Lip Smacking Good Tamale Pie

As you’ve probably figured out we love ethnic food in the Burch house – especially Mexican and Tex – Mex food. That has a lot to do with the fact I’m married to a native New Mexican. And, if it has green chilies more the better as far as Tall & Handsome is concerned. The






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






Tex-Mex Mac

Have you ever wonder what the difference is between Mexican and Tex-Mex or Southwestern food? Well, I have because they seem so similar. But, there are differences. True Mexican food is very simple and depending on the part of Mexico your talking about varies. For instance, beef isn’t very common in Southern Mexico. Chicken and






Bean Salad with Corn and Roasted Red Bell Pepper

Tall & Handsome and I are fortunate a lot of our favorite foods are healthy. We’re always looking for new ways to add tasty, healthy foods to our diet, or take some of our favorite foods and improve the health factor. We like variety – it staves off boredom, so we throw in those new






Creamy Jalapeno Corn

Today we’re tackling a side dish that is sure to please. I bet you read two words and thought, “Nope, I can’t eat that. Not for me!” Those words are: creamy and jalapeno. Creamy you’re thinking equals major health crisis and jalapeno equals five alarm fire. Well, let me offer a little assurance here. First,






Chili Pie, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Lately, well since the holidays, and I mean all the way back to Thanksgiving, Tall & Handsome and I’ve been battling bronchitis and walking pneumonia. The rest of the family has too, so the holidays were kind of a bust, but family pulls together the best way they can. I have to give a shout






Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Well, the New Year has started so, Happy New year everyone! 2014 and 2015 turned out to be unusual years for us with bumps in the roads we didn’t see. At the end of 2015 we both caught a major bug that put my dad in the hospital and left us flat of our backs