One of the most simple meals to make that clearly tastes gourmet is pesto, in my opinion. You can make a large batch and keep in the refrigerator and make multiple meals. So great, especially if you grow your own basil. I love the simple recipe Lesa posted for Traditional Basil Pesto. I see so many recipes using walnuts or pecans but I believe my favorite is the pesto using pine nuts. It is a unique flavor and very Italian so why not use it? Trader Joe’s always has a great price on their pine nuts.
Edesia’s Notebook has a HUGE selection of recipes. I love that she has them documented really well. Lesa and I have similar lives. We are both moms to two girls even though her girls are older than mine so she really also focuses on making simple yet delicious recipes for her family.
I added grilled chicken, chopped tomato and used rotini pasta to make this a complete meal. How about a salad? Thanks to Lesa for a great simple recipe. 🙂 Check out her delicious recipe index for more recipes.