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Summer is quickly coming to an end and this is a great way to enjoy every last leaf of your basil plant!
In a dry pan over medium low heat, toast the pine nuts until they are slightly darkened and you can smell them (about 10 minutes). Set aside and let them cool.
In a food processor or blender, mix all of the ingredients into a paste.
1. Go very easy on the salt because the Parmesan cheese has a lot of it.
2. If the sauce is too thick for your taste, thin it out a little with some more olive oil.
3. This is a very garlicky sauce. If you are sensitive to garlic, just use 1 clove in this recipe (I love garlic; I use both cloves!). Keep in mind though that when you add this sauce to anything hot, the garlic will mellow.
4. Feel free to use the traditional mortar and pestle; I don’t have one so the food processor it is!
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!