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What are you going to cook this St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s day 2012 is fast approaching, and many of you will be looking for a little something Irish to serve up to your friends and family at dinnertime.

Recently I came across the website of Irish American Mom – Mairead. If you take a few minutes to browse her blog/website, you’re going to have plenty of St. Patrick’s day specials to make your mouth water, and to have your St. Patrick’s day guests coming back for more.

To help you along the way, Mairead’s recipes include step by step instructions, and even some delicious looking, instructional pictures to guide you through while you cook.

Some of the recipes that most appeal to me are her:
Crockpot Roast Beef In Mushroom And Red Wine Gravy,
Irish Shepherd’s Pie With Guinness,
Irish Guinness Beef Stew,
Irish Tea Brack,
and for after dinner some Irish Raisin Tea scones which will go perfect with a cup of Irish Tea, my favorite being Barrys Tea Gold Blend (link to Amazon.com) from my own city of Cork.

Take a few minutes to browse the recipes above, and some of Mairead’s other recipes. Your taste buds will thank you.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing my recipe links, Liam. Over the next few weeks I’ll be cooking up an Irish storm in preparation for Paddy’s Day. I’ll share lots of ideas for appetizers, and I’ll even cook some corn beef in an apricot glaze (even though corn beef was totally new to me when I first came to America). Thanks again, and all the best! Mairead

    • Great! I’ll be back to see what you have on offer. Love the pictures! You can almost taste the food from them 🙂

  2. We have a family tradition here in Michigan. With our parents both gone now my sister and I still care on the tradition of Corned Beef with boiled cabbage, carrots and potatoes, oh, and dark rye bread and butter 🙂 We look forward to St Patty’s Day each year…especially when it’s sis’s year to cook…LOL 😉

    • Tari – it’s always nice when someone else does the cooking, but there’s plenty of reward in being the one doing the serving too. I’m looking forward to St. Paddy’s day this year. I’ll be taking my 2 little boys to the parade all decked out in their favorite Irish attire.