Tri – Color Cheese Tortellini with Spinach in a Tomato – Vodka Sauce, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Several years ago Tall & Handsome and I made a penne pasta dish with a tomato – vodka sauce. It was outstanding. I’m not sure what became of that recipe, but I’ve wondered why vodka? So, I did a little digging and found out “why vodka”? Vodka is a clear and evidently tasteless alcohol. It’s

Crock Pot Dijon-Maple Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisins, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Recipe development is a process of evolution sometimes. Take this recipe for Brussels Sprouts. Occasionally I go on a quest to find or develop the Holy Grail of a particular food. Food can be inspired by many things. You can say my quest for the perfect Brussels Sprouts recipe used a crude form of scientific

Crock Pot Dijon–Maple Brussels Sprouts, by Beverly Hicks Burch

You all have probably read about the battle of “bitter balls”, AKA Brussels Sprouts that is an ongoing conflict in our house. It goes like this…Tall & Handsome loves them…I hate them and the one to name them bitter balls. Thus, I am in search of a recipe for Brussels Sprouts that I thought would

New Mexican Style Queso Dip, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I’ve probably mentioned a time…or two…this Southern gal has adapted some of her cooking to please her southwestern born cowboy. You see my Tall & Handsome was born in a little cattle town called Clovis, NM. Clovis is just over the state line and close enough to Texas that a lot of people in that

Burch Bodacious Beef Stew, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Burch Bodacious Beef Stew By Beverly Hicks Burch There are some things I have cooked more often over the years than others. I used to cook a pretty mean, awesome stew and the other day I got the thinking that I couldn’t recall cooking up a batch for Tall & Handsome in some time, if

Bev’s Crock Pot Apple Butter, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Bev’s Crock Pot Apple Butter By Beverly Hicks Burch I have been talking a long time to Tall & Handsome about my Crock Pot Apple Butter. Naturally that put…as we say here in the South…a “hankering” on him for the aforementioned Crock Pot Apple Butter. A few weeks ago, as we were on our way

Curry Coconut Lentil Stew, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Curry Coconut Lentil Stew By Beverly Hicks Burch When I was a little girl on numerous occasions I heard the story about a young man who gave up his birthright, or his inheritance so to speak, for a bowl of beans. (Gen. 25:29-34) The lad was a hunter and had been out hunting all day.