Nouveau Greek Pasta Salad

Since ancient times there has been what is known as the “Mediterranean triad” in Greek cooking. That triad is made up of wheat, olive oil and wine. This recipe makes use of two of those standards. Greek cuisine has about a 4,000 year tradition and Greeks were savvy enough to incorporate food elements from other

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

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

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

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

Easy to Make Rainy Day Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, by Beverly Hicks Burch

A winter storm has been traipsing across the country bringing with it ice, sleet, snow and dropping temps into the deep freeze. There’s been at least 250,000 people in Texas alone without power. Other parts of the South have seen a succession of dreary, cold rainy days. Days like this you just need comfort food

Have You Planned Your Herb Garden Yet? Highlighting Corn, Lima Bean and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Salad, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Even after the last cruel spat of wickedly cold weather that crept our way after the first official day of Spring, it appears all things green and growing are determined to do their thing. And, that would be GROW! As a result my mind as turned toward thoughts of “what kind of “kitchen garden” can