Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Recipes and menu ideas for dogfish taco night with peach salsa, salsa verde, squash calabacitas

Recipes and menu ideas for basil pesto, dogfish taco night with peach salsa, salsa verde, squash calabacitas, butter beans and southern pie. ~~~ Tis the season for basil pesto Every spring I buy at least six baby basil plants so I can make pesto every few weeks throughout the summer and into the fall. Last …

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Basil pesto, parsley, garlic and two kinds of cheese make this easy Basil Pesto and Garlic Breadstick Knots recipe absolutely irresistible. ~~~ I’m going “semi-homemade” on y’all today. Even though I recently rediscovered my long lost love of bread baking, let’s be serious, you have to plan and make time for that type of thing. …

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This meatloaf recipe made with ground turkey and basil pesto topped with a balsamic tomato sauce was a surprising hit in our house since ground turkey isn’t usually something to rave about, but, in this case, it is! ~~~ I tried two meatloaf recipes recently. One was a traditional meatloaf made with ground beef and …

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