WEEKLY RECIPE ROUND-UP 6/22/08-6/30/08

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Pesto can be made in a blender

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up of all new recipes added to rachaelray.com during the past week. Fresh basil is in season, and we've got a classic basil pesto recipe that is delish as a sauce on its own for pasta, potatoes or fish, or to add additional flavor to soups and tomato sauces.

Don't forget to check out our Grill Guide all summer long – there are new recipes added to it every week.  

Our new blog series, "How to Cook Like an Italian," continues this week with its overview of the essential items you need to have on hand in an Italian kitchen. Last week we covered garlic; this week is olive oil, or as Rachael calls it, EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)!

This Week's Roundup:

Local Flavor's Recipes:

Pesto
http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=1982

Rachael Ray's Recipes:

Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Blue Cheese and Pecans
http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=1973

Cowboy Spaghetti
http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=1980

Red Beans and Greens Salad
http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=1981

Red Wine Rice with Grapes
http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=1974

Rio Grande Fritter Cakes
http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=1975

Savory Swiss Chard
http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=1976

Smoky Chipotle and Black Bean Chilaquiles
http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=1837

Sweet 'n Sour Sirloin Stir-Fry with Ranch Mashed Potatoes
http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=1977

Tilapia with Balsamic Browned Butter and Creamy Farfalle with Bacon, Tomato and Peas
http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=1983

Uptown Down-Home Chili
http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=1978

Warm Sesame Slaw Salad
http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=1979