Kitchen Hack: What To Do With All Those Fresh Jalapeno Peppers you Grew

When I was younger I use to grow a fairly large garden for a suburbanite. Tomatoes, squash, beans, a fig tree and other goodies. Nowadays I tend to do more container gardening and I’m hoping to expand that in the future. My main “crop” is fresh herbs. Right now I have basil, oregano, marjoram, thyme,

Burch Hacienda Fantastico Rice

Rice feeds half of the world’s population and makes up about 20% of the world’s total calorie intake. It was originally cultivated in China and from there it spread through Asia and the Indian subcontinent to other parts of the globe. I will be eternally grateful for the migration of the wonderful grain to our

Grilled Tequila Lime Boneless Pork Loin Chops

Summer’s here and so is traditional grilling season with holidays galore to give you plenty of reasons to grill. In our house Tall & Handsome is the grillmaster. Today’s recipe is a version of a grilled chicken we make. Several years ago when my daddy had bypass surgery I was living out of state at

Creamy Jalapeno Corn

Today we’re tackling a side dish that is sure to please. I bet you read two words and thought, “Nope, I can’t eat that. Not for me!” Those words are: creamy and jalapeno. Creamy you’re thinking equals major health crisis and jalapeno equals five alarm fire. Well, let me offer a little assurance here. First,

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

I don’t know if you’ve noticed a theme going on here lately, but I’ll give you a clue – slow cooker! I explained a few posts back Tall & Handsome and I have had a rough few months dealing with the crude that has run rampant through the family. It’s like a tick – it

Shiner Bock Beans for National Bock Day, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Today is National Bock Beer Day. I’m not a beer person myself, but, you can’t deny the wonderful flavor beer can add to a recipe. A few years back I found a recipe for Shiner Bock Beans in one of Rachael Ray’s magazines. Well, you know me, I’ve never met a recipe I didn’t think