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A CAPITAL CHRISTMAS – CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON, DC

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Did you have a wild and crazy New Year’s Eve?   I spent mine on an airplane. We just returned from Washington, DC where we celebrated Christmas at my son & daughter-in-law’s home.  They wanted to host Christmas for the very first time in their beautiful new abode. It was my Granddaughter’s […]

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CHRISTMAS SPANISH STYLE – HOW TO MAKE PAELLA

Hola! Feliz Navidad! In case you don’t speak Spanish, that means Merry Christmas.  Right about this time of year I start thinking in Spanish, the tongue of my ancestors.  And my tongue starts dreaming of the Paella I am going to eat at my annual Paella Christmas Party. I love a good Paella.  But getting […]

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A CHRISTMAS TEA

Hi there!  Thanks for stopping by the blog during this busy holiday season!  It seems like no matter my best intentions, I am usually slightly overwhelmed this time of year, trying to accomplish a mountain of a to-do list.  I am a bit of a perfectionist and always try to do more than is probably […]

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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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GRANDMA NELLIE’S WICKED-GOOD CRANBERRY RELISH

With Thanksgiving approaching, I am currently knee-deep in menu planning. Our extended family Thanksgiving, that often includes friends as well, is always celebrated at our home in Lake Arrowhead where we recognize many traditions year-after-year.  One tradition we never fail to carry out is the annual indulgence in Grandma Nellie’s Cranberry Relish. It is delicious […]

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DECORATING FOR FALL WITH HOMEMADE CLOTH PUMPKINS

Happy Fall! Several years ago while visiting my friend Lisa in Arizona, we went to a store that was selling darling pumpkins cut from cloth, filled with rice or beans, and topped off with a natural pumpkin stem.  Lisa had purchased several and had them beautifully displayed under glass domes in her kitchen. The pumpkins […]

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