Pesto Chicken Parmesan


I love Chicken Parmesan. It used to be my favorite dish to order at Family’s Restaurant in Mukwonago, Wis., where I grew up. We seemed to eat there almost weekly. So I ordered the dish almost weekly. I think I finally stopped ordering this dish when I once almost choked on a piece of cheese…

Turkey Pesto Meatballs in Pesto Cream Sauce


Last weekend I made Herbed Meatloaf and ate all three pounds of it (with the help of a few coworkers and my boss) all week long, in preparation for the American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday. Traditionally I’m rejected 50% of the time I attempt to donate due to  my blood iron level. I…

Browned Butter Fettucine Pesto Alfredo


I’m getting to the point where I’m getting all pesto-ed out. Despite the fact that I’ve already made Chicken Pesto Quesadillas and a Chicken Pesto Pizza this week, I still have a cup of pesto left. Dang! I decided to experiment a bit with a browned butter alfredo sauce (which I’ve never made) in order to…

Chicken Pesto Pizza on a Flaky Crust


Be forewarned: this pizza is not for the faint of heart (or stomach!). Nor is it for someone who counts calories or watches what she eats. Instead, this pizza is for the true fatty or the fatty at heart (like me), who would rather eat something that tastes good no matter what the calorie count….

Chicken Pesto Quesadilla


I’d never heard of a pesto quesadilla before until I ate at the Iron Horse Restaurant just down the road from where I live in Sellwood. When one of the bosses at work found out I live in Sellwood she raved and raved about Iron Horse and their pesto quesadilla. Subsequently I sped to Iron…

Cilantro-Basil Cashew Pesto


I never crave vegan cooking or eating. I can’t help it. I grew up in Wisconsin for crying out loud. But sometimes vegan recipes sneak onto my stove and when they do, I usually find that they’re not all that bad. And I rarely find myself missing dairy. ingredients. 1 c. packed fresh basil leaves…

Pesto White Bean Hummus


In honor of Cassie’s 25th (plus 6) birthday today (Happy Birthday, Cassie, if you’re reading this!), I whipped up some hummus – it’s her favorite. This flavor of hummus got rave reviews with my coworkers. If you’re not a fan of garlic, you may want to cut the garlic in this recipe in half. I…

Creamy Pesto Pasta


This pasta dish combines my two favorite sauces: pesto and cream (alfredo). It’s very rich (and fattening – if you’re counting calories) so a little bit goes a long way, which is why I feel it makes an excellent side dish. Ingredients 16 oz of pasta cooked according to directions 1 recipe Pistachio Basil Pesto…

Pistachio Pesto Pasta


I love pesto pasta because it’s a) so simple to make your own fresh pesto and b) just so damn great tasting. I swear I could eat it every night. All you need for a delicious bowl of pesto pasta is your favorite shape of noodles and a tasty homemade pesto sauce. (Like the one…