For the Love of The Irish: Recipe Round-Up & Inspiration

St. Patrick's Day Recipes & Inspiration

To whet your appetite for St. Patrick’s Day,

here’s a round-up of recipes with

inspiration from the kitchen to the table!

Click on the link below the photos for a taste :)


Bombed Brownies

Served in a Mini Trifle

Irish Beef Stew with Irish Whiskey Soda Bread

Irish Beef Stew with Irish Whiskey Soda Bread

 A delicious stick-to-your-ribs Irish Stew and

soda bread recipe with currants and caraway seed

soaked in Irish Whiskey

Irish Apple Cake

Irish Apple Cake

Enjoy with your morning coffee or afternoon cuppa

Spinach Pesto Mashed Potatoes and Spinach 4-Leaf Clovers

The Wearing of the Green on Potatoes

With Spinach Pesto and Baby Spinach 4-Leaf Clovers

Wearing of the Green St. Patrick's Day Table

The Wearing of the Green

St. Patrick’s Day Table

Instead of corned beef, dish up flowers to

serve with cabbage as vases for the table

Pot of Gold Irish Potato Soup

Pot of Gold Irish Potato Soup, with Yukon Gold potatoes,

Kerrygold Irish Butter and a generous sprinkling

of Kerrygold Cheddar Cheese

Irish Champ


Creamy mashed potatoes served

with a pool of melted butter

If You See a Fairy Ring St. Patrick's Day Table

“If You See a Fairy Ring”,

Fairy Lore and centerpiece

St. Patrick’s Day Table

St. Patrick's Day Beef & Guinness Pot Pie-001

Beef and Guinness Pot Pie,

A celebration in a bowl with puff pastry shamrocks.

Make this hearty recipe ahead 

to pull out on a busy week night~

Stout Mac and Cheese

And last but not least,

Stout Mac and Cheese

Spring Green Ball Heritage Jar Giveaway Home is Where the Boat Is

I’m sharing my Love of Green and Ball Jars with a

 Spring Green Ball Heritage Jar Giveaway!

To throw your name in the pot, leave a comment, HERE.


In addition to flowers, you can use your

 green jars to store your stash of gold :) . . .


Or make little leprechauns happy

and serve Fizzy Patricks. . .

Fizzy Patrick

Lime sherbet served with ginger ale

or lemon lime soda.

The winners will be chosen March 14th.

Wishing you the Luck of the Irish!


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  34 comments for “For the Love of The Irish: Recipe Round-Up & Inspiration

  1. March 7, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Beautiful post with great ideas! I started following you on Facebook and have been a subscriber of yours for quite a while. The green “Ball” jars look so fun. Would love to win them.

  2. March 7, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Thanks for all the Irish inspiration! You always have great ideas and that’s why I love your blog!!

  3. March 7, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Good morning! Another week of great ideas. You never fail us! Have a great day.

  4. Lady Nann
    March 7, 2014 at 7:25 am

    BEAUTIUL post Mary. I love to come here and have missed blogging. You are such an inspiration and I’m going to use some of your recipes and ideas. You are truly awesome! I was on Food Networks ‘Chopped’ last Tuesday night in the Grandma vs. Grandma. I don’t know if you watch that show but it was a fun experience. Again….wonderful post. Loved every inch of it!!

  5. Patti Schmitt
    March 7, 2014 at 7:29 am

    I love the Irish inspiration. I must try the stout Mac and cheese! If only I could find some gold coins in my back yard to fill those lovely green bell jars!!!

  6. Peggy Thal
    March 7, 2014 at 7:37 am

    So beautiful for St Patty’s Day. I really love the cute shamrocks you made from spinach leaves. What a brilliant idea! Your food all looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  7. paula
    March 7, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Love all your awesome ideas and everything looks so yummy, I could smell them a wee bit :) . The Shamrock out of spinach so darn cute !! You are the master !! And where did you find the gold coins, they are perfect for St.Patty’s Day !! Love those green jars, one of my favorite colors !!
    Have a sunny day :)

    • March 7, 2014 at 8:37 am

      Thanks Paula! Some of the coins were from Michaels and the chocolate ones were from World Market :)

  8. March 7, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Deliciously beautiful meals!

  9. March 7, 2014 at 8:47 am

    You always inspire, Mary, with your creative settings and food! The luck ‘o the Irish is always with you. xo

  10. franki
    March 7, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Just love ALL the fantasy!! Beautiful! franki

  11. March 7, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Thanks for sharing the source for the coins, I have been searching for some! This is a fabulous round up of ideas and recipes. You NEVER disappont! Have a GREAT weekend. I am planning a new table right now! Got a great runner yesterday and it is the jump off point:)

  12. Marilyn Morphis
    March 7, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I so look forward to your posts. Love your tables, your recipes, and your photographs. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful “eye candy”. ~m

  13. March 7, 2014 at 11:26 am

    you could make any irishman green with envy. all your hard work and creativity just comes tumbling off the pages year after year, beautiful as ever. i think my fav was your cut out bread, pot of gold genius!

  14. Joan
    March 7, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Thank you Mary for the wonderful recipes and such creative presentations!

  15. Pat F.
    March 7, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Wow, everything looks wonderful – the delicious looking meals, the decorations, all those great ideas – I love Saint Patrick’s Day! Love your posts and thanks for the opportunity to win the matching jars!

  16. March 7, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Mary, I’m just now putting away the valentine centerpiece. ‘-)
    Working on a little Easter / spring inspiration this weekend and something for St. Pat’s Day for Kathleen’s Crawl. You inspire me! Thanks for the ideas and recipes.

  17. March 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    You have mastered St. Pat’s Day Mary, with all your incredibly beautiful, tasty looking and so “theme perfect” recipes! This is a collection worthy of a Mary cookbook! Love the Fizzy Patrick and my favorite has to be the Brownie Bombs~how much fun you have had with all of these amazing recipes! You always make me want to cook “prettier,” your food is always so magazine shoot ready!

  18. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    March 7, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I’ll have one of everything delivered please. Put it on my tab:@)

  19. March 8, 2014 at 4:17 am

    I LOVE coming over here…I always leave SO HAPPY!! Beautiful inspirations as always Mary!! I think I will try a couple of these recipes…I just love the idea of the shamrock cutouts…awesome idea! I need to get working on my cards to get them in the mail! Hugs to Chloe and Gracie!

  20. March 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Love the Irish recipes and ideas! Your blog and home are beautiful! I’ve got just the spot for a green Ball jar too!

  21. March 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Mary, I could linger here for sometime. So many great recipes and ideas. I wanted to do something this year for St Patrick’s Day.

  22. Rattlebridge Farm
    March 8, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Mary, how beautiful and delicious. It’s a treat to see my favorite photos and recipes gathered into one spot. Love the green Ball jars! Hope some of our sunny weather has reached your neck of the woods. It’s been a long time coming! xx00

  23. rattlebridge farm
    March 8, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Mary, I’m having internet troubles and I’m not sure my comment went though. I love seeing my favorite pictures and recipes gathered into one spot. Have a great weekend!

  24. March 9, 2014 at 10:42 am

    You have the most beautiful blog! Well done!!

  25. March 9, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I really need to make the Guinness and Beef Pot Pie next week. It looks amazing!


  26. March 9, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Wow! Awesome Irish inspiration. I’m bookmarking this post…yum! Thanks so much.

  27. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    March 11, 2014 at 4:58 am

    Everything sounds sooooooo good. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  28. katwell321
    March 11, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Everything you do is just wonderful – I “pin” so many of your ideas. Your creativity is truly inspiring. Thank you :-)

  29. Cherry Goodson
    February 23, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks for the beautiful pictures, lovely to look at on a day when you are housebound because of the weather. Would love to use the ball jars. Thanks for the opportunity. Cherry G.

  30. Patti O
    February 23, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Your use of cabbage as vase is brilliant! Call me a copy cat — there will be as much cabbage on the table as in the colcannon! The Ball Jars are gorgeous! Perfect to serve fizzy patricks or maybe something stronger! Erin go Bragh!

  31. Ellen Stillabower
    March 13, 2015 at 6:02 am

    All looks delish…even the food!! LOL!!! Didn’t know there was a green jar give away too bad they would have looked real pretty with my purple ones. Well, maybe next time. HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!!

  32. Michele Albert
    February 17, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I love Champ I an definitely making those and I love the Irish Stew. :)

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