Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

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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My kind of soul food — stacks of eggplant slices with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, basil pesto, breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. ~~~ Thou shalt not covet fat shiny purple-black eggplants. Oh, but I do. I know the season is over and wonder where my market is getting theirs, but I love their glossy fullness, the …

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