TIP OF THE DAY: Corned Beef & Cabbage Sandwich

Top: A Corned Beef & Cabbage panini sandwich from Dietz & Watson. Bottom: Sliced corned beef. Photo courtesy Cascal Soda.   You may look forward to Corned Beef & Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day? How about a Corned Beef & Cabbage Sandwich? If it sounds strange, remember that cole slaw is simply sliced cabbage with…
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RECIPE: Stuffed Cucumber Hors d’Oeuvre

You don’t need to train as a sushi chef to make these hors d’oeuvre suggested by Sunset Products, growers of Sunset One Sweet Cucumbers. The mini cucumbers easily turn into a crunchy base. They’re green enough—and elegant enough—to serve with St. Patrick’s Day cocktails. The first recipe is a twist on the traditional California roll.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Turn Any Soup Into St. Patrick’s Day Soup

There are plenty of green soups to serve on St. Patrick’s Day. For starters, consider avocado; Caldo Verde (kale, potato, sausage); cream of asparagus, broccoli or spinach; cucumber; green pea; herb; and nettle soups. There are also classic Irish soups like Irish Bacon & Cabbage, Potato & Leek and Irish Potato Soup. But you can…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

A St. Pat’s special: green mint chocolate chip cookies. Photo courtesy McCormick.   A tip from McCormick: Use green food color to tint minty chocolate chip cookies for your favorite leprechauns. If you don’t like mint, you can substitute vanilla extract. Prep time is 15 minutes, cook time is 10-12 minutes. RECIPE: GREEN MINT CHOCOLATE…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Authentic Irish Beer Styles

Forget the green beer on St. Patrick’s Day: It’s going to be the cheapest brew on tap. Who would color craft beer green? If you must do so, go for the palest style, Wheat Beer, a.k.a. Weissbier, Weizenbier and Witbier. It takes the color best. Instead of the green stuff, consider two beer styles with…
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