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”

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 […]

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SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE CREAM BISCUITS

Hi There! I’m excited to share with you my recipe for Simply Irresistible Cream Biscuits, but first… 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 […]

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GIFTS FROM MY KITCHEN – BANANA BREAD

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 […]

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LAKE ARROWHEAD – “A LITTLE SLICE OF PARADISE”

LAKE ARROWHEAD – “A LITTLE SLICE OF PARADISE” After Orange County, my family and I moved to Lake Arrowhead, California. I think it is arguably one of the prettiest places on the planet.  I consider it a privilege to call this little slice of heaven my home. If you look really closely you can see […]

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MY BIG BEAR COTTAGE RENOVATION – PART 1

MY BIG BEAR COTTAGE RENOVATION – PART 1 A little over one year ago my husband and I bought a cottage in the nearby City of Big Bear Lake.  It was a real fixer!   I can just hear you saying, “What was she thinking???!!!” “I know, I know, the kitchen really sucked!”  “And the […]

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PUMPKIN PIE IN THE SKY

It’s almost Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday!  I look forward to Thanksgiving in part because it involves Pumpkin Pie.  If I were to list my favorite types of pie, Pumpkin Pie would come in as a close second to my favorite, Coconut Cream Pie. Anyway, in my household it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Pumpkin Pie. And […]

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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE THE FALSE ALARM

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE THE FALSE ALARM Last February when I was developing this Blog, my beautiful Granddaughter was born. Her parents, my oldest son Nathan and daughter-in-law Louisa, live in Washington, DC.  Despite the distance I was determined to be there for her arrival.  Just like the mother-to-be, my bags were packed several weeks […]

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