No store-bought jar of pesto can compare to this easy to make fresh homemade version of basil pesto. Classic recipes call for pine nuts and if you have them by all means go ahead and use them. I find walnuts to be more economical and I like the flavor a little bit more. When tossing with pasta, mix with some of the starchy pasta water to thin pesto.
I'm not sure who was the originator of this buttermilk dressing recipe, maybe Aunt Loma Gereau-Carlson or Aunt Lola Schafer. What I do remember is this was my dad, Pug Steinhoff's favorite salad dressing recipe and was always a staple in our refrigerator while growing up. He would put in on everything including potatoes and fish. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the he was a bit particular about making it only with Jilbert's Dairy Buttermilk. This is the perfect dressing to pour over some sliced cucumbers and onions.