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






Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie

For years Tall & Handsome has been extolling the wonders of Shepherd’s Pie. I on the other hand – not so much. I had never delved into the cuisine that conjured up visions of chopped up whatever, eaten while setting amidst a herd of sheep while dressed like a renegade shepherd from the town nativity.






Lip Smacking Good Tamale Pie

As you’ve probably figured out we love ethnic food in the Burch house – especially Mexican and Tex – Mex food. That has a lot to do with the fact I’m married to a native New Mexican. And, if it has green chilies more the better as far as Tall & Handsome is concerned. The






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






Grilled Tequila Lime Boneless Pork Loin Chops

Summer’s here and so is traditional grilling season with holidays galore to give you plenty of reasons to grill. In our house Tall & Handsome is the grillmaster. Today’s recipe is a version of a grilled chicken we make. Several years ago when my daddy had bypass surgery I was living out of state at






Southern Fried Chicken Gizzards

I’m always happy when one of my readers contributes one of their own recipes to The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro. Today’s recipe comes from reader Joan Ricks who also happens to work with my Tall & Handsome. Joan’s recipe is one I would categorize as good old Southern Down Home Cooking or Soul Food. I can remember






Sloppy Joes

Unofficially summer begins this weekend. We’re a day behind everyone else because our weekend is Sunday and Monday – every week. This weekend is Memorial Day weekend. For many folks this weekend begins the grilling season, but as you well know, Tall & Handsome grills year round. Yes, as the song say, “winter, spring, summer