For the Love of The Irish: St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway!

 St. Patrick’s Day is a month away and I’m sharing some love of the Irish with a round-up of recipes, with inspiration from the kitchen to the table! And to help you get your green on, I have a couple of giveaways in celebration!

Clodagh's Irish Kitchen Cookbook

 The first giveaway is a beautiful cookbook full of delicious recipes, Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen: A Fresh Take on Traditional Flavors:

With Ireland’s rich culinary history, it’s understandable that internationally recognized dishes such as Colcannon and Soda Bread should be representative of the country’s identity, but there is far more to discover about Irish cooking. Let Clodagh guide you through this tempting collection of 150 recipes―Potato Dumplings are reinvigorated with a Spicy Cashel Blue Sauce, while the famous Full Irish Breakfast is given a new lease of life as a tortilla. With everything from soups and stews to preserves and sophisticated dinner party dishes, Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen is a mouthwatering adventure around this sumptuous cuisine.


The drool factor is high in this cookbook! Here are a few of the recipes that tempted my taste buds:

 Irish Coffee Cookies, Guinness Cake, Colcannon Soup with Parsley Pesto, Irish Lamb Stew with Pearl Barley, Beef and Guinness Pies with Chocolate, Wild Mushroom and Irish Ricotta Bruschetta, Salted Caramel Whisky Bread and Butter Pudding, Baked Oaty Pears, Irish Apple Tart, and Baileys Irish Soda Bread Ice Cream!

Ball® American Heritage Collection Green Pint Mason Jars

The second giveaway is a set of 6 pint Green Ball Heritage Collection Mason Jars.


You can use them for corralling napkins and flatware for a table for a Picnic on the Porch.


Fill them with some green and white flowers for An Irish Blessing Table


Give candy kisses and Kiss Me I’m Irish Cookies

Fizzy Patrick

Serve Fizzy Patricks to little leprechauns


Or use as a vase for some spring blooms!


To further whet your appetite for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, here’s a round-up of recipes and table inspiration.

Click on the link below the photos for the complete recipe and a taste of green :)


Brownie Trifles 

Mini desserts with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Frosting

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 a slice with your morning coffee or afternoon cuppa


The Wearing of the Green on Potatoes

 Spinach Pesto Potato Tartlets and Baby Spinach 4-Leaf Clovers


The Wearing of the Green St. Patrick’s Day Table

Instead of corned beef, dish up flowers with cabbages as vases for the table


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

Kerrygold Irish Butter and Kerrygold Cheddar Cheese

Irish Champ


Creamy mashed potatoes served with a pool of melted butter


“If You See a Fairy Ring”

 Fairy Lore and St. Patrick’s Day Table

Beef and Guinness Pot Pie

A St. Patrick’s celebration in a bowl with puff pastry shamrocks!

Stout Mac and Cheese

Stout Mac and Cheese

Pub fare made a little lighter but full of flavor for St. Paddy’s Day!

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

An easy blender recipe that’s ready in 5 minutes. One sip and you’ll never buy it again!

 Beef Hand Pies with Cheddar-Stout Crust

Savory hand pies made with a flaky crust of Irish cheddar cheese and Guinness Stout and a make-ahead recipe for St. Patrick’s Day!

Pesto Puff Pastry Shamrocks

Puff Pastry Pesto Shamrocks!

A three-ingredient appetizer for St. Patrick’s Day

spinach clover pesto

For a chance to win either a set of Green Ball Heritage Collection Mason Jars or a copy of Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen cookbook, leave a comment telling me your favorite Irish food. Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry. Subscribe by email or follow on Facebook and let me know by comment.

For a third entry, share this giveaway on Facebook and leave an additional comment telling me so.


This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S. and is sponsored by me and in no way endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

The winners will be chosen March 2nd!



Wishing you the Luck of the Irish!

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  229 comments for “For the Love of The Irish: St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway!

  1. Gail
    February 17, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Shamrock punch on fresh leaves -fun & unique idea. Your photo of the trifles is spectacular.

    • Jemney
      February 17, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      I love Kerrigold butter and cheese. YUMMINESS Irish soda bread and a cup of Irish Breakfast tea with cream

    • Janet
      February 18, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      I love potato soup and my daughter has to have potatoes with every meal. Love your blog, especially the tablescapes. I always enjoy reading your every post. Happy St Patrick’s Day.

  2. emily
    February 17, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Potatoe soup is my all time favorite. And I can’t wait to make yours. As alwaus. I love all your ideas!

  3. Peggy (mOm)
    February 17, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Just saw these green mason jars. They were in a small basket, four across in a row. Thought about getting them for my herb cuttings and placing on my sink counter to enjoy. But didn’t have the money that day to splurge, so passed them by. Hope I am a winner of either lovely gifts. Being Irish the cookbook would be delightful and yummy I am sure.
    Keep those beautiful pictures coming our way, they so make my morning readings enjoyable!!!

  4. February 17, 2016 at 7:07 am

    I would have to say Shepherd’s Pie!

  5. February 17, 2016 at 7:14 am

    I love Irish Soda Bread, Irish Lamb Stew, and of course the mashed potatoes. My paternal grandmother was Sottish and Irish. She taught me to make a few dishes of each before we moved to Michigan and left her in Washington. I would love the cookbook, a little bit of the Irish to remind me of my grandmother. (She passed when I was 17, we left when I was 9)

  6. Connie Elliott
    February 17, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Oh my goodness! I didn’t think it possible, but I think you’ve outdone yourself with the great recipes and ideas in this post! Corned beef and cabbage with carrots, soda bread and a Guiness has to be my favorite Irish (American 😉) dish … No recipe needed! This should be eaten on St. Patrick’s day whilst watching The Quiet Man, my favourite John Wayne/Irish Movie!

  7. Cheryl B
    February 17, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Although I’m not Irish (I hear we all are on St Patrick’s Day!), my favorite thing to eat on that day, is Irish Soda bread. It is such an easy and tasty treat. Delicious!
    But that Brownie trifle….oh my!

  8. February 17, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Irish soda bread and shepherd’s pie.

  9. Angela
    February 17, 2016 at 7:38 am

    hello. love this giveaway. I have a cookbook collection but nothing IRISH!! But those Mason jars??? gorgeous. I don’t cook alot of Irish, but corned beef and cabbage has to be my go-to Irish dinner, my mother used to cook it and now I do. thank you so much!!!

  10. Helen
    February 17, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Love Irish soda bread, and the stout beef stew. I love your creative recipes & ideas…although not Irish, I grew up with an ir ish friend Else Kangley, who moved back to Ireland, when she was in high school. All these years later, I still think of her with sweet memories…visiting Ireland has always been on my bucket list.

  11. Susie
    February 17, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I’m a fool for Irish soda bread…just printed out the Irish whisky soda bread recipe….perfect for this cold morning!!
    Thanks for more inspiration :)
    P.S. the rose merengue cookies turned out perfectly — thanks for a great tecipe!!

  12. February 17, 2016 at 8:10 am

    I love chocolate Guinness Stout cake! The stout just enhances the chocolate. As always you have a beautiful post! Would love to be a winner!

  13. Linda L
    February 17, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Boy I have the luck of the Irish today with all those great ideas just waiting to be tried. My favorite Irish food is the salmon I had direct from Lake Killarney when we visited Ireland. It was so enchanting there…misty with dozens of shades of green. Hope I have some luck with the give away.☘

  14. Vicky
    February 17, 2016 at 8:19 am

    The Irish beef stew and soda bread definitely has my mouth watering just thinking about it. What a wonderful surprise it would be to win! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  15. Rebecca R.
    February 17, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Anything potatoes. And that Irish creme looks divine. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. February 17, 2016 at 8:29 am

    I alway make corned beef and serve it with colcannon.

  17. February 17, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Shared on Facebook.

  18. DonnaMarie
    February 17, 2016 at 8:31 am

    My favorite Irish food is Shepherd’s Pie – – yum! A side of colcannon soup cannot hurt :)

  19. Ruth
    February 17, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Beautiful photos. My favorite Irish food would be beef stew.

  20. Michelle
    February 17, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Oh my! My birthday is the 16th of March, and I always celebrate it with a St. Patrick’s party. Corn beef , cabbage, and good old Irish soda bread. Would love the cook book! 🍀☘😎🌴

  21. Linda Holman
    February 17, 2016 at 8:37 am

    What a beautiful and delicious roundup of St. Patrick’s Day treats!

  22. maureen
    February 17, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I recently read about the cookbook and a new twist on Irish cooking. Would love to add to my collection of Irish cookbooks. In our household anything Potato is welcomed. Shepard pie is a regular meal with Irish soda bread. Yum!

  23. V. Bougie
    February 17, 2016 at 8:38 am

    We do the full monte for St. Pat’s Day with a traditional Americanized version of Irish food! Corned beef and cabbage, taters cooked in the broth, and soda bread. The favorite of all is a creamy horseradish sauce!! Getting hungry just thinking of it!! Thanks for your great blog ! Always look forward to it!!

  24. February 17, 2016 at 8:43 am

    With ot without any giveaway, your compilation posts are outstanding! Pass me the beef stew and soda bread, please!

  25. February 17, 2016 at 8:48 am

    oh pick me pick me :) haha – my son was born on St Patrick’s day so it is always fun – love those shepherd pies! Great photos and post Mary!!! <3

  26. Karen
    February 17, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I love all of your ideas and the recipes sound wonderful. I think corn beef and cabbage would be my favorite but I want to try some of the others you have listed. I am going to look for the green mason jars and check the cookbook out from my library. Thanks for sharing so many ideas for decorating.

  27. Ellen Stillabower
    February 17, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I’m green with envy looking at all those recipes and the beautiful table!! My favorite Irish dish is the stew!! Even though I’m not Irish, we always celebrate that day. Thanks for sharing and GOID LUCK to all!! ☘☘☘☘🍀🍀🍀🍀. I’m also on Facebook so I’ll be sharing this when I get on my Facebook page..

  28. Rosemary
    February 17, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Your posts are always beautiful and so well done!
    I love Irish cooking- would enjoy perusing the recipes…

  29. kate
    February 17, 2016 at 9:10 am

    hen I was Little …( A Long Time Ago ) , my Nana Feeney would take me to Irish Dances on Sunday Nights . I would stand at the Snack Table and eat Irish Soda Bread ( The Real Deal ) , all night . Still remember the delicious taste , hard to find nowadays . look forward to your Photos and recipes all the time . Keep-up the Good Work , LUV !

  30. Chris ott
    February 17, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I saw the cookbook and the jars keep the email coming. I love your little dogs

  31. February 17, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Good morning! I am Irish and I would love to win the beautiful cookbook, filled with gorgeous photos and recipes. I was part of a supper club several years ago and we chose different themes and Ireland was one of our Supper Club themes. I made one of my favorite Irish dishes, Scotch Irish Eggs! They are delicious whole, hard boiled eggs, wrapped in seasoned sausage, rolled in bread crumbs and fried to a golden brown! Unique and delicious! Wishing you the luck of the Irish!!!

  32. donley1214
    February 17, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Mary, Reading your blog is truly one of the highlights of my day. Being part Irish makes me proud to see how you have featured this culture in so many ways. It is hard to say what my favorite dish would be, but I would have to say anything with potatoes.Love the flavor of Champ enhanced by the Kerry Gold. I am having a dinner party for my friends the day before St Patrick’s Day and would love to be a winner of your giveaway to put my party over the top. Wishing Irish blessings to you and yours

  33. donley1214
    February 17, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I am also sharing this on facebook

  34. Cheryl
    February 17, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I love Irish soda bread and also clotted cream…yum!
    Love that watering can I just saw in one of the potting shed photos above! :)

  35. February 17, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Hi Mary, Clodagh came to our local dish shop and made the trifle in this wonderful cookbook. It was delicious! And she has such a delightful brogue that I could listen to her all day! This is a wonderful book and I’m planning to make the Guinness Cake for St. Patrick’s Day this year. All your links have gotten me excited for spring greens and festivities. Linda

  36. Cheryl
    February 17, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Just shared on Facebook!

  37. Carol Ann
    February 17, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Thankful for such a delightful post. I am hosting a group of friends for dinner in March an you are my inspiration and life saver to make it happen!

  38. Holly
    February 17, 2016 at 9:47 am

    I love the four leaf clover punch out of real leaves!! My next favorite is the Fairy vignette!!

  39. February 17, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Stewed cabbage with boiled onions, potatoes, parsnips and carrots.

  40. Cindi Hodges
    February 17, 2016 at 9:50 am

    The Irish apple cake is delicious! It is especially good served warm.

  41. Michelle S
    February 17, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I love my Mother In Laws recipe of her homemade Irish soda bread warm out of the oven. I make corned beef, carrots, potatoes and fried cabbage with a little butter and onion. Our favorite part of ghe meal is my Mom’s pistachio cake with green dyed cream cheese frosting and fresh shamrocks to decorate the top!☘ Your recipes all look delicious I would love to try something new this St. Patty’s Day!

  42. February 17, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Your blog always makes me smile. We had two Bichons whom we loved dearly. Both are gone now. Your pictures bring back such happy memories.
    As to this issue of your blog, Faith and Begorra! It all looks wonderful!☘ My husband is the cook in the family. He’d love it, but it might actually get me cooking!! I’m awful. Rick says my attention span is too short. I’m always off trying to do something else and forget what’s on the stove……..
    My maiden name is Harrrigan. I miss people remembering the song…….

  43. janehorn
    February 17, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Oh! I forgot! Potato soup! Mother always made it on St. Paddy’s Day.

  44. February 17, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Without a doubt, corned beef and cabbage with Irish soda bread! I love those green canning jars!

  45. Beth Smith
    February 17, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Beautiful post! When I wake in college, I used to go an Irish restaurant and they served Blarney PuffBalls. Potatoes with cheese, garlic & herbs. Rolled into little balls & fried. Delish! I’d love some right now. Thanks for sharing all of your pretties!

  46. February 17, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Mashed potatoes, especially with the puddle of butter. Love reading your blog. I thought I had a lot of different dishes.

  47. Annette
    February 17, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Mary, you are so inspiring. Love all the recipes, but potato soup would definitely top my list. Thanks for all of your ideas. Annette

  48. February 17, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Oh Mary, what a fabulous post of Irish inspiration! I want to make each of your recipes.
    What’s my favorite Irish food…hmmm, when my late beloved and I visited Ireland, I loved the Brown Bread that was served and I’ve never been able to duplicate. It was full of grainy goodness, and not like soda bread.

  49. Susan
    February 17, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Gotta be potato soup. It’s so comforting. Not on Facebook but will share my email.😁

  50. Shelley Trunnell
    February 17, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Soda bread. My wonderful mom makes loads of it every year for a friend, that serves it in her restaurant with corned beef and cabbage on St Patrick’s day. She makes a special batch with no raisins for those of us that don’t like cooked raisins. The jars are beautiful and this was a bright green glimpse of hope for Spring days soon to come. Thank you.

  51. Karenann
    February 17, 2016 at 10:32 am

    I absolutely love your blog!! Thanks for such a nice giveaway opportunity! My favorite Irish food has got to be Irish Soda Bread. I’ve never made it before, but this is the year I’m going to give it a try!!

  52. Patty Soriano
    February 17, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Wow! I am drooling here ! First, I thought “I really don’t need another cookbook,” especially since I look for new recipes online these days, but then I decided I really need this one. Everything looks SO good, and I would probably make everything in the book. The only thing I’d consider Irish around here would be potatoes…I love them almost any way they’re made! Thank you for this giveaway! The jars are also a very nice prize!!

  53. Joan Rooney
    February 17, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Love Guinness Irish stew with soda bread. Made this for my Irish hubby’s birthday and was enjoyed by all.

  54. Heidi
    February 17, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Shepherds Pie! Yum!

  55. Patty Soriano
    February 17, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Having trouble sharing on my Facebook page, but finally got it to work for a third chance. Thanks so much !

  56. Suzanne Alexander
    February 17, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I’m drooling over all your fantastic photos. I would have to pick Irish Soda Bread as my favorite Irish food because I’m a huge bread lover! I like it served with corned beef and cabbage!

  57. February 17, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Totally Irish inspiring post! It all looks delicious!!

  58. Mary
    February 17, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Hi, my favorite Irish food is the brown bread that is served in Ireland. There is nothing like it in the States.

  59. February 17, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Mary , you have outdone yourself with this post! Everything looks & sounds wonderful. My favorite Irish food would have to be corned beef & cabbage.I add lots of extra veggies to the pot. Sharing your beautiful post & thanks for the give away!

  60. February 17, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Beautiful post, Mary! Hope you’ll join in my 8th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Blog crawl on the 16th. Wonder who got the traveling Irish topper? I know Sarah had it last year. Irish cooking sure has evolved in the last few years. Growing up, being called one wasn’t something to brag about! 😊 You know the old joke about a 7 course meal being a six pack and a bag of potatoes! 😮

  61. Joan Marsh
    February 17, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Shepherd’s pie! Especially good served in a bed and breakfast in Ireland!

  62. February 17, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I am not familiar enough with Irish food but would love to try the recipes in the cook book! Your giveaways look awesome! I will log in and follow you on Facebook now!

  63. February 17, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Hi Mary, I loved this post-how can’t I when I’m full blooded Irish? You are bringing back memories from my trip to Ireland last year to see where my grandparents were from. I love Lamb Stew that I had there and many other treats, but due to the gluten couldn’t sample any fresh Soda Bread-such a disappointment. I also loved the Oatmeal that we had in the southern part of the country. Would love a chance to have one of those prices. I’m a subscriber and also going to FB now to follow you(if I don’t already), so please enter my name a third time.

  64. February 17, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Great blog. I love Irish soda bread and make it often.

  65. Mimi
    February 17, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Loved, loved, loved your Irish salute! Being 100% Irish you made my Irish eyes smile. My favorite Irish recipe is one I have from my Grandmother Gerrity and brings such wonderful memories to mind. This bread is made in tin cans and is wonderful with a cup of tea (my Grandmother served her’s in her beautiful Irish teacups).

  66. Mimi
    February 17, 2016 at 11:30 am

    And your blog makes my day :)

  67. Janice F
    February 17, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Always look forward to your posts! They are wonderful eye candy…..and the recipes are to die for! Thank you for the giveaway. I love anything potatoes, but the Homemade Irish Creme is something I have made for years. I love it in coffee!

  68. Bj reynolds
    February 17, 2016 at 11:32 am

    I like Irish soda bread.

  69. Sherry
    February 17, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Potato soup…also signed up for emails.

  70. Beth
    February 17, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Top of the Morn’in Mary!
    Ahhhh, a great blog and posting for we Irish and others too! Great recipes, and tribute to great food! Thanks so much for showcasing the Cookbook. So many fond memories of the delicious recipes. Tis true, subscribing to your site/blog and reading your posts is the highlight of my day!
    Thank you for generously sharing!

  71. Debbie
    February 17, 2016 at 11:51 am

    I LOVE POTATOES! Those Champs made me drool. This is such a fun giveaway. I follow by subscription, on Facebook and I shared your wonderful giveaway with all my Facebook friends and family. I love, love, love your blog, Mary. You always share so many fun and creative ideas. Thanks for brightening my everyday.

  72. Betty Sparrow
    February 17, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I love Scones and Guinness and Green Spot Irish Whiskey!

  73. Marie
    February 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Mary, my favorite Saint Patrick’s day food is Irish soda bread using our family recipe that has been passed down through the generations. Once again you have shared with us a beautiful collection of recipes and décor that would make any Irish proud. Thank you, and thank you for an opportunity to win your giveaway. MM

  74. Marie
    February 17, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Oh, I forgot to mention that I am an email subscriber, wouldn’t want to miss a post. MM

  75. February 17, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I love Irish Soda Bread. I used to fly often to Shannon, Ireland and loved the soda bread with stew and beer!

  76. Jan
    February 17, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    My favorite Irish food is Shepard’s pie! I make it at least once a month. Yum! Thanks for taking your time to give out some of your great recipes to try!

  77. February 17, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Corned beef & cabbage ….I am a traditionalist!

  78. Sandy Herrin Swindall
    February 17, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    So pretty – makes me long even more for spring and planting time! Just recently discovered via DNA testing that my roots are Irish and Scottish . . (.and my grandfather always said our roots were “probably German!”) So, top of the morning to you all – I’m on a quest to get to know Ireland and Scotland!

  79. Debbie Clark
    February 17, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I love corned beef and cabbage but there are so many good things “Irish” that I like!

  80. Karen H
    February 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Irish beef stew & soda bread, for this gal! Thanks for the giveaways! Just LOVE your page – always the best ideas, recipes and photography!

  81. Debra
    February 17, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I always do corn beef and sauerkraut in the crockpot to make sandwiches. So yummy! The whole family loves it.

  82. Cynthia
    February 17, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Irish soda bread and Shepherds pie.

  83. Bren Allen
    February 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    My Mom ‘s Irish soda bread with glaze that tastes more like cake! AND, my St Patrick’s day omelet with green pepper rings that look like shamrocks!

  84. February 17, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    All time Favorite is Coffee with Irish Crème. Second is any soup with beef and Irish potatoes in it.
    Love the pictures and the ideas Mary. I had not heard of this cookbook. Looks wonderful. Never have enough Ball Jars of any color..:)
    Thank You..
    Patricia (NC Coast)

  85. Sue Bingeman
    February 17, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Shepard’s Pie is definitely my favorite Irish food. I had it once in a restaurant in Buffalo, New York. The best ever!!

  86. Ann Butler
    February 17, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    My favorite is Shepherds Pie. Wonderful comfort food for anytime of year.

  87. February 17, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Oh so many favs but I have to say that every year I make Irish Soda Bread using a recipe I picked up in a Portland Oregon Irish shop on St Patrick’s Day, 1977. It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without it!

  88. February 17, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Shared on Facebook too!

  89. February 17, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    corned beef and cabbage-yummo
    Sip some homemade Irish crème.

  90. Marty K
    February 17, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Potato soup and Irish soda bread…yum! Looks like a wonderful cookbook!

  91. February 17, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    My favorite Irish food is Shepard’s Pie. So yummy

  92. February 17, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    another Irish favorite is Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

  93. Lillian L.
    February 17, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I follow through email subscription. I absolutely LOVE potato soup. The Stout Mac and Cheese looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing all the fun recipes!

  94. Ellen K
    February 17, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    We always end our annual St. Paddy’s dinner with an Bailey’s Irish Creme Brûlée – delicious!

  95. Debbie Rhoades
    February 17, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I would have to say my favorite is corned beef and cabbage, and also, Irish potato soup. Yum yum!

  96. Cheryl S
    February 17, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Just shared on facebook

  97. Cheryl S
    February 17, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I was delighted that Irish cream fell into St Patrick’s Day recipes but beef stew is a favorite.

  98. Peggy Thal
    February 17, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Great book! Looks like a fun and beautiful St. Patrick’s Day. I do love corned beef and cabbage and some green beer.

  99. Linda
    February 17, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I like potatoe soup on a cold day which we have had a lot of cold days lately !

  100. Carol
    February 17, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    I have been reading your blog for quite a while. Each posting gives me a dose of inspiration. I have tried quite a few of your recipes, and all have become favorites. Potato soup and soda bread gives my Irish roots a tingle, but almost anything you have posted is delicious. Your photos make me drool and cook! Thanks for your ongoing. quality blog, I tried one for a short time and realized the skill required to do it well.

  101. Vicky
    February 17, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Can’t wait to make the Homemade Irish Cream, and then the Kiss Me I’m Irish Cookies!

  102. Ann
    February 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Thanks Mary for the lovely give-away. My Mom is from Dublin and she loved any fish/seafood. Ireland has wonderful fish dishes. Corned Beef and Cabbage are good, but it’s not something the Irish eat in Ireland, it’s an American thing.

    I also like Colcannon and Champ.

    I love your blog, you are truly gifted.

  103. February 17, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Your Irish beef stew looks SO delicious!!! I will try it as we love stews and soups. It is always wonderful when you do these round ups, everything in one post!!! You know I am a follower:) A Happy follower!

  104. February 17, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Great post. Thanks for great ideas and recipes.
    My favorite is Irish Stew but I like all the dishes.

  105. Gail
    February 17, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    My mother was pure Irish. Love nothing better than stew and bread.. YUM. Love St. Patty’s Day.

  106. Gail
    February 17, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    See ya on facebook

  107. Carolyn simpson
    February 17, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Irish soda bread is a favorite. So happy I get your emails. Crossing my fingers for the jars.
    Carolyn S.

  108. Gayle
    February 17, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Corned Beef, cabbage and Blarney Stone Cake!

  109. Gayle
    February 17, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Shared on Facebook!
    “Come and take pot-luck with me. My hearth is warm, my friendship’s free.”

  110. Lanita Anderson
    February 17, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    My favorite would be Potato Soup and Irish Soda Bread – truly comfort food and great for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! I also love to set my table with green placemats, napkins and St. Patrick’s Day decor….. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Blessings…..

  111. Suzanne0319
    February 17, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Yum! Beautiful photos and cookbook! My dad is of Irish descent and I’m a subscriber and would love to be entered in the giveaway! My favorite Irish food is Boxty!♣

  112. Suzanne0319
    February 17, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Shared on FB, thanks for the chance to win!

  113. Cynthia
    February 17, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Corned Beef & Irish Soda Bread!

  114. February 17, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I’ll have a Fizzy Patrick and some Green Potatoes please. Everything looks great Mary, a fun round-up:@)

  115. February 17, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    All of the Recipes and Beautiful Photos look Amazing!!
    I Love Corned Beef and Cabbage and I must make the Irish Soda bread.
    Thank-You so much for the chance!!

  116. Dawn
    February 17, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Bangers and Mash or Shepherd’s pie…..Or Irish Stew!! Oh there are too many yummy choices to have only ONE favorite!!

  117. Patti Culver
    February 17, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I love your blog. I am going to a St. Patrick’s Day party and want to try one of your many yummy looking recipes. My favorite Irish meal is Shepherd’s Pie. I would like to try one of your stew or pot pie recipes, Love the “kiss me, I’m Irish” cookies. Hmmmm, decisions, decisions!!

  118. Bonnie
    February 17, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Irish Stew or Bangers & Mash would have to be favorites. Such comfort food! My husband’s birthday is on St. Paddy’s Day, so I may try some of your recipes for a new twist this year! Thanks for great blogs – you always inspire and I have used many of your ideas and recipes.

  119. Stephanie
    February 17, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    I have to say that Irish Potatoes are my fav. Not sure if that is technically a traditional Irish food but I am a sweets girl!

  120. Kathleen Mahlke
    February 17, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    My favorite Irish food is Corned Beef and Cabbage and Colcannon.The cookbook is beautiful! I also like to make Shepard’s Pie.

  121. Melissa
    February 17, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I love Damaris Phillips’s recipe for Shepherd’s Pie made with stout. My husband is British, so he enjoys meat and potatoes meals like stews. I’m looking forward to trying several of the recipes you posted. Your blog is awesome! Thanks.

  122. Trish
    February 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Love, love, love, your site. My Dad was Irish and he LOVED potatoes, and so do I. And I do like soda bread also.

  123. Virginia
    February 17, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    My fondest memories of childhood were visits with my Maternal Grandparents who were of Scotch Irish decent. My Grandmother always prepared my favorite breakfast of Irish oatmeal with apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar. I continue to have a healthy breakfast of oatmeal with fruit and yogurt. Think I will try the apple cake for St. Patrick’s Day gathering. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

  124. Virginia
    February 17, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    This is my second entry as I subscribe to your blog by email. Thanks again Mary for your inspiration.

  125. February 17, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    I love corned beef!!

  126. February 17, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    I subscribed by email!!

  127. donna
    February 17, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Gorgeous photos and ideas for St Patricks Day food. I am from Savannah, Ga where we celebrate March 17th in a big way!!

  128. Paula
    February 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm


    All your dishes look wonderful !! And I am hoping to try some of those recipes you shared :) I have a wee bit of Irish running in my veins plus my birthday is in March , so what a great month for making Irish stew and beer bread!
    Of course I will see you on FB too :)


  129. milablog2014
    February 17, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Corned beef and cabbage is my all time favorite!!! I’m already a susciber, and of course I will share this on FACEBOOK!!!

  130. Patricia
    February 17, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Love the pictures in today’s post. I like to start St. Patrick’s day with scones. Some years I have added a drop or too of green food coloring, but mostly i like to serve them plain with clotted cream. And some Irish coffee is a nice way to end the day, especially if it has been a chilly day for the parade. I love the presentation of your trifle served in the green mason jars.

  131. February 17, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I love pasties which are like your hand pies.

  132. February 17, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Shelley had to collect and cook Irish recipes last year for American History. She put together a cookbook and cooked some wonderful meals. I love practical projects like that!

    I grew-up eating Irish food because my great grandmother was Irish. But I suppose my very favorite Irish dish is boxty.
    There’s a saying that if you want to keep your man, you have to cook a good boxty, and if you can’t, then you’ll lose him! ;P

    Great post. I’ve bookmarked it so I can enjoy it during the coming weeks!

  133. Susan K.
    February 17, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    I like good ol’ Irish Stew. And a nice hot cup of Irish Breakfast Tea.

  134. Susan K.
    February 17, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    I follow by email.

  135. Bonnie Keearns
    February 17, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Love the Irish Green; reminds me that Spring is near! Our favorite Irish dish by far; Corned Beef and Cabbage. My children call every year to make sure I am making it before they come over <3

  136. Maryann R.
    February 18, 2016 at 1:12 am

    I love Irish soda bread & make it every year. And I also love Irish Potatoes – a candy made from coconut, powdered sugar and cream; shaped into irregular balls (potatoes) and rolled in ground cinnamon. This is a favorite in the Philadelphia area! ☘

  137. February 18, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Ok! Don’t even know where to begin! Why you don’t have a cooking and decor show is beyond me! You are truly incredible !! You put Martha to shame! Ha! Love! love all your stuff! You are an amazing talent!! You need to be discovered !! Anyway! I guess I would have to say Irish Stew and soda bread! Oh sooo Irish! Take care you clever ,talented one! I so look forward to your posts and You truly inspire me in my decor and in the kitchen!

  138. Ericka A
    February 18, 2016 at 1:25 am

    I really love Coddle, especially on cold days!

  139. Angie Brown
    February 18, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Corned beef and cabbage. And anything with that most fabulous veggie…potato!! Those green mason jars are stunning!

  140. Ann
    February 18, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Irish Stew is my favorite! Your recipe for creamy potatoes looks fantastic.

  141. Jae
    February 18, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Everything looks yummy! Thanks for sharing so many recipes. My favorite? Irish soda bread, with caraway seeds inside! Wish I had a loaf ready.

  142. Janis
    February 18, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Everything looks delicious! The potpies sound so yummy! Love the green mason jars too!
    Thank you!

  143. February 18, 2016 at 6:59 am

    I have to agree! Your blog always makes MY day!! I cannot tell you how many times I check back over here for cute little decoration ideas for tablescaping!! I am exactly 1/2 Irish and my grandmother was born in Ireland. Believe it or not I am not a fan of corned beef and cabbage, but pretty much all of the other recipes you have here sound VERY good!! I think I will try a few of these drink recipes…and the pies!! Hugs to Chloe and Gracie!

  144. February 18, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Oh my gosh…you are amazing. Your ideas and tablescapes are spectacular! Irish Stew is my favorite! My great grandmother Catherine came over from Ireland…so absolutely love celebrating St. Patty’s day!! I am a follower, also through e mail and on FB! I will share this over there too. Blessings my friend…thanks for putting a smile on my face!

  145. February 18, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Anyone would be lucky indeed to dine on these Irish treats Mary! I would like a Brownie Trifle for breakfast! Pretty please make that Salted Caramel Bread and Butter Pudding from that beautiful cookbook, I would love to try that! I love all your clever ideas for the green Ball jars too~ I think everyone has spring fever now with March on the horizon. We’re supposed to be in the 70s this weekend, yippee! What a lovely giveaway for St. Patrick’s Day~

  146. February 18, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Love me some Corned Beef & Cabbage!

  147. February 18, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I follow your blog!

  148. Sherlie Magaret
    February 18, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I have to say my favorite Irish food is soda bread and a beef stew. What lovely pictures and great idea for St Patrick’s Day.

  149. Mary Robinson
    February 18, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Love Corned Beef and Cabbage.

  150. Debbie
    February 18, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I have kerrygold butter in the fridge as I type this. Love your blog and enjoy your recipes!!!!!

  151. Becky H
    February 18, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Love some Irish soda bread with lots of Kerrigold butter and potato soup. Yummy! My maternal grandmother’s birthday was on March 17th, I always think of her with love when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around.

  152. Michele Albert
    February 18, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    I love love love this website I check on it everyday. I love that you put a picture of the ingredients. Brilliant. Because sometimes recipes will say an ingredient but I’m not sure what that is and the pic tells you. I’m making the pot pies this weekend. Thank you. PS love the kids (dogs)

  153. Judy K
    February 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I absolutely love this website! It is such an inspiration with a wealth of ideas for creative and festive food, tablescapes, and gardening. I’m excited to try a number of Irish recipes from this post, especially Homemade Irish Cream. Thank you!

  154. Sydney
    February 18, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Cornbeef and cabbage

  155. m'lin
    February 18, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I must say my favorite is homemade Bailey’s Irish Creme. And my next is potato soup! Thanks

  156. Jan Spotts
    February 18, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    As much as I love seeing your recipes and dinnerware what I really love is your photography—it is beautiful—course doesn’t hurt to have that wonderful view with the water—the colors especially of food and even the green in the mason jars really beautiful—must remember these ideas—-corned beef and cabbage—tradition.

  157. February 19, 2016 at 12:08 am

    I remember a few years ago making your recipe of the “green mashed potatoes” … they were a hit!…and I must say that corned beef and cabbage is my favorite St. Patty’s day/Irish food!!

  158. February 19, 2016 at 3:15 am

    My mom is all Irish so I have a few recipes from my family that I try to make often. My favorite is Irish apple cake, Potato cakes, and Irish soda bread. Bacon and egg pie is great too. Thanks for your giveaway!

  159. February 19, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Following you on Facebook!

  160. February 19, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Shared your giveaway on Facebook.

  161. Amy S
    February 19, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Shepherd’s Pie. All your recipes have me inspired.

  162. February 19, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Love the IRISH stew, yum. The green jars would get loads of use here, would toast the green Emerald Isle.

  163. Kathleen Sturgis
    February 19, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Colcannon. Though I look forward to corned beef and cabbage on St. Padraic’s day. And homemade soda bread!

  164. Linda Sellick
    February 19, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I love how you present things. Always so nice. and I love Irish soda bread & shepherd pies, well more than one. I’m a Murphy so its hard to pick a favorite. All things Irish here.

  165. Linda Sellick
    February 19, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I also love your shed. I’m trying to talk hubs into one. Bottom being a tea house, top Irish hang room.Its gonna take some work bringing him around. lol

  166. kathy s
    February 19, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Irish Soda Bread!!!

  167. February 19, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    It’s a tie between Irish Soda Bread and Corn Beef & Cabbage……pretty traditional tastes but so delicious!! Would love to win that cookbook so I can make some new recipes for my Irish husband!! Thank you for inspiring me with sweet ideas for our yearly St. Patrick’s Day dinner!!

  168. February 19, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    How awesome this is Mary! I love the fairy ring shot! Please enter me. I love a good cookbook. My favorite Irish food is potato pancakes.

  169. February 19, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    I follow you on Facebook!

  170. February 19, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    I shared on Facebook!

  171. E. Hely
    February 19, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    WOW!!! I love, love your St. Patrick’s Day Décor and tablescape and Irish food! So much fun!
    My favorite would be Corned Beef and Green Mint ice-cream Sundae with a green straw!

  172. E. Hely
    February 19, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Shared and posted in FB!! Ooooh, I hope I win…I love, love all your designs! Thank you for the opportunity!

  173. E. Hely
    February 19, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Following your Blog and I love all your beautiful ideas and photography and designs as well as your amazing recipes! Thank you!

  174. February 19, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Oh, my! What a difficult choice! I love it all, but would say Shepherd’s Pie has a very slight edge!

  175. February 19, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Sending a second comment as I subscribe to your blog via email.

  176. Laurie
    February 20, 2016 at 3:49 am

    Love your Irish inspirations🍀☘ My favorite Iris dish is your Beef & Guiness pot pies, everytime I make the they are a hit! 💚

  177. February 20, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Lord have mercy, Woman…is there no end to your creativity???!!! I’m head over heels in love with every single GREEN part of these posts. Don’t put me in the drawing….I’ll buy the book & I already have the green jars. I even ran out & bought the 4 leaf clover punch after seeing what you did with spinach that year. You are such a great inspiration, Mary. Thanks for all the delightful ideas you share!!

  178. February 20, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Your website is an inspiring visual wonderland! Thank you!

  179. Marcy
    February 20, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Irish Soda Bread with a cup of Irish breakfast tea! Yummy!

  180. Nancy
    February 20, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I love a corned beef sandwich! Does that count? And Irish soda bread is my fave thing on St. Paddy’s Day. :-)

  181. Nancy
    February 20, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    One more comment to say I am signed up for emails and also like you on Facebook.

  182. Nancy
    February 20, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Shared on Facebook!

  183. February 21, 2016 at 12:15 am

    The potato soup in the bread bowl is my “A” number favorite. Long time follower.

  184. Susan M.
    February 21, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Potatoes and Irish soda bread – YUM! Thanks for the opportunity.

  185. Susan M.
    February 21, 2016 at 10:01 am

    I follow via email.

  186. February 21, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Fanny Madge’s Potato Candy is my favorite family recipe handed down through the generations. It is light and feathery with an ever so delicate wisp of coconut. We serve it at luncheons and give as gifts. Someone is always amazed that the main ingredient is potato. Thank God for the Irish and our resilience.

  187. February 21, 2016 at 11:20 am

    omg i love your recipes!!!!!!!!!!! lol i totally want to make some of those dishes :) yummy! My favorite has always been the Irish Soda Bread lol what can I say i love bread lol.

  188. Annamarie V
    February 21, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    My favorite Irish food is corned beef and Irish soda bread, especially at my favorite Irish pub.

  189. Betty Dotson
    February 22, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Mary, Your posts are ALWAYS beautiful & delicious! I love Irish Soda Bread. I always use Cuisine Kathleen’s recipe.
    I sure would love to own the green Ball Vintage Style Jars.
    Have a great day,

    P.S. Your Lavender Lemonade Cupcakes were an instant hit at our church Homecoming Day meal!

  190. Carol
    February 22, 2016 at 10:56 am

    In our home it’s lamb, mashed potatoes and gravy. And then Shepherd’s Pie with the left overs!

  191. Vunda V
    February 23, 2016 at 8:26 am

    i love irish soda bread!!

  192. Vera K
    February 23, 2016 at 8:42 am

    I absolutely love Irish soda bread – I have to dig out my recipe!

  193. Trenda
    February 23, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Mary!
    As always, I was delighted when I read your St. Patrick’s Day tribute and I enjoyed reading every delicious Irish recipe and looking at the creative and charming way your tabletops were “wearing the green!”
    … and I loved the idea of cuttng shamrock’s from a leaf!
    You continually amaze me with your creativity and artistry.
    My favorite Irish foods are Sheperd’s Pie and Potato Soup.
    Hope you have a wonderful day! ☘

  194. February 23, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    What a wonderful post! St. Patrick’s Day has long been one of our favorite holidays!

    My favorite Irish foods are actually the traditional dinner of the Irish in the New World, corned beef and cabbage with boiled potatoes. I also love mussels. I always order a steak with Irish whiskey mushroom sauce at our favorite Irish bar/restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale. My hubby loves Shepherd’s pie. We both love chocolate cupcakes that I make with Guinness in the batter, a filling that includes Jameson, and a frosting that has Bailey’s mixed in. Finally, we love a bread pudding with Irish whiskey caramel sauce.

  195. Irish Mimi
    February 24, 2016 at 1:22 am

    My favorites are Colcannon, Irish Soda Bread with raisins & a sugar crust + Irish butter, and Bailey’s (or Tullamore DEW). I also like black pudding, Irish Salmon, & Spring Lamb.

  196. Irish Mimi
    February 24, 2016 at 1:23 am

    I subscribe.

  197. Irish Mimi
    February 24, 2016 at 1:25 am

    I shared on Facebook

  198. Mary
    February 24, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I shared this on Facebook and all my friends will be green with envy if I win. Love your site and ideas.

  199. Doreen Bednarski
    February 24, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Hi there Mary,
    Sheperd’s pie and Irish Stew are at the top of my list of favorites. However, after viewing you post, I think there may be some additions!

  200. Sue
    February 24, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Being an Irish girl, I just love all the Irish food. Anything potato has my top vote. Just to prove that I am Irish to the core, my maiden name is Duffy. A solid Irish name!!!xoxo

  201. wanda j
    February 24, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Ireland is the most wonderful and beautiful place. I took my daughter and granddaughter there 2 years ago at St. Patrick’s day time. We had a wonderful time.Since we are part Irish and from Texas the people loved us and showed us the kind of hospitality would would love to have when visiting an area.They told us that Irishmen fought in the Alamo and we would not have won if not for them. They love Texas and Texans .I also have a dear older lady friend( nun) who is from there whee she was 16. I share Irish food from recipes I find and to take her . She will not being going back home due to she is in her 90’s . Thanks for sharing.Hope I win so can share more stuff.

  202. Sandi Lee
    February 24, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Baileys Irish Cream fudge is my favorite Irish food served with a steaming cup of Irish coffee. Thanks so much for a great article and the giveaway. Might have to add the bread pudding to my dinner party this year!!!

  203. Sheree Dendy
    February 24, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Potato soup for sure. An all-time favorite during the winter months.

  204. Kathleen O'Brien
    February 24, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Irish Soda Bread! Or maybe corned beef and cabbage!

  205. Pandora
    February 24, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Probably corned beef and cabbage.

  206. Toni
    February 24, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I love corned beef and cabbage! I will definitely be trying your recipe for homemade Irish cream. Thank you for this opportunity.

  207. Cheryl Anne
    February 24, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    I love Irish stew and so does one of my twins. The other loves potato soup. I would love to go to Ireland one day and see the beautiful green everywhere.

  208. Naomi S.
    February 24, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I’m not Irish but my birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day. When I lived at home my mom would always make Irish beef stew and soda bread for my birthday meal. So those are my favorite Irish foods.

  209. Laurie I
    February 25, 2016 at 1:25 pm


  210. Sharon S
    February 26, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    My go to is corned beef and cabbage but those Beef and Guinness pot pies look delicious!

  211. Stephanie Grant
    February 27, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Oh, that’s a tough one! Its a toss up between corned beef and cabbage and potato Au gratin: )!

  212. Stephanie Grant
    February 27, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I follow via email as

  213. February 29, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Your posts are always so beautiful. This one is so full of color and mouth watering food items from the Irish Cookbook. I remember when I had my first taste of Irish Soda bread just freshly out of the oven made with Whole wheat flour….so very tasty.
    Thanks for this giveaway and for the sponsor and the post.

  214. Cindy
    February 29, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    We normally do a brisket for St patrick’s, but I also love bangers and mash. Thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes. It’s always such a pleasure to visit your site.

  215. March 1, 2016 at 9:45 am

    I think that my favorite Irish dish is Colcannon! While I love corned beef, Irish soda bread and many other dishes, it is my favorite and look forward to having it on St Patrick’s Day! Braised Cabbage is my next fav!

  216. patmay1122
    March 5, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I would have loved to enter the contest, but I just got this posting today. March 5th :(

  217. Kasey
    March 7, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Mary, Where did you get the green flower napkins that match your cabbage plates? I add to my mom’s “cabbage collection” every year for her birthday. I have been on the search for a perfect napkin to give her this year. Thanks for your help!

    • March 7, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Hi Kasey, All the sources are at the bottom of the individual posts, just follow the links :)

  218. Martha Franks
    March 7, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Lots of competition on this one. We usually make corned beef and cabbage, although I understand that this is an American idea, not Irish but it’s a great excuse to make this dish. Sometimes I make Irish soda bread and often drink Irish breakfast tea.

  219. Martha Franks
    March 7, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I did the facebook thing, also!

  220. Betty Campbell
    February 21, 2017 at 6:27 am

    irish soda bread and corned beef/ might change to your lamb srew/beef

  221. Beth
    March 10, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    My favorite is my grandmothers Irish soda bread right out of the oven with shephards pie (or Irish stew) and colcannon. And of course with a cold Guinness! But then again, any Irish food is delicious! Wonderful article and the pictures are fabulous!
    Thank you Mary!

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