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






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






Chicken Curry with Rice

I’m a big fan of Chicken Curry – especially Thai Curry. I first fell in love with it at a little place in the Birmingham area called Thai Gardens. When Tall & Handsome’s work carried us out of state for a few years we were fortunate to find Thai restaurants that served my favorite wherever






Chicken Tetrazzini – Done Lite, by Beverly Hicks Burch

A year or so ago Tall & Handsome and I discovered a little cafe we really enjoyed getting take out from. Our favorites were the Spinach Salad and Chicken Tetrazzini. Since the location of the cafe is a little out of the way we don’t get there often so I set about creating replacement dishes






Twas the Night Before Christmas Menu, by Beverly Hicks Burch

We had a friend over for Christmas Eve this year and Tall & Handsome wanted to plan a festive meal that wasn’t necessarily “traditional” and was “social. T & H loves those social meals. You know the kind where everyone can gather in the kitchen and chat while the meal is prepared or part of






Easy to Make Rainy Day Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, by Beverly Hicks Burch

A winter storm has been traipsing across the country bringing with it ice, sleet, snow and dropping temps into the deep freeze. There’s been at least 250,000 people in Texas alone without power. Other parts of the South have seen a succession of dreary, cold rainy days. Days like this you just need comfort food






Thanksgiving 2013, Part I Starters and Entrees, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Today I’m going to start a little some thing different. I’m doing a two part series on some of the “best of” dishes for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day meal. Turkey Day is a really big deal in my family. As long as I can remember Daddy was the turkey chef. Thirty-eights years later I found