Stir Fried Asparagus with Garlic – Updated

Recently I was asked a question about today’s recipe. I previously had adapted it from a recipe I had seen somewhere else. My original adaption didn’t quite reflect all the changes I made, so I thought I do an update and breakdown. We like a lot of garlic in this house,  so, usually more is






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






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