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

Slow Cooker Coconut Pecan Sweet Potatoes

As I mentioned previously, cooking in the Burch house had been about ease and comfort recently for several reasons. That means our slow cooker has been getting a workout. Today’s recipe is a variation of one I found in a Taste of Home cookbook. It makes a great side dish. I’ll be using this year

Thanksgiving 2013 Part II – Side Dishes and Desserts, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Yesterday we started looking at some ideas for Thanksgiving dinner. I’m doing “the best of” from some earlier post I’ve used in previous holiday meals or I’m offering suggestions to help break the monotony of the same ol’ same ol’ every year. I know that’s tradition in many homes, but sometimes you may just like

Boneless Jerk Pork with Glazed Sweet Potatoes, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Boneless Jerk Pork with Glazed Sweet Potatoes Although we do eat a lot of chicken, we also enjoy the “other white meat”. That would be good lean pork loin or tenderloin. A study completed a few years ago revealed lean pork was a good food for dieters because it leaves a person feeling satisfied longer

Southern Sweet Potato Casserole, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Southern Sweet Potato Casserole By Beverly Hicks Burch There is a side dish I am repeatedly requested to make over the years for the holidays…usually Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it’s also good with the Easter ham. That wonderful dish is my Southern Sweet Potato Casserole. Some years back when I spent some time in the

Southern Style Sweet Potato Casserole, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Southern Style Sweet Potato Casserole by Beverly Hicks Burch I’ve been making this recipe, or a version thereof, for about 30 years or so. I forget who I got it from originally, but I vaguely remember it might have been a friend of the family. When the sign up list goes out for family holiday