We love pasta, and we like to try different meat combinations. We also like marinara and alfredo sauces, however sometimes simple is better and I have found that pesto allows me to get creative with the pasta combinations. It is also easy to make, you can make a big batch and freeze to use later. Here is a simple family recipe for homemade pesto.
Combine basil leaves, olive oil, pine cuts and garlic on a blender. Blend until a paste forms. Add cheese and salt and continue blending until mixture is smooth. Put into a small bowl and then top with 1/2 inch olive oil and let cool.
If you would like to freeze, place in small containers and place on the freezer.