you’d be right.  Because for the summer of […]

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LOOK WHO’S COMING TO DINNER!

Happy Thanksgiving! Here at the Becker Homestead it’s not quite Thanksgiving yet.  It has been our tradition for years to celebrate Thanksgiving a day late, on Friday.  We do it for various and sundry reasons but mostly so that all of our extended family can make it. This way folks aren’t torn between in-laws, or […]

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WELCOME TO “AFTER ORANGE COUNTY”

Ninety minutes from the fast lane of Orange County, California, with its never-ending competition to see who’s thinner, younger, richer and blonder, and up a meandering mountain road, lays a little slice of heaven called Lake Arrowhead. For decades, Lake Arrowhead has been the weekend and vacation destination for those looking to retreat from the […]

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SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE CREAM BISCUITS

Hi There! It’s almost Thanksgiving, and because I’m thankful for you, I’ve been giving away all my favorite Thanksgiving recipes.  After all, it’s Thanksgiving, so it’s a time to be giving, right? Thus far, I have given you my Thanksgiving recipe for Grandma Nellie’s Cranberry Relish. And I have given you my recipe for Sweet […]

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GIFTS FROM MY KITCHEN – BANANA BREAD

Good Day! Today, my darling, delightful and ever-so-charming, youngest son Austin called me from school to inform me that he needed to bring a breakfast item to his video production class in the morning.  Now mind you, I am happy to do this; in fact, it delights me to cook for others.  However, I have […]

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