Celebrate the Luck of the Irish with these 7 St. Patrick’s day recipes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

As a red-headed, (somewhat) Irish American (several generations removed), I love all that comes with this special occasion. The green garb, the beer, the luck and especially the food. If you’re looking for some Irish inspiration today, I am happy to share seven of my favorite Irish and Irish-inspired recipes to help you celebrate in true Irish fashion.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Boxty

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than a classic potato dish like Irish Boxty? This traditional potato pancake combines both mashed and shredded potatoes to create a wonderfully crisp crust to hold all that creamy potato goodness inside.

We serve our boxty with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of scallions or fresh chives, but this versatile pancake can be enjoyed in myriad ways. Give it a try and let us know how YOU like your boxty.

Easy to make, perfectly Irish and, of course, delicious. Erin go Bragh!

Looking for more great Irish recipes? Be sure to check out our post: 7 Irish Specialties for St. Patrick’s Day.  Read More


Recipe Time Capsule, week of Mar. 10-16

This Week: Mostly Irish, a touch of French for good measure…Erin go Bragh!

I write a weekly food column for Forum Communications, which appears in The Forum newspaper and several of its subsidiaries throughout the Midwest. Below you’ll find links to past columns featured this week, since the column’s debut in 2012. Just click on the photo to visit each link. For a printable recipe, see the list at the end of the post.

This week’s time capsule recipes feature some of our favorite Irish specialties, as well as a French pasta dish that was always a hit in our restaurant days and still remains a personal favorite (its rich and comforting nature makes it the perfect antidote to this endless winter).

Enjoy, and please let me know if you find a new favorite!  Read More