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homemade pesto

There’s nothing like fresh, homemade pesto that is ready to eat.  You could include it in sandwiches, drizzle it on fish, dip veggies in it, and of course, mix it with pasta!  This is a great pesto recipe and you can add more of anything you like, depending on your taste buds.   I like to add a little bit more cheese.   It only takes a few minutes to blend everything and then I mixed it with a big bowl of linguine..  so fresh & delicious and I had leftovers to pack for lunch! 🙂 Recipe for pesto courtesy of: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/basil-pesto-recipe2.html Ingredients: 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves 2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup pine nuts 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese Directions: Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper. If using immediately, …

would you say your pesto is the besto?

I will give you mad props if you know where that line is from. Anyone? I get random cravings and ideas all the time. Yesterday, I was driving home and suddenly decided to make pesto for the first time. I think most people, like myself, assume pesto is made with basil but you can make it with other greens as well– for this recipe (thanks to Giada), arugula was used to make the pesto. I wasn’t sure if it was good when I first tried it so for my own personal taste, I added half more of a garlic glove and 1/2 cup more parmesan cheese and then.. wah lah! Fresh pesto ready to go! Make sure to keep stirring the pesto so that the cheese is mixed throughout evenly. Recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/spaghetti-with-arugula-pesto-and-seared-jumbo-shrimp-recipe/index.html Spaghetti with Arugula Pesto and Seared Jumbo Shrimp Prep Time:10 min Cook Time:15 min Ingredients: 2 cups fresh arugula 1 garlic clove 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 pound jumbo …