ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Chocolate Peanut Butter Irish Soda Bread

We love Irish soda bread, in the traditional recipe with raisins and a savory version made with cheddar cheese (in the same article). But here’s a version of Irish soda bread that is not tradition in the Emerald Isle. It was created by Christine Fischer of Wry Toast Eats. Christine uses Chocolate Dreams peanut butter…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cookies For St. Patrick’s Day

One friend of ours has a set of shamrock cookie cutters, and makes shamrock shortbread every St. Patrick’s Day. She tops them with green and/or white royal icing, and an assortment of green glitter and sprinkles. While we love shortbread, we take the easier way out. Here are two recipes that will make you extremely…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pimp Your Cheesecake

Only ice cream and cake surpass cheesecake on American restaurant menus, says Flavor And The Menu, a magazine and website for restaurant chefs. The article points out that plain cheesecake is a blank canvas, waiting for an artistic or flavorful treatment—or both. The next time you plan to bake a conventional cheesecake, consider playing around…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY RECIPE: Ice Cream Cake

[1] Devil’s food cake and mint chip ice cream (photo Jennifer Davick | Southern Living). [2] Andes Mints (photo courtesy Sweet Factory). [3] After Eight Mints (photo courtesy After Eight | UK).   We’ve been saving this recipe from Southern Living for our St. Patrick’s Day lead-up, when our recipes wear a tinge o’ the…
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RECIPE: Corned Beef Hash Patties With Eggs

Our mom loved corned beef and cabbage, and made it year-round in addition to St. Patrick’s Day. There were corned beef sandwiches for lunch the next day, and corned beef hash for Saturday breakfasts (Sunday was always bagels and lox). But our younger brother, a fussy eater, refused to try it, claiming it looked like…
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