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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tonight's orecchiette con spinaci e funghi e parmigiano reggiano

Been working on my cookbook
It's coming along...adding a lot of personal stories and anecdotes...
This is tonight's orecchiette con spinaci e funghi e parmigiano reggiano,
Orecchiette pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms and a white sauce with Parmesan cheese....
Buon Giovedi a tutti!
Hope you all had an awesome day!
Love,
Joe

Would you like to see this recipe in my cookbook? Please let me know in the comments or by email and also let me know any other dishes you would like to have featured in the book...

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Need your vote! Just 2 days left for the ituneyouin.com Kick Starter Song Contest! Please read...





Hi everybody, 
I need a bit of a favor if I may ask? 
I am currently in this little music contest for best song on this fairly new website I found recently - the  ituneyouin.com Kick Starter Song Contest...and there is just under 2 days left.... 

I went there to help out some artist friends of mine with votes and ended up making a page there at the beginning of February...I did not promote this for most of the month as I knew we were all burnt out by all the voting from ArtistSignal...lol But now...with only just under 2 days left...I am only 4 votes behind first place at the moment...so I really need a little push to get the win... :)


If any of you may have the time to take a few minutes to do this and vote for me and comment there, I'd really appreciate it very much! :) 
I know.... some of you are saying...oh no! no more voting! :) LOLOLOL 
But this is a one time vote only...so it's very easy compared to the ArtistSignal Contest that we were in and won back in the Fall...lol 

To all my fellow artist friends that are on this ituneyouin website...I have found and connected and voted for all of you there! 


This is info from the site - 

"This contest is all about kick starting your music career. The person who has the most votes, likes & comments wins the contest. 
The winner of this contest will receive $200 in cash & another $1700 if you accumulate 100 likes, votes, comments & have liked the ituneyouin facebook fan page."

Instructions:

Here's how to vote-

Sign up - You go to the website and sign up/login (there is no spam so no worries) 
FIll out the quick form...Name, email address, password you'd like to use, location, checkbox for terms & conditions...add any profile pic you'd like

Confirm - They will send you confirmation emails-
You get 2 emails...the first one is a welcome to the site...and the second is a the confirmation email and  it sometimes takes awhile...so please be patient if you can lol and keep checking your inbox for it)

Login- Click the link in the email to login to the site and then go to my entry in the contest by clicking the link I have below....as it my be difficult to find it there...

Vote-
My contest entry for best song - 'Can't See My Life"...
Go to this link -
You Vote by clicking the red, "Vote for this Entry" button
then...Click both "Like" buttons under the song
And...Leave a comment...

To checkout and "Like" the ituneyouin Facebook page go here-
 https://www.facebook.com/ituneyouinfan

Even if you just click vote and have no time for the other stuff that would be great! ;)

Also...the Administrator of the site  informed me today that each IP address(household) is allowed 3 profiles signed up to vote...so if you can do it for your family, friends etc....that would be AWESOME!!!

Thank you all so much for your love, friendship and awesome support! 
And thank you for subscribing to my blog and for reading....
Hope you all enjoyed an awesome Sunday! 
Buona Domenica a tutti!!
Grazie Mille!
Love,
Joe


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Happy World Nutella Day!

Snowed in w/ my jar of Nutella  LOL Happy World Nutella Day!  Buon Mercoledi a tutti! Love, Joe #nutelladay 

Visit:
http://www.nutelladay.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WorldNutellaDay






Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chicken sausage and peppers w/ potatoes and olives...

Threw together a mess of chicken sausage & peppers w/ potatoes and olives and a few onions and carrots...Roasted in the oven...
Man, the house smells good!
Hope you all had a great day! Buon Giovedi a tutti!
Love, 
Joe


Chicken Sausage and Peppers
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas 2013! Buon Natale!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas 2013!!
Hope you all enjoy a beautiful holiday filled with Love and Joy!
Let the Feast of the 7 Fishes Begin! Buon Natale!!
Love,
Joe
Listening to some Pavarotti while I'm cooking :)
http://youtu.be/-DBMrBTX-yc

My Nonno made this manger by hand in the 1930's...
Setting it up is one of my favorite things about Christmas...



Please take a look at my other Christmas blog post from 2010 about the Christmas Eve Feast of the 7 Fishes here....

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Homemade Tomato Soup!

Hi everybody!
Hope you all enjoyed a beautiful day! :) 
Made some late night homemade tomato soup...
A dollop of mascarpone, chives, a crust of day old Italian bread & a nice glass of wine...
Oh yeah! :)
Buonanotte a tutti! 
Love, 
Joe



Homemade Tomato Soup
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Thank you all so much for "Liking" my post about this over on Facebook....and for your kind words...I will have this in my cookbook I'm working on for sure! I never made it before and it came out really good! This soup is pretty easy to make and delicious!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dug up some pics...Crash Mansion, NYC...

Dug up some pics.... Crash Mansion, NYC...
Yeah...I get into it a little...LOL...

This photo was taken by my friend...Singer/Artist/Illustrator/Painter/Photographer Amy Chace.
You can visit her Facebook page and Etsy shop if you'd like to see more of her awesome work...
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amy-Chace-aka-Spitfaced/247626405300224http://spitfaced.etsy.com

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!
Buon Sabato a tutti amici!!
Love,
Joe



Joe Gande, Crash Mansion, NYC by Amy Chace
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Friday, November 1, 2013

Joe Gande - Winner - ArtistSignal Top Artist, October, 2013! We did it! Thank you so much everyone!


We did it!!!! :)  We really did it!!! :) 
We won the ArtistSignal Top Artist Award for October! 
Thank you so much everybody!!!!
I know it's been a very long, tiring road and I thank you all so very much...each and every one of you.... for standing with me...and for your unwavering diligence, time, love, friendship, loyalty, dedication and support.... and for everything!! :)

And a huge thank you to ArtistSignal for such an awesome website and opportunity!

You have all been so wonderful to me and supportive and I have met so many great people and such talented musical artists on AS along the way...from all walks of life and from all over the world and I am truly grateful and appreciate it so very much!

I also want to thank my little "team" of dedicated friends & fans that gave so much time out of their lives so selflessly and voluntarily...helping support everyone on the site when I was unable...most notably Margaret "Tishy" Parks, Glenda Arnold, Antoinette Lucia Rizzuto, Beth Beers and Deborah Lund...
Much love and my sincere heartfelt gratitude to you all!!!
As I am writing this.....I still can't believe it yet...lol ;)
This will be so life changing for me ...you have no idea....

I will try my best to continue to be on AS to support all of my fellow musical artist friends when I can! :) Please stay in touch! :)

For those of you that would like to continue to vote....
https://artistsignal.com/joegande
I will be continuing to add rewards for voters in the coming months...so check the "Rewards" tab on my AS page...

Believe in your dreams and keep fighting the good fight! :)
"We stand together as One! Strength and Honor!"

Grazie Mille a tutti amici!!!
Love,
Joe
Thank you...and Goodnight... ;)

Oh....and there is a new voter reward song posted...please don't forget to get your free downloads! :)

On another note.....
October 31st is my Nonno's birthday...he would have been 114 years old...He was born and raised in San Sostene, Calabria, Italy...
This makes winning the ArtistSignal Contest on this day even more special.....
Buon Compleanno Papa...I miss you very much and I love you!
mi manchi e ti voglio bene assai...
I know you have been watching over me....and this is for you!!!





Remember....



UPDATE: November 26, 2013

It's Official!!  Received my ArtistSignal Award! 
A huge Thank You again to all of you for your awesome support!! Grazie Mille a tutti! 
Love, Joe








Sunday, September 29, 2013

Vote for Joe Gande on ArtistSignal Now- Just 1 Day to Go - You can make a difference!


Just 1 day, 2hrs to go....44,420 votes & counting & 927 voters on my voters list...
If all of you  just simply took a few minutes to hit the vote button on my AS page 2 or 3 times tonight and again tomorrow...we will win...It is not over...we can overcome...there is plenty of time...
And we will fight till the end! For what is right, true, and just can and will prevail! Won't you join us?
https://artistsignal.com/joegande

I want to thank each and every one of you for all of your help, love, kindness, time and support with this ArtistSignal Contest!! It really blows me away how awesome you are all being and how loyal and hardworking you all have been and continue to be...and you have my eternal heartfelt gratitude...

I also want to welcome all new friends that have joined and  that are participating in this event! 
Thank you!!

There is now just over 1 day to go and we are in 2nd place and so very close to a victory.
I know we are all busy with our lives, families & commitments....
but if I can ask you all to please get your votes in...every hour and/or when you can... or at least commit to vote 3 or 4 times a day for the next two days...We can do this!! :) 
But... it will require everyone's participation and full support and all of you behind me to make this happen!

Of note...
This will not only be a life changing victory for me...but for all of you working so hard to fight the good fight by my side and for my friends of the wonderful and talented Independent artist community from around the world that I am a part of that are all working so hard to survive and that are fighting each day to make their dreams come true ...


So many people  around the world have been working so hard, night and day to help...
And in an unprecedente
d show of solidarity...of the likes I have never seen before...so many of my fellow Indie musical artist friends on the site that are also in the contest...have now joined together on their own and risen up to help me and  back me up to get the win....Our community of friends/musicians across the globe stands as one and are fighting the goodfight to help each other...it is AWESOME!!!
I am blown away by their selflessness and kindness and support...it is truly humbling and renewed my faith in humanity....really...you have no idea....


Rock the Vote!!! :) 
Let us stand together as ONE!

Much Love and my sincere, heartfelt gratitude to you all!
Hope you are all enjoying a beautiful Sunday & weekend!!
Buon Domenica a tutti amici!! Grazie Mille!! baci e abbracci, Love, Joe

Vote here...
https://artistsignal.com/joegande

First time voters-Just go to this link below & login through your Facebook account-follow the prompt-then go to my ArtistSignal page(you will see me in 2nd place) and click the big green vote button on the right side-a timer will appear letting you know the next time you can vote...
https://artistsignal.com/referrer/107778


Get the Iphone App here....just download free and set your phone to alert you every hour...
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artistsignal/id562459881