Laura Vitale makes a restaurant-quality meal to enjoy with her husband, Joe, at home. Inspired by their love of steakhouses, Laura splurges on a beautiful cut of beef and pairs it with steakhouse-worthy sides without the hefty price tag. The date night menu is Seared NY Strip Steaks and Green Beans with Herbed Butter, Crispy Ribollita and Amaretto Tiramisu for Two.
Laura Vitale has a busy day ahead of her, and only 15 minutes for each of her meals today. Eggs in Purgatory fuels her morning workout, while Portobello Melt on 7-Grain Bread is the perfect meal to bring to her husband at work -- and some co-workers. She fits in Scallops with Wine and Pancetta for dinner in-between working on her cookbooks and shows.
Laura Vitale hosts a casual game night. Everyone has a job to do, including Papa Sal, who joins Laura to prepare his Spicy Steamed Mussels. Her guests make their selections from the Classic Italian Antipasti and enjoy Short Rib and Bechamel Lasagna. For dessert, there's White Chocolate and Raspberry Layered Panna Cotta.
Growing up in Italy, vegetables were the star of Laura Vitale's plates and now, she has recipes to turn local New Jersey veggies into standing ovation dishes. Inspired by old family recipes and seasonal offerings, she makes Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili, Broccoli Rabe Pesto Pasta and Roasted Tomato Tart.
Laura Vitale is on the hunt for a versatile little black dress for upcoming events, and this inspires her to repurpose her dinner plans! She makes Marinara Sauce her culinary little black dress, accessorizing it in dishes like Italian Pot Roast with Porcini Mushrooms, Velvety Tomato Bisque and Greek Mini Pizzas.
Laura Vitale creates some comforting one-pot meals for her cousin Kate and her husband, who are adjusting to life with a new baby. She arrives at the new parents' door with oven-ready baking pans filled with Veggie Mac n Cheese, Spanish Chicken and Rice, and Cannoli Bundt Cake!
Laura Vitale grew up eating eggs for dinner in Italy, and is inspired to create an all day breakfast menu. For breakfast, she makes Creme Fraiche and Veggie Frittata, there's Smoked Salmon and Dill Quiche for lunch, and a Breakfast Bruschetta Bar for dinner.
Laura is spending a full day with her girls, and before heading out for some shopping and pampering, she tackles some finger foods that she can assemble before the fun. Back at the house, the girls break open the bottle of wine, and Laura heats up Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce, Spinach and Potato Puffs, Cheesecake Brownies and Sea Salt Caramel Corn.