Nice, Just Saying

I try to be positive, encouraging and kind. In the world that we live in today it’s needed. People need some grace and peace along with love to get them through.

Of course you have to stand up to those who bad things. Sometimes not being a nice guy can do a world of good when others are in harm’s way.

In the end how we treat others is a indelible legacy we leave behind. To me goodness is the real gold standard and the greatest fashion accessory. You are also never fully dressed without a smile.

Love one another that means all y’all.

Pasta “e-z” Fagioli

This is a comforting soup that is nourishing and tasty. It makes a good amount for leftovers too.

The Soup Diva

  • 1 cup pancetta or bacon, diced*
  • 2 carrots, diced*
  • 2 stalks celery, diced*
  • 1 small onion, diced*
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 can white beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 medium can tomato sauce
  • 1 medium can diced tomatoes (with Italians seasonings if available)
  • 1 1/2 cups small pasta (ditalini is traditional)
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
  • Italian parsley and grated or shaved Parmesan to garnish
Put pancetta, diced vegetables, garlic, salt, and black pepper in large crock pot on high for 1-2 hours; then add all ingredients except pasta and reduce heat to low. (If you are in a hurry, you can cook the meat and veggies on the stove, then put in the crock with all the other ingredients.) Cook an additional 5-6 hours, then add pasta and turn heat to warm or off (test…

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