Italian Harvest Table

Italian Harvest Table   We are moving away from fall and “falling” straight into winter here in northeast Pennsylvania. In my hometown…they predicted 2-4 inches and we got a foot of snow instead.  Many people were so happy to arrive home in their cozy homes and reminded of how lucky we are to have shelter andContinue reading Italian Harvest Table

Spicy Pork Stir Fry

Let’s make a memorable pork stir fry together…I like to add a bit of spice to incorporate my personality and give you a bit of a zing to make you feel alive.  If some of you would like to feel less of that alive feeling….hey…you can tone it down with sweet peppers instead 😉 Here’sContinue reading Spicy Pork Stir Fry

Simple Spicy Pork Dumplings

I have been on a complete Chinese food kick over this past weekend!  I haven’t had any dinner guests over since the holiday and made a few Chinese meals in a weekend for different people…family, friends….etc!  I was looking for a tasty appetizer….and looking for a way to make it as simple as possible. WhenContinue reading Simple Spicy Pork Dumplings

Pork Loin Wrapped in Prosciutto with Sage Sausage Stuffing & Parsley Potatoes

So…I’m going to skip around a bit as to the timeline of our culinary boot camp at The Culinary Institute of America in California.  Let’s fast forward to my last day.  After a crazy previous four days of learning, rushing, saying “BEHIND” and “CORNER” announcing every move we made…so not to bash into any hotContinue reading Pork Loin Wrapped in Prosciutto with Sage Sausage Stuffing & Parsley Potatoes

Mexican Spaghetti Veggie Bowl

One of the major food trends is that people are pursuing more options for plant based meals whether they are vegetarians/vegans or not..but looking for that kick of protein at the same time.  Well, now they make some pastas with built in protein….and you can always add beans.  Beans are super packed with fiber for aContinue reading Mexican Spaghetti Veggie Bowl

Protein Stir Fry Bowl

Sometimes you just want some Chinese takeout, but you think about how it may not “be good for you”. Let’s kick it up a notch and add some protein to keep you fuller longer without the guilt tagging along in the back of your mind. Today was …. let’s make what’s in Laura’s pantry day.Continue reading Protein Stir Fry Bowl