Another Holiday Favorite with a Southwestern Twist – Bev’s Posole

If you don’t already know the story of Posole in our house, I’ll bring you up to speed on the Burch lore and Posole. Posole is one of those dishes you’ll find on holiday tables in the southwest. So, when Tall & Handsome spent his first holiday season with my family, he made a pot






Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Several years ago I first shared this recipe here with my readers at The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro. I’ve picked up new readers along the way and thought it might by a good time to share the recipe again because it’s very fitting for this time of the year. This cookie is known as a thumbprint cookie.






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






Tasty Toffee, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Today’s recipe comes from another guest contributor, Margie Holladay. Margie is a person I admire greatly and want to be like “when I grow up”. Margie is one of the co-leaders of our church small group, which Tall & Handsome and I adore. It has been a bright spot in our life and we feel






Back Home Coleslaw, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Many of you know I come from East Tennessee. My Daddy’s people were from East Tennessee and Western North Carolina and Mom’s people were from East Tennessee and Middle Tennessee. Not too far from where Daddy was born and spent his childhood years is a place called Blackberry Farm. This is one of the best






Hello, 2012!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Hello 2012! I’m still having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact another year has past and 2012 is here. Even more so that we’re well into a decade of the infamous 2000s! I hope everyone had a wonderful, glorious holiday season. My best gift was spending it with my Tall & Handsome.






Milk Chocolate Fantasy Fudge, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Milk Chocolate Fantasy Fudge, Well, the holiday cooking marathon has begun. Wednesday Tall & Handsome and I began to get a head’s up on our cooking for this coming weekend. With Christmas carols happily echoing through the house, the wonderful aromas began to waft from the kitchen. The only damper on the occasion was the