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Taste the Luck of the Irish

Taste the Luck of the Irish

By Kim
March 16, 2011
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As the saying goes, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrate the day at home with some Irish-inspired dishes. It’s easier than you think and definitely worth the effort. Here are some ideas to get you through the day.

Iced Irish Crème Coffee

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Start your day off right with some Iced Irish Crème Coffee. Adding some ice cream turns it into a rich, indulgent treat.

Mini Reubens

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A great snack or appetizer, it’s so versatile you can serve it hot or cold. According to reports, the Reuben sandwich was actually invented in the United States, but it borrows some of the great flavors of Irish cuisine—corned beef and cabbage (in the form of sauerkraut).

Corned Beef Cabbage

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Once you taste this flavorful meat cooked with cabbage, potatoes and rutabagas you’ll understand why it’s a favorite of so many. Corned beef has a unique flavor because the beef is cured in seasoned brine.

Simple Shepherd’s Pie

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Another Irish favorite is Simple Shepherd’s Pie. It’s said that this pie originated as an economical way to use up leftovers from the traditional Irish Sunday roast dinner. This version is quick to prepare and packed with flavor.

Irish Soda Bread

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You don’t have to be a bread baker to enjoy Irish Soda Bread. This classic quick bread uses baking soda as the leavener instead of yeast. Preparation is simple and only takes 15 minutes, which means you can enjoy warm bread right from the oven in no time.

Blarney Stone Cookies

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According to Irish legend, kissing the Blarney stone will give you the gift of eloquent speech. We can’t promise these cookies will do that, but you will enjoy talking about how good they taste.

Irish Cream Brownies

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If you are looking for something more chocolatey, Irish Cream Brownies will satisfy the craving. Easy to prepare, they will magically disappear.

Sensational Irish Cream Cheesecake

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Adding Irish Cream to this cheesecake makes it sensational and definitely worth the effort.

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