Fun Times With The Beckers

All the fun, even if it's not always blogged…

Pick Two — April 12, 2012
pinspiration: Cowboy Casserole — January 13, 2012

pinspiration: Cowboy Casserole

Hi Friend!

i was intrigued by this:

and i just so happened to have a pound of hamburger that needed to meet the frying pan by last night, or i would have to introduce it to the trash can.

while our frozen pizza cooked (i know, Mom of the Year, huh?), i browned the hamburger and all the other parts, and assembled this.

it now sits in the fridge, ready for me to cook and serve for tonight’s meal.

for now, the jury is out. i’ll be sure to share the verdict.

oh, P and P, how i love thee — September 19, 2011

oh, P and P, how i love thee

between Pandora and Pinterest, my life has become much more wonderous.

the former seems to know me better than i know myself.

the latter has made me feel craftier, healthier, smarter, more organized, and hungrier.

well, i won’t be crazy enough to tell you that i am the first to laud the praises of Pinterest… but i will tell you, that if you aren’t yet on board- you should be! (and if you need an invite, let me know!)

i have already posted a few recipes i have found on Pinterest and tried… and i have done a few crafts.

I will try to be better about logging these– and showing you the “Pinspiration” and then the final product on my end…. it’s a fun journey!

now, please pardon me while i give a “thumbs up” to The Backstreet Boys on my Pandora!

Recipe: S’mores Cookies — August 8, 2011

Recipe: S’mores Cookies

further to yesterday’s post, here is the recipe for the S’mores cookies, to which i found on my beloved Pinterest. (and you may also find in the very detailed original post here)

if you read that post, you’ll notice that she makes her own cookies… i took the quick route and purchased a roll of cookie dough from the refrigerated section of my local grocery store. (take that, sister!)

.5 – preheat oven to 350 (or 355, if your oven is temperamental, like ours)
1 – lay out graham crackers on a cookie sheet (place them close together – trust me on this one)
2 – plop a dollop of cookie dough on each square
3 – add marshmallows (i have a marshmallow-loving husband, so this is where i dumped the bag on top. if three are good, 30 are better, right?…)
4 – bake for 5 minutes
5 – add a piece of milk chocolate bar to each cookie
6 – bake for 8-12 more minutes – until your cookies reach desired done-ness
7 – remove from oven and allow to cool
8 – slice and serve.

okay – so it was at this point, where i realized that i really should have stuck with the three-marshmallow-per-cookie idea…

my version of “dump the whole bag on top and call it a day” led to a gooey, sticky, hard-to-cut, hard-to-serve, hard-to-store situation.

but they taste really good… and i’m not a food blogger, nor a food photog… so the way it looks doesn’t bother me so much as the way it tastes.

and my dear, these taste mah-velous!

enjoy, my lovelies!