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Fresh Basil is one of my favorite herbs! Here you’ll find tons of different ways to cook with basil, from summer classics like this Walnut Almond Pesto to creative desserts like Basil Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits, and so much more!

Did you know that you can freeze basil? Freezing basil minimizes food waste and ensures you always have some on hand for soups, stews, sauces, and more! Check out this post that details how to freeze basil 4 ways, plus you’ll get access to 10+ basil recipes.

Roasted Tomato Crostini with Walnut Almond Pesto and Goat Cheese

Take advantage of summer’s colorful and delicious produce and make this Roasted Tomato Crostini with Walnut Almond Pesto and Goat Cheese. Crostini is a great summer appetizer to serve while sitting out on the patio in the evening. Re-sharing from the archives because we have tons of cherry tomatoes and fresh basil growing in our …

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Zucchini Tomato Basil Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

This Zucchini Tomato Basil Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette is a light and refreshing summertime salad and perfect when your garden is exploding with tomatoes, basil, and zucchini in the later summer months. Click HERE to save this recipe for Zucchini Tomato Basil Salad! Cold Zucchini Salad Recipe I get so excited about all the …

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Pesto Pork Chop and Summer Vegetable Foil Dinners

Fresh, summertime vegetables are tossed in pesto and balsamic and cooked with boneless pork chops in this makeover version of the classic foil dinners from childhood.  This recipe for Pesto Pork Chop and Summer Vegetable Foil Dinners was created in partnership with Smithfield. One of the summertime activities I loved doing when I was a kid was …

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Basil Kumquat Grilled Chicken Skewers with Cauliflower Steaks

Chicken tenderloins are marinated in a summery basil kumquat vinaigrette and grilled, then served alongside grilled purple cauliflower steaks for a simple, yet inspired, summer dish. This recipe for Basil Kumquat Grilled Chicken Skewers with Cauliflower Steaks is created in partnership with Bertolli. Kevin and I have been hard at work with the finishing touches …

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Basil Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits

In these Basil Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits, strawberries soaked in a sweet balsamic, basil syrup are layered with mini almond shortcakes, whipped cream, and sliced almonds for a delicious springtime dessert. This recipe for Shortcake Parfaits was created in partnership with Fisher Nuts. This post also contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate and member …

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Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Salad with Tomato Balsamic Vinaigrette

Isn’t it funny how sometimes the simplest things taste the best? For example: I LOVE (read: am obsessed with) oatmeal.  Not fancy oatmeal either. Written by: Taylor Kiser of Food Faith Fitness A little bit of cinnamon, apples and just cook ‘er in the microwave, and I am one happy camper. I can eat it …

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Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Pesto + Blendtec

I pulled off the remaining leaves from my three basil plants the other day. It has gotten quite cool here (loving that!), so I didn’t think the plants would be around much longer. We are dipping down to around 40 degrees at night lately. I had just purchased a big container of sun dried tomatoes …

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Easy 7 Ingredient Homemade Lemon Basil Ice Cream

With only 2 weeks till we pull out of Albuquerque and head out to Colorado to settle in Boulder, I’ve got quite a lot on my plate. Please welcome the lovely Georgia Pellegrini, author of “Girl Hunter“, here for today’s guest post: Lemon Basil Ice Cream. Doesn’t this recipe sound perfect for the warmer months …

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Caprese Pasta – Submit Your BEST 6 Ingredient Recipe

Can you guess what I love best about summer? I’ll give you a hint. It’s NOT the heat. I love all the fresh, delicious produce that is available and how easy it is to showcase those flavors. You don’t need a complicated recipe to show off ripe, red tomatoes and sweet garden basil. The previous …

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