Pesto Fettuccine with Black Olives and Roasted Red Bell Peppers

It has rained for days – actually weeks is probably more accurate. But, today is a gorgeous spring day and I’m working out on my screened in deck enjoying the weather and bird songs. The weather inspired me to whip up something that seemed appropriate for our warm up towards summer. And, I just can’t






Greek Yogurt

Have you noticed how Greek Yogurt is every where? Have you asked yourself why? Well there are several reasons it’s become one of the new super foods. It’s packed with all kinds of vitamins and minerals. The protein content is higher than even in milk. This is important for our bodies and helps nourish our






Vanilla Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Ok, I may be a little late hitting the smoothie train, but there’s a reason for that – namely green gunky stuff that looks like it recently floated off the top of the neighbor’s septic tank. Seriously, I just can’t bring myself to drink that. And, can we talk about kale? Unless you have been






Pan Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

Today’s recipe comes from guest contributor, Joan Ricks. Joan is a co-worker with my Tall & Handsome and she has contributed to The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro before. Her recipes are always popular. Joan said she prepared this for Granny Butters birthday and it was a hit with her. You know if anyone’s granny likes something that’s






Pasta with Butter, Garlic and Parsley

My Tall & Handsome it a pasta addict. He loves it served with the most complex sauce or with just basic, simple almost peasant ingredients. This recipe falls into the latter. It’s made with some basic good for you ingredients, plus I’m going to give you some optional ingredient options you can used to create






My Love/Hate Relationship with Tomato Paste

Yes, I admit it. I have a love/hate relationship with tomato paste. It mostly has to do with waste. You see those little cans of tomato paste are such an oddball size. Very seldom does a recipe read “use a whole can of tomato paste”. Oh, no. It’s usually something like “use one or two