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Holidays

Holiday recipes, foods, and ideas to make those days even more special.

AUSTRALIAN LAMINGTONS

AUSTRALIAN LAMINGTONS

Australian Lamingtons are a traditional dessert of small squares of buttery sponge cake that’s dipped in chocolate and rolled in coconut.  Similar to a petit four and just as delicious, these little cake bites are a heavenly tropical treat at the end of a meal. Read More..

OVEN ASPARAGUS RISOTTO

OVEN ASPARAGUS RISOTTO

Oven asparagus risotto is an easy and delicious springtime side dish.  It’s a take on classic risotto with asparagus, onions, garlic, and parmesan cheese, but baked in the oven instead of stirring constantly on the stovetop.  Such a game-changer! Most of the credit for this Read More..

2 EASTER BRUNCH COCKTAILS

2 EASTER BRUNCH COCKTAILS

Easter celebrations are best when they start early in the day.  First, the kids find their hidden Easter baskets, then look for the hidden eggs.  And the adults watch the shenanigans while sipping a delicious libation.  I have a suggestion for you today for 2 Read More..

SUNNY LEMON CHEESE TARTLETS

SUNNY LEMON CHEESE TARTLETS

A delicious and adorable Easter dessert, these Sunny Lemon Cheese Tartlets are decadent bites of rich cheesecake and tart lemon curd in a shortbread crust.  They’re as refreshing as they are pretty. I like to make a dessert table for Easter full of vibrant colors, Read More..

LEMON BLUEBERRY BAVARIAN PANCAKES

LEMON BLUEBERRY BAVARIAN PANCAKES

Perfect as part of your Easter brunch or as a sweet finish to your holiday meal, these lemon blueberry Bavarian pancakes are impressive and delicious. The pancakes are thin and eggy, then filled with a lemony, fluffy Bavarian cream, folded into quarters, and garnished with Read More..

RECIPES TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY ALL DAY LONG

RECIPES TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY ALL DAY LONG

We didn’t get to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2020 thanks to Covid.  And while we aren’t out of the woods yet, there is light at the end of the tunnel. So why not make up for last year by eating and celebrating all day long.  Read More..

SAVORY IRISH BEEF STEW

SAVORY IRISH BEEF STEW

Succulent beef and bacon; tender vegetables; and a rich, hearty gravy,  savory Irish beef stew is comfort food at its best and perfect for dinner on a chilly evening. Have you ever had Irish beef stew?  Beef, beer, wine, vegetables…do I really have to go Read More..

FRENCH LEMON MERINGUE PIE

FRENCH LEMON MERINGUE PIE

Happy Pie Day!  Let’s celebrate with this tangy, beautiful lemon pie recipe that’s truly one of the best.  Imagine a buttery, flaky, crisp pie crust. Now think about a creamy lemon filling that’s a perfect blend of tart and sweet,  topped by fluffy, sweet meringue. Read More..

BOOZY IRISH MINT SHAKE

BOOZY IRISH MINT SHAKE

Who says milkshakes are for kids?  This boozy Irish mint shake is the Shamrock shake for adults.  With three different kinds of alcohol, this cool, creamy, and minty shake is a strong one.  Kick back, sip it slowly, and savor the flavor. Forget about those Read More..

IRISH BOXTY (aka:  Irish potato pancakes)

IRISH BOXTY (aka: Irish potato pancakes)

So simple and satisfying, Irish Boxty may be the perfect potato pancake.  A combination of mashed potatoes and grated raw potatoes combined with spices and buttermilk makes for a tender and fluffy potato pancake that gets deliciously golden and crispy on the outside.  To call Read More..

IRISH POTATO LEEK SOUP

IRISH POTATO LEEK SOUP

This Irish potato leek soup is savory, creamy, cheesy, and so very satisfying.  Serve it with a crusty loaf of bread and a Spinach Salad With Bacon Dressing for a delicious dinner on a cool March evening – like St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re looking Read More..

FRUIT AND HONEY IRISH OATMEAL

FRUIT AND HONEY IRISH OATMEAL

There is something very comforting about a bowl of hot, creamy cereal with a bevy of toppings.  This recipe for fruit and honey Irish oatmeal is a healthy, easy, and delicious way to start any morning…especially St. Patrick’s Day.  Start the day in a healthy Read More..

RASPBERRY IRISH STOUT BROWNIES

RASPBERRY IRISH STOUT BROWNIES

There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a rich, fudgy stout brownie that’s full of fresh raspberries and beer.  The stout beer adds a malt note and depth of flavor that’s irresistible.  These raspberry Irish stout brownies will be hit with Read More..

POMEGRANATE MARTINI

POMEGRANATE MARTINI

This pomegranate martini is exactly what you need at the end of a long day.  It is the perfect blend of tart, sweet, and bitter. During my time in New York City, one of my favorite restaurants was the Tribeca Grill.  It was the perfect Read More..

FRESH CITRUS MARGARITA

FRESH CITRUS MARGARITA

It’s National Margarita Day!  Why not whip up a fresh citrus margarita and kick back to celebrate.  This margarita is smooth, not too sweet, and packs a punch with the silver tequila and Grand Marnier.  Take the time to rim the glass in both sugar Read More..