Carbonara Pizza

Don’t be fooled … This pasta dish really does resemble a pizza! Ingredients 12-18 ounces fresh linguine 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 pound pancetta, chopped 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano salt and pepper to taste 4 large eggs 1/2 cup cream 2 cups ricotta cheese 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese... Read more

Pumpkin Sausage Pasta

Makes a perfect Halloween dinner. Washed down with Punkin Ales, of course. Pumpkin Sausage Pasta Servings: 6 (Print this Recipe) Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound sweet Italian sausage 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 bay leaf 4 to 6 sprigs sage leaves, cut into chiffonade 1 cup dry white wine 1 cup chicken... Read more

Autumn Salad

Found in a magazine at my doctor’s office, we adapted this recipe to include our favorite fall produce: pears, pomegranates, and grapes. Autumn Salad Servings: 4 (Print this Recipe) Ingredients for Dressing 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 6 tablespoons brown sugar salt and pepper to taste Ingredients for Salad 1 pound butter lettuce 1 pomegranate, seeded... Read more

Baked Apples Stuffed with Raspberries

Prepared for Battle Apples. The original recipe used cranberries, but due to Nick’s aversion to that particular fruit, we used raspberries instead. Baked Apples Stuffed with Raspberries Servings: 6 (Print this Recipe) Ingredients 6 green apples (we used Granny Smith) 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries 2 1/4 cups water 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons honey 6 scoops vanilla... Read more

Pork Chops with Apple Stuffing

Originally prepared for Battle Apples. Pork Chops with Apple Stuffing Servings: 4 (Print this Recipe) Ingredients 2 teaspoons chopped onion 2-2/3 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 cups fresh bread crumbs 1-1/3 cups chopped apples 2-2/3 tablespoons chopped celery 1-1/4 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 4 pork chops (> 1 inch thick) salt and pepper... Read more

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Prepared for Battle Apples. Sweet Potato and Apple Soup Servings: 6 (Print this Recipe) Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes, quartered 2 large tart apples (we like Ginger Gold), peeled and cored 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 large carrot, chopped 1 bay leaf 5 cups chicken broth 1 cup cream 1 lemon, zested... Read more

Battle Apples

We spiced things up this week and asked Mrs. Megan Wiley to choose the secret ingredient. She chose a seasonal item: apples! The Culinary Couple teamed up for this one, so as you can imagine it was nothing short of perfection. The menu: First course was a hearty soup of Ginger Gold apples (mild and spicy), sweet potatoes, celery, onion,... Read more

Peanut Butter Salad Dressing

Prepared for Battle Peanuts. Peanut Butter Salad Dressing Servings: 6 (Print this Recipe) Ingredients for Peanut Sprinkles 3/4 cup peanuts 1 egg white 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Directions for Peanut Sprinkles Toss together peanuts and egg whites. Strain. Place on well-oiled baking sheet. Sprinkle with spices. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ingredients... Read more

Peanut Butter Pork Stir Fry

Prepared for Battle Peanuts. Peanut Butter Pork Stir Fry Servings: 6 (Print this Recipe) Ingredients 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger root 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup chicken broth 4 tablespoons peanut butter 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into strips 2 tablespoons peanut oil 1 onion, chopped... Read more

Battle Peanuts

My turn on the chopping block. This week, Nick chose “peanuts” as the secret ingredient, and I produced a most delectable meal of Asian influence. My sous chef arrived in State College in time to accompany me to Wegmans for ingredients selection. Though not as refined as the Wegmans south of the Mason Dixon line, we found the items needed... Read more