Does this recipe say summer, or what! This is a favorite Italian pasta dish loved by many and Marcella Hazan said no single dish is more delicious in the entire Italian pasta repertory. I certainly can see why and you will too if you make it. This recipe uses a method of preparing pasta with … Continue reading
Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Do you like puff pastry and pesto? Then you will love this shamrock appetizer. A cute idea inspired by The Food Network Magazine.
This is the time of the year when there is an abundance of fresh vegetables and herbs in my garden and the markets. When I first saw this recipe I was immediately drawn in at the word “pesto”. A flavorful ingredient to perk up a side dish like this. What a perfect way to use … Continue reading
Since it is “pesto season”, at least here in Michigan I thought I would share some ways to keep your basil green or to preserve it for later use. This is by far one of my favorite herbs and every year I make a bunch for different recipes and then as the season is winding … Continue reading
This dip comes from Town House Pita Crackers found in the Food Network October issue. As I have mentioned before I am continuously looking for ways to use the pesto I make fresh. I also froze some this past summer which is what I used over the holidays. This sounded really good especially with the … Continue reading
This basil was at one of my local markets early in my growing season and I was immediately attracted to it because of the varigated leaves. Then when I saw it was a type of basil I decided to give it a try in my herb garden. I have grown many kinds of basil over the years such … Continue reading
I was a little hesitant to make a Weight Watcher’s pesto when the “real” thing is so good. See also my recipe Pesto where I have included some information on why basil turns brown and how to prevent it. I had a lot of basil that needed to be used before it started to flower, so why … Continue reading
I almost forgot how delicious homemade pesto is especially when the basil comes from your own garden. This is a very good and simple recipe that you can do a lot of things with such as mixing into salads, soups or casseroles; blend with mayonnaise to spread on a panini; as an appetizer on toasted … Continue reading
Another delicious panini sandwich using turkey, cheese, a pesto spread (basil, basil, basil!) and red onion slices. I really enjoy eating a warm, grilled sandwich filled with all kinds of goodies.