Make Your Own Irish Cream
Dec24

Make Your Own Irish Cream

Irish Firesider Diana Goings sent us this recipe for Irish Cream. It sounded like the perfect Holiday treat. Diana wrote: Bailey’s uses a special process to combine two otherwise incompatible ingredients: cream and whiskey. This secret technique keeps the cream from clumping and separating from the whiskey, and allows the liqueur to go for two years unrefrigerated without spoiling. But we won’t need to tap into any secret preparation...

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An Irish Kiss Recipe for Christmas
Dec24

An Irish Kiss Recipe for Christmas

It’s Christmas, and we’re sharing our friend Bit’s amazing Irish Kiss recipe! The only thing better would be drinking this up with one of her homemade scones. You can view some of Bit’s great Ireland-related items at www.zazzle.com/cowboycraic. She included her Images of Ireland Office Set as part of our Holiday Giveaway 2 Butler’s Hot chocolate drops or 3 TBSP of Hot Cocoa mix 1/2 cup half & half 1/2...

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Michele’s Sweet and Dreamy Irish Coffee Recipe
Dec21

Michele’s Sweet and Dreamy Irish Coffee Recipe

I have put my own spin on traditional Irish coffee. If you like it sweet and creamy you will love this. Make it with decaf and it becomes a perfect nightcap for your sweet dreams. Ingredients Strong hot coffee 1 (1.5 oz.) jigger of Irish Mist Liqueur per glass 1 teaspoon of sugar per glass Half & half Whipping cream Chocolate shavings (if desired) Whip cream with a little sugar and vanilla to taste. Consistency should not be stiff...

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Tasty Champ Delivers More Than Mashed Potatoes
Aug26

Tasty Champ Delivers More Than Mashed Potatoes

Champ Original upload by Armida the Diva by Kat Behling A traditional Irish peasant dish, Champ is a simple mixture of mashed potatoes and scallions or chives. It’s served in a mound with a well of melted butter in the center and eaten with a spoon, starting from the outside and dipping each tasty spoonful into the buttery center. It’s a quick and easy side dish. Ingredients: 6-8 unpeeled baking potatoes (i.e. Yukon Gold or Russets) 6...

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Banoffee Pie For Breakfast – A Delicious Recipe
Jun09

Banoffee Pie For Breakfast – A Delicious Recipe

Irish Fireside recently had a podcast about self-catering in Ireland. Lately my husband Barry and I spend at least a week (or maybe two) in a cottage during our month-long trips to Ireland. It breaks up the one-night stays and gives us a sanity break. We can intensively explore the vicinity where we are staying for the week and find things that the ordinary tourist would never see. I always ask the cottage owners for secret...

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Apple Custard Pie

Apple Custard Pie 2 pie crusts (to make a double crust pie) 6-8 baking apples 1/4 cup of Irish oatmeal 2/3 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar 1 clove 2 eggs 2/3 cup cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350F. Place one pie crust into pie plate. Peel, core and chip apples. Mix with 2/3 cup of sugar, oats, and clove. Add to pie crust. Brush crust edge with cold water. Place second crust on top of pie to form the upper crust. Press...

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