About

GrandmaBee

Most people know me as Becky, but my “grandbuddies” call me Grandma B. Together, my husband and I have 14 grandchildren under the age of 12 years old.  We get together with the whole family every other Sunday at our house for a big family dinner and as you can imagine, it can get pretty crazy around here!  The little cousins are always so excited to get together.

We live on a little 3 acre farm in the suburbs. It’s a lot of work, (especially for my husband.)  He comes home from work each day and takes good care of our yard, fruit trees, and most importantly, the goats, bunnies and chickens.  We feed our chickens the kitchen scraps and they thank us by giving us fresh eggs every day (sometimes more than we could possibly eat, so we happily share with family and friends…) We have a huge vegetable garden, a berry patch and just about every kind of fruit tree. We love to harvest our own homegrown fruit and vegetables.  In the fall, I can be found making lots of jams, salsas, pickles and canning my own chunky cinnamon applesauce (which my grandkids have dubbed “grandma sauce!”)

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When I was about 7 years old, my mom gave me this Betty Crocker Boys & Girls Cookbook with simple recipes, drawings and easy instructions.  In fact, I still have that cookbook.  To this day, my brothers have an ongoing joke about the first dinner I ever made all by myself.  The “Ham Loaf Hawaiian” was made of Spam and pineapple rings!  Mmmm…mmm…mmm (I say that sarcastically!)

Later on in life, when I was in my 30’s, and had small children, I owned and operated a Bed & Breakfast Inn.  I cooked breakfast for my overnight guests every morning and occasionally catered dinner parties and wedding receptions. (Now that I’m…ahem…a little bit beyond my 30’s, I wonder how I ever had the energy to do it all!)

I still enjoy cooking for my family and friends.  It’s a good thing that they’re all good sports, because I like to try out new recipes on them.  There is never a shortage of food when the family gets together.  My motto is:  “Nobody leaves here hungry!”

20 thoughts on “About

  1. Barbara Honey

    I’m Grandma Bee too. My name is Barbara Honey and lots of people just call me Bee. When I started getting grandkids they now had two Grandmas, so I had them call me Grandma Bee. I love you blog and recipes.
    BHoney

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  2. Lexy Lawrence

    Please Please Help. I know I was just reading something from you regarding your making Cornish Hens with Apple Stuffing. I somehow lost it on the computer and I really really want to make this for Thanksgiving. Could you please tell me how to find that recipe … it’s not listed on your site.
    Please email me. Thank you so much.

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  3. Judith

    Hi, I like what I have seen so far and would love to be put onto your mailing list. Well done and keep up the good work Thanks Judith

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  4. Susan

    Do you have a Facebook page? I couldn’t find one, if so could you send me the link, I’d love to follow you. I follow you on Pinterest now but use FB more.
    Great stuff!!!!

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    1. grandmabee Post author

      I don’t actually have a Facebook page. If you are interested, you can sign up to receive emails of my new recipes as they are posted. Just scroll down and look in the bottom right corner enter your email address in the box!

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  5. Carol

    Thank you for sharing all of your wonderfulness! Please send me any of your new recipes. We making cream puffs this weekend.

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  6. grandmabee Post author

    Hi Carol! I’m glad you are enjoying the recipes. If you go to the right hand side on my website, you can subscribe to receive my newly posted recipes!

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  7. Patricia

    Another grandma, just 5 grands, 5 kids, waiting for the “action” (more babies!) to get going!! Recipes look great. Could you make them printer-friendly? Thanks for the delish recipes, either way!! :)

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  8. Kim

    I am just getting used to the internet , I to am a grandma of three. We are starting our own blog on cooking and multiple other things . So I am learning how to surf and contact people with the same interests . We live in northern British Columbia and there is quite a bit of winter so this is a pleasant relief . I have looked on your site. I pinned the popcorn snack . Popcorn is a very popular ingredient around our house. Hope you have a great day.
    Kim

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  9. Lena Lahoud

    Hi Grandma B,

    Just wanted to say my boyfriend and I have been eating the amazing crockpot shredded beef reverie of yours once a week for a a few weeks now. We can’t get enough of it! We’ve ate it on tacos, made French dip sandwhiches, and over mashed potatoes and veggies. It’s delicious!!!! Thanks for this awesome meal! Can’t wait to try more of your receipes!

    Lena

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