Pesto Quinoa with Shrimp and Tomatoes

pesto with shrimp and tomatoes

You say it’s your half-birthday It’s my half- birthday too–yeah They say it’s your half-birthday We’re gonna have a good time I’m glad it’s your half-birthday Happy birthday to you. Today is Boogeyman’s half birthday…..”four and a half”…the first year where half birthdays become monumental to our little guys.  The day which sets them apart [...]

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5-Cheese Pesto Mac & Cheese (& a little tripod fun)

pesto mac & cheese

So, at my house dinner is not dinner without a brief interruption for a photo.  I guess that’s just a hazard to the trade in the  life of a food blogger.  I’m sure it’s especially irritating to Drew (also known as the Mac & Cheese Monster) when his wife gets him all excited about a [...]

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Caprese Stack with Pesto

caprese stack

Caprese salad is undoubtedly my FAVORITE summertime dish and since it is Tomatofest 2012 at the Hardin house, I can eat it every night if I want to……..probably won’t, but I can if I want to.  I recently changed it up a little by using pesto I had on hand rather than fresh basil leaves [...]

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Spaghetti Squash Pesto

Spaghetti Squash Pesto

Another day, another squash.  Pesto is generally served with pasta, but swapping the pasta for filling spaghetti sqaush not only makes it a little more healthy, but becomes a gluten-free option.  Add chicken or shrimp and this becomes a one dish meal. Spaghetti Squash Pesto Ingredients: 1 large spaghetti squash, roasted Fresh Basil Pesto Fresh [...]

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O Basil! My Basil! – An Ode to Pesto

Fresh basil

Oh, Basil! My, Basil! the dreaded wait is done; You started as a little plant and now my gardening has won; The kitchen is near, the food processor I hear, the pesto is forthcoming While fellow bellies try to wait, the hungrier we’re becoming But oh plate! plate! plate! Oh the empty stare of white Where on the stove [...]

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