TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Fancy Dessert

[1] This fancy-looking dessert is quickly assembled from easily-available ingredients (photo courtesy Good Food On Montford). [2] Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes, rolled wafer cookies, are an easy dessert garnish (photo courtesy Pepperidge Farm).   It doesn’t take much effort to turn ordinary ingredients into a great-looking dish. This example (photo #1), from Good Food On Montford…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Corned Beef Recipes

March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, is National Corned Beef & Cabbage Day. Corned beef and cabbage is a St. Patrick’s Day standard. But wait: The dish isn’t from Ireland, but from New York City’s Lower East Side.     WHAT IS CORNED BEEF? Although the exact beginnings of corned beef are lost to history, it…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Beef Stew With Guinness & Puff Pastry

An everyday beef stew can be turned into a special-occasion dish, merely with the addition of some puff pastry and wine or beer. This recipe, Beef & Guinness with Puff Pastry, was created for his St. Patrick’s Day menu by Justin O’Connor, Executive Chef at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Patrick’s Day. The recipe serves…
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RECIPE: Brussels Sprouts With Bacon Jam

[1] Brussels sprouts with bacon jam, as an appetizer or beer/wine snack (photo courtesy Pampered Chef). [2] While large Brussels sprouts are tempting, smaller ones are more tender (photo courtesy Sweetgreen).   With St. Patrick’s Day ten days ahead, we begin a series of festive recipes. This recipe from Pampered Chef is both fun and…
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