Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Best Vanilla Buttercream for Cakes

Confession: I do not enjoy making cakes.  At all.  People often ask me if they can hire me to make a cake, and I always turn them down. I do not have the patience or the creativity to assemble or decorate them.  Bundt cake?  A cake in a 9×13 pan that you just dump some… Continue reading Best Vanilla Buttercream for Cakes

Beef · dinner · St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

This is St. Patrick’s Day dinner kicked up a notch.  I usually use a big pot with a lid on the stove top, but this time, I cooked my corned beef in a dutch oven- I am strongly anti-crock pot when it comes to meat  (I swear I can taste the crock-pot) but the biggest… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breads · St. Patrick's Day

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

  All my life I’ve celebrated St. Patrick’s Day hard.  You know, lots of green flair, corned beef and cabbage dinners, Irish soda bread, green beer, and legit pinching of people who have the audacity not to wear green on the day of my people.  Green eyes do not count, ya’ll! I know! I have… Continue reading Traditional Irish Soda Bread

cookies · Desserts · St. Patrick's Day

St. Patricks Day Cookies

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig, or, Happy St. Patricks Day (almost) to you all.  The holiday of my people.  My husband will tell you I’m not Irish enough to call myself Irish, but I say ’tis a mere technicality. My family is as Irish as you can get without actually being born there.  My great grandmother… Continue reading St. Patricks Day Cookies