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,

Toasted Coconut and Lime Bars

Remember the other day when I shared my kitchen hack for toasted coconut? It’s done in the microwave. Well, this is the recipe I used toasted coconut in. I’m going to tell you Tall & Handsome is still raving about this recipe. It’s wonderfully easy to make – especially using the kitchen hack for toasted

Bragging Good Beef Enchiladas Bake

We don’t go long in this house without whipping up a good Mexican or Tex-Mex dish. When you marry a New Mexican, it’s kind of par for the course. But, I do have to admit we have an eclectic taste for good food – we like variety and ethnic food. Just a little Burch history:

Apple Curry Roasted Chicken

At some point in time someone, somewhere decided it was genius to stick the south end of a chicken on a can of beer and then set the chicken with a highly flammable liquid over a burning fire. It was the birth of “beer can chicken”. I can’t give you a count of injuries sustained

Beef Tips with Mushrooms and Rice – in the Slow Cooker or Stove Top

We eat our fair share of chicken, lean pork, lean ground beef and meatless meals. But, every once in a while we like to sink our teeth into something a little more “meaty”. This recipe fits that bill. With the right recipe, lean uncooked beef tips can be turned into a lot of great dishes

Pesto Fettuccine with Black Olives and Roasted Red Bell Peppers

It has rained for days – actually weeks is probably more accurate. But, today is a gorgeous spring day and I’m working out on my screened in deck enjoying the weather and bird songs. The weather inspired me to whip up something that seemed appropriate for our warm up towards summer. And, I just can’t

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