Posts Tagged ‘St. Patrick’s Day Food’

Pressure Cooker Guinness Corned Beef with Cabbage, Potatoes & Carrots

All of the amazing flavors as my infamous crock pot Guinness corned beef done in just 93 minutes all thanks to the wonders of the pressure cooker!  Hands down the BEST Corned Beef  with Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots recipe ever!

My Guinness Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe is one of the most iconic corned beef recipes on the web. Since posting it 4 years ago it’s been liked/tweeted/pinned/shared millions upon millions of times. Simply put, it’s amazing and it’s easy.  No browning, no nothing – just dump it in and walk away.  The only part where you actually had to do work on that is if you wanted to make the Guinness Reduction sauce. For this pressure cooker recipe I didn’t make the sauce only because I was exhausted from working on the flooring with Mr. Fantabulous.  But what I did do was save the liquid and put it in the fridge. I’m actually going to make another corned beef and use that liquid (once I reduce it) as almost a Guinness bbq sauce and make pulled Guinness corned beef.

Genius, huh? LOL

93 minutes to serious deliciousness!

Shamrockin’ Cheesecake Dip

So with St. Patrick’s Day approaching soon I wanted to create a fun and whimsical recipe.  Now I have the traditional Irish recipes on the website:
Guinness Corned Beef
Drunken Cheesy Irish Soda Bread
Irish Coffee
Boozy Irish Cream Cheesecake stuffed Strawberries too!

Right now some of hottest recipes are cheesecake dips.  It’s a non-baked cheesecake dessert that is used as a dip.  With the world ‘Going Green’, I figured I’d go green as well – in the minty Shamrockin’ kinda way!  LOL

While I’m not Irish I know that it’s St. Patrick’s Day or St. Paddy’s day.  It is NOT St. Patty’s day.  But what I didn’t know was that originally, the color associated with Saint Patrick was blue. Over the years the color green and its association with Saint Patrick’s Day grew. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick’s Day as early as the 17th century. Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the ubiquitous wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs has become a feature of the day. In the 1798 rebellion, to make a political statement, Irish soldiers wore full green uniforms on 17 March in hopes of catching public attention. The phrase “the wearing of the green”, meaning to wear a shamrock on one’s clothing, derives from a song of the same name. TYVM Wikipedia!

Now another thing that is just as popular as Guinness, Kegs ‘n Eggs and Corned Beef & Cabbage are those green shakes you get at McDonald’s.  It’s so funny to see the frenzy it causes.  There are apps out there now that track which location has it and what time they open.  Unreal.  So that’s kinda how I got the inspiration to create this recipe.  Since I’m not a fan of those shakes (sorry McD’s), I had to ask about the flavor of them – was it mint or peppermint.  It’s mint apparently.  Well let me tell you how unbelievably difficult it was finding true mint extract.  I must have gone to 14 different stores before finding it at a store I never EVER go to.  It literally was a last resort before ordering it online.  So as I got to making this recipe I really had to go by trial and error.  I like mint, don’t get me wrong, but after taste testing mint for a few hours I felt like I just ate 3 full tubes of toothpaste! The upside of it all was that I had amazingly minty fresh breath!  LOL   ShamrockinCheesecakeDip1

Let’s look for the pot of gold!

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