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

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