Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

My mother-in-law’s visit was super brief! I thought we were going to spend the entire day together.  It turned out, we only spent lunch and dinner together eating out.  During the in-between time, she jetted off to sightsee with her fiancé.  On the way to the city, they saw traffic on the Bay Bridge.  The traffic in the city was so bad that they couldn’t make it to the Golden Gate Bridge so they turned back around.  Bummer!

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Parmesan Ham and Thyme Bread

Parmesan Ham and Thyme Bread

We recently have three new families that just moved in to our neighborhood this past couple of months.  So baking a batch of something was in order.  I had some ham and fresh thyme in the fridge that I wanted to use up.  Out came this bread.  Savory bread always needs some sort of cheese so my choice of cheese for this was Parmesan.  Chris and I sampled this for dinner last night and it was definitely worthy of giving away as a “welcome to the neighborhood” treat to one of the families.  Bake some for your neighbor today and save a couple of pieces for yourself!

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Roasted Tomato Pesto Sauce

Roasted Tomato Pesto Sauce

This sauce was so tasty in my pasta.  I was a bit worried that it wouldn’t because of the texture of the walnuts in this sauce.  But I blended extra long in my food processor so the texture of the nuts is less obvious in the sauce.  It would be an excellent spread in any sandwiches (Panini comes to mind).  Or an alternative to tomato sauce on pizzas.

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