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Greetings Foodies,

I did something last week that I don’t usually do.  I made up a recipe of my own.  Gasp!!  If you read my About section, you will realize that this is a rare occurance indeed.  Luckily, I was using pesto as my base and pesto is one of those lovely things that you can tweak and no matter what you do, it generally turns out well.  

Photo by vamr

I had some basic, but yummy ingredients in my fridge and so I decided to throw them together and see what happened. I was so pleased with the result that I think this is going to replace my normal pesto recipe for good!  The great thing is it is super easy and takes, literally, 5 minutes to make (minus the time it takes to make your pasta).

So here you go, a Gullible Gourmet original:

Creamy Pesto Rosé Sauce

1/2 cup prepared pesto

3/4 cup tomato sauce

1/3 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup dry white wine

1-2 gloves of garlic (I didnt find my pesto to be garlic-y enough)

Crushed ground pepper

Throw all the ingredients together in a small sauce pan and let them simmer for 5 minutes. Pour over prepared pasta.  Add parmesan and black olives if desired.  That’s it!  Together with some garlic bread and a nice salad, it tastes like something you would get in a restaurant. At least, that is what my dear husband told me 😉 True or not, it was a nice compliment.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  Happy Eating!

The Gullible Gourmet

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