Irish Cod Fish Cakes

Breaded fried fish cakes from Ireland

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 […]

Zucchini And Leek Soup

Zucchini and leeks combine to make a wonderfully green soup. Light and refreshing, this soup can be served hot or cold, but being ever so Irish, I like it hot. Inspired by the more traditional Irish recipe for potato and leek soup, I love to make this soup when I have lots of zucchini on […]

Parsnip and Apple Soup

Parsnips and apples, with a hint of curry, compliment each other perfectly in this creamy soup. The pairing of parsnips with apples intensifies their sweetness, with an added underlying warmth from the curry powder, making this soup truly satisfying. I love curry flavor, like many Irish people.  A teaspoon of mild curry powder, a hint […]

Blueberry Scones

Blueberries are in season, and I love to bake with these juicy summer berries, which simply burst with flavor when added to rich scones. Traditional Irish scones dotted with raisins or sultanas come to mind when I think of fruit scones. However, my Dad tells stories of how my Granny mixed wild hurts (bilberries) and […]

Queen Of Puddings

Queen of Puddings

Queen of Puddings is a baked custard of eggs, milk, butter, sugar and breadcrumbs, spread with jam and topped with toasted meringue.  A traditional British dessert, it was adopted by Irish cooks many years ago, probably because it is a luxurious treat made with the most inexpensive ingredients. I love how generations past didn’t need fancy […]

Chicken Curry With Apple And Raisins

Chicken Curry with apples and raisins served over rice

Chicken curry may have originated in India, but it is a firm dinner favorite throughout the Emerald Isle. Many Irish people purchase their curries at local Chinese take-outs, but I prefer to cook mine from scratch. A few chopped apples and raisins add a perfect sweet surprise to this dish. Whether you like to eat […]

Baileys Irish Cream Pumpkin Cheesecake


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. I created this Irish-American fusion pie especially for Thanksgiving. Bailey’s cheesecake meets pumpkin pie, resulting in a hybrid Baileys pumpkin cheesecake.  […]

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin pancakes are the perfect start to a fall day, a delicious treat for Sunday brunch or a weekday lunch. And to tell you the truth, I’ve been known to indulge in these delicious pancakes for dinner too. Today I thought I would veer a little away from my usual offerings of traditional Irish recipes […]

Blackcurrants – A Taste Of Ireland I Miss In America

I love the intense tart flavor of black currants, a distinctive taste of the British Isles I have missed during the past twenty-something years spent living in America.  Last week my sister’s backyard black currant bushes were laden with fruit ready for harvesting. I willingly volunteered to be her fruit picker for the day. Blackcurrants […]

Potato Bread – Yeast Recipe

Sliced Potato Bread

Potato bread made with yeast, flour and mashed potato is a hearty bread, perfect for serving with soups and stews.  Here’s my version of these rustic loaves. Ingredients: The ingredients for this Irish bread are simple. The key to successful potato bread is time and patience to allow the yeast dough plenty of time to […]

Berry Almond Tart

Slice Of Berry Almond Tart with Cream

Berry Almond Tart is a combination of a rich pastry shell, filled with jam, ripe berries, and an exquisite custard topping.  Raspberry almond tart is originally a Scottish dessert, rich and decadent and fit for serving at the finest tables. Almond flavor compliments juicy sweet raspberries beautifully.  Both raspberries and blackberries grow abundantly in Ireland’s […]