authentic italian food and more

Hosted by Letizia Tripp
Group active since Tue, Sep 25, 2012


hi welcome to my group. i am italian . was raised in ITALY , SO I WANT TO CREATE A GROUP that has real italian recipes . the way they cook in ITALY .. AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE THEIR OWN VERSION OF ITALIAN FOOD BUT IT'S NOT NECESSARLY RIGHT . ALSO I WILL HAVE OTHER FOODS IN HERE , BUT MAINLY ITALIAN .

Letizia Tripp
Thursday at 10:33 AM

cooking with vegetables

hello friends
in the summer time I think we all eat more vegetables and fruits .
who doesn't like vegetables in the summer time ??

I been cooking with lots of vegetables .

today is a busy day ,, cooking a lot of vegetables ..

I love grilling vegetables , roasting them or frying them they are all soo good .
this morning I made a nice pasta salad with lots of grilled vegetables

later this afternoon for dinner , I am cooking a dish that we all love and I made it up ..

I called it pasta della mamma . it's pasta with vegetables .. yes same kind of thing but not really ..

pasta salad is cold . this is a warm dish and you have to eat it as soon as it's cooked and it's soo delicious . I have it posted on my kitchen .

really love cooking with vegetables and they are good for you too .

have a nice day everybody

Letizia Tripp
Friday, August 19 at 8:11 PM

FDA is trying to close all vape stores .. very upset about this!!!

hello friends
I used to smoke then I quit 5 years ago with the vaping . yes I vape now . been vaping for 5 years ..
the FDA is trying to close all vape stores .. UGH!!!!!!!! they cannot find anything wrong with the products , but they say they just don't know what is in it ..
everybody has known for years and years that cigarettes will kill you .but... nobody is trying to close the tobacco companies !!!!!!

there are a lot of vape stores in my town.. that would mean a lot of people would be out of work..

problem is if the FDA cant close the stores they are going to make it very difficult for them to sell their products cause they would raise the prizes soo much that it would be too expensive for people to buy it .. .
the guy at the store told me people are getting scared cause they don't know what's going to happen and some people are going back to smoking ..
that is ridiculous!!!!! I will never go back to smoking cause I don't like cigarettes anymore , vaping is very different and you do get addicted to it .
I was very happy that vaping , made me quit cigarettes .. I tried a lot of other things to quit smoking and nothing worked !!!

the tobacco companies lost a lot of money cause I see more and more people vaping .. they are not happy about it .. but I am sure they would be very happy if the vaping business would go out .. very upset about this I just dont think it's right!!!!

Letizia Tripp
Friday, August 19 at 10:15 AM

we have a new member YEAHHHIIII !!!

hello friends
we have a new member , please help me to make her feel welcome!!!!!
thank you!!!!!!!


Colleen Sowa
Aug 18, 2016

Thank you!

Hi everyone! Thank you Letizia for inviting me to this group! ox

Letizia Tripp
Aug 18, 2016

very busy day today!!!

hello friends
I am off today , I have a very busy day though!!!!
first I cleaned house!!!! now nice and clean!!!
tonight my girls are coming over for dinner and I am making a nice dinner .my granddaughter's favorites!!!! making fettuccini alfredo .. that is quick to do but .. the rest of the stuff I am making takes a long time . for appetizers I am making green beans and zucchini crisps .. soo delicious but takes time to do .,. I am only making a few of each..dont want leftovers .

then I am also making a fruit salad , since they don't want sweets for dessert , we'll have a nice refreshing fruit salad ..


I am making the one for my granddaughter's separate cause the one for me and my daughter I put rum in it .. soo yummy!!!!


also going to make 6 big strawberries dipped in choc . that is a surprise!!!!!!

haaaaaaaaaa I didnt tell them I am making those!!!!!!!

Letizia Tripp
Aug 17, 2016

looking for some good cookies recipes

hello friends ,
hope everybody is doing well.
in October I am going out of town for a big 60th birthday party . I offered to make couple of my rum cakes and cookies to bring to the party .
so I been looking at all my recipes plus searching more new recipes . I want to make a lot of different kinds of cookies .

so , so far I baked 3 different kinds to decide which ones to bring . those 3 are really good and I put them on the list ..
I will share those now with friends cause I cant eat all those cookies .. lol..

so I was wondering if any of you have a real good favorite cookie recipe that you would like to share??? ..

I am doing my own search on here and also on pinterest .. but I thought maybe some of you have a real good recipe to share

thank you!!!!!

Letizia Tripp
Aug 12, 2016

too many rollacosters accidents!

hello friends
have you heard lately on the news there have been fatal rollacoaster's accidents , in different parts of the country???? this is very sad!!!!! kids love to go on them.. and I am sure they wont stop going on them.
my granddaughter loves going on rollacoasters and frankly that really scares me to death!!!!!!
wish they would just take rollacoasters down ounce and for all..
it's just too sad and awful that kids die from those accidents . I have never liked them.. now it's even worse!!!!!!
what are your thoughts about this ??????

Letizia Tripp
Aug 7, 2016

had a nice weekend

hello friends ..
had a nice weekend , spending time with my daughter and granddaughter ..
had fun shopping for back to school clothes plus shopped a little for me too . we had fun .. so thankful that I was able to spend time with my girls . I don't see them as often as I would like too . but this was definatelly a nice weekend ..