TIP OF THE DAY: Chocolate Chip Mint Cupcakes

St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes. Photo courtesy Zulka.   Family-owned Zulka manufacturers premium-quality sugars/ They’re dedicated to producing more natural sugar through responsible, environmentally friendly cane production. The sugars are minimally processed, which helps to preserve the fresh flavor of the sugar cane and more of the nutrition that is stripped away when cane is processed.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Green Macarons

Paris may not be as festive as Dublin or New York when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day; but rest assured, there are celebrations! Both expats and locals head to the city’s numerous Irish pubs and yes, there is green beer. (Who knew that Paris had “numerous Irish pubs?” Source) We, however, would head…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle, Irish Whiskey Peanut Brittle

Homemade peanut brittle. Photo courtesy LearnToCook.com.   You’ve never made peanut brittle before? It’s time: March is National Peanut Month. We’re presenting a recipe from chef Mark Dowling of LearnToCook.com, a website dedicated to getting the whole family in the kitchen with easy video recipes showcasing the basics of cooking. His easy recipe for peanut…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Rock A Green Cocktail

Melon liqueur creates a cocktail as green as the Emerald Isle. Photo courtesy Hornitos tequila.   Why drink inferior green beer on St. Patrick’s Day when you can have an emerald green cocktail instead? There’s no reason you have to limit St. Patrick’s Day libations to traditional celebratory drinks. Just stick to the green theme.…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Guinness Float

A Guinness float with Silver Moon’s Praline Irish Cream ice cream (photo courtesy Silver Moon Desserts).   A stout float—ice cream and a bottle of chocolate stout—has become a popular dessert, thanks to Guinness lovers seeking more ways to enjoy their favorite brew.. For St. Patrick’s Day, substitute the chocolate stout for Guinness. Here’s a…
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