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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Happy Saint Joseph's Day means...Zeppole!:)

Buona Festa di San Giuseppe! (Happy Saint Joseph's Day!)

Buon Onomastico a Me!:) What an awesome way to start off the week! My name day!

Just got my first zeppole of the day!;) I love my family! Keep them coming! I can't wait to eat and then have all the pastries and zeppole!:) When I was a kid and all through the years my family always made it a point to have an awesome feast and if that could not happen or I was away from home...I always received zeppole from them or from my close friends...


Zeppole...or sfinge as some people say, are Italian pastries...a type of cream puff...or they can also be fried dough...like little italian doughnuts...there are many different types, styles and recipes depending on where in Italy you come from...they are all delicious and along with wearing the color red...
they are one of the traditions of St Joseph's Day...

I am Italian...on both sides of my family...half from Calabria and half from Naples....and I'm also Roman Catholic...and Joseph(Giuseppe) is my name, my father's name and also my grandfather's name...we are all Giuseppe's! :) lol
So this little holiday...which is often overlooked here in the US, means a lot to me and always brings back great memories...I miss my Dad and my Nonno very much...

Zeppole di San Giuseppe 3/22/2012...

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About Saint Joseph's Day - the history... http://www.fisheaters.com/customslent5.html
Also....The Wikepedia page





Anyone else on Squidoo.com? I just signed up there...seems awesome so far!
Here's a cool page with tons of recipes and info on zeppole for those of you that have asked me about them!!:)
http://www.squidoo.com/Zeppoli

Here's Pinterest's search page with tons of different types and recipes of Zeppole!!
http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=zeppole

And Pinterest boards dedicated to Zeppole...
http://pinterest.com/search/boards/?q=zeppole


Zeppole di San Giuseppe Photo Update....3/19/2013....

Boy am I glad I'm Italian...& my name is Joseph(Giuseppe)!:) LOL Alla Famiglia!!

The Zeppole have arrived!! Buona Festa di San Giuseppe!

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Zeppole di San Giuseppe 3/19/2014...

Making some espresso...and then Zeppole Time! :)
Hope you all had an awesome day! Buona Festa di San Giuseppe! 
Happy Saint Joseph's Day! 
And hope all my friends & family in Italy had a very Happy Father's Day! 
Love, 
Joe
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Zeppole di San Giuseppe 3/19/2015...
Beautiful italian pastries...zeppole & a pasticiotti ;) From the best Italian Bakery on the planet...Mozzicato's.....


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Here is some more info about Zeppole: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeppole

Please also visit my friend Claudia's awesome blog, What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine for this great post about the many different types & recipes of Zeppole....

http://pegasuslegend-whatscookin.blogspot.com/2013/03/zeppole-celebration-recipe-rewind.html


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Thank you all so very much for your St Joseph Day wishes!!! :) ♥
And thank you all so much for reading and for the love, friendship and awesome support!:)
Love,
Joe


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