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Posted by on Mar. 14, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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 Do you make anything special for St. Patrick's Day? Please share your recipes and ideas.


by on Mar. 14, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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by Silver Member on Mar. 14, 2014 at 8:31 AM
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 Nothing special here. I have some Irish in me but not enough to really celebrate a whole lot. I just like to drink and I drink any chance I get so that is part of my celebration :)

by Gold Member on Mar. 14, 2014 at 8:33 AM

  A friend gave me this recipe and it's really good any time of year, but very pretty for St. Patrick's Day



Pistacchio Cake

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 pkg. Royal pistachio pudding
1cup club soda
½ cup oil
½ cup chopped nuts
Mix cake mix, pudding mix and nuts.
In separate bowl, beat eggs well. (number called for in cake mix) Add oil to eggs. Beat 4 minutes. Add dry ingredients to eggs, alternating with soda. Pour into tube or bunt pan. Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees.
1 pint heavy cream whipped
Mix 1 package instant pistachio pudding into 1 cup milk. Fold pudding mixture into cream. Add 1 tsp. of almond or vanilla flavoring and frost cake.


by Gold Member on Mar. 14, 2014 at 8:38 AM


English muffins topped with a slice of chees and green pepper "shamrock" and popped in the oven for a few minutes.

by Gold Member on Mar. 14, 2014 at 8:40 AM


My husband's life-long friend, gave us a wall hanging embroidered with his mother's recipe for Irish Soda Bread, when we were married. It's very good.

Mae McCarthy's Irish Soda Bread

3 cups sifted flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons caraway seeds
1/2 cup raisins
Combine and knead all ingredients. Bake 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven.


by Gold Member on Mar. 14, 2014 at 8:41 AM


Bailey’s Irish Cream Bars
Makes 32 squares

For Cake:
1 pkg Moist Deluxe yellow cake mix
3 eggs
2/3 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
1/3 cup oil

For Swirl:
1 can cream cheese frosting (Vanilla Creamy)
1 pkg white chocolate chips
1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream

Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a jelly roll pan (about 15×10x1-inch). Mix cake mix with eggs, Irish Cream and oil. Set aside 1/2 cup of prepared cake batter for swirl. Pour cake batter into prepared pan.

In a small bowl, blend all swirl ingredients. Drop large spoonfuls of this mixture over the cake batter. Swirl with a fork to make a marble effect. Bake 25-30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

by Rhonda on Mar. 14, 2014 at 9:01 AM

I'm thinking of making Irish lamb stew or a ham & cabbage stew, with this for dessert:

Printed from COOKS.COM

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 package graham crackers, ground to crumbs in food processor
Combine butter, sugar and cocoa powder. Stir in crumbs. Press evenly over bottom of greased 9-inch springform pan and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool pan and grease sides.
3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
3/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
2 squares (2 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate, melted
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Blend in Bailey's. Pour about 1/3 mixture into a bowl and stir in melted chocolate.

Pour half of plain mixture into prepared pan. Drizzle with half the chocolate mixture. Repeat layers. Make a marbled design by gently swirling batter with a knife.

Bake 10 minutes at 450°F, then 55 minutes at 250°F or until cake tests done.

by Sarah on Mar. 14, 2014 at 9:20 AM
I make green waffles for the kids in the morning but that's about all
by Gold Member on Mar. 14, 2014 at 9:51 AM


McDonald's Shamrock Shake Copy Cat Recipe

Posted by Kim Conte

on March 3, 2011 at 3:15 PM


f there's one thing that everyone looks forward to as
St. Patrick's Day approaches, it's the classic bright green Shamrock Shake. But not everyone hightails it to McDonald's for the frosty mint beverage; many people prefer the homemade version. If you find yourself in the second camp, here's an easy recipe to replicate the Shamrock in the comfort of your own home.

Shamrock Shake from

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream

  • 1 1/4 cups 2% low-fat milk

  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract

  • 8 drops green food coloring (optional)

Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into two cups.

Another alternative? Two cups mint chocolate chip ice cream blended smooth with 1 1/4 cups milk (although you will have little chunks of chocolate in your shake -- the horror!).

Do you make Shamrock Shakes at home or buy the real thing at McDonald's?


by Kayla on Mar. 14, 2014 at 10:02 AM
I'll just be making a corned beef
by Gold Member on Mar. 14, 2014 at 2:01 PM


How can something that looks so good be so easy? Spinach fettucine, rotisserie chicken, prepared pesto and a sprinkle of parm for good luck!
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