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Easy Home Made Chicken Pesto



2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese (or grated Parmesan)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine walnuts
3 tablespoons minced garlic cloves
2 Chicken Breasts
1 13oz package of pasta
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
A handful of spinach leaves


1) Combine spinach and basil with walnuts nuts, pulse a few times in a food processor. Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.

2) Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Now put the sauce mixture aside.

3) Place chicken breasts in a large pot. Pour 2-3 cups of water onto the chicken, until it is submerged. Bring the water to a boil, then turn down the heat to medium.

4) Once the pot has simmered for 10 minutes, strain off any fat that has rose to the top.

5) After the chicken is white and floating, place the chicken on a cutting board to cool(always make sure your meat is properly cooked). Bring the water you boiled the chicken in back to a boil.

6) Begin to boil your pasta. Now that the chicken has cooled some, you can start cutting the chicken breasts into strips.

7) Once your pasta is tender and strained of water, combine sauce mixture, chicken, and pasta in your large pot. Stir the ingredients together thoroughly.

20130222-125327.jpg8) Server with bread and salad, enjoy!
By: Josh Martin


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Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Italian Food, recipes, Recipies, Uncategorized


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The Perfect Butternut Squash


1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 butternut squash
2 heaping tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter


1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using a large serrated bread knife, cut the squash in two. You can use a sawing motion, sea-saw motion, or both to cut clean through.


2) Use a spoon to remove the seeds. Scrape the the inside until you no longer see “strings”.


3) Place 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar into each half. Rub the spice mixture onto all of the orange portion of the squash. By the time you are through the spices should look like a brown paste.


4) Place butter inside each half


5) Cover tightly with tin foil, bake for 50 minutes.

20121120-211016.jpgBy: Josh Martin

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Posted by on November 25, 2012 in recipes, Recipies


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Smokey and Savory Green Bean Casserole


1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of mushroom soup mix
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons liquid smoke
1 tabkespoon ground black pepper
4 cups cut green beans
1 1/3 cups fried onions


1) Remove any stems from the green beans and break them in half. Place the beans in a steamer for 30 minutes.
2) Preheat oven to 350°F. Stir the soup, milk, Liquid smoke, black pepper, steamed beans and 1 cup fried onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.
3) Once mixed sprinkle the remaining fried onion over the top.
4) Tightly covered with tinfoil and bake for 30 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling.

By: Josh Martin

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Posted by on November 21, 2012 in recipes, Recipies


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