It’s Tuscan Good Soup

This is my absolutely favorite time of the year. Seems like this is when we can bring out the good-for-you, hearty comfort foods. Usually when we get the first good cool chill of the season I make our first pot of Posole. The rest of the time we enjoy dining on soups, chowders and stews






Easy Endless Ratatouille

There’s nothing I enjoy better than fresh, wholesome vegetables. And, summertime is just the time to find some of the best as gardens start producing their bounty. For years I grew a vegetable and herb garden, and even now and then I try to grow a few herbs  and will sneak in some peppers and






Unforgettable Vegetable Lo Mein

You may have guessed we love Asian food in our house. It’s a very good thing I took Chinese cooking lessons many years ago down at UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham). Those lesson were taught by a classically trained chef and cook. They have served me well over the years. It just so happens






How to Chiffonade Herbs and Vegetables

You may have seen me use the direction – “chiffonade basil”. Well, what is chiffonade? Chiffonade is a French term for a technique used in cutting leafy green herbs and vegetables into thin ribbon like strips. The result is lovely green strips you can use for garnish or in a dish you’re cooking. I thought






Easy, Healthy Minestrone, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Nothing is better than a bowl of soup, chowder, chili, stew or posole during cold, cool and rainy weather. Major snow and ice events also beg for a hot, comforting bowl of soup. Even though spring in headed our way, we still have some cool weather ahead of us, and of course we can always






Penne Pasta with Spinach, Grape Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Pasta and olives are two big favorites with my Tall & Handsome. There isn’t an olive he’s met and hasn’t loved (I can deal with this kind of competition) and he pretty much feels the same about pasta. So, a while back when I found a pasta recipe on Cooking Light that had some of






Love that Yummy Corn and Lima Bean Salad, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Love that Yummy Corn and Lima Bean Salad, I wanted to share this recipe again, especially now that spring is here and I can share a picture. It’s become such a favorite at my house. Everyone who tries it usually wants the recipe and goes on to make it and receives rave reviews of their