Pesto Shortbread Savory Crackers Recipe

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It's time for the Taste Creations Blog Hop, and this month's theme ingredient is herbs.  Great timing, because it's finally cool enough here in Phoenix that I have a chance of fresh herbs actually surviving if I plant them now!  I can only keep rosemary alive here during the summer, and I even managed to kill that once.

For my contribution to the Taste Creations blog hop, I was inspired by my love of pesto, and this recipe for a savory shortbread cracker from Ina Garten.  

I'd never thought of a savory shortbread, but was immediately intrigued by the idea.  (I've always been more of a salty-snack person than a sweets one.)

So I decided to take Ina Garten's savory shortbread idea, and combine it with all the fabulous flavors of classic Italian pesto:  pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and fresh basil.

The result?  So good.  SO GOOD.  And the fact that I can eat it with some delightful cheeses and fruits and nuts and call it dinner?  That's a serious bonus.

Ready for all the details?  The full recipe and tutorial is on the next page.

Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido