Pan Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

Today’s recipe comes from guest contributor, Joan Ricks. Joan is a co-worker with my Tall & Handsome and she has contributed to The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro before. Her recipes are always popular. Joan said she prepared this for Granny Butters birthday and it was a hit with her. You know if anyone’s granny likes something that’s

Pasta with Butter, Garlic and Parsley

My Tall & Handsome it a pasta addict. He loves it served with the most complex sauce or with just basic, simple almost peasant ingredients. This recipe falls into the latter. It’s made with some basic good for you ingredients, plus I’m going to give you some optional ingredient options you can used to create

My Love/Hate Relationship with Tomato Paste

Yes, I admit it. I have a love/hate relationship with tomato paste. It mostly has to do with waste. You see those little cans of tomato paste are such an oddball size. Very seldom does a recipe read “use a whole can of tomato paste”. Oh, no. It’s usually something like “use one or two

Lowfat Honey-Pecan Cream Cheese Spread

I confess we enjoy a good toasted bagel every now and again. I usually can eat only a half of a large bagel. Occasionally we can find mini-bagels and those work great for me! There are so many flavors to pick nowadays. My favorites are cinnamon-raisin and French Toast bagels. Normally I pick my bagels

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

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

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