30 Minute Meals · Make Ahead · Party Ideas · Poultry · Recipes

Pesto Chicken Salad Croissants

I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July! It was hot and sticky here in the good ol’ midwest. We survived the heat by staying in the shade with watermelon, popsicles, and lots of cold water as we waited for the big show at dusk. Fireworks are always worth the wait in my opinion.… Continue reading Pesto Chicken Salad Croissants

30 Minute Meals · Pasta · Recipes · Vegan/Vegetarian

Broccoli Pesto Penne {Vegan}

With all of the recent tragic events it’s really made me sit back and count my blessings.  America is supposed to be a nation of nations, where people come to be free and thrive and build better lives.  What is happening lately?  Too many public shootings, then Newtown and now the Boston Marathon.  As one… Continue reading Broccoli Pesto Penne {Vegan}

Recipes · Vegan/Vegetarian

Pesto Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers and Fresh Tomatoes

I haven’t met a homemade pizza I didn’t like.  Well… that isn’t 100% true.  I do have a few favorites (with the burning and the dough rising too much or not rising at all…) but there is something completely satisfying about working the pizza dough with your own hands and using fresh ingredients from your… Continue reading Pesto Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers and Fresh Tomatoes

Make Ahead · Recipes · Sauces · Vegan/Vegetarian

How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Basil Plant

Folks, you are in for a very special treat today.  You are witnessing a part of Foodie McBooty history — a huge milestone in the cooking life of Foodie McBooty:  I just bought my first basil plant!  Before this, I have never attempted growing an herb garden — in fear of my cat eating more… Continue reading How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Basil Plant