January 14, 2018

Dear Rossella,

I am a member on your website and want to tell you that I am a big fan of you and your nonna.  I wanted to share a story about something that just happened that involved your recipes!

I am about to have surgery in a couple of days and I thought about making a soup that my mother, who has passed away, used to make but she never taught me how to make it or left a recipe.  It is a soup that had noodles and a chunk of beef in it and we used to take the beef and dip it in vinegar.  I didn’t know what it was called. It was delicious.  I really wanted to make it so that I would have it made when I got home from my surgery.   I searched the internet for italian soups, italian soups with beef, and I searched your website and didn’t find the soup.  I was disappointed and thought I could try to make it on my own but I wanted it to taste the same and didn’t know what kind of beef she used. Anyway, that night I prayed to my mom that she give me a sign that she will be with me for my surgery.  The next morning when I woke up, I checked my email and there was an email from your website with the same exact soup recipe I was looking for.  I felt like my mother sent me an email from heaven.  I believe we receive signs from loved ones who have passed and I truly believe this was a sign from my mother, especially since I couldn’t find that recipe on your website the day before.

Thank you so much for what you do.  I just thought maybe you’d like to know how what you do brings so much joy to those around you.


Barbara Ialacci Pfeifer


Link to: Beef Soup Recipe