Pesto: What is it and how to use it

Pesto is the Italian word for “pounded.” Pesto is an uncooked sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, pinenuts, Parmesan or Pecorino cheese and olive oil.  The ingredients can either be crushed with mortor and pestle ot finely chopped with a food processor.  This classic, fresh-tasting sauce originated in Genoa, Italy and although used on a … Continue reading

Shredded Beef Tacos

Last weekend a friend of mine gave me a few Everyday Food magazines she had. In one was a recipe for Slow Cooker Carne Quisada.  Joe attached himself to the idea of trying it, so we went to the grocery store later in the week and got the ingredients for it.   I thought it was … Continue reading