Monthly archives: March, 2014

The Best Rueben Sandwich

The Best Rueben Sandwich

I’m a big fan of sandwiches.  Probably because they are so versatile.  I mean, if you think about it, you can make anything into a sandwich.  All you need is some bread, condiments, and fillings. So for those of you that follow this blog, you know that St. Patricks Day I always make corned beef


Brown-Sugar Glazed Corn Beef and Caramelized Cabbage and Onions

I make corned beef a grand total of once a year.  On St. Patrick’s Day.  So if you ever want to know what the Beckmann’s are having for dinner, it’s the one time a year when you know what we’re having for dinner before we have it!  I remember having it every year on St.


Poppyseed Chicken

I fully admit to spending a lot of time on Pinterest.  I started after I had Liam and I was awake nights to feed him and I was hungry.  So I started pinning a bunch of recipes, most of which I will never make.  Some of which give me ideas – and I change the


EZ Barbecue Chicken Calzones

Most days I think I have it made working from home with children.  I mean, I do have the best of both worlds…getting to maintain a professional career while spending time with my children.  Of course there are times when I don’t get much work done due to my 4 year and 2 year old


Tropical Cookie Butter Granola

Have you ever tried the cruchy cookie butter from Trader Joe’s?  I discovered this delicious treat about 2 years ago and it has since been the bane of my existence.  When it’s in my pantry I try to forget it’s there, but it just calls to me and says “a little won’t hurt.” Until it’s


Crepes with Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Avocado and Hollandaise Sauce

I love it when a plan comes together!  I seem to be saying that a lot lately.  But I do happen to love when one of your Besties and you are texting back and forth that you should plan a reunion and then the plan comes together and voila!  Which is exactly what happened this


Chipotle – Maple Beef

I’m a food-magazine freak!  Now that that’s out in the open…I have subscriptions to several and always love looking at them, mostly for the fabulous pictures and recipes.  I tear out recipes that look good at the time that I think I want to make and then about 50% of the time never make them. 


Crockpot Beef Stroganof

I’ve been on a big crockpot kick lately.  So has KB when he gives me the night off from cooking.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  Set it and forget it!  I happen to love my crockpot.  It’s been with me since my days in Juneau, Alaska.  I remember clearly buying it at Fred


King Cake

When I first met KB is up for debate.  He says he met me 2 times before I actually remember meeting him.  I say he’s wrong.  Truthfully he’s probably right, but I have BAD short term memory and also, I’m lousy with names/faces.  I don’t really have the excuse of kids for that, because I