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 .

having company for dinner tonight.

By Letizia Tripp
Apr 22, 2016
hello my friends . I thought I share this with you , having some family over for dinner tonight .when we get together we cook the Italian way . they don't eat just one meal, I could and if I have friends over I only cook one dish , but when family is coming over , we have to have a few course meal . of coarse I am not eating lunch , cause that is a big dinner . so here is my menu .
zucchini crisps
tomatoes bruschetta
veggie bites like mini quiches .

main dish

pasta with Italian sausages in the sauce .

second dish.

chicken osso buco
side dishes
green salad, bread rolls
home fried potatoes with onions and bell peppers .
after all of this we have fruit .
having melons and pineapple .

rum cake .

I know it's a lot of food .... but that is the way Italian families eat ..
I don't do that when I am by myself
I actually eat very little now . ..
probably will not be able to eat everything .. haaaaaa lol..

have a great weekend everybody .

still a holiday in Italy today ..

By Letizia Tripp
Mar 28, 2016
hi my friends , I try to talk about all the different Italian traditions in this group .. soo here is another ITALIAN ONLY tradition .
the day after Easter in Italy .. it's still a holiday .. called PASQUETTA ,whiuch means little Easter . nobody works today .. everything is closed .. what the tradition is a picnic , usually bring leftovers and eat in the park or the mountains ..
I really miss that tradition .. wish they had it here too!
hope everyone had a good EASTER . mine was great , spent itwith family !


By Letizia Tripp
Mar 22, 2016
hello my friends ,
EASTER is this coming sunday ! is everybody celebrating ? what are your plans for EASTER? are you cooking or going over friends or family ?
I am planning an Easter brunch for my kids and family! I love to do brunches on holidays
I usually do breakfast food and appetizers , fruit and desserts .
I have one granddaughter she is too big to believe in the EASTER bunny anymore , so I don't make her a basket , but I do have gifts for her that I put in a gift bag . I have just one daughter and I have a gift bag for her too . the bags are already ready .
hope everyone has a wonderful day , whatever you are doing ! be happy !

another different tradition in ITALY

By Letizia Tripp
Mar 19, 2016
hello everybody ,
today march 19 , it's S.Joseph day and in ITALY it's father's day .. it makes sense that it would be on S. Joseph day ..
we have ours in june .. they do theirs today .

another nice italian tradition .

By Letizia Tripp
Mar 8, 2016
today is a universal women's day .. but really in U.S.A is barely recognized . most people don't even know it ..
in ITALY is very popular . they really celebrate it .,
all women receive these beautiful yellow flowers called mimosa .
I think it should be more recognized here too, cause it is a beautiful tradition!

got my new stove/oven.

By Letizia Tripp
Feb 22, 2016
well.. I got my new stove/oven..
I love it .. soo nice the oven is soo much bigger than the one I had .I can bake more things at the same time ..
first thing I baked in my new oven..was one of my favorite recipe from JAP, a crustless zucchini quiche .. I love that and I really missed making it ..the second thing was my famous rum cake .

new stove/oven

By Letizia Tripp
Feb 17, 2016
hello everyone , well my oven broke a few weeks ago . stove still works but it's very old , probably wouldn't last long .
I bake a lot , so i really miss using my oven . I bake a lot of food too , not just talking about sweets .
so I had to buy a new oven. I don't have it yet . it will get delivered this sat . cant wait to get it .
it's really nice , convection oven , Maytag and it's stainless steel . it was on sale and I really got a great deal.
I am excited about getting a new stove/oven . I cook and bake a lot .. so it is very important for me .
have a great day everyone!

new furniture yeahhh!

By Letizia Tripp
Jan 30, 2016
hello my friends ,
I know it's been a while since I been here ! been busy , working , still having pains .starting physical therapy this week, to see if it helps . so I been down a lot too..
finally I got new living room furniture today ! soo glad to get rid of the old couches .. it was way over due !!! just what I needed for a good lift!
I got gray leather couches ,one is a power recliner .. soo nice it ..then the set came with 2 end tables and coffee table . unfortunately the guys that delivered the furniture said they don't put the tables together .I did call the company too, I was upset , did not know this . yes they said they don't put those together .. so later today ,my brother will come and put the tables together for me .
hope everyone is doing o.k. ! have a great weekend!