Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Pin ItAnd here we are. On the day before St. Patrick's Day -- one of my favorite days of the year!

At our house, that means one thing:  wrangling up all the Leprechaun charms we can finagle and whipping up a wee bit o' magic in the kitchen.

Every year we look forward to a bit of grand St. Patrick's day feasting, and we're always coming up with something new to add to the platter.  

Some years it's a new take on corned beef brisket, other years it's a new way with cabbage or potatoes.  This year we'll be celebratin' the green with good friends.  Our menu is likely to include a few of the following dishes, and probably something brand new.

Our special corned beef brisket: You'll love the delicious smell of the beer, garlic, and dill simmering away as the meat cooks. Even better, you'll love the deliciously flavorful & tender brisket that greets you right out of the oven.
 Reuben RisottoA new take on an old comfort food favorite.  All the flavors of a reuben sandwich come together in this creamy, delicious, risotto.  Just perfect for the leftovers from your St. Patrick's Day feast!
 Irish Whiskey CakeThis dense, buttery pound cake is flavored with a hint of lemon and plenty of Irish Whiskey.
 Stout Ice Cream with Irish Whiskey Caramel:  In this deliciously adult ice cream, the bitter notes of Irish stout are balanced nicely with a touch of sugar and the richness of cream.  We recommend serving it with a whorl of Irish cream caramel sauce -- a sweet treat that brilliantly marries caramel notes with the deliciously complex notes of Irish Whiskey, subtle chocolate tones, and a wonderfully creamy texture that assists in balancing the bite of the ice cream.

What are some of your favorite St. Patrick's Day traditions and recipes?

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  1. These recipes look really excellent, Lori. Definitely worth celebrating the Flaherty side of my family and living on Killarney Way.

  2. Wow, each dish looks beter than the next. Yum. Hope it was a wonderful St Patts!

  3. Looks delicious!!! tomorrow, I'm posting a Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup recipe over at my blog. I love having a tasty, healthy option for using up some of the left over fresh cabbage.

    Other than that, I may have to try your reuben risotto.. looks amazing!


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