Posts tagged: Almonds

Pesto Falso

Pesto is a sauce originating in Genoa in of northern Italy (pesto alla genovese). Pesto in its basic form is basil, garlic, salt, pine nuts and olive oil — that’s it! Making fresh pesto can be a little expensive, so I developed this recipe to help reduce cost, but still retain that great pesto flavor.


  • 1 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 ounces sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon dried Basil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil


Add cilantro, garlic, basil, salt and pepper to a blender. Blend until well mixed and all ingredients are finely chopped. Next add the almonds and again blend until well mixed and finely chopped. Now drizzle in the olive oil until the pesto reaches the desired consistency. That’s it — enjoy.

Beyond StoveTop Stuffing!

StoveTop stuffing is perhaps the most popular brand during the Thanksgiving holidays but why not try something new and exciting to stuff that gorgeous turkey!


  • 3 white bread loaves (If in Texas, buy sweet tasting Buttercrust bread), shredded
  • 2 cups of raisins
  • 3 sticks of celery, chopped
  • 10 oz bottle of Manzanilla Spanish olives (or as many as you’d like)
  • 4-6 oz package of almonds
  • 3 cans of Carnation evaporated milk


Mix all the ingredients and stuff your 20 pound turkey!  Or, if you’d like, bake this mix in a separate pan and enjoy!


Toast the white bread and cut it in very small pieces, and then add the rest of the ingredients.

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