Monthly Archive: February 2017

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Irish Cream Coffee Cake

Everyone is familiar with Coffee Cake, right?  It’s that yellow cake with brown sugar and you eat it with coffee.  Well, that’s not what this is.  This is cake . . . with coffee.  Coffee in the cake.  And throw in a little Bailey’s while you’re at it.  Yeah.  There you go....

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Dublin Coddle Recipe

I grew up Catholic, and back in the day, it was considered a “no-no” to eat before Mass. So you’d get up, wash and brush and find your church shoes and load up in the car. Sometime between the homily and communion, your stomach would start growling. During the last hymn, you’d...

Authentic Irish Stew 0

Authentic Irish Stew

A trip to Ireland simply isn’t complete without a visit to a local pub for a bowl of hot Irish Stew.  You’ll find it everywhere – and it will never taste the same twice!  So it’s difficult to call something “Authentic Irish Stew.”  It seems “authentic” means, “how me own ma used...

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Authentic Irish Soda Bread

“Flour, salt, baking soda, buttermilk – anything else is tea cake.” I visited Ireland a few years ago and I remember a bread baker telling me this as we toured his shop. You can find a thousand recipes for Authentic Irish Soda Bread, but if it varies from these 4 basic ingredients,...

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The Secret to Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

What is the secret to chewy chocolate chip cookies? Isn’t it funny, but you can walk up to a potluck table and find 4 or 5 plates of chocolate chip cookies, and every one will be completely different from the other. Some are flat, crusty and lumpy with chips. Others are thick...