Kitchen Hack: What To Do With All Those Fresh Jalapeno Peppers you Grew

When I was younger I use to grow a fairly large garden for a suburbanite. Tomatoes, squash, beans, a fig tree and other goodies. Nowadays I tend to do more container gardening and I’m hoping to expand that in the future. My main “crop” is fresh herbs. Right now I have basil, oregano, marjoram, thyme,

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

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,

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

I don’t know if you’ve noticed a theme going on here lately, but I’ll give you a clue – slow cooker! I explained a few posts back Tall & Handsome and I have had a rough few months dealing with the crude that has run rampant through the family. It’s like a tick – it

Roasting Hatch Green Chilies, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It’s been slightly crazy around here the last few weeks. You might have noticed. It started with yours truly going back to school – well, taking one crucial class. I do apologized… Today, I’ll make up with a nice pictorial blog. We all love pictures! Well, this one is very special. It’s all about two

Fresh Corn, Peppers and Taco Salad, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Warm weather mean fresh produce! This is one of my favorite culinary times of the year. Tall & Handsome and I love experimenting with all the fresh and seasonal options available. We love to use our fresh from the garden herbs, grill fresh pineapple and can’t wait until our peppers bear first fruit. This year