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
May 7, 2016

what is everybody doing for mother's day ???

hello my friends
what are your plans for mother's day ????? whatever you'll be doing , hope you have a wonderful day spent with your kids .
I am spending the day with my daughter and granddaughter!
we'll go to church in the morning . then i'll cook brunch for us . in the afternoon , we'll go see the movie MOTHER'S DAY! and go out to dinner at night . cant wait . I don't spend time with my kids as often as I would like , so I am looking forward to this and will enjoy every minute of it . my daughter and granddaughter are my whole life! love them sooooo much!!

Letizia Tripp
Apr 22, 2016

having company for dinner tonight.

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 .

Letizia Tripp
Mar 28, 2016

still a holiday in Italy today ..

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 !

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 !

Letizia Tripp
Mar 19, 2016

another different tradition in ITALY

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 .

Letizia Tripp
Mar 8, 2016

another nice italian tradition .

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!

Letizia Tripp
Feb 22, 2016

got my new stove/oven.

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 .

Letizia Tripp
Feb 17, 2016

new stove/oven

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!