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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fun St. Patrick's Day Recipes ~ some traditional and some not-so-traditional, but either way these recipes will help you celebrate the day AND there is something for everyone from appetizers to entrees to deserts, YUMMMY!

Shamrock Smoothies
These fruity green Shamrock Smoothies will bring out the Irish in you--no matter where your family tree originated. Blend frozen kiwifruit and banana, then add green grapes, yogurt, orange juice and honey. If your St. Patty's Day calls for an even more vivid drink, add some green food coloring!
Shamrock Smoothies


Beer-Glazed Sausage and Apples
Wheat beer lightly glazes smoked sausage, tender-crisp apples and green beans—a fresh take on the traditional Irish mix of sausage, onion and potatoes called Dublin Coddle.
Beer-Glazed Sausage and Apples

Smoky Cheese and Potato Soup
Smoked cheese, curry and paprika add depth of flavor to this easy potato soup. For St. Patrick's Day, decorate with shamrock-shaped toast topped with pesto.
Smoky Cheese and Potato Soup



Chocolate Stout Shakes
Stir crushed pretzels into this thick ice cream-and-stout drink for added crunch.
Chocolate Stout Shakes


Currant-Orange Irish Soda Bread
Traditional Irish soda bread is made from just flour, buttermilk, baking soda, and salt. This recipe adds plump currants and orange zest for extra flavor. Toast leftover slices for breakfast!
Currant-Orange Irish Soda Bread


Chocolate-Irish Cream Cheesecake
Combine chocolate, cream cheese, sour cream and Irish cream liqueur for this decadently rich cheesecake. If you prefer a milder liqueur flavor, use a little less Irish cream and add whipping cream or milk to make up the difference.
For an Irish cheesecake with coffee flavoring instead of chocolate, try Irish Coffee Cheesecake, a recipe from an Omaha bakery.
Chocolate-Irish Cream Cheesecake


Corned Beef and Cabbage
Long, slow cooking tenderizes the brisket, which is the centerpiece of this hearty, one-dish meal. To round out your dinner, you could serve purchased shamrock-shaped cookies or shamrock-topped cupcakes and green tea or limeade.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner recipe


Savoy Cabbage Salad
Cabbage has been a staple Irish flavor for years. This Savoy Cabbage Salad offers a fresh twist on this reliable side dish. We added the noodles uncooked. They soften some while chilling, but still add crunch.
Savoy Cabbage Salad recipe


Irish Coffee Brownies
As warmly welcoming as the traditional Irish beverage, these brownies have a little whiskey in the batter and a little more in the glaze.
Irish Coffee Brownies


Dandy Shandy
Choose your favorite stout beer and ginger beer or ginger ale for this British cocktail favorite. Another variation: Combine equal parts of beer and lemonade.
Dandy Shandy

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