The Original Irish Coffee

So maybe this isn’t exactly the original recipe, which didn’t used chocolate shavings but hey, everything is better with chocolate so close enough. And have you truly had coffee until you’ve spiked it with warm whiskey? If the caffeine in it doesn’t give you a kick, the whiskey sure will. Get the recipe after the cut!

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Egg and Pepper Shamrock Breakfast

Since the 18th Century, the shamrock has been used as the symbol of Ireland, making this dish the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. But instead of suggesting that you eat an actual shamrock, we’re offering this super simple, super tasty recipe that just looks one instead. So grab a few eggs and get crackin’!

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Your New Favorite Cheese Dip

Beer and cheese are some of our favorite foods, so imagine our delight when we learned that combining the two makes some of the best dip ever. Pair your favorite Irish dry stout with a few different types of cheeses for an easy appetizer, game day dip, or just a perfectly cheesy snack. Get the recipe after the jump!

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Connor Makes Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

One of my favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, is right around the corner, and I thought I’d let you in on a little family secret: Grandma Caley’s Famous Irish Soda Bread.  No St. Patrick’s Day is complete without several loaves of this Irish treasure as part of your spread.  The Caley recipe, of unknown provenance somewhere between the Celtic shores of Muir Èireann and the Isle of Man, has been in my family for generations; simple and customizable, it’s sure to delight your friends and family.

In addition to the traditional Irish Soda Bread, I’ll try out two interesting variations in hopes of finding a more “modernized” version of the recipe.  With these recipes, the ingredients (which can all be found at FreshDirect), and a little bit of luck, you’ll find the ISB that’s perfect for you, even if your baking skills are a little, shall we say, green…

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Recipes and Menu Ideas for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration

St. Patrick's Day cupcakes

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these Festive Cupcakes.

More than just cabbage and potatoes, Irish cuisine has long relied on a wealth of wild garlic, kale, scallions, barley, oats, sausages, lamb and a varied aquaculture ranging from cockles and mussels to rich cod and salmon.

So whether you’re entertaining or just want to add a little “green” to your dinner menu, we’ve gathered together some Irish-influenced favorites along with a few bright-green Spring selections for your St. Patty’s day feasting. Slainte Mhath! (In other words, to your good health!)…

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