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






Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus with Sun Dried Tomatoes

If you’ve seen the classic musical Oliver there’s a scene where the poor starving, orphaned Oliver has made his way to a boy’s home. They have been fed a sorry looking meal, but there’s CHEESE on the menu. Oliver feebly asks one of the evil, bloated workers, “Please, sir, may I have more cheese?” Like






Bean Salad with Corn and Roasted Red Bell Pepper

Tall & Handsome and I are fortunate a lot of our favorite foods are healthy. We’re always looking for new ways to add tasty, healthy foods to our diet, or take some of our favorite foods and improve the health factor. We like variety – it staves off boredom, so we throw in those new






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






Better for You Fettuccini, by Beverly Hicks Burch

My Tall & Handsome loves pasta and noodles. His definition of heaven is: pasta with crab, shrimp or lobster added or maybe all three in some combo. Coming in second place would be Alfredo. I think he’s hoping this will be his homecoming meal when he meets his Maker. In the interim I have been






Fresh Corn, Peppers and Taco Salad, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Warm weather mean fresh produce! This is one of my favorite culinary times of the year. Tall & Handsome and I love experimenting with all the fresh and seasonal options available. We love to use our fresh from the garden herbs, grill fresh pineapple and can’t wait until our peppers bear first fruit. This year






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