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.