Vanilla Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Ok, I may be a little late hitting the smoothie train, but there’s a reason for that – namely green gunky stuff that looks like it recently floated off the top of the neighbor’s septic tank. Seriously, I just can’t bring myself to drink that. And, can we talk about kale? Unless you have been






Pan Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

Today’s recipe comes from guest contributor, Joan Ricks. Joan is a co-worker with my Tall & Handsome and she has contributed to The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro before. Her recipes are always popular. Joan said she prepared this for Granny Butters birthday and it was a hit with her. You know if anyone’s granny likes something that’s






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






Stir Fried Asparagus with Garlic – Updated

Recently I was asked a question about today’s recipe. I previously had adapted it from a recipe I had seen somewhere else. My original adaption didn’t quite reflect all the changes I made, so I thought I do an update and breakdown. We like a lot of garlic in this house,  so, usually more is






Another Holiday Favorite with a Southwestern Twist – Bev’s Posole

If you don’t already know the story of Posole in our house, I’ll bring you up to speed on the Burch lore and Posole. Posole is one of those dishes you’ll find on holiday tables in the southwest. So, when Tall & Handsome spent his first holiday season with my family, he made a pot






Getting Ready for Thanksgiving 2016

If your house has been as hectic as ours this year you may not have time to do a lot of menu planning, shopping or cooking. Now, I can’t do the cooking or shopping for you, but I can help with the menu planning. I’ve decided to look back at some of our Thanksgivings and






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