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






Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Well, the New Year has started so, Happy New year everyone! 2014 and 2015 turned out to be unusual years for us with bumps in the roads we didn’t see. At the end of 2015 we both caught a major bug that put my dad in the hospital and left us flat of our backs