Pesto Crusted Mahi Mahi


We have been traveling so much lately I am trying to clean out the freezer a bit rather than buy more groceries. We had two pounds of Mahi Mahi to use and as I searched the pantry I came across a jar of basil pesto and a jar of sun-dried tomato-basil pesto. Perfect! Verdict: This…

Ricotta and Pesto Pizza


At least once a week I try to make pizza for dinner. It is a fairly simple meal that everyone can agree on. The combinations are endless too. It doesn’t need to be the same old red sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni pizza each time. Get creative! If you can put it on bread it can…

Pesto Mac & Cheese with Chicken


Of all the summer/early fall favorite flavors I have to say basil pesto is one of my favorite. This is one of my newly acquired tastes. There are many foods I never tried until I was an adult. Sour cream, broccoli, pesto, and grape leaves to name a few. I love them all now, but…

Baked Pesto Salmon – Update on Those Resolutions


As I mentioned before I chose JOY as the word to guide my decisions and intentions this year rather than make regular New Year resolutions. I really have been trying to keep this word in front of me to help me at those moments I feel overwhelmed or uncertain. It doesn’t mean I walk around…

Cheese Ravioli with Pesto and Shrimp


“Some days are like that even in Australia,” is a phrase often repeated in our house when the day goes all wrong and seems to be busting at the seams. This was one of those days. I am still nursing a sore knee. It is much better than it was three weeks ago but I…

Creamy Stove Top Pesto Macaroni and Cheese


I am looking for the quick and easy dinners right now. As we have two weeks left before heading back to school we are trying to cram every last minute of fun we can into summer. I have been forgetting about dinner until 30 minutes prior to when my kids want to eat, which is…

Pesto Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers and Grilled Chicken


This was a meal I made by opening up the cupboards and started pulling jars. We had friends in town that we didn’t know when they were arriving or when they would be able to see us. They were traveling through town with their extended family and we knew we could have to leave at…

Cheesy Pesto Chicken and Garlic Crispy Red Potatoes


I am a “Real Mom” home cook.  I am not trained in any form of cooking or baking.  I have two children and a spouse that like to be fed each day and I try to accommodate them the best I can.  We have dance lessons, cello lessons, Science Olympics, Lego Robotics and library groups…

Ham and Cheese Pizza with Pesto Crust


I decided to take last week off to maintain my sanity.  Last week was dance camp for my daughter, cello lessons for my son and getting us packed and the house cleaned for a double Feis in Milwaukee this past weekend.  So, life has been crazy but I was able to keep up with cooking…

Pesto Meatball Sandwiches


We spent the weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for two Feises.  Milwaukee has become our go to city, even more than Chicago.  It is a three and a half hour drive, more with all the construction, but we still love it and are having a great time exploring different areas each time we go. We discovered…

Garlic Chicken Pesto Pizza


I did not get a chance to post yesterday.  My partner had a simple procedure but it took much longer and was a bit more involved than we originally thought.  So, what was meant to be a simple 2-3 hour thing turned into a half day.  Then it was physical therapy for my daughter, dance…