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

Kitchen Hack: Microwaved Toasted Coconut

Toasting certain ingredients is used in cooking to heightened flavor. It’s a special flavor. It can be a time consuming venture as your “toast” these ingredients in the oven every so slowly. Often it’s tempting to avoid that toasting step. Then, years ago I had read you could “toast” nuts in the microwave. You just

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:

Pierogi Style Baked Potatoes – A Fairy Tale

Once upon a time a boy and a girl discovered a rare delicacy called a pierogi. It was an uncommon food not typically found in their land known as The South. It was the boy who actually discovered this treasure at an exotic ritual called a “food tasting and sample event” at the local market.

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

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