Monthly archives: January, 2014

Jalepeno Poppers with Bacon and Puff Pastry

Jalepeno Poppers with Bacon and Puff Pastry

With the Superbowl coming up, I’m all about appetizers.  I normally just make appetizers and call it a day.  This year, we might throw a homemade pizza in the mix, but we’ll see.  Last year, I made a version of these jalepeno poppers and my brother in law thought they were too hot.  I guess

Candied Jalepenos

There’s nothing not to like about jalepenos.  And candied jalepenos…need I say more?  I found the original recipe for candied jalepenos here: ttp://  And when I tried it, since I had never made them before, I didn’t mess with the recipe at all.  And so the second time I made them (yesterday), I decided not

Israeli Cous Cous Salad

I eat a lot of rice.  And I mean a lot.  KB and I buy it in bulk at Costco.  But every so often, as a change of pace from rice and noodles, I like to mix it up a little bit with cous cous.  Since I had the kids, I don’t eat a lot

Simple Salmon Packets

I went to the Mohegan Sun Winefest over the weekend with my friend Kim.  While we were there, in addition to tasting some fabulous wines, we also stumbled (not literally) across the “Alaskan Seafood” booth where we tried some delicious seafood, consisting of a cod quesadilla and a smoked salmon dip. One of my New

It’s all about breakfast! egg, cheese, and bacon biscuits

Yeah, I’m a big fan of breakfast.  I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  Something about my favorite meat – bacon…that and eggs and cheese.  Combine it all with some biscuits and you get these to-die-for bacon, egg and cheese biscuits!  It was meant to be.  The day I made these, I actually

Oven Barbecued Brisket

So I’ve always been a little bit intimidated by brisket.  The cut of meat itself is from the lower chest of the cow.  I think if it’s done right it can be extremely tasty.  I know it’s made alot around the holidays.  I normally use this cut of meat when I make beef jerkey.  But the other day I

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

It’s been really cold here lately.  It snowed upwards of 10 inches the day I made this dish.  I hate snow.  But on cold days, there’s nothing better than a bowl of soup to warm you up!  I’ve been trying out some new soup recipes in the Beckmann casa and wanted to share this one

honey-soy glazed pork chops

I like trying new recipes on my family.  Anything with an asian twist that I can serve over rice.  I think I ate rice every day growing up.  Well, maybe not every day, but close to it.  So I’m going to go off on a tangent right now since we are talking about rice.  My dad

Corn and Avocado Salad

Every time I want to get KB to eat his vegetables, I always make corn and avocado salad.  I make it year round and change up the flavors with different seasonings, vinegars/lemon or lime juice and plenty of other additions to delight the palate.  There’s never any leftovers.  I don’t think it would be quite

Beef and Broccoli

One of my favorite chinese dishes is beef and broccoli.  I think it’s something about the sauce.  And how versatile it is – you can change out the meat, change out the veggies and have an entirely different dish!  And it’s so easy to make, there’s almost no point in ordering it for takeout. Still