St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

irish desserts2As you all know from my previous posts from 2013 and 2014 that St. Patrick’s Day is a super special time of year for me as it’s always been a tradition celebrated with my late amazing Irish gramma. The food is always at the top of my list for must-haves for celebrating this holiday properly but the beer is a close second! The traditional Shepherd’s Pie, Beef and Guinness Stew, and Bangers and Mash are my faves and can be found in the Irish pubs around Raleigh. But what about dessert? I’ve never thought much about dessert because we always had shamrock cookies and that was just fine. This year, I’m finding traditional and updated traditional desserts that I’m dying to make! What’s your favorite? — Annie

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Summer Grilling Recipes

As I mentioned in Sunday’s post my husband and I are heading to North Wisconsin on a 4th of July vacation. In fact one week from now, we will be boarding a plan and checking out of reality for one full week. I’m looking forward to the rest, relaxation, weather (it will be much cooler), time spent with my love, and of course the lake and nature’s beauty.

Who am I kidding, I’m really looking forward to eating. There are certain things I miss about the great state of Wisconsin and one of those things happen to be certain foods. Real cheese curds, Italian House bread, Point Root Beer, Frostie Freeze ice cream, Culver’s, Ella’s Deli, Sprecher’s Hard Root Beer … believe me, I’m anticipating a 2-3 pound weight gain. However, I’m also looking forward to grilling out as much as possible. At our little oasis in Park Falls, I cannot wait to light up the grill and enjoy all the flavors of summer. Continue reading