Author Archives for Laura

Quick Pasta Carbonara |

Quick Pasta Carbonara – Flashback Friday

November 17, 2017 8:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When I’m in the mood for a creamy pasta but I don’t have a lot of time, this is a recipe that I often reach for. The men in my house love that this dish includes bacon, they can even overlook that it has peas in it. If this isn’t a recipe you made before,... Read More

Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas |

Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas

November 16, 2017 7:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

One of my favorite Mexican dishes is fajitas. It doesn’t matter whether they are made with chicken, shrimp or beef. I am a fan of them all. I have tried several different versions of fajitas. My favorite way to have the beef ones are on the grill, but that isn’t always possible. Well, this sheet... Read More

Easy Zeppole |

Easy Zeppole

November 15, 2017 6:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you even had zeppole before? You may have had a version of it served at Olive Garden before. They areĀ Italian doughnuts. Now, the version at Olive Garden is more like a raised doughnut. The version I am sharing today is more like a cake doughnut. These little morsels are amazingly tasty and the size... Read More

Banana Cream Pie |

Banana Cream Pie – Flashback Friday

November 10, 2017 8:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The last pie of the week is a simple banana cream pie. This is a classic and one that everyone tends to love. This pie is a little more along the lines of a southern banana pudding because it is made with a nilla wafer crust. It’s a welcome change. Banana Cream Pie

Maple Pecan Pie |

Maple Pecan Pie

November 9, 2017 2:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to pies, pecan pie is one of my top 5 favorites. I love that thick caramel-like pecan filling. It’s heavenly pair with that flaky crust. However, most pecan pie recipes call for corn syrup as an ingredient to make the filling. This one does not! Instead it uses pure maple syrup in... Read More

Blueberry Sour Cream Pie |

Blueberry Sour Cream Pie and Turkey Giveaway

November 8, 2017 8:53 am Published by 17 Comments

The pie I have today for you includes a creamy sour cream filling topped with a simple homemade blueberry topping. I made it with a regular pie crust but a graham cracker crust would also work week for this one. The blueberry topping can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries, so even when blueberries... Read More

Chocolate Fudge Pie

November 7, 2017 7:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I can’t believe my favorite holiday is just around the corner! This year, to help you out with Thanksgiving, I am having a pie week. I don’t know about you, but it is always easier to change up a pie as part of the Thanksgiving meal. Usually with the meal itself, consists of a lot... Read More

Chicken Tortilla Soup |

Chicken Tortilla Soup – Flashback Friday

November 3, 2017 8:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We are finishing off soup week with a blast to the past. This brothy chicken soup is full of Mexican flavor. The homemade crispy baked tortilla strips are what really add the perfect finishing touch along with the fresh lime, avocado, and sour cream. I love the contrast of the hot soup with the fresh... Read More

Shepherds Pie Soup |

Shepherds Pie Soup

November 2, 2017 8:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Here is another classic dish converted over into a soup – shepherds pie. This soup is quick and easy from the start if you have some leftover mashed potatoes. If you don’t have any mashed potatoes, you can just boil a few potatoes while the soup cooks. This soup has everything you would expect from... Read More

Slow Cooker Sausage and Potato Soup |

Slow Cooker Sausage and Potato Soup

November 1, 2017 9:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

One undeniable thing about sausage is the amazing flavor it can add to any dish you add it to. It really packs a flavor punch! This soup reminds me of a sausage and potato dish that my family loves and to have those flavors in a tasty creamy soup is fabulous. This is also made... Read More