Thursday, March 21, 2013

Vegan Banana Pancakes

I have the worst habit of going to the store for things I need and forgetting at least half of it.  Please, tell me this is not just me.  One of the worst things (second, mayyybe to doing dishes) is having to go back to the same store.

In most cases, I suck it up and make the trek back to grab these forgotten items.  However, there are those times when I am just waaay  too lazy to get out of my onezie pajamas.  Speaking of onezie, have the rest of you seen this too??  I'm confused, really.

It does not always work out like I would hope, but lucky for us... it worked out, big time.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Recipe Roundup: St Patrick's Day

The past few weeks have show some fabulous St. Patrick's Day recipies.  Some of these are mine, and some are from the blogs I like to read.

Have a safe and enjoyable St Patrick's Day.



Loaded Baked Potato Bread | Girl Versus Dough

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Brown Bread | Brown Eyed Baker
Irish Soda Bread Muffins | Kitchen Treaty
Jewish Rye Bread Part 1 (starter) Part 2 | Brown Eyed Baker
Gruyere Rosemary Beer Bread | Girl Versus Dough

Main Dishes:

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Carrot Goat Cheese Mash Shepherd's Pie | A Cozy Kitchen
Guinness French Onion Soup | Closet Cooking

Stout Corned Beef

Stout Turkey Shepherds Pie | The Roasted Root
Vegetarian Irish Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Tempah | Oh My Veggies


Baileys Salted Caramel Chocolate Shamrocks | Buttercream Blondie
Double Chocolate Stout Mousse Cake | Sprikle Bakes
Guinness Chocolate Pudding | Sprinkle Bakes

Guinness Chocolate Ice Cream with Cashews

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes | Brown Eyed Baker
Irish Cream Hot Fudge Cupcakes | Sprinkle Bakes
Irish "Potato" Cookies | Bake at 350
Leprechaun Cookies | Bake at 350
Peppermint Patty Cake | The Pioneer Woman
Sweet and Salty Guiness Chocolate Pie with Beer Marshmellow Meringue | Sprinkle Bakes

Boozy Shamrock Shake | Kitchen Treaty
Chocolate Stout Beer | Love and Olive Oil
Dairy-Free Stout Float | Take A Megabite
Homemade Baileys Irish Cream | The Brown Eyed Baker
Irish Coffee Milkshake with Whiskey Caramel | Hungry Girl Por Vida

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

I can honestly say I have never had a cabbage roll, until now.

I love cabbage (especially with corned beef) so I was pretty sure they would be good, but they never stood out to me.  That is, until I saw them posted on Smitten Kitchen.  Of course, anything posted there looks great, so its no wonder.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gunniess Chocolate Ice Cream with Cashews

St. Patrick's Day is coming up this weekend and, like most holidays, we have a beer to celebrate with.  What better way to embrace this than in ice cream?

There is a slight problem... the beer in question is Guinness.  I do not like Guinness.  As far as I know I don't have any Irish in me, so I don't feel too bad.  Guinness ice cream is a completely different story.  The beer flavor acts as a complimentary flavor rather than the star of the show.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Irish Soda Bread

What is Irish soda bread?  As far as I can tell there is nothing "Irish" about it.  I think that's why Tay and I felt the need to include the green.

Soda breads in general are more of a method than a type of bread.  Since it is a "quick bread" there is no yeast involved, meaning if you have a fear of yeast breads, this is for you!  Baking soda is used as the leavening agent (i.e. what makes the bread...bready).  Before baking soda was a commercial product, (think 1900's) the baking soda would be replaced with the ashes of plants soaked in water... yum?  Today we use this same thing as fertilizer (compost). ICK!  

Monday, March 11, 2013

Risotto with Greek Yogurt and Peas

Peas are one of the few vegetables that I enjoyed growing up.  I was one of those crazy picky kids.  In the special case of tomatoes, I would eat gallons of ketchup or salsa, but put actual slices of tomatoes in front of me...eww.  My parents always told me that it would change when I grow up and never...ever... did I really believe them back then.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mini Spanish Mac and Cheese

Mini things are better right??

I could be partial to the idea because im short.  I mean... life-sized barbie was the same height as me for awhile.  Seriously though, mini things are cute.  Like these ponies or these monkies
There is also mini food.  This mac and cheese is a perfect example of how good and cute (no judgements) mini food is.  Of course you could make this in one casserole dish to eliminate the amount of dishes there are, but how fun is it that each person at the dinner table get their own mac and cheese.