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






Burch House Salad – Salad with Applewood Bacon and Raisins, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Spring and summer are one of my favorite food times. I love all the garden fresh options we have this time of the year. I’m a salad girl. Have been most of my life. But, because of a rare stomach disorder I have to be somewhat cautious about the type of raw food and fiber






Chicken Sausage and Vegetable One Dish Meal, by Beverly Hicks Burch

My Tall & Handsome has always liked sausages and brats. Me, on the other hand, not so much. Mainly because of the high fat content and sodium found in those products. I’m especially the watchful eye since he’s had bypass surgery. But, with the arrival of chicken and turkey sausages, and some otherwise healthy ingredients,






Penne Pasta with Spinach, Grape Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Pasta and olives are two big favorites with my Tall & Handsome. There isn’t an olive he’s met and hasn’t loved (I can deal with this kind of competition) and he pretty much feels the same about pasta. So, a while back when I found a pasta recipe on Cooking Light that had some of






Tri – Color Cheese Tortellini with Spinach in a Tomato – Vodka Sauce, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Several years ago Tall & Handsome and I made a penne pasta dish with a tomato – vodka sauce. It was outstanding. I’m not sure what became of that recipe, but I’ve wondered why vodka? So, I did a little digging and found out “why vodka”? Vodka is a clear and evidently tasteless alcohol. It’s






Spinach Salad with Honey Raspberry Poppy Dressing, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Tall & Handsome and I enjoy a spinach salad at a local cafe we like to eat at. But, since we don’t eat out all the time and really like spinach I decided to develop my own salad. We can’t seem to get enough. This makes a nice large bowl. Keep it tightly covered and






White Bean and Chicken Sausage Soup, by Beverly Hicks Burch

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know when the weather turns cool I can’t wait to start cooking yummy soups, stews, chili and Posole. Well, the weather turned cool this week and I’ve been busy Today’s recipe was inspired by one I saw in Everyday Food. I’ve made quite a