Easy Bean and Pesto Spread

Checking in with a very easy and quick recipe today…


I whipped this spread up in less than 10 minutes and took this to a small gathering last night and it was a hit.  The leftovers will be a great sandwich spread.

Bean and Pesto Spread

1, 15 oz can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
3-6 Tablespoons prepared pesto
1 tsp (or more to taste) apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
A couple of dashes of seasoning (TJ’s 21 Seasoning Salute is perfect for this)

1.  Put the beans, pesto, vinegar, seasoning in a food processor and blend until combined.
2.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

My dad makes the best pesto out of his garden’s bounty of basil so I always have pesto on hand.  This was a fun new way to use it.

Do you have an easy dip/spread recipe to share?  Links welcome.
What’s your standard dish you bring to parties?

Friday Round-Up

The week of holiday celebrations, visiting with friends, and having a few days off from work is flying by too quickly!

Here are a few fun finds from the week…

This is a fun year-end list to browse…it’s actually a list of 44 reasons why your life will be so much easier in 2013.  Personal favorites–the clementine candle, nylons over the vacuum to find lost items, and cutting bread in a way that doesn’t destroy it.  But you won’t find me using beer cans to curl my hair.

Here’s a list of the expected Top Fitness Trends in 2013.  TRX is one of them and this is on my list to try.  I also like the idea of combo classes–spinning is a great cardio workout, but fitting in 10 minutes of core or strength would make for a full workout.

Check out Cincinnati weather man Bob Herzog–clearly he loves his job and likes to have fun.  Some of his moves are a little cringe-worthy!

What fitness trend are you looking forward to in 2013?  Any stories/year-end re-caps to share?  Would you dance on TV?