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A HEART FULL OF MEMORIES – VIVA SAN GIUSEPPE!

With love and deepest gratitude to the Groppo Family and Friends. My most heartfelt thanks to all and especially to Nina and Franco. Viva!

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Photos from the Best Pasta-Making Day with the Groppo Family and Friends

Sophia and Luca

St. Joseph pasta-making day began with Franco and the gentlemen heading over to Gloucester Fraternity to make huge batches of pasta dough with the Fraternity’s new mixer machine. Thanks were given to the club’s Mario for making it possible. Back at the Groppo’s kitchen, Nina and Fina were making steamy hot vats of homemade ricotta on the stovetop to serve for breakfast to all the helpers. Friends and family arrived in waves throughout the day and all were there to lend a hand making pasta.

After all the St. Joseph Day pasta that was needed was made, an extra batch of pasta was made for we pasta-makers. Nina heated up her divinely delicious tomato sauce that she had canned over the summer, with tomatoes from her garden. We had a wonderful lunch feast and as I looked around the table at the many generations gathered, I thought of the memories being made that will be cherished by all, created from this very special community tradition of honoring Saint Joseph each year at the welcoming home of the Groppo Family.

Geri, Jaclyn, Nico, and Giada

Rolling Pins!

Rosaria and Nina

Al working hard

Kathy, Marissa, and Enza

Last batch, fini!

Best Pasta-Making Day!

When you get to spend the day with these wonderful friends. Lots of photos to post later today 

Best day making St. Joseph pasta at the Groppos ❤️❤️❤️#gloucesterma #stjoseph #pasta

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Sophia and Madison helping nonstop today 🌟Perhaps we made as much as 100 pounds of pasta. #stjoseph #pasta

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Kathy and Enza rocking the pasta making ❤️#pasta #stjoseph

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Littlest pasta-makers Kenzie and Leila 🌟#stjoseph #pasta #stjosephsday

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That Sophia❣️showing Luca how to roll out the dough #pasta #stjoseph

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Last one of adorable kids I promise #babylove 💖 Nico and Giada

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Novena Ballerina

Madison’s grandmother Geri informs that this was Madison’s idea on how to dress for the Novena! I think it perfect, her colors coordinate beautifully with Nina and Jane’s vibrant pink and orange altar roses.Madison Groppo Novena Gloucester Feast of Saint Joseph -1 Kim SmithMadison Groppo Novena Gloucester Feast of Saint Joseph -2 Kim SmithDSCF8505Waltz of the Flowers

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A SEA OF ZEPPOLES (AND SFINCI, TOO)!

Caffe Sicilia’s sea of zeppoles, and sfinci, too!Caffe Sicilia Maria Domenic sfinci Saint Joseph. 2016 Kim SmithSfinci

DSCF8644Zeppole in progress 

So many thanks to Maria, Nina, and Domenic for their continued help with Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph Community Film Project. Caffe Sicilia Maria Domenic zeppole Saint Joseph. 2016 Kim Smith

Live Saint Joseph sfinci making with Caffe Sicilia's Nina – part one

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About ready to eat one of these amazing puffs of yumminess – Maria and Nina's sfinci at Caffe Sicilia!

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Saint Joseph Pasta Making with the Groppo Family

The Best Day!

Feast of Saint Joseph Gloucester Groppo Kim Smith Designs 2016Nina and daughter Enza

From beginning to end, the pasta-making team is well cared for. When you arrive, Nina and friends have fresh bread baking in the oven and large vats of homemade ricotta steaming on the stove top. The friendships, the fun and conversation, and especially enjoyable is observing how greatly the children love to participate. From the oldest grannies to the teens, tweens, toddlers, and everyone in-between, making pasta with friends and family makes for a simply wonderful day!

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