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

Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie

For years Tall & Handsome has been extolling the wonders of Shepherd’s Pie. I on the other hand – not so much. I had never delved into the cuisine that conjured up visions of chopped up whatever, eaten while setting amidst a herd of sheep while dressed like a renegade shepherd from the town nativity.

Potato & Corn Chowder for the Slow Cooker, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I’ve finally dug myself out from underneath school, classes, finals, health crises and life in general – and just in time for my favorite time of the year. Autumn! This is the time of the year when cooking livens up and offers some of the best, healthiest and heartiest. We’ve already had our first pot

Thanksgiving 2013 Part II – Side Dishes and Desserts, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Yesterday we started looking at some ideas for Thanksgiving dinner. I’m doing “the best of” from some earlier post I’ve used in previous holiday meals or I’m offering suggestions to help break the monotony of the same ol’ same ol’ every year. I know that’s tradition in many homes, but sometimes you may just like

Southern Sweet Potato Casserole, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Southern Sweet Potato Casserole By Beverly Hicks Burch There is a side dish I am repeatedly requested to make over the years for the holidays…usually Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it’s also good with the Easter ham. That wonderful dish is my Southern Sweet Potato Casserole. Some years back when I spent some time in the

Bev’s Version of Shiner Bock Beans, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I found this recipe a few years ago in Rachael Ray’s magazine. Over the years I’ve adapted it just a tad…Bevizing it as it’s known around my house. I always like to use low sodium chicken broth in place of water whenever possible because I think it lends itself to a richer flavor. The beans

Crock Pot Apple Butter, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Crock Pot Apple Butter By Beverly Hicks Burch Now that fall is here we tend to think of heartier foods and foods that highlight the seasonal produce and products available on the market. I think of soups and stews and other filling dishes. I also often think of apples during the fall…it must go back