About Beckie’s Kitchen

Some grandmothers do the normal, watching TV, knitting, cleaning.

However, one grandmother is one out of 7 billion others. Enter Beckie Staley, an extraordinary grandmother of a disabled child and a computer fanatic.

Beckie originally started her cooking website using just HTML. Then she learned that it is very time consuming. Using a blog makes adding recipes so much easier and faster.

She isn’t an expert at WordPress, but she is getting the hang of it.

However, she isn’t alone. Remember that computer fanatic? He has taught himself HTML and CSS and is currently working on HTML5. (Still getting the hang of it!) He has also been great at finding his grandmother’s spelling and grammar mistakes!

Grandma’s turn to talk: I love collecting recipes, and I feel that ingredients matter when cooking, or even deciding what to cook, so I got this bright idea to start categorizing recipes by ingredients. Not a bad idea, but at the time the light bulb went off, I already had over 3000 recipes, so I’m backtracking to fix those and to add new recipes.

Then, I was informed that I needed to add a disclaimer to every place I put an Amazon ad. I didn’t want to. It makes it seem like I’m begging for support, but here’s the real reason:

To comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations you must (1) include a legally compliant disclosure with your links and (2) identify yourself on your Site as an Amazon Associate.

So once again I am having to backtrack and edit pages, which is very time consuming. But these days I have nothing but time on my hands, so I’ll get er done.

So we welcome you to our evergrowing (and possibly everlasting) website.

~Beckie and Gideon




2 thoughts on “About Beckie’s Kitchen

  1. I was wondering if u r ever going to change the lay out of ur site, the black background only does all of the ads justice and not ur content. Other sites have the picture of the dish upon opening the mail. This allows the choice if it looks good to continue or not. It’s a guessing game if u will like the dish only upon the title. I subscribe to dozens of sites cause I luv recipes and hoarding them 🙂 All of them r so appealing and inviting and interesting. Yours isn’t, I think I would enjoy the experience of opening and visiting ur site alot more if it was, thx for listening and wish u and urs well.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: