roasted boneless leg of lamb with carrots

Boneless Leg of Lamb with Tarragon Rub

Roast leg of lamb makes a wonderful holiday dinner. Roasted with savory tarragon, garlic, and capers this easy lamb recipe is a real treat. Strange as this may sound, St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday. My interest in all things Celtic comes entirely from growing up in a proud Irish-American family. That our most recent immigrant ancestor left the…

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Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes with Herbs

Oven roasted potatoes bake up crisp on the outside, warm and soft on the inside. While super simple to make these potatoes qualify for ultimate comfort food status. In the early 2000’s the technology era was booming and Dublin was open for business. The city filled with young go-getters who shook loose the dirt of their sleepy villages eager to get degrees in computers…

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Guinness Braised Cabbage with Bacon

Guinness Braised Cabbage with Bacon

Guinness braised cabbage with thick cut bacon is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and pairs great with potatoes! When I think about the meat I ate in Ireland the first thing that comes to mind is bacon. Not the long thin strips of bacon common in the U.S. The bacon I think of is called rashers or back bacon. This…

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soda bread scones

Soda Bread Scones

Irish Soda Bread Scones are a humble rustic pastry you can quickly make for breakfast on a cozy morning. Biscuit-like with toasted oats around the edges. These simple scones are subtly sweet, especially with the currents and bits of orange zest that find their way into each bite. After breakfast, set one more aside for a delicious mid-morning snack.  …

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shepherd's pie with Jameson Whiskey

Jameson Shepherd’s Pie

A traditional tasting shepherd’s pie with a splash of whiskey for flavor and a colorful twist! Halloween left me feeling a little ghoulish so I made you a colorful dish that is both a trick and a treat. Topped with fluffy whipped purple potatoes it looks a little creepy and kooky. The potatoes may be the color of grape powdered drink mix…

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