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Put the Lime in the Koloa Coconut Rum Jell-O Shots

It’s your lucky day. No really, it is. St. Patrick’s Day carries with it the stigma of good luck and good fortune. There is no better way to celebrate than to skip the long story and go straight to the recipe. The clock is ticking and you need to get those celebratory Koloa Coconut Rum and Lime Jell-O shots chilling. Continue reading ‘Put the Lime in the Koloa Coconut Rum Jell-O Shots’

Guinness Extra Stout Stew

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St Patrick’s Day brings with it all lore of little green magical men, visions of rainbows adorned by pots of gold and robust beer parties that go on well past any recommended time frame!

While I love the good ‘ole American-Irish tradition of making corned beef and cabbage I wanted to prepare something a bit more traditional. I realize that to any American reading this, I might sound as if I’ve gone a bit crazy. The fact is that the meal that most American’s grew up believing was a traditional Irish meal is Continue reading ‘Guinness Extra Stout Stew’

The Season of Green Food Is Upon Us — St. Patrick’s Day Menus

Key Lime Ogre Mini Tarts

The season of green is practically upon us with the likes of green beer, minty milkshakes, and dyed green scrambled eggs. St Patrick’s Day occurs on March 17 and is a day to remember one of Ireland’s patron saints, St. Patrick. It largely celebrates Irish-American culture in the United States. So take this opportunity to pull out your mad green cooking skilz and have fun impressing your friends.

There are no hard and fast rules, and under no circumstances are you required to cook a ‘traditional’ meal of dry corned beef with boiled cabbage and potatoes. It can be your own take on a green themed meal. While there are a lot of ways to turn this typical menu into a delicious meal, anyone from Ireland will be quick to tell you that a typical Irish meal is boiled pork and potatoes. It is mind-blowing when you realize that this meal concept we associate with St. Patrick’s Day is really an Irish-American tradition.

Another revelation: There’s never been any actual corn in corned beef.;) Long before the word ‘corn’ referred to a vegetable, it was an Old English word for any grain still containing the seed. In the original preparation of English corned beef, cooks use coarse pieces of salt the size of grains to cure or preserve the meat.

Whether you want to host a St. Patrick’s Day brunch or a dinner with a new flair, which is always my recommendation, I’ve compiled an undeniably GREEN menu to spark your inner cooking leprechaun.

St Pat Day Brunch


Green Eggs & Ham

Leek & Potato Fritters

Green Lemonade

st pat day dinner


Chestnut Sage Pesto Bruschetta

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad

Lamb Chops

Mint Tea Julep (adult version)

Key Lime Miniature Tarts


Green Eggs ‘n Ham — St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

In honor of read across America month, and our unified love for all things Seuss, I thought that the best way to indulge childhood memories AND celebrate St. Patrick’s Day was to create a Green Eggs and Ham (ahem, Corned Beef-ish Ham) dish. While this may seem like a surprising combination- I assure you that Brussels Sprouts and Eggs are a perfect combination – and an ideal way to use a bit of left-over St. Patty’s Day Dinner fixins.

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I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them Sam I Am.

Green Eggs ‘n Ham


2-4 TBS apple cider vinegar

4 slices of corned beef, cooked (or can substitute 8 slices of bacon, cut 1/4 inch thick or prosciutto, slivered)

4 sheets of Phyllo dough

2 TBS unsalted butter, softened

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 leak, washed well and cut up to dark green area

1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped

4 cups Brussels Sprouts, knobby ends removed

1/3 cup chicken broth (or water)

2/3 cup heavy cream

8 eggs

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 cup grated Parmigiano- Reggiano

Parmigiano-Reggiano, shaved as garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Slice cooked corned beef into strips and set aside to reheat later. If using bacon, cut crosswise. In a large skillet, on medium-heat, cook the bacon, until crispy brown (approximately 3-4 minutes on each side). Transfer the bacon onto a plate lined with paper towels to drain. If using prosciutto, slice into small strips and quickly cook in a pan (approximately 2-3 minutes) and set aside.

Using the slicing blade on a food processor, shred the Brussels Sprouts. Add 1 the butter, garlic, leak and onion and cook over medium heat until softened. Add Brussels Sprouts, broth, cream, 2 TBS of vinegar, salt and pepper. Cover the pan and cook stirring occasionally, until the Brussels Sprouts are tender between 5-7 minutes. Do not overcook as you will want to reheat this mixture just before serving.

Lightly butter or spray a 4 ramekins. Cut each piece of dough in four squares 4-inches wide. (Dough squares will form a fluted-edge.) Place one layer of the dough into the ramekin, bush with butter, pressing carefully so that the dough fits snugly in the ramekin. Sprinkle with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Repeat with remaining three layers. Bake the shells empty for about 10 minutes. Remove the shells from the oven and set aside.

If you do not have an egg poaching pan, you will will need a large pot. Add 1 1/2-inches of water into a large pot and add 2 TBS of vinegar. Bring the water to a boil, and then reduce temperature. While waiting for the water to boil, crack open eggs, one at a time, into a small bowl. When water reaches a gentle simmer, pour each egg into a ladle. Gently transfer eggs into simmering water. The egg whites will coagulate instantly as the vinegar will change the pH level of the poaching water. Poach the eggs for 3-6 minutes spooning the simmering water over the eggs. While waiting for the eggs to cook, make sure the Brussels Sprouts and corned beef are reheated. When the egg whites become opaque and feel firm to the to the touch they are ready. Serve immediately. Éirinn go Brách!

Serves 4

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I like green eggs and ham!
I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!

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-Guinness and Stilton Pate
-Irish Stew
-Shallot And Guinness-dressed Spinach Salad With Beef And Blue-butter Croutons
-Soda Bread With Dark Chocolate And Candied Orange Peel
-Chocolate Guinness Cake
-Irish Coffee

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