Fresh Pesto Pasta Salad and TASTEFUL TUESDAY

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Yes, you read correctly….. I’m opening up the party to everyone!!! I will still share a recipe each week (because this is a good time for me) but there will be two parties below. The first will be for food like always, and the second for crafts, DIY and home decor… link away!

Have you entered my GIVEAWAY????

Today I am sharing my final food creation in the US… my mom had a HUGE basil plant that was blooming prolifically so we made pesto… then turned the pesto into more pasta salad.

You will need:
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 box pasta
  • Garden tomatoes (3)
  • 1 med. zucchini
 Follow simply recipes instructions for the pesto… Then cook the pasta according to the package. Sautee the Zucchini in a bit of Olive Oil until slightly browned. Chop the tomatoes and toss with pasta. Add zucchini and pesto to taste. Can be served warm or cold…

Now, for the features! Next week I will have two sets of features…All today features were pinned to my Tasty Tuesday Food Board and posted to my facebook page. I’m back from my parents computer so my pinning to facebook is working again.
1.DIY personalized Face Plate-Inspired by Family Mag
2. Four Bean Salad-Vegetarian Casserole Queen
3. Pesto Cauliflower Nuggets-Gluten Free Happy Tummy
4. Blueberry Pie Bars-Life’s Simple Measures
5.Cherry Limeade-the Seven Year Cottage

Follow along here: Facebook * Pinterest 

  Melt In Your Mouth Monday (Food Only) @ Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms
Mangia Monday (Food Only) @ Shine Your Light
MOuth Watering Monday- A Southern Fairy Tale
Hey, What’s for Dinner
– Just Another Meatless MOnday
Mealtime Monday-Couponing and Cooking

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday (Food Only) @ Blessed With Grace
Totally Tasty Tuesday @ Mandy’s Recipe Box
33 Shades of Green
-Tasty Tuesday
Cast Party Wednesday
-Lady Behind the Curtain
Show Off Your Stuff (Separate Craft/Food Parties) @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
These Chicks Cooked @
This Chicks Cooks

Market Yourself Mondays-Sumo’s Sweet Stuff

Looking forward to seeing you around the blog…. don’t be a stranger!
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Emily is a stay at home mom to two crazy boys {which she adores} , one equally crazy daughter and one amazing husband. She loves to sew, but also dabbles in crafting and recipes. Her faith, friends and family keep her going and motivated. Come along for the ride!


  1. Thank you so much for hosting!! Have a great week :)

  2. Thanks for hosting Emily!

  3. GREAT pasta salad! thanks for the party

  4. I looooooove pesto. That salad looks yum! Thanks for the party!

  5. THanks for hosting! This week, I shared my Sugar Free Strawberry Cupcakes! They’re Gluten/Grain Free, Dairy Free and Specific Carb Diet (SCD) friendly! Have a great day!

  6. Hi Emily
    Your pasta-salad is going to be for our lunch today!
    Thanks for hosting another party, and thanks so much for the salad recipe :)

  7. Stephanie Hill says:

    Thanks for hosting! You’re the best! 😀

    ~Stephanie @

  8. The Alchemist says:

    I love your pesto pasta! Pesto is one of my favorite things.

    Thanks for hosting!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  9. Hi Emily! Thank you so so so much for featuring my four bean salad! I’m honored.

    Love your pesto pasta salad. Pesto and pasta are a great combination!

  10. I linked up an amazing pesto sauce with a little spin! check it out. would be great with your pasta!

  11. Love pesto! Thanks for the party!

  12. Thank you so much for featuring my cherry limeade recipe, and for hosting each week!

  13. Little Treasures says:

    Hi Emily,

    Thank you for the lovely invitation, I am glad to be here.


  14. says:

    I shared my Paleo Potatoes as well as an article about finding your body type to achieve good health and an article about the new genetic modification of apples.

    Find out your body type for better health!

    Thanks for hosting!

  15. Anne @ Domesblissity says:

    Thanks for the invite Emily. Thanks for hosting. Am your latest follower.

    Anne xx

  16. says:

    That pesto looks gorgeous!!! Thanks for the party, I hope you have a wonderful week!

  17. Thanks so much for hosting! I’m excited to see a party with both food and craft options! AWESOME!!! XO, Aimee

  18. Thanks so much for hosting!

  19. Paula Jones says:

    I’m your newest follower on GFC, thanks for hosting, if you have time check out my blog at

  20. Hi! I would love it if you would share your great ideas at my very first link party at See you there!

  21. Gabriela @ Renaissance Woman says:

    Hello Emily!

    Thank you for hosting us today! I linked my Vanilla Chai Tea Cookies – they’re made with the contents of chai tea bags – crazy yummy. 😉

    It’s Renaissance Woman’s 1st birthday on Sunday and I’m running a giveaway to celebrate! We’ll be giving away a Citrus Chiffon Skin Brightening Scrub and will announce a winner on Sunday! I invite you to stop by and enter. :)

    Have a lovely week!


  22. Thanks for the invite! I linked up my welcome mat and my diy locker accessories. Thanks for hosting such a fun party! Excited to check out more of the links.

    Have a happy week!

  23. Thank you for the invite! August is sooooo hot around here, so I shared some comical cow udder water balloons. Fun for kids to make :)
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  24. Thank you for hosting and for inviting me!

  25. I wasn’t able to get to this right away! I did link up. We host a linking party every Thursday at!! We’d love to see you there.

  26. Becolorful says:

    Oooh I pinned this one right away. Thanks for sharing on Becolorful.


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