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Roasted Garlic Macaroni & Cheese

I’ve tried many homemade macaroni and cheese recipes, but nothing compares to this one. I love roasted garlic, so it’s no surprise that this one was a winner for me. I’ve made it twice now; the first time completely true to the original recipe, and the second time a bit more inexpensively by subbing out the boursin for garlic herbRead more

Guinness, Jameson & Baileys Cupcakes II

So, you may or may not have noticed that I already have a recipe for Guinness, Jameson & Baileys cupcakes on the blog. This year I decided to change it up a bit and make a new, modified version of this crowd favorite. I would say it was definitely a success! I kept the cake the same – it’s aRead more

Guinness Beef Stew

Beef stew is a classic comfort food that so many of us grew up eating regularly, including me! This is am Irish inspired take on classic beef stew, with the addition of several root vegetables, Guinness (duh), caraway seeds and raisins. It sounds a bit weird but it was so flavorful and delicious. It’s easy to prep, and your crockpotRead more

Irish Soda Bread

I’ve heard “Irish soda bread” many times before, but didn’t actually try making it until last week. I wasn’t really sure what it was and when you are supposed to eat it. The Internet answered the first question – it’s basically a non-yeasted bread, whose raising agent is baking soda. Makes sense, but I still couldn’t find when I wasRead more

Pistachio & White Chocolate Macarons

So, this isn’t exactly an Irish-inspired recipe, but it IS green, so I’m lumping it in with my St. Patrick’s Day dishes! Any excuse to make a new flavors of macarons. After my initial batch, I’ve found them to be pretty easy to make. They aren’t quite as temperamental as I once thought. They do take a little bit moreRead more

Guinness & Cheddar Dip

Beer and cheese. What’s not to like? I bookmarked this recipe a few weeks ago and had been eager to try it. I’m always up for a good dip, especially when cheese is involved. This recipe is easy to throw together and it’s one you can make ahead of time. It actually gets better with time, so you can (andRead more

Baileys & White Chocolate Cookies

Are you guys ready for some St. Patrick’s Day recipes? I have several I will be sharing with you over the next two weeks. First up, we have these quick and easy Bailey’s and white chocolate cookies. Most people have Baileys around the house during the month of March, so I wanted to find a basic cookie recipe with aRead more

Apple Cinnamon Bread

Do you ever have a meal/dish idea in your head before you find a recipe for it? That was the case with this bread. I knew I wanted an apple-cinnamon quick bread on Sunday morning, so I took a few minutes on Saturday night to look for a recipe. I found several, but most were immediately disqualified if I didn’t have all the Read more

Quinoa Cakes with Poached Eggs and Spinach

This is, hands down, the best new recipe I’ve tried in a long time. It looks (and is!) so simple, but it packs a punch of wonderful flavors and textures. It’s quick and easy to make and reheats wonderful – the perfect dinner in my opinion! Also, as a true sign to how good these are, we ended up eatingRead more

Wheat Berry and Arugula Salad

The last few weeks I have been attempting to incorporate some lighter and healthy meals into our weekly menus to balance out our indulgences (like chocolate chip cookies, blue cheese burgers, onion strings, Dr. Pepper pulled pork, au gratin potatoes….oy vey). I seem to go through this “semi-healthy-meals-at-least-once-a-week” phase pretty often but it never seems to stick. Maybe this timeRead more