TIP OF THE DAY: Turn Any Soup Into St. Patrick’s Day Soup

There are plenty of green soups to serve on St. Patrick’s Day. For starters, consider avocado; Caldo Verde (kale, potato, sausage); cream of asparagus, broccoli or spinach; cucumber; green pea; herb; and nettle soups. There are also classic Irish soups like Irish Bacon & Cabbage, Potato & Leek and Irish Potato Soup. But you can…
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RECIPE: Guinness BBQ Sauce

Add Guinness stout to your BBQ sauce. Photos and recipe courtesy Tony Roma’s.   Tony Roma’s is giving a St. Patrick’s Day twist to ribs and burgers, with Guinness BBQ Sauce. You don’t need the luck of the Irish to get some: Here’s the recipe, which combines the dark, malty flavors of Ireland’s favorite beer,…
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FOOD FUN: Corned Beef & Cabbage Tacos

Who thought that inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day would come from La Tortilla Factory? Corned beef and cabbage tacos! We love fusion food, but these tacos do present a challenge: Should we serve them with mustard, or with tomatillo salsa?   EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING TACOS The answer to this question and…
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RECIPE: Corned Beef & Shamrock Appetizers

What a great accompaniment to a pre-dinner beer on St. Patrick’s Day! The “shamrock” is made with a shamrock cookie cutter and sliced avocado. Who’d have thought to pair corned beef and avocado? The California Avocado Commission! RECIPE: SHAMROCK AVOCADO & CORNED BEEF BITES Ingredients 1 ripe avocado 2 sweet gherkin pickles, diced 16 rye,…
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RECIPE: Guinness Beef Stew

Here’s hearty, family-style fare for St. Patrick’s Day: Guinness beef stew, courtesy of QVC’s David Venable. Guinness adds a deep richness to the broth of this stew without imparting the full flavor of the beer itself. For more beer flavor, serve one as the beverage. If you have a different favorite stout, you can substitute…
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