Traditional Fava Bean Recipe

Taken from Viva San Giuseppe: A Guide For St. Joseph Altars published by St. Joseph Guild, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1985. Fava Beans: 1 lb. fava beans 1 bunch green onions 1 medium onion 4 toes garlic 3 bay leaves chopped parsley 1/4 cup Read more…


Chocolate Crown of Thorns

There are many traditional items that are placed on St. Joseph Altars. But, as with any tradition, our own St. Joseph Altar evolved and gathered life from each member of our family. Certain children had certain cookies or cakes they Read more…


St. Joseph Altar Recipes

Many recipes used on St. Joseph Altars have been handed down through families and used for generations. But, if you are new to this, and you’re not alone, there are oodles of places to get traditional St. Joseph Altar recipes. Read more…


All about the Fava

One of the most interesting items found on the St. Joseph’s Altar is the fava bean. Some believe that the pantry that contains a fava bean will never be bare. The fava, or lucky bean, serves as a token of Read more…


New St. Joseph Altar Cookbook

From the Times Picayune: According to Our Lady of Lourdes St. Joseph Altar Ministry Chairwoman Mary Leonard, this year it will offer the largest cookbook to date at the altar. It contains more than 100 recipes for the traditional cookies and Read more…