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Peach Basil Moscow Mule

For a refreshing variation on a classic Moscow Mule cocktail, try this Peach Basil Moscow Mule recipe! It combines peach vodka, fresh basil & lemon juice for a delicious drink!

Create a “Make Your Own Moscow Mule Bar” with this delicious recipe. And add these recipes for Grilled Pineapple Moscow Mules & Sparkling Grapefruit Gin Mules!

Moscow mule in copper mugs with fresh basil and lemon wedge on the side

One sip of this delicious cocktail and you’ll be hooked! The fresh flavors of peach and basil make this the perfect summer cocktail.

A classic Moscow Mule is made with just 3 ingredients, vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. For this recipe, I put my own spin on the classic! I swapped out traditional vodka for peach vodka, lime juice for lemon juice and added fresh basil leaves.

While today’s Moscow Mule is most commonly made with lime juice, the original Moscow Mule was actually created with lemon juice. So I guess you could say I’m just throwing it back old school in this peach basil variation of the drink!

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Basil Pesto

Homemade basil pesto is an easy recipe to make with walnuts, fresh basil, garlic, olive oil & parmesan cheese. It’s perfect for adding to pizza, pasta or grilled chicken dishes!

Overhead shot of basil pesto in a small white bowl with a small gold spoon in the bowl

Basil pesto is so easy to make and one of my favorite homemade sauces. When you make it at home, it has such a fresh flavor, as opposed to what you can buy in a jar at the grocery store.

My first time making pesto was in a home economics class in high school. Did I just totally date myself because home ec is no longer a thing? No surprise here, but home ec was my favorite class.

I learned how to sew, not well, but I tried! And I learned how to cook new things, at a much higher success rate than my sewing!

When pesto was introduced to me in home ec, I’d never eaten pesto before, but I quickly fell in love! Now I make many different versions of pesto.

The fun thing about pesto is that you can easily make it your own based on what greens you have in your fridge or what dish you want to pair it with.

You can also mix up what kind of nuts you use! While pine nuts are the traditional nut used in basil pesto, I used walnuts instead. They’re much less expensive and still work wonderfully in this pesto recipe!

Basil pesto can be added to pizza, tossed with pasta or used as a marinade for chicken or a sauce to top fish. It’s super versatile and so delicious!

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Blueberry Goat Cheese Pistachio Crostini

Balsamic blueberries, creamy goat cheese, crushed pistachios and fresh basil are combined in this delicious goat cheese crostini recipe!

Balsamic Blueberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

Each week I get a ton of new recipe inspiration at my local farmers market.

You can read all about my Saturday morning farmers market ritual in my post from last week, which includes an amazing recipe for a Beet and Burrata Tart!

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Caprese Quesadilla

Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil leaves fill this Italian Caprese Quesadilla Recipe, which is easily made in just 10 minutes!

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While I do love all types of food from Mexican to Thai and Brazillian to French, Italian will always have a special place in my heart.

Sometimes I like to take a dish from another country and make it into an Italian masterpiece, such as this recipe, the Caprese Quesadilla.

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 flour tortilla
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce

Start by slicing the roma tomatoes and topping the flour tortilla with the mozzarella cheese and sliced tomatoes.

Next, top with the basil and parmesan cheese.

Then fold the tortilla in half and place over medium heat on the stove top. Brown on the first side then flip.

Heat up the marinara sauce while the quesadilla is cooking. Once browned on both sides remove from the skillet and cut into slices.

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Serve with marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

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A delicious new way to eat a traditional mexican dish, Italian style!

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