Month: March 2014

Vacation in Maui

After our Vacation in Maui, I learned one thing: There is ALWAYS a way to transport a surfboard. I was never quick enough with the camera, but we saw a guy on a scooter puttering down the road with a surfboard tied to the side, a barefoot bicycle guy barely balancing a board under one …

Irish Corn Bread

I have one more recipe for you all from Grandma Devlin’s old handwritten recipe book:  Irish Corn Bread.  This recipe is different than any other corn bread I’ve eaten before.  For one thing, the recipe doesn’t use any flour or sugar.  To me, it tastes more like a cross between polenta and cornbread.  It is …

Irish Colcannon

Irish Colcannon is a traditional dish that dates back several centuries. Colcannon literally translates to “white-headed cabbage”, and is normally made with mashed potatoes and either cabbage or kale, with some regional variations. I made this dish as part of our St. Paddy’s day menu, although in Ireland it is traditionally associated with Halloween.   …

Shamrock Steak and Dumplings

Today’s post is from the hubby’s grandmother’s handwritten Irish cookbook: Shamrock Steak and Dumplings!  Since this is a slow-cooked one-pot meal, it is a simple way to enjoy a delicious meal with little effort.  Serve it with a side of Irish Soda Bread and you’re set! Shamrock Steak and Dumplings   Print Prep time 25 mins …

Irish Soda Bread

St. Paddy’s Day is coming up…it is the hubby’s favorite holiday (he is half Irish), so I like to cook something special for him. Last year I made him this Beer Braised Irish Stew and Irish Soda Bread which were both delicious.  This year I have something even better though! While we were visiting family over the …