Are you looking for some #homemade goodies for your #Valentine? I’m going to be #baking up some #cookies, #brownies, #cheesecakes (or whatever your sweetie wants) and all monies go toward my mission trip team! Haven’t heard about it yet? We’ll be headed to Eastern Europe to love on the Roma people. I’m very excited about this opportunity and would love to discuss it with anyone interested in learning more or praying for us. #Hometown friends, don’t fret. I’ll be in #Tennessee 2/12-2/14 for momma’s birthday (did y’all know she is a Valentine’s Day baby? 😍) so I’m happy to deliver baked yummies to Tennessee, too. Message me to place an order 💛 #bake #madewithlove #sweetstoshare
Cookies $14/dozen 3-inch cookies
Lots of natural light from the front floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors. Moody, dark-stained, reclaimed wood with black iron accents. White and grey marble accent backspash on bar, framed by two large open wine racks and a vintage mirror.
Most unique aspect of Bettola is the open prep kitchen in the back, complete with a glass, display-light case of housemade charcuterie and sausages.
Overall, a little cold and aloof. I walked in and was greeted by a very cheerful and prompt hostess, but waited at the empty bar for 5 minutes (bartender at post) before I was acknowledged or approached. However, I’m sure the huddle of waitstaff at the opposite side of the bar had some 911-gossip they needed to attend to with the bartender that was far superior to my getting a menu…The bartender was very slow and not personable at all, which was odd since I was his only customer. Didn’t ask if I had any questions, or if I had dined there before, or if I needed anything, etc. Very odd. For an Italian restaurant, I expected a little more welcoming and chatty atmosphere. There’s no “when you’re here, you’re family” vibe like that chain Italian place in every American town. Is this the tradeoff for local Italian?
March can be an awkward time in regards to weather. One day may be warm, giving a tease to spring, while the next can have snow flurries. If the weather has your appetite in a funk, get it back on track with this light (but warm!) golden beet soup this spring. I developed this for Louisiana Cookin magazine.
Featuring the best from the garden and the ocean, this hearty soup has a light broth that won’t have you weighed down and ready for a nap. Well, unless it’s just too cold outside…then just grab a blanket and cuddle the afternoon away with your pet. I developed this recipe for Louisiana Cookin magazine.