Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs On Toast

Scrambled egg and smoked salmon

Scrambled eggs – a trusty breakfast staple in any Irish or American kitchen. Today we’re taking scrambled eggs to a whole new level of deliciousness by adding a little taste of the Atlantic or the Pacific. Smoked salmon and scrambled egg is a supreme breakfast combo in my Irish recipe book. Slivers of smoked salmon […]

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing Gaelic Girl Bread Mixes Plus A Little Christmas Giveaway

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Irish breads, especially soda breads and scones, are enjoyed every day by Irish people. I think tourists to Ireland are often pleasantly surprised by the natural, wholesome goodness of Irish brown bread.  Irish breads have a unique taste that is difficult to replicate using American ingredients. But this problem has been solved by Sandra Sheerin, […]

Shortbread or Petticoat Tails

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Shortbread is originally from Scotland, but like many tasty Gaelic treats, Irish people have shared a love of shortbread with their Scottish neighbors for centuries. And the best shortbread in the world is baked with creamy butter made from grass fed cows such as Irish Kerrygold butter. Shortbread biscuits are simple at first glance – […]

Carrot And Parsnip Mash

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Mashed carrots and parsnips were a frequent dinnertime side in our house when I was a little girl.  And let me confess, I hated the mixture.  But no matter how much I begged my Mom to spare me this weekly “treat”, these root vegetables regularly appeared alongside my roast chicken and potatoes. “Just one bite!” […]

Parsnip and Apple Soup

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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 […]

Soup Making Tips For Fall Or Autumn

Potato and Leek Soup

Once Labor Day has passed, and fall is in the air, it’s time to start thinking about soup. There’s nothing like a bowl of chunky, satisfying soup on a nippy day, to warm the cockles of your heart. Soups come in all colors, textures, and tastes. In fact, I think it’s safe to say there’s […]

Cheesy Mushroom Potato Bites

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Irish cheddar and mushroom potato bites are tasty little appetizers, that can even double up as a side dish. These versatile little morsels are perfect for parties, especially Irish themed celebrations. Preparation can be completed ahead of time. The only step required at party time is to pop them in the oven until the cheese […]

Beans On Toast – An Easy Lunchtime Staple For Irish Moms

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Beans on toast featured regularly on my lunchtime menu as an Irish kid – a simple, nutritious meal I’m quite certain continues to be eaten regularly by many Irish and English children. An American friend once asked me about Irish lunchtime menus. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are the all-American, easy, lunchtime staple. No PB […]