It’s Tuscan Good Soup

This is my absolutely favorite time of the year. Seems like this is when we can bring out the good-for-you, hearty comfort foods. Usually when we get the first good cool chill of the season I make our first pot of Posole. The rest of the time we enjoy dining on soups, chowders and stews






Burch Hacienda Fantastico Rice

Rice feeds half of the world’s population and makes up about 20% of the world’s total calorie intake. It was originally cultivated in China and from there it spread through Asia and the Indian subcontinent to other parts of the globe. I will be eternally grateful for the migration of the wonderful grain to our






The Cowboy Takes the South by Southwest Casserole – Everytime

Let’s set the stage for this. In your mind play a good Texas two step. Better yet, put on the Gatlin Brothers, The Lady Takes the Cowboy Every time. Now, you have the perfect setting for today’s recipe – and if a recipe could taste like a song, that’s the song I’d pick for today’s






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






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






Burch House Salad – Salad with Applewood Bacon and Raisins, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Spring and summer are one of my favorite food times. I love all the garden fresh options we have this time of the year. I’m a salad girl. Have been most of my life. But, because of a rare stomach disorder I have to be somewhat cautious about the type of raw food and fiber






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