Slow Cooker Pesto Minestrone

I used to hate pesto as a kid, now I can’t get enough of it!  If you’re like me, then you’ll love this soup! 2 carrots, sliced 2 leeks, white and green parts, halved lengthwise, sliced and rinsed (I used a chopped onion instead) 2 – 3 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes … Continue reading

Pesto Parmesan Christmas Tree

How adorable is that?  Not to mention yummy.  Impress the Christmas crowd with this baby!  I made it for our annual Christmas Book Group pot luck. 1 (8 oz) can crescent rolls or crescent dough sheet 32 cubes Mozzarella cheese shredded Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup basil pesto 1  Heat oven to 375.  Spray large cookie … Continue reading

Pesto Turkey Squares

Quick, easy and delicious!  What more do you need to know? 1 (8 oz) can crescent rolls or crescent sheet 1/4 basil pesto 1/2 cup cubed cooked turkey or ham 1 1/4 cups (5 oz) shredded Italian cheese blend 2 medium Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced 1  Unroll dough and place on greased cookie sheet, pressing/rolling … Continue reading

Baked Pesto Chicken

This was delicious and so easy!  My son Zach sent me the recipe so I made it for Sunday dinner and it was perfect.  I made the pesto fresh from my garden, you can find that recipe here but of course you can use store bought pesto to make it even easier. 5 boneless, skinless … Continue reading

Lemon Pesto Pasta

I am aware that this perhaps does not look that good however if you love lemon, then you will absolutely love this pasta, it was to die for! pesto 2 whole lemons 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1/2 cup almonds 1/2 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper pasta 16 oz pasta of your … Continue reading

Almond Mint Pesto

Since Bob loved the mint pesto so much, I thought I’d experiment with some other recipes and give him a variety so here is mint pesto #2.  This one comes from Good Housekeeping. 2 cups mint 2 tablespoons roasted salted almonds 1 clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice … Continue reading