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Rainbows and Gold Gift bags

A cute and simple DIY St. Patrick's Day gift idea for kids.

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St. Patricks Day is highly celebrated in my family because we have a heritage rich with Irish blood. Every year I teach my kids about Irish pride, and they always enjoy the special treats I make just for them. Treats like these Rainbows and Gold gift bags. How to Make: This project is as easy as it gets. I picked up a bag of rainbow Twizzlers, and a bag of Rolo chocolates at the store, and packaged them in Evermines's cello bags (medium size). First you throw a few Rolos in the … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Featuring Guinness beer!

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If you’re celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day with a nice cold glass of Guinness, you may want to save some for use in your favorite foods, too! Want some inspiration? We’ve got a roundup of recipes for you to try: Spicy Guinness Mustard Make this easy recipe for homemade Guinness mustard. It’s delicious, hearty, and makes a great sauce for corned beef sandwiches!   Triple Cheese Beer Spread Try this recipe for Triple Cheese Beer spread. It’ll be a party favorite for … [Read more...]

Lucky Charm Treat Bags with a Shamrock Bow

The perfect gift idea for St. Patrick's Day!

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As a kid I used to have Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, and Lucky Charms cereal for Saturday morning breakfast. I would wake up early in the morning, pad down to the kitchen in my footed pajamas, and grab the bowl full of kiddie catnip that was set in the fridge beside the milk. I was then all set to watch weekend morning cartoons while my parents had a well-deserved sleep in. Things have changed a little. I no longer have time to watch cartoons and I certainly don't want to get up early. … [Read more...]

Guinness Beer Floats

Indulge in this delicious treat for St. Patrick's Day!

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St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays, so to celebrate the day properly, my husband and I will be hosting a dinner party at our house with all the traditional St. Patrick's Day foods we can muster: corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and, of course, a simple St. Patrick's day-themed dessert: Guinness Beer Floats. The combination of beer and ice cream may seem strange at first, but I assure you it's delicious enough that even your non-beer-loving friends may find … [Read more...]

Shamrock Shakes

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To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day this year, my husband and I have decided to throw a dinner party for some close friends. Our menu consists of traditional Irish fare such as corned beef and cabbage, Guinness mustard, and Irish Soda bread. For dessert, however, we’ve decided to go the non-traditional route with homemade Shamrock Shakes. They’re green, minty, and super delicious – the perfect way to end the night. Enjoy! Homemade Shamrock Shakes Makes 2 to 3 servings. • 2 cups … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

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Sources left to right: Rainbow in a Jar (My Own Ideas), Fruit Kabobs (Bird's Party Blog), Leprechaun Cookies (Babble), St. Patty's Day Soda (Martha Stewart), Vintage Greeting (Unknown Source), Lucky Cupcakes (My Own Ideas) St. Patrick's Day Treats: Lucky Cupcakes Black & White Cupcakes Clover Cookies Rainbow in a Jar Irish Recipes: Guinness Beer Bread Spicy Guinness Mustard Irish Soda Bread Triple Cheese Beer Spread Shop Our … [Read more...]

Rainbow in a Jar

A St. Patty's Day Treat!

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Making creative treats and gifts is one of my favorite activities and what better time to whip up something fun than to celebrate a holiday. Ever since I made my Valentine Candy Bottles, I've been obsessed with putting candy in jars. So for St. Patrick's Day this year, I made up these colorful Rainbow in a Jar gifts to hand out to my Irish friends. Rainbow in a Jar Supplies: • Rainbow colored candies (I chose Skittles. You will need one large bag for each jar you plan to make.) • … [Read more...]

Spicy Guinness Mustard

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Every year for St. Patrick’s Day, my husband and I like to invite a few friends over for dinner where we serve corned beef and cabbage with a rustic loaf of Irish Soda Bread baked in a cast iron skillet. Along with these offerings, I like to make a batch of Guinness Mustard a few days in advance to serve with the corned beef. While it takes a day or two for the mustard seeds to absorb the liquid and soften, it only takes a few minutes to prepare the ingredients and grind the mixture into a … [Read more...]

Triple Cheese Beer Spread

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What a perfect spread for a St. Patrick’s Day party, because it’s excellent on crackers and goes perfectly with the beer. Actually, the beer is in it. I confess that I have to do some soul-searching before serving this spread, because it’s so hard to stop eating. If you want to enjoy it with a little less guilt, serve it for lunch on a whole-grain bread, along with a hearty soup like French Market Soup (recipe coming soon). Triple Cheese Beer Spread • 1/2 pound sharp cheddar … [Read more...]

Homemade Sauerkraut

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Every year for St. Patrick's Day, my family serves traditional corned beef for dinner. I quickly found out, much to my dismay, that my husband doesn't like it. He will however eat the leftover corned beef in a Reuben sandwich, and what's a Reuben without sauerkraut? It may not be an Irish dish but it compliments Irish American dishes with its tangy crunch. So for St. Paddy's Day this year I'm gifting all my friends with a jar of homemade sauerkraut so they can start new Irish American traditions … [Read more...]