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






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






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






Love that Yummy Corn and Lima Bean Salad, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Love that Yummy Corn and Lima Bean Salad, I wanted to share this recipe again, especially now that spring is here and I can share a picture. It’s become such a favorite at my house. Everyone who tries it usually wants the recipe and goes on to make it and receives rave reviews of their






Tuscan Style Chicken with Italian Sauteed Beans, by Beverly Hicks

Tuscan Style Chicken with Italian Sautéed Beans By Beverly Hicks Burch This time nine years ago, Tall & Handsome and I were meeting face to face for the first time after “courting” long distance via modern technology for almost a year. Smooth operator that he is, one of his “impress-woe-and-win-her-heart” methods was to lure me






Fusilli with Corn, Roasted Bell Pepper and Basil, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Fusilli with Corn, Roasted Bell Pepper and Basil By Beverly Hicks Burch This is a little pasta dish I came up using some of my favorite ingredients. Yesterday I stepped out on the deck and snipped some fresh basil. I used three different varieties including Cinnamon-Basil which is a red-green bail and lends a great