Pesto Pasta Salad with Cranberries & Feta

hands holiding bowl of Pesto Cranberry Pasta Salad

Enjoy an easy supper or side dish with this make-ahead Pesto Pasta Salad with Cranberries & Feta Cheese. It’s packed with flavor and makes a colorful addition to your buffet. I like to think that pasta salads are God’s gift to the busy home cook. They are hearty, make-ahead, and so very versatile that you […]

Sausage Noodle Casserole, like Mac & Cheese, but Better

pan of sausage noodle casserole

Do you crave something like mac and cheese only a little meatier? This Sausage Noodle Casserole is just the ticket. Glorified mac and cheese, full of comfort and love, dotted with spicy bits of sausage and juicy peppers. Casseroles are some of my favorite things to prepare for dinner. Not only are they hearty, but […]

The Veggie Pesto Sandwich That’s Perfect for Packing

Looking for lots of flavor at lunchtime? This Veggie Pesto Sandwich packs a punch, all while being meatless, portable, and budget-friendly. My friend Alison is so great at discovering new flavor combinations like this coconut berry salad for instance. I love it when we’re at potlucks together because I get all kinds of great ideas. […]

Pesto Bruschetta Recipe

Enjoy all the bright flavors of summer in this easy-to-prep Pesto Bruschetta. An ideal appetizer, it also makes a great light lunch. We spent late spring/early summer traipsing through Great Britain. We had a really nice time. It seems that I rarely take time off unless we go overseas. I’m thinking that we need to […]

Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad

Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad is super easy and quick to assemble. It’s packed with flavor thanks to pesto, sundried tomatoes, and black olives. Years ago (like 20+) I worked as a waitress and barista at a pricey Santa Barbara restaurant and bakery. One of the perks of the job was to get a free meal […]

Pesto Penne and Cheese

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Mac and cheese is one of life’s ultimate comfort foods. Cozy up with a plate of this rich and cheesy, Pesto Penne and Cheese to while away whatever worries you may have. I grew up eating mac and cheese from a box. I had read about someone making it from scratch in a children’s novel, […]

Pesto and Tomato French Bread Pizza

Make delicious homemade pizza in minutes! It’s easy and fun and makes for a great appetizer, too. You know those chubby loaves of French bread that the grocery sells? They are usually sold in baskets near the checkstands. They cost about a buck fifty? Well, while they may not be the cat’s meow when it […]

Chicken Pesto Pizza with Fresh Avocado

pizza topped with fresh avocado

Enjoy a healthier pizza night this week with this homemade Chicken Pesto Pizza with Fresh Avocado featuring a whole wheat crust. It used to be that one of my children requested Costco pizza on a weekly basis. And on a weekly basis, I said no. Though it was once a our “go-to” pizza for almost two […]