So many people in New Jersey have small gardens in their yards. Some grow a decent amount of vegetables, mostly tomatoes, but you don't need to be an expert gardener to grow basil.

You can also throw in some parsley, oregano, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, etc. without using too much space. Lots of people use small or medium pots to grow enough fresh herbs to get them through the summer season.

Nothing smells better than freshly made pesto, or tastes quite like summer than homemade pesto in your kitchen. I've had pesto in the region where it was invented, Liguria, and I think our recipe is better. You will love it and anyone you make it for will love you for it!

Dennis Malloy's homemade pesto!

Enjoy!

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy. Any opinions expressed are Dennis Malloy's own.

Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.