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)

Steps:

  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!!