If you would rather make your own pesto, instead of buying packaged pesto from the store, here is the recipe I use...
1 Cup Fresh Basil
1 Cup Olive Oil
1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
3 Cloves of Garlic
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until well mixed, but not entirely smooth (it should still have some texture).
If you would like to make a creamy pesto sauce to pour over pasta, pour the mixture into a pot over medium heat. Add 1 cup heavy cream. Stir consistently until mixture is thickened. Pour over pasta and Enjoy! This is enough sauce for 1 pound of pasta.