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






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.






Burch Hacienda Fantastico Rice

Rice feeds half of the world’s population and makes up about 20% of the world’s total calorie intake. It was originally cultivated in China and from there it spread through Asia and the Indian subcontinent to other parts of the globe. I will be eternally grateful for the migration of the wonderful grain to our






The Cowboy Takes the South by Southwest Casserole – Everytime

Let’s set the stage for this. In your mind play a good Texas two step. Better yet, put on the Gatlin Brothers, The Lady Takes the Cowboy Every time. Now, you have the perfect setting for today’s recipe – and if a recipe could taste like a song, that’s the song I’d pick for today’s






Easy Endless Ratatouille

There’s nothing I enjoy better than fresh, wholesome vegetables. And, summertime is just the time to find some of the best as gardens start producing their bounty. For years I grew a vegetable and herb garden, and even now and then I try to grow a few herbs  and will sneak in some peppers and






Tex-Mex Mac

Have you ever wonder what the difference is between Mexican and Tex-Mex or Southwestern food? Well, I have because they seem so similar. But, there are differences. True Mexican food is very simple and depending on the part of Mexico your talking about varies. For instance, beef isn’t very common in Southern Mexico. Chicken and






Stewed Zucchini and Tomatoes, by Beverly Hicks Burch

This is a great time of the year for vegetables. We start seeing more fresh veggies in seasons and that makes me happy. Today’s recipe should be one of my Throwback Thursday recipes. I have literally been making the wonderful side dish for decades. (Side dish may be a misnomer. A big bowl makes a