Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats

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Looking for a simple St. Patrick’s Day treat to surprise your littlest (and biggest) leprechauns?  These ooey-gooey treats are the perfect thing.  They are ridiculously simple, taking only five minutes to make, and the result is pretty darn drool worthy.  In fact, my family preferred these to the “other” marshmallow-cereal treat we all know and love.  (Not that I’d ever turn one of those down, but these are pretty great.)

I started by measuring out ten cups of Lucky Charms cereal into a large bowl.

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Brown Sugar Glazed Corned Beef with Cabbage and Horseradish Sour Cream

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Every year at Saint Patrick’s Day, like a lot of you, I make corned beef and cabbage.  It’s a dinner we all really enjoy, and despite all of us enjoying it, I find myself only making it once a year.  I’m not exactly sure why, but that’s usually how it goes. And my family gets pretty excited when that once-a-year day rolls around! I’ve been making it for years, once a year, and after trying numerous variations on the old stand-by, I’ve decided that this version is my favorite…and the rest of my family agrees.

Irish Colcannon Mac & Cheese

Irish Colcannon Mac & Cheese - Chew Nibble Nosh 6With Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner, it seemed like as good a time as any to pull out this recipe that I found awhile back.  I’ve needed an excuse to make this, and pretending that I’m Irish for a day seemed like the perfect excuse. Have you ever tried Colcannon?   If you haven’t, you’ve missed out a warm, cozy, traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes and cabbage, or kale. Seasoned with scallions or leeks, butter, salt and pepper, it’s a simple, soul-warming, comfort food, you-eat-it-at-your-mother’s-table type dish.

Reuben Quesadillas

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Happy Almost St. Patrick’s Day!

‘Tis the season to make corned beef and cabbage for dinner.  Much like Thanksgiving dinner, one of the best parts about St. Patrick’s Day dinner are the leftovers!  I love good corned beef…can’t get enough of it.  I love good corned beef sandwiches…can’t get enough of them either.  This year, I thought I’d turn some leftovers into a fun version of one of my favorite sandwiches.

Before I started assembling my quesadillas, I prepped all of the goodies that would be tucked inside.  I drained a pound of sauerkraut and then squeezed out the excess liquid with some paper towels.  I was afraid that my quesadillas would become quesa-soggy with all of that juice.

Chocolate-Irish Cream Cheesecake

Chocolate-Irish Cream Cheesecake - Chew Nibble NoshYou can’t have a holiday without dessert, right?

This year, when I thought of St. Patrick’s Day desserts, visions of chocolate and Irish Cream danced in my head.  I quickly hit the Internet, to see if I could find something, and was greeted with an abundance of Irish Cream desserts.  Some of them were pretty intense.  I chose this one because, well, it just sounded really good.  I don’t mind booze in a dessert, but I don’t like “boozy desserts”.  Does that make sense?  This cheesecake seemed like the perfect combination of all things Irish Creamy and chocolatey.  I knew I had to give it a try.

Dilly Casserole Bread

Dilly Casserole Bread 4 - Chew Nibble NoshI have a St. Patrick’s Day confession to make, and I hope I don’t offend any of my Irish friends.  OK, here goes…

I really don’t like Soda Bread.

Soda Bread is a traditional Irish bread that usually makes an appearance or two this time of year.  Break out the Irish spirit and Irish food, and Soda Bread will be there.  It will be there, but I won’t eat it.  It’s just not my thing.  Maybe I just haven’t had good Soda Bread, but my experiences (and I’ve tried many) have left me unimpressed, and thirsty.  It’s always so darn dry!  Maybe it’s the reason so many people drink on St. Patrick’s Day!

Chocolate Stout Layer Cake with Baileys Spiked Cream Cheese Frosting

St. Patrick’s Day is yet another holiday where overindulgence is perfectly accepted and expected…which is probably why we all enjoy it so much.  This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday, which could actually be a little dangerous!  If you need a dessert for your St. Patrick’s Day party with a little Irish pizzazz, look no further.  I don’t know who first thought of throwing chocolate and beer together, but it works for me.  Top it off with a decadent Irish Cream frosting and it’s a winner.  It’s like an Irish Car Bomb in cake form and it won’t leave you with a headache and the spins in the morning.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner!  It’s always the perfect excuse to make one of my all time favorite meals, Corned Beef and Cabbage.  Every year, I make it for dinner on St. Patty’s Day, we comment on how I really should make it more often, and then we don’t eat it again until the following year, when the holiday rolls around again.  It happens every single year!