St. Patrick's Day

Green beer? We're not above raising a glass to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but anyone who loves food knows the real St. Patrick's day party happens in the kitchen. St. Patrick's Day recipes are generally hearty and flavorful -- dishes that celebrate Ireland's storied history with potatoes and lamb. Perhaps no Irish recipe is as iconic as corned beef and cabbage: juicy hunks of beef tinted pink by curing salt and flavored with a savory blend of spices, then paired with a side of buttery, tender cabbage. Don't forget the Irish potato recipes: boiled new potatoes tossed with butter are delicious, or opted for mashed potatoes with scallions (called "champ") or with chopped cabbage (colcannon). Or maybe you're a fan of thick, rich Irish stew made with slow-simmered lamb and chunks of carrot, celery and onion. Whatever's on the menu, be sure to pair it with a fresh-baked slice of soda bread - this classic Irish bread is ideal for sopping up the delicious juices at the bottom of the bowl.

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St. Patrick's Day Trivia Challenge: Feeling Lucky?

That's what you've got to love about the great American melting pot: even if you're not an O'Brien or O'Malley, you can still get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. (Because for so many of us, we basically just assume that there's some Irish on our family tree somewhere anyway.) You may not have any plans to whip up "colcannon" on March 17. (Know what colcannon is? Then you get a point for question #10!) But there are far more ways to celebrate than just a pint of Guinness and a green sweater. We've got 5 must-haveread more

St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef Panini

Although you won't typically find corned beef and cabbage at a St. Patrick's Day celebration in Ireland, here in America it's all the rage. For me, the Irish duo turned into an excuse to try out a new obsession.

St. Patrick's Day Feast: 5 Must-Have Recipes

St. Patrick's Day is a great excuse to entertain--it's a convivial holiday, and most people are in the mood to celebrate. But don't rely on leprechaun hats and shamrock tablecloths to jump-start the party.

7 Superfood Kale Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

We're crazy for kale! Try this superfood in greens-packed meals from breakfast to dinner to celebrate St Patricks Day.

Best of Food Blogs: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with These 10 Recipes

Here are 10 ways to have the most scrumptious St. Patrick's Day yet from a few of our favorite food bloggers.

8 Tasty Reasons to Cook with Your Beer on St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is almost here, and (no surprise), that's got us thinking about beer. Which beer? Well, do you even have to ask? There are few countries in the world whose national identity is more bound up with one beloved beer than Ireland's thirst for Guinness. Sure, we're more than happy to raise a pint or two come March 17. Better yet, we thought we'd take the celebration to a whole new level: put away the green food coloring, skip the corned beef and cabbage, and instead indulge in one of these hearty Guinness-infused recipes. With itsread more

Go Green! Great St. Patrick's Day Treats (in Just the Right Color)

St. Patrick's Day is one of those holidays that makes me glad my kids are grown up. (Another is April Fool's Day.) Very un-festive of me, I know. But when your kids are still little, you can't be sure which green foods they'll think are okay and which will send them retching from the table. After all, vegetables are green, which -- for many children -- sets a bad example. My friend Charmaine says that her kids won't eat green oatmeal. Oatmeal -- the least-threatening food on the planet! Where are those imaginations kids are so famous for? Don'tread more

A Taste of Ireland: Heartwarming Irish Recipes

Celebrate your Celtic roots (everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day!) by discovering a bevy of Irish recipes.

Our Best St. Patty's Day Dinner Ideas

Check out our best recipes for St. Patty's Day!

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St. Patty's Day Corned Beef: 4 Winning Recipes

Can we all agree to stop talking about green beer? Everyone knows that the real star of St. Patrick's Day is corned beef.

How to Make a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

This dish is a St. Patrick's day classic but you can make corned beef and cabbage any time of the year. Serve it wish horseradish and mustard and your meal is complete!

Irish Coffee Meringues

Better Homes and Gardens

Here's a fun St. Patrick's Day dessert recipe. Bake coffee-flavored hard meringues and then sandwich two together with whipped cream spiked with Irish cream liqueur.

Chocolate-Irish Cream Cheesecake

Better Homes and Gardens

For a chocolate-only cheesecake, or for a cheesecake with just a hint of liqueur, simply substitute an equal amount of whipping cream or milk to replace the liqueur.

Best of the Blogs: The Cooking of the Green

The wearing of the green surely does make Irish eyes smile. And, yes, St. Patrick's Day brings out the green (not with envy) in anyone with a soft spot for the patron saint of the Emerald Isle.

Trump Card Cocktail Ruebens

Better Homes and Gardens

This appetizer version of a deli favorite has stacked corned beef, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing stacked on cocktail rye bread to serve in bite-size portions.

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