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    Mocha Sheet Cake

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    Stuffed Chiles

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    Roasted Salsa

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    Fig Hazelnut Smoothie

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    White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Trifle


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Small Home Storage

Posted in - Organization
on August 8th 2014

I’ve told you before that I live in a small house, which I actually love for several reasons.  First off, the obvious. . . it’s less to clean.  A small home is also less to manage.  Let’s be honest, our stuff can overwhelm us, don’t you just hate that?  It has taken me years of …

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Home Office Redo

Posted in - Organization
on August 7th 2014

When we moved into this house five years ago we realized two things: 1. we were down sizing from a 2,600 sq ft home to an 1,100 sq ft home. 2. we had to make due with what we had.  Nothing wrong with either of those things, but at some point, a girl must move …

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Roasted Salsa

Posted in - Sauces
on July 26th 2014

Yesterday I went on this Mexican food cooking spree and pretty much out did myself, thank you very much.  My inner Mexican came out and I almost started speaking spanish and singing mariachi music (oh paleeeze!).  Anyway, usually I go to Cardenas to buy some salsa to compliment my Mexican dinners, but honestly I thought, …

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Fig Hazelnut Smoothie

Posted in - Stuff I Like
on July 25th 2014

I’ve gone over this before. . . figs are weird.  They are!  They’re all brown and purply and shrively on the outside and pink and strangely seedy, or maybe hairy, yet soft on the inside.  Weird.  The way a fig tastes is sweet.  To me, there is no flavor, they are just sweet.  And when …

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Mocha Sheet Cake

Posted in - Dessert
on July 22nd 2014

I clipped this recipe from a Country Home magazine back in 2009 and unlike lots of recipes I clip out, I actually tried this one and fell in love!  I feel like a list is warranted here, of what I love so much, so here it is:

it’s home made, from scratch
it has strong brewed coffee …

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Pumpkin Fig Crunch Bread

Posted in - Breakfast & Pumpkin & Recipes
on July 22nd 2014

The fig is a mystery to me.  Growing up I ate Fig Newtons, the most random cookie a kid could eat.  And is it really a cookie?  What’s a fig, you ask, as your munching your Fig Newton.  And who is Newton?  Why figs?  You hear about fig trees in the Bible.  The leaves, the …

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White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Posted in - Dessert
on July 19th 2014

When I need to feed a crowd of people a trifle is always a good way to go.  Most of my people have tried my Death by Chocolate and Fruit Trifle, so I thought it would be wise to try something a bit different, you know, launch into deeper waters!  But not too deep!  After …

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Stuffed Chiles with Spinach & Rice

Posted in - Dinner & Vegetables & Vegetarian
on July 18th 2014

I love chiles.  I mean really, they make everything taste better whether it be pasta dishes, scrambled eggs, various Mexican foods, and even pizza.  I love ‘em!  And I love chile rellenos but the batter on them is fattening and usually thick and soggy, which is a total drag, so I like to make stuffed …

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Sopapillas!

Posted in - Stuff I Like
on July 15th 2014

There’s nothing better than fried bread!

When we visit Santa Fe, New Mexico one of our favorite foods besides the hatch green chili, are the sopapillas!  Basically they are fried pillows of bread.   Giant sopapillas are served hot and fresh on tables in restaurants all across New Mexico, drizzled with sweet honey that resides right …

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Who's This Chick Anyway?

Hi Thanks for stopping in. I'm Michelle Becerra. I love the Lord, He is my Rock, and the most important thing in my life. I'm a wife to a wonderful, fantastical guy, and I have one creative handsome son. I love to cook, create, shop and conjure up new ideas and share my treasures. I've been a bit stifled (creatively speaking), in recent years, so here I go, out on a limb. . . a new adventure. . .

What I Do

  • Home Hash Slinger (home cook)
  • Decorator Extraordinaire (Wanna be)
  • Biz Owner/Micromanager (partner, manager, boss, head chick (oh brother!)
  • Shopper, Accessorizor Extraordinaire, Garderner of the Wild

  • “A glance at Christ will save, but it is the gazing at Christ that sanctifies.”

    Robert Murray McCheyne
  • “Do it afraid.”

    Joyce Meyer
  • “I sought the Lord and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”

    Psalms 34:4
  • “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

    1 Corinthians 10:31
  • Perspective is everything.

    You know who!
  • “If we offend, we do not love. And if we do not love, we aren’t a Christian.”

    Pastor John Miller
  • “A man is what he is on his knees before God, and nothing more.”

    Robert Murray McCheyne

Get in touch

Hi everyone! There's my email if you want to chat.