Laurie has been practicing law for 25 years, and currently practices part time as a mediator. Several years ago, she decided to pursue her passion for cooking more seriously. She is currently enrolled as a Culinary Arts degree candidate at Anne Arundel Community College in the HCAT Program. She is an avid home cook but appreciates the knowledge she is gaining with a formal culinary education.
She is also a pasta instructor and has been teaching all forms of handmade pasta making at local cooking schools and other small businesses. She also offers private classes and small group workshops. There is nothing more fulfilling than taking humble ingredients and turning them into a delicious meal. She is fascinated with traditional methods of making pasta and regional pasta shapes but also finds room for creativity in the entire pasta making process. She loves the artisan side of making pasta textiles through naturally colored pasta doughs using herbs and vegetables. She enjoys transforming those textiles into something that is not only delicious, but beautiful. She routinely shares recipes, tips and tricks on her Instagram page @baltimorehomecook.