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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Make Grasshoppers for St Patrick’s Day

How to Make Grasshopper Cocktails for St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday when it comes to food and drinks. I often celebrate by baking up some Irish soda bread or an Irish-stout beer infused Guinness chocolate cake, but I can’t let the day go by without enjoying a few green treats, as well – and I’m not talking about salad! Over at the Craftsy blog, I’m sharing my recipe (it’s ... Read More »

Cherry and Pistachio Irish Soda Bread

Cherry and Pistachio Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda breads are wonderful loafs that everyone should make at least a few times in their lives. The quick breads require no yeast and are instead leavened only with baking soda. The use of a chemical leavener in this loaf means that there is no rising time and minimal mixing to do before you can put your bread in the oven, even though you ... Read More »

One Bowl Guinness Chocolate Cake

One Bowl Guinness Chocolate Cake

Chocolaty stout beers, such as Guinness, can be great additions to baked goods – particularly if those baked goods are chocolate. While beer might not sound like the first thing you want to reach for when baking, beers container a lot of complex flavors and can add a lot of depth to baked goods if you use them properly. Heavy stout beers often contain notes ... Read More »

Chocolate Guinness Frozen Yogurt

Chocolate Guinness Frozen Yogurt

The release of my new cookbook, How To Make Frozen Yogurt, is just a few days after St Patrick’s Day this year, so I decided to celebrate the holiday by doing something a little different than making a batch of corned beef and cabbage. I made frozen yogurt instead, and with an Irish twist. I’ve had Guinness ice creams before, but I’ve never had anything quite ... Read More »

Mini St Patrick’s Day Ombre Cakes

Mini St Patrick's Day Ombre Cake

Ombre cakes have a great look to them, and all you need to make one is the time to make a multi-layered cake and plenty of food coloring. Holidays and special occasions like birthdays are the perfect time to play around with colorful cakes like these because you want everything to be as festive as possible, and you usually won’t mind having to put a ... Read More »

6 Sweet Treats to Make for St Patrick’s Day

Vanilla and Lime Marble Cupcakes

St Patrick’s Day is a holiday that many of us celebrate by wearing green and eating Irish – or at least Irish-inspired – food. Any holiday celebration that involves food is worth celebrating, and you can really have some fun with St Patrick’s Day desserts by infusing them with some color and some Irish spirit. Vanilla and Lime Marble Cupcakes may not sound like an ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

St Patricks Day is a spirited holiday – literally. In addition to wearing green and adding food coloring to desserts to make them look more festive, many cooks and bakers reach for Irish beer, whisky or other spirits and liqueurs to capture the flavor of the holiday. They’re great to bake with because they produce some flavorful desserts that are great for grown ups. And ... Read More »

Irish Cheddar and Herb Soda Bread

Irish Cheddar and Herb Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a type of quick bread that should be in everyone’s repertoire. The loaves are delicious and easy to make – and there are almost unlimited options for putting your own twist on the traditional recipe. The basic loaf is a plain bread that has a rich buttermilk flavor. It’s good on its own (served with butter and jam – my favorite), ... Read More »

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