Would YOU marry a farmer? This six million dollar question is posed by Lorna Sixsmith in her similarly titled new book. Through the pages she wittily answers many questions for would-be farmers’ wives, which may leave you firmly believing an Irish farmer is the ideal husband after all… Read more and enter the giveaway here.
This Thanksgiving weekend MyIrelandBox, a subscription service providing monthly Irish craft surprises from Ireland, has graciously sponsored another giveaway for Irish American Mom readers….. Read more and enter the giveaway here.
Letters From Ireland offers custom-made alphabet photo art using unique images captured throughout Ireland. Today I am delighted to introduce you to this creative and imaginative art work, and to offer you a chance to win your very own piece of fabulous art, inspired by my homeland…… Read more and enter the giveaway here.
A big thank you to Letters From LLC for graciously sponsoring the prize for our lucky winner…..Margaret…. Read more here.
Believe it or not, the origins of Thanksgiving may have an Irish connection. “No way,” I hear you declare, but incredibly a link may actually exist…. Read the full story here.
Pumpkin cheesecake spiked with Irish cream liqueur is a perfect dessert for celebrating Thanksgiving, attending a holiday gathering or hosting a party. The distinctive flavor of Baileys perfectly compliments a creamy, pumpkin cheesecake filling….. Read more and get the full recipe here.
Today, on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death, I pay tribute to him, an Irish American who inspired a generation and beyond….. Read more here.
Paul F. Kelly is a master gold and silver smith working in County Kerry. He creates distinctive pieces of jewelry, in gold and silver, often combining both materials with precious or semi-precious stones. Today, I am delighted to publish a guest post by this accomplished artist, to introduce you to his wonderful work….. Read more here.
Pumpkin pancakes are the perfect start to a fall day, a delicious treat for Sunday brunch or a weekday lunch. I promised Irish American fusion food, and these pancakes definitely fall within that category. I make whole wheat pumpkin pancakes with added flax meal and wheat germ, creating a distinctive nutty flavor reminiscent of Irish brown bread… Get the complete recipe here.
“My Ireland” is a place of love which invokes a deep sense of identity. “Mother Ireland”, as we so lovingly call her, will always influence my state of mind, no matter where I wander. She instills in me a life-long feeling of connection. “My Ireland” is a collection of stories and memories that have shaped my life.
“Memories, converted into stories, can become a monument of sorts to the remembered.” – Christy Kenneally
“My America” is a place of acceptance, which invokes a deep sense of pride. I have chosen to live in a small state in the heartland of America. In Kentucky, we live outside the limelight, and may not be considered part of “mainstream” America. Here I present the stories and images of “My America” - Smokey Mountains, natural wonders, and great rural beauty. I have learned we are as integral a part of the ‘Real America’, as our more famous urban neighbors. Welcome to my American Dream.
My Blog Plan
I have been asking myself a question lately: “Why Do You Wish To Blog?” After not much contemplation and soul-searching, the very best answer I have come up with is: “Why not?” In an effort, which I truly hope will not be a vain effort, to keep my random, scattershot thoughts somewhat on message, I created a few blog categories.
I have included a short blog plan on each category page, which may better answer any ‘deep and meaningful’ blogging questions you may have. Happy reading!!!!!
Slan agus beannacht leat!
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom