Mincemeat is a festive filling for baked goods, and don’t worry there’s not an ounce of meat in this concoction of mixed fruits, almonds, spices, and of course, a little booze. Many people take the easy peasy route at Christmas and opt for store bought mincemeat to fill their pies. But trust me, making festive […]
Irish American Mom's Recipes
Here you will find all of the recipes I share on my website. They're listed in publication order, with my most recent recipe appearing at the top of the list. For a categorized index check out my "Recipe Index" tab listed under the "Cooking" category. Happy Irish cooking.
Cauliflower cheese is a classic Irish or English side dish which is usually served to accompany a roasted chicken or beef dinner. It’s also a perfect side for turkey dinner at Thanksgiving or Christmas. This side is simple yet delicious. One of our family favorites, often served for Sunday lunch or dinner, this is an […]
Everyday vegetables in Ireland are simply boiled or steamed and tossed with a little butter before serving, but for special occasions like Christmas or Thanksgiving I like to make veggie side dishes a little extra special by adding an extra layer of flavor. And my cider glazed carrots are no exception. Hard cider, a sweet […]
The Victoria Sandwich consists of two sponge cake layers sandwiched together with raspberry jam and cream, then dusted on top with confectioners’ sugar. This teatime treat became popular in England and Ireland during the reign of Queen Victoria, whose name this cake now bears. Originally caster sugar was sprinkled on top, but I prefer to […]
Tea and scones with butter and jam – it’s a yummy Irish afternoon treat. When I’m in Ireland I can whip up a batch of scones in double quick time, and I’m guaranteed success every time. Now, I make two kinds of scones. Irish raisin tea scones without buttermilk, or my granny’s favorite Irish buttermilk […]