Bev’s Family Meatloaf

Over the years I have noticed there are certain foods that men typically love. I’m not trying to be stereotypical, but it’s based on personal experience. Two that come swiftly to mind are Deviled Eggs and Meatloaf. My Tall and Handsome falls into the category “Meatloaf and Devil Eggs were here.” He acknowledges this statement






Nouveau Greek Pasta Salad

Since ancient times there has been what is known as the “Mediterranean triad” in Greek cooking. That triad is made up of wheat, olive oil and wine. This recipe makes use of two of those standards. Greek cuisine has about a 4,000 year tradition and Greeks were savvy enough to incorporate food elements from other






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