ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is irresistible any time. But St. Patrick’s Day provides an extra excuse to bake up a batch and treat family and friends. Soda bread is a chemically-leavened quick bread* made with baking soda instead of yeast, which produces a lighter, airy crumb. Irish soda bread dates back to approximately 1840, when bicarbonate…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Desserts

What should you bake/make for St. Patrick’s Day? Irish Coffee Cheesecake Green-Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies Your favorite rolled cookie recipe with a shamrock cookie cutter and green-and-white icing S’mores with green marshmallows Silver Moon’s Praline Irish Cream ice cream Irish Cream Icing for your favorite brownies or loaf cake: Take 1/3 cup Irish cream liqueur…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Drinkin’ o’ the green. Photo courtesy Agwa de Bolivia. Looking for inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day? Start celebrating with a green cocktail. You can make an entire cocktail menu from our green selections: With Midori Melon Liqueur With Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey (not green in color, but as Irish as it gets) A Dublin Delight,…
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ENTERTAINING: Wines For St. Patrick’s Day

Pinot Blanc with corned beef and cabbage? Who knew? Wine available from/photo courtesy of EnglewoodWineMerchants.com. Pondering what to serve with your St. Patrick’s Day dinner? We’ve combined tips from Natalie McLean, James Beard award-winning writer of Nat Decants, with our own recommendations: COCKTAILS Irish whiskey cocktails -or- Irish Beers (you can serve the beers throughout…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Sweets For Fun & Gifts

How about some special treats for St. Patrick’s Day? There are shamrock cookies and petit fours, green marshmallows and malt balls. There’s a jumbo caramel apple rolled in chocolate and green chips, and Irish Crunch popcorn. For those who like elegant chocolates, we tried some terrific ones in appropriately green boxes. See all of our…
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