Baking With Mom, Part 3: Zeppole di San Giuseppe

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Whew! Here I am again with another Easter baking post. This is the third one this week – and it’s only Wednesday. With all of this baking, writing and photographing, I am starting to droop! I guess I’m a lot more like the turtle than the hare. I’m a slow and steady kind of gal. Trying to do it all – and do it well – while still attending to my work and family obligations is tough. To tell you the truth, I don’t know how some of my fellow bloggers do it!

Today we’re having Zeppoli di San Giuseppe, or St. Joseph’s Cream Puffs. This is technically not an Easter treat, but since today is La Festa di San Giuseppe, or St. Joseph’s Day, I really wanted to share it with you. read more >>

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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