Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pesto Recipe

Hey Friends,
Here is the recipe for the Pesto I made and talked about in this post. Enjoy!

Pesto Ingredients
  • 1 T. pine nuts
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves washed and dried
  • 2 T. Romano cheese
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
Sauce Ingredients
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbs. butter
  • ¼ cup prepared pesto sauce
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese shredded

Blend basil, pine nuts, and garlic, while blending add in cheeses and continue blending until it turns slightly gritty in texture. Set Aside.

Take a heavy saucepan, pour water in it and add whipping cream. Heat it heavy over medium heat, only till it turns hot, do not boil. Add pesto sauce, butter, and salt. Now reduce the heat and continuing cooking for another 5 minutes. After the sauce is made, sprinkle in some Parmesan cheese, and stir until it melts. Serve it immediately or refrigerate for storage. Before serving, bring it to room temperature. Do not serve cold. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Spencer & Dani

These two were so fun to shoot with! They also have a big Utah/BYU rivalry going, so I post some more pics of that too. Thanks guys for letting me do these for you!

Monday, July 19, 2010


Here are some more pics from the trip- I'm starting to get the images more organized so I can edit them, so I'll be randomly posting these as I get through them. This is the St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland

Monday, July 12, 2010


If you know me well, you would know that I love pesto. Not just I like to eat it every now and then, more like I make a huge pot of it once or twice a week and live off the leftovers the rest of the time. When Todd and I were in Italy, I wanted to take a huge detour aka "side trip" to the Cinque Terre, where I had the most amazing pesto of my entire life during my study abroad. Sadly, Todd and I didn't make it there, but I came home with a new resolve to learn how to make my own delicious pesto sauce from scratch. Last weekend I made my first attempt with my brand new mortar and pestle. It was a lot harder than I thought, but today was testing day, and it actually turned out pretty delicious! I even bought sparkling cider to drink for the big occasion (I know, I got a little excited) so here is my first and hopefully not my last, attempt to be a great cook...

PS- I know the coloring on the picture looks weird, please focus on the delicious food instead ;-)