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






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






Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus with Sun Dried Tomatoes

If you’ve seen the classic musical Oliver there’s a scene where the poor starving, orphaned Oliver has made his way to a boy’s home. They have been fed a sorry looking meal, but there’s CHEESE on the menu. Oliver feebly asks one of the evil, bloated workers, “Please, sir, may I have more cheese?” Like






Sloppy Joes

Unofficially summer begins this weekend. We’re a day behind everyone else because our weekend is Sunday and Monday – every week. This weekend is Memorial Day weekend. For many folks this weekend begins the grilling season, but as you well know, Tall & Handsome grills year round. Yes, as the song say, “winter, spring, summer






Tex-Mex Mac

Have you ever wonder what the difference is between Mexican and Tex-Mex or Southwestern food? Well, I have because they seem so similar. But, there are differences. True Mexican food is very simple and depending on the part of Mexico your talking about varies. For instance, beef isn’t very common in Southern Mexico. Chicken and






Bev’s Stir Fried Rice with Ham

I have to say this recipe has been one of my most pinned and repinned recipes on Pinterest. Before I started self-hosting my blog at my old location I counted the recipe had been pinned over 1,000 times. While this may seem like a re-blog, it’s not. Years ago I studied Chinese cooking at UAB






Easy Hoppin’ Johns, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It just seems like a few nights ago Tall & Handsome and I were ushering in 2016, yet here it is almost February! We have a southwestern New Year’s tradition in our house and welcome the New Year with a pot of Posole. But, like many of you, I do like my black-eyed peas and