Making Pesto Sauce (Rare Recipe #2)

Easy and delicious

I don’t share recipes often – the last one was around Christmas – because I don’t cook that much, (which you can tell by my note to peel the garlic 😂). However, this sauce is something I’ve been making for years and it’s my mom’s recipe, so you know it’s delicious.

You will need:

  • 3 cups of fresh basil leaves
  • 1.5 cups of walnuts or pine nuts
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of grated parmesean cheese
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

I use a Nutribullet to combine all the ingredients. The recipe notes to add oil slowly, but I just add it all at once. Sometimes I don’t have fresh garlic cloves, so I’ll use garlic powder. I’ve also tried this with pistachios and it was still delicious. There’s a lot of wiggle room with the recipe thankfully!

I don’t have to measure anything now that I’ve made this so many times, so do what works for you. I always make a whole batch and freeze it into cubes to throw on pasta or chicken. My fiancé loves it too (first time saying that!).

Would you try this recipe? What’s your go-to for a quick, easy dinner?

A Christmas Recipe

My favorite holiday tradition

One of the best parts of Christmas is baking cookies and holiday treats with my mom. We’ve made this variation on a Rice Krispie treat for almost two decades and it’s one of my favorites.

I should note that I’m not domestic at all – I burnt butter yesterday – but this recipe is quite simple and doesn’t require any baking. Just melting marshmallows on the stovetop.

You will need:

  • 16 oz bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 stick of butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp green food coloring
  • 4 cups cornflakes
  • Cinnamon candies (red hots)


  1. Melt butter and marshmallows in saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  2. Add vanilla extract and food coloring.
  3. In large bowl, pour mixture over cornflakes; toss until coated.
  4. Moisten hands with cold water and shape 1/4 cup mixture into circular wreath on wax paper.
  5. Press in red hots and let cool for 1 hour.

What’s your favorite holiday recipe? Let me know if you try this one!!