Category Archives: Holiday Cooking

Irish Seafood Chowder (Fish Friday Foodies)

This recipe for Irish Seafood Chowder is stock and cream based, and is loaded with sliced scallops, smoked salmon (that imparts the most wonderful smokiness to the chowder), chunks of cod and mussels. Studded with corn and new potatoes, it’s … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread (Wheaten Bread)

This recipe for Irish Soda Bread is just one of the many forms taken by this simple quick bread seen across Ireland. In Ulster, the wholemeal (or whole-wheat) form is sweetened and called Wheaten Bread. 

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Crock Pot Guinness Corned Beef Brisket with Cabbage and Guinness Cream Sauce

Wherein you pile the ingredients in a Crock Pot, let them simmer, remove some pan drippings, make a simple cream sauce and have the best recipe yet for Guinness Corned Beef Brisket, Carrots and Guinness Cream Sauced Cabbage for St. … Continue reading

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Guinness Chocolate Cake with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe for Guinness Chocolate Cake is intensely chocolate; it’s moist with Guinness stout and sour cream, topped with Irish Cream Liqueur Cream Cheese Frosting, with its assembly giving a nod to a frothy, foamy-topped pint of your favorite Irish beer. … Continue reading

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Latke Waffles

It’s Hanukkah! Have you had your Latkes? How about Latke Waffles!? Potato pancakes in waffle form with pockets of ever so crispy grated potato all golden brown and delicious; best of all, no frying! Pop them in either a Belgian or … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Eggnog Fudge

Simple, No Fail Fudge: This recipe is an adaptation of my dark chocolate fudge recipe. Using white chocolate chips, eggnog, and traditional eggnog flavorings, this fudge is a fabulous addition to any Christmas candy lineup. 

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Pepperoni Cheese Ball

This recipe for a Pepperoni Cheese Ball is like having a pizza to spread on crackers. It’s a perfect appetizer for your Christmas and holiday gatherings, and beyond. Cream cheese and ricotta, pepperoni, black olives, pepperoncini and green onions; garlic … Continue reading

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Jam Cake with Easy Caramel Icing – A Southern Tradition

This Jam Cake recipe is as authentic as it gets; loaded with blackberry jam, pecans, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice, and topped with caramel icing, it’s a perfect Autumn and Winter treat. And the recipe is one I have, … Continue reading

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Italian Ricotta Cookies (Orange and Lime)

This recipe for Italian Ricotta cookies makes five dozen of the lightest, fluffiest, most pillowy cookies. Ever. Flavored with orange and lime zest; topped with a simple glaze and a sprinkling of ground, toasted almonds, they are an explosion of deliciousness … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Seven Fishes

This year is ending on a high note for me, after over a year of sadness with the suicide of one of my best girlfriends (one of The Blount County Girls, aka The BCGs). It’s fitting that this year’s Christmas … Continue reading

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