Monthly Archives: May 2014

Pistachio Pesto

pistachio pesto

I have mentioned many times how much I love pasta.  Pesto is just another excuse to eat pasta (not that I need to work hard to find an excuse to eat pasta!~).  Once you get the hang of making pesto, you can easily create your own recipe anytime.  The basic premise is herbs, a little garlic, some type of toasted nuts, olive oil and a little cheese.  I have also found that a tiny drizzle (I do mean tiny!) of very good sherry vinegar adds a nice touch. Continue reading Pistachio Pesto

Southwest Chicken Salad

Southwest Chicken SaladI love salads.  This is one of my favorites and I make it a lot in the summer.  You can work with whatever you have on hand.  If I have left over corn on the cob in the summer, I will slice it off the cob and add it to salads.  I also like to have some black beans in as well.  You can add any vegetables you like, use up what’s in that produce drawer!

You want to make sure you season the chicken really well so that each bite has some of the Cajun seasoning on it.   Enjoy! Continue reading Southwest Chicken Salad

Honey Mustard Dressing

southwest saladI love homemade salad dressings and I am here to tell you, it is so easy and no big deal to make your own homemade dressing.  Most will keep for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator and when you make it yourself it isn’t going to include all kinds of weird chemical ingredients that you cannot pronounce!

This is one of my favorites.  Feel free to work with it a bit.  Maybe you like a little more mustard, or a little more cumin.  Whatever.  Make the recipe as is, then add a little more of whatever you fancy!  I love making and keeping my dressings in mason jars.  It’s the best way to really bring it together and makes it easy to use it the 2nd and 3rd time. Continue reading Honey Mustard Dressing