Corn Casserole

Two things you might want to know about today’s recipe: This recipe is a “oldie goldie”. As a matter of fact, I almost posted it yesterday as a “Throwback Thursday” recipe. So, remove Thursday and just considered it “throwback”. We had severe thunderstorms yesterday and I have an aging Mini Schnauzer who has decided to






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






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






Lowfat Honey-Pecan Cream Cheese Spread

I confess we enjoy a good toasted bagel every now and again. I usually can eat only a half of a large bagel. Occasionally we can find mini-bagels and those work great for me! There are so many flavors to pick nowadays. My favorites are cinnamon-raisin and French Toast bagels. Normally I pick my bagels






Another Holiday Favorite with a Southwestern Twist – Bev’s Posole

If you don’t already know the story of Posole in our house, I’ll bring you up to speed on the Burch lore and Posole. Posole is one of those dishes you’ll find on holiday tables in the southwest. So, when Tall & Handsome spent his first holiday season with my family, he made a pot






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






Knock-Your-Socks-Off Granola

The buzz words in eating nowadays are words like “clean eating”, “organic” and  plethora of other words that are suppose to convince us a particular way of eating is the best. I’ve always been of the school of thought that common sense, moderation, knowledge, education and avoiding junk science and fad eating will do right