Arugula Pistachio Pesto!

December 17th, 2013

Some nights inspiration hits and dinner just comes together… with some leftover pistachios from a recent baking project and some arugula… I made some really good Arugula Pistachio Pesto!

I’ve been trying to be healthy so I mixed it with half pasta and half peas… delicious!

Arugula-Pistachio Pesto

4 ounces Arugula
1/4 cup Pistachios
2 tbsp dried Basil
3 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon olive oil (or just to keep it together)
salt and pepper to taste

Mix is all together in the food processor and then enjoy with your favorite pasta.

Navel Orange Marmalade…

June 5th, 2013

What is a girl to do with sour end-of-season oranges?  What about two bags of them?

Well, with the help of a ton of sugar… several hours later… I had some really good Naval Orange Marmalade…

I used this recipe.  I did not let the mixture sit overnight and it took about three hours of simmering at low heat.

Strawberry-Raspberry Vanilla Tart!

May 12th, 2013

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day! What did you do for your mom to show her you love her?

This is a perfect little tart to show mom some love… Strawberry-Raspberry Vanilla Tart!

I doubled the custard recipe without the amaretto from Cooking Light’s Raspberry-Topped Amaretto Tart and put it in this Vanilla Wafer Crust and piled on the strawberry and raspberries…