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Jen and Erin’s Chicken and Cabbage Recipe

Jen & Erin's Epic Camping Dinner

Irish recipe competition winner! I was so happy when I received this Chicken and Cabbage recipe from Jennifer Daly last week. It looks like Jennifer and Erin had so much fun making the dish, and it’s opened up a whole new perspective for me, on how creative you can get when cooking. I must admit, as a novice cook myself, ... Read More »

Homemade Butternut Squash Soup & Brown Irish Soda Bread

Butternut Squash Soup & Irish Soda Bread

  This delicious 2 part recipe was sent in by Elizabeth Dunne, of Co. Kilkenny, as part of the recent Irish recipe competition, and received the runner-up prize. Everything about this recipe just screams “delicious home-made Irish cooking” at me! I just love Elizabeth’s version of Irish Soda Bread, and I can’t wait to try the butternut squash soup. Thank ... Read More »

Bacon-Wrapped, Stuffed Pork Sausages

The Meat - Sausage and Bacon,bacon wrapped stuffed sausage

Elizabeth McNally of WeeKitchen.com submitted this recipe as part of the recent Irish recipe competition I ran on the blog. These types of sausages are something I have had on plenty of occasion back home, and I can’t wait to give Elizabeth’s version of the dish a try. I really hope you give them a try too. I’d love to hear what you think. ... Read More »

Traditional Irish Breads – Soda Bread Recipe

Irish Brown Bread Recipe

In Ireland in the 1800s, bread making was a very important part of everyday life. More often than not, bread was made in the house by the housewife; it was never bought from bakeries. Over the many years of bread making in Ireland, two similar breads became the most popular. Soda bread, most popular in Southern Ireland, is made with ... Read More »

Almond, Walnut & Cherry Bar – Irish Inspired Recipe

Once again, my good friend Patricia has shared a tried and true recipe with me and it would be wrong for me to keep something so delicious to myself. Last Christmas, we were fortunate enough to have been showered with a hamper (gift basket for stateside readers) full of lovely baked goods from Patricia but my favorite were these bars ... Read More »

Delicious Irish Potato Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup & Irish Soda Bread

Potatoes have been a staple of the Irish diet for hundreds of years.  One of the favorite uses for potatoes in an Irish kitchen is to make potato soup.  This is a perfect dinner item on those cold winter nights, but can be enjoyed all throughout the year. The following recipe makes about 3 pints of vegetarian potato soup, enough to create ... Read More »

How to make a Hot Toddy

Winter is almost upon us, and one of my favorite remedies for the pesky illnesses, such as colds and flus, that are in abundance this time of year, is a Hot Toddy. Not really sure why we call it a Hot Toddy, but you can call it a hot whiskey if you like.   So here’s what you’re gonna need…. 1 measure of ... Read More »