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Easy Summertime Strawberry Mousse Dessert

Strawberries and cream layered dessert

Summertime is berry time, and strawberries are some of my favorite summer berries. I love to whip up this delicious, easy strawberry mousse dessert for a summer treat. No bake desserts are best for hot summer days and this one is cool, and refreshing served straight from the refrigerator. No cooking, no baking, only cleaning […]

Bring Me Back A Rock!

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A stick of rock! Who remembers these tubes of hardened sugar, we savored as kids.  In Ireland these traditional, cylindrical, boiled sweets were usually dyed pink and white, or sometimes festooned in our patriotic colors of green, white and orange. When a friend or relative was heading to the beach, or seaside as we say […]

Simnel Cake For Easter

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Simnel cake is a traditional Easter cake baked in Ireland and throughout the British Isles. A rich fruity cake, it has a layer of almond paste baked into the middle and is covered with a thick layer of toasted almond icing. A circle of marzipan balls decorate the top. The history, origins and symbolism of […]

Cheesy Seafood Bake

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Firm white fish pairs deliciously with shrimp when baked in a creamy cheese casserole.  Seafood cheese bake is a favorite Irish recipe, and here’s my version of this traditional dish. When my mom cooked a seafood bake she liked to use cod and was not a big fan of shrimp or prawns as they are […]

Ireland Is Not Just About Potatoes Anymore

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When I departed Ireland for the United States in the late 1980’s, I left behind a monocultural society. In the early part of the new millennium over half a million plus immigrants moved to my homeland, and with them they brought a new vibrancy, cultural flair, diversity and a variety of new foods and recipes.  […]

Irish Cod Fish Cakes

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Fish cakes are Irish traditional fare at its very best, and are created by combining mashed potatoes, flaked cooked fish and herbs, then formed into individual cakes, and coated in bread crumbs before frying. This is a perfect recipe for using left over mashed potatoes, if such a thing ever exists. But don’t worry you […]

Irish American Mom’s Top Ten Recipes

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With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I thought why not review my recipes to see which ones are most popular with readers. And so I’ve come up with my Top Ten Recipes of all time. Believe it or not, all of the most viewed recipes on my site are Irish recipes. Well, I […]

Creamy Chicken And Mushroom Stuffed Boxty

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Irish boxty is a potato pancake made with grated raw potato, mashed potato, flour, buttermilk and baking soda.  In recent years the popularity of boxty has soared with the introduction of thinner boxty pancakes wrapped around savory fillings. My version of this delectable Irish delight comes with a filling of chicken, mushrooms, bacon and white […]

Tayto Crisps

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Tayto cheese and onion crisps are a favorite Irish snack. These highly seasoned potato chips boast a very distinctive flavor, and are perfect with a pint of beer. A sharp cheddar taste explosion with overpowering onion strains, combines with deep fried potato slivers, creating a taste of Ireland I absolutely adore. No American chip tantalizes […]

Irish Hot Whiskey

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Cold and flu season is upon us. But fear not! Ireland boasts a traditional cure for notorious winter viruses.  Of course, the Irish answer to chills and fevers is none other than a hot whiskey. Whiskey’s medicinal properties are probably why it got its name “uisce beatha”, or water of life? In Scotland the preferred […]

Drop Scones

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Drop scones are small, thick pancakes, so named because they are made by dropping spoonfuls of batter on to a hot griddle or frying pan. I loved drop scones when I was a little girl. Lemon and sugar pancakes, which are more like crêpes, featured on our Pancake Tuesday menu, but on other days we […]