This one is a spin on the classic. It caught me off guard because I kept finding myself on automatic pilot grabbing the standard pesto ingredients and then realizing, they do NOT belong in this recipe. If you want to be a stickler I don’t think this is technically considered pesto but I’ll do anything to get the smell of fresh basil in my kitchen.
Grandma Joyce liked to keep things simple in a classic kind of way. She wasn’t fussy and she didn’t leave room for much fluff. I love that about her because her recipes aren’t full of tedious, unnecessary steps.
I was a bit skeptical but I followed the recipe as it was written. Maybe Grandma Mary knows something about mayonnaise that I don’t. Nope. What I discovered is that quite possibly she and other women in the 60s might just appreciate it more than we do nowadays.
The recipe for Buttermilk Pie was handwritten on an index card in green pen. In a sea of pencil filled recipe cards I was intrigued, but the name…made me a skeptic. Another gamble was about to start but hey, at least I had a way to use up this extra buttermilk in the fridge!
Digging through Grandma Mary’s recipe binder, looking for a little inspiration and I found Green Chiles Pie. Sounded pretty good. Because: A. I love green chiles and B. I had all of the ingredients on hand so I wouldn’t have to drag the kids to the store. The latter sealed the deal, for sure. Read more