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,

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

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

Jalapeno Popper Panini with Cherry Berry Sauce, by Beverly Hicks Burch

No sooner had we survived the Great Snow Dusting of 2014, than winter came knocking again in the Deep South with the second wave of snow, sleet, freezing rain and further south friends got cold, cold rain. Now we’re waiting for the polar express to dump a third round of winter wonderland that portends to