Ciao, Y’all!

I love this phrase. I want to say it all the time even though it sounds so silly. My dad, who’s from New York, instilled in me to never say “y’all” ever. Never ever. I still don’t say that word, but this phrase is the perfect mix of my Texas roots, my Italian heritage, and … More Ciao, Y’all!

Light in the Dark

Today I had the privilege of dropping off donations of clothes for these children. Two Italian women, a mother and daughter, pick up roughly 30 children each morning to bring them to a building where they watch them during the day. (The building is donated to them as well as food and clothing items.) The … More Light in the Dark

Cooking with Vera

On the menu: Bruschette with tomatoes Speck ham with rucuola and shavings of parmsean cheese Grilled eggplant and zucchini Homemade tomato sauce made with fresh tomatoes with braciole (stuffed rolled meat) Sauce for rigatoni pasta Fried peppers with garlic, olives, and capers Roasted potatoes Lemon cake with sliced fresh pineapple Bruschetta… So yummy! Speck Ham Grilled … More Cooking with Vera