Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick's Day snack board

Saint Patrick’s Day Snack Board

Ms. Wood, that was the name of my boys’ first-grade teacher. Ms. Wood was the quintessential elementary school teacher; kind, patient, and incredibly warm. Ms. Wood was also fun. Looking back, I can tell you my first-grade teacher was not nearly as wonderful as Ms. Wood, I think my boys truly lucked out. Ms. Wood […]

Irish coffee

Irish Coffee

One of Europe’s earliest distilled beverages, the first record of Irish whiskey dates back to 1405, around 90 years before it was first recorded in Scotland. That little tidbit I find fascinating. After a brief period of decline during the 20th century, Irish whiskey is now the fastest-growing spirit in the world and what makes […]

Irish soda bread

Irish Soda Bread With Golden Raisins

Irish soda bread is one of the most well-known and popular quick breads there are. Soda bread is a soft textured, cake-like bread that rises due to the reaction of the acid (buttermilk), and the base (baking soda). Although this simple classic is most often attributed to Ireland, they were not its creators. American Indians were […]

corned beef hash

Homemade Corned Beef Hash

Corned beef hash is a labor of love.  It takes commitment, planning, and someone in your family who loves it.  For me, that is my older son, and he could live on it.  Well, this and kreplach.   While I will do almost anything for my boys, I am a reasonable person.  I do not […]

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