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






How to Chiffonade Herbs and Vegetables

You may have seen me use the direction – “chiffonade basil”. Well, what is chiffonade? Chiffonade is a French term for a technique used in cutting leafy green herbs and vegetables into thin ribbon like strips. The result is lovely green strips you can use for garnish or in a dish you’re cooking. I thought






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






Baked Rigatoni with Ricotta, Albacore and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Pasta is on Tall & Handsome’s favorite food list. Loving wife that I am, it’s my job to make pasta dishes in our house as healthy and tasty as possible. My personal preference is light dishes, but T & H loves those creamy heavy classics. We are finding a happy meeting place, especially now that






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






Awesome Tex – Mex Chicken and Doritos Casserole

For some of my newer readers you might not know how I started food blogging. Here’s some FAQS and trivia about The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro and me. Food blogging came to me almost in an eureka moment. I’ve been cooking for decades – since I was a little girl. And, I’ve been collecting recipes and cookbooks






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