Grab One Pot Garlic and Parmesan Pasta

Who doesn’t love whipping up a meal for the family in one pot or dish? It makes cleaning a breeze. I’m on the look out for meals like that myself. I’m also intrigued by the pasta dishes I’ve seen cooked in milk or some other liquid, eliminating cooking the pasta in water, draining it and

Lip Smacking Good Tamale Pie

As you’ve probably figured out we love ethnic food in the Burch house – especially Mexican and Tex – Mex food. That has a lot to do with the fact I’m married to a native New Mexican. And, if it has green chilies more the better as far as Tall & Handsome is concerned. The

Easy Endless Ratatouille

There’s nothing I enjoy better than fresh, wholesome vegetables. And, summertime is just the time to find some of the best as gardens start producing their bounty. For years I grew a vegetable and herb garden, and even now and then I try to grow a few herbs  and will sneak in some peppers and

Unforgettable Vegetable Lo Mein

You may have guessed we love Asian food in our house. It’s a very good thing I took Chinese cooking lessons many years ago down at UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham). Those lesson were taught by a classically trained chef and cook. They have served me well over the years. It just so happens

Baked Rigatoni with Ricotta, Albacore and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Pasta is on Tall & Handsome’s favorite food list. Loving wife that I am, it’s my job to make pasta dishes in our house as healthy and tasty as possible. My personal preference is light dishes, but T & H loves those creamy heavy classics. We are finding a happy meeting place, especially now that

Awesome Tex – Mex Chicken and Doritos Casserole

For some of my newer readers you might not know how I started food blogging. Here’s some FAQS and trivia about The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro and me. Food blogging came to me almost in an eureka moment. I’ve been cooking for decades – since I was a little girl. And, I’ve been collecting recipes and cookbooks

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