Showing posts with label St. Patrick's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St. Patrick's Day. Show all posts

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Rainbow Cake

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I have a rainbow cake for you today! I love St. Patrick's Day, and celebrating my Irish heritage. With all the bright, happy colors this cake has to offer, it is perfect for any occasion. You start with a basic white cake recipe, but this cake does take some time to make. You want to allow time to tint each layer of color, and if you are using a small pan like I did, and you only have one, it will take a bit longer. Definitely start a couple days ahead of when you want to serve it.

Rainbow Cake

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

St.Patrick's Day Food, Craft, and Party Ideas!

If you are looking for some last minute St. Patrick's Day Food, Craft and Party Ideas check out these two collages. These are some creative and inspired ideas from cooks, crafters, bakers, and party givers who have linked up to Celebrate It! Blog Link Party! Just click on the links right below the collages and you will be taken right to their creative web site!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Happy Shamrock Cookies

These Happy Shamrock Cookies are cute little St. Patrick's Day cookies that I hope will brighten your day! They are quick to bake and decorate, and they will put a smile on everyone's face. The dough I used is my "go-to" cookie dough that I have used for a while, and it never fails me. It can be mixed together one day, and if used within the next week of so, it is still fresh and tastes fantastic. The royal icing recipe is one I have used many times also. It stays fresh for at least a week or so, and I have read where other cookie bakers have refrigerated it and it stays fresh longer. When I made this cookie dough my plan was to make both shamrock cookies and Easter cookies out of the same batch. So after I baked these shamrock cookies, I put my dough back in the fridge, and I will bake the Easter cookies this weekend. I love that the dough doesn't have to be used immediately!

Happy Shamrock Cookie

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Shamrock Mini Cheesecakes

I am a huge St. Patrick's Day fan, so I am excited to show you what is definitely the first of several recipes to celebrate March 17. These Shamrock Mini Cheesecakes should be a part of your party plans! They start with a chocolate base, are filled with vanilla cheesecake, topped with a milk chocolate ganache, and the topper is melted candy melts shaped into a shamrock. It is easy to make these sweet, festive treats!
chocolate, vanilla, cheesecake
Shamrock Mini Cheesecakes
1 1/4 cups Crushed Chocolate Graham Crackers
1/4 cup Melted Butter
1/2 bag Green Candy Melts 
Gold Sprinkles 
3-8oz. blocks of Cream Cheese, softened
2/3 cup of Sugar
1/2 cup Whipping Cream
5 teaspoons Cornstarch
4 Eggs
1 Egg Yolk
1/4 cup Vanilla flavored Syrup
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
8-10 ounces Milk Chocolate
1/4-1/2 cup Whipping Cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

chocolate graham crackers
In a small bowl, mix together the graham crackers and the butter. Place a tablespoon of crust in to each cavity opening of the pan. You can also use cupcake liners in a cupcake pan. They work great. There will be fewer cheesecakes because they are a bit larger.
candy melts. green, cookie cutter
Use your shamrock cookie cutter and trace around it on parchment paper. You will need one traced shamrock for each cheesecake. 
candy melts, sgold sprinkles
Melt the green candy melts, and place it in a plastic decorating bottle. Turn your parchment paper over and trace the outline of the melts, and then fill it in. Sprinkle the gold over the shamrocks while they are wet. Let dry.
cream cheese, vanilla, sugar eggs
Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, whipping cream, and cornstarch in a large bowl. Beat with mixer until smooth. Add the eggs and the egg yolk one at a time, beating after each addition. Add in the vanilla flavored syrup and the extract. 
baking, cheesecakes
Pour batter into each opening, on top of the chocolate graham cracker crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Check if it's done like you do for a cake~with a toothpick. Take a toothpick around each cake, then let cool completely. Remove from pan. Let cool some more.
chocolate,whipping cream
Chop the chocolate in to small pieces. Place in a double boiler and melt on low. Heat the whipping cream in a separate pan or in the microwave. Add the warm cream to the chocolate a little at a time, until the consistency is smooth and drizzly.
milk chocolate ganache, cheesecake
 Use a spoon to drizzle the ganache over the cheesecakes.
Release the shamrocks by pulling the parchment from the bottom. They release very easily.
Place a shamrock on each cheesecake and enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by today! I am so happy you did!

Here are some past St. Patrick's Day treat you might enjoy! Look for some new ones coming soon!

cookies, marshmallows, chocolate

sugar cookies, glass candy
popcorn, candy


Monday, March 16, 2015

Triple Chocolate Shamrock Cupcakes

I love St. Patrick's Day, don't you? I thought it would be fun to celebrate with some Triple Chocolate Shamrock Cupcakes. They are made with milk, dark, and bittersweet chocolate and topped with thin mint frosting for a festive, fun, and tasty St. Patrick's Day celebration!

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Leprechaun Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are some of my favorite cookies. I love their versatility to fit in to any party or celebration. Plus, they are so tasty!! These Leprechaun Thumbprint Cookies are all dressed up for St. Patrick's Day and ready to party!

St. Patrick's Day Cookies

Thursday, March 5, 2015

St. Paddy's Day Popcorn

St Patrick's Day is always a special day around our house. We indulge in Irish food, always wear something green, and some of us have been know to dance a jig or two! This year when we are dancing and celebrating, we will also be enjoying this yummy, festive St. Paddy's Day Popcorn!
It is so easy and quick to make, you will be munching on it faster than you can say,
"Top 'o the morning to ya"!

St Patrick's Day Treat

Monday, March 17, 2014

Butter Mint Green Swirl Cupcakes w/ Bailey's Irish Cream Whipped Cream Frosting and Chocolate Drizzle!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone! I hope you have a wonderful and lucky day! What do you think of my Butter Mint, Green Swirl Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Creme Whipped Cream Frosting and Chocolate Drizzle?!  It is a mouthful, isn't it? But then, so are these cupcakes! I made them to celebrate the day, and to share with you!
St. Patrick's Favorite Cupcakes
St. Patrick's Favorite Cupcakes

Monday, March 19, 2012

Secret Recipe Club~ St. Patrick's Day Cookies

It's time for the Secret Recipe Club reveal, and I am so excited! I was assigned a really great blog this month. It is called Art From My Table, and it is written by Chellie. She has posted such a wonderful array of so many different foods, that I had a difficult time deciding which recipe to choose. After a lot of internal debate, I chose her "Stained Glass Cookies", and I am so glad I did.  They were the perfect choice!
 Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies
printable recipe
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
2 1/2 cup Flour
1/2 cup Sour Cream
Apple Flavored Jolly Ranchers
(about 1 per cookie)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Unwrap your jolly rancher candies, place in a plastic
zipper or zip lock bag, and crush with a hammer, or
like I did, with the end of a big flashlight.
(I couldn't find the hammer) :)
Place your shortening, sugar, egg, and vanilla in your bowl.
Cream together.
In a separate bowl, mix together your salt, baking soda,
and flour. 
Add to the shortening mixture, alternating with the sour cream.
Start and end with the flour mix. Roll out your dough and cut out
your shamrocks. You may want to place the dough in the 
fridge for about an hour before cutting it out.
These are the cookie cutters I used. I cut out the large
shamrock, and moved the cutout to the baking sheet.
Then I cut out the small one.
Fill the open area of the shamrock with some of the 
crushed jolly rancher.
Bake for 7-8 minutes.
Cool on rack, allowing for the centers to harden.
Be careful, the centers are very hot!

When Chellie posted this recipe, she designed it to be used
for Valentines Day. She originally posted it as a
decoder cookie, which I found adorable!
It is such a versatile cookie, it can be used for lots 
of holidays and celebrations, and the decoder idea could
 be used for so many different themes~I just love the idea!!

Thank you Chellie for making this so easy for me!
This is a great recipe, and one I will use over
and over again!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Tip of Me Hat, to Ya!

As a person of Irish heritage, I love St. Patrick's Day! Today, we are celebrating with Leprechaun hats, that are no bake!! They are simple to put together, and tasty too.

 Leprechaun Hats
Nilla Wafers
Green Candy Melts
Yellow Candy Melts
Black Icing
(ignore the brown melts in the pic)
Cut your marshmallows in half.
Start melting your green candy melts in a double boiler.
For each hat you need 1/2 of a marshmallow and a
nilla wafer.
Put a little dab of the green melted candy melts
on the sticky side of the marshmallow.
Place the marshmallow on the nilla wafer,
sticky side down. Let them dry for
a few minutes.
Stick a skewer in the marshmallow, and dip into your
melted candy melts. Knock off the excess candy melt by
gently knocking the skewer against the edge of the pot.
The melts were very thick for this type of dipping, so
I thinned it with 2 teaspoons of veggie oil, one at a time,
mixing very well in between teaspoons.
Let dry completely.
Melt some of the yellow disks in the microwave.
You don't need many.
Fill a pastry bag with the yellow.
Pipe around the area where the top of the hat
 would meet the brim. Let dry.
Use your black icing to finish.
I used royal icing to finish the hat, and I wish I would
have used it for the yellow band. It would have been easier
to work with, because it is a thicker consistency.
“May your days be many and your troubles be few. 
May all God's blessings descend upon you. 
May peace be within you may your heart be strong. 
May you find what you're seeking wherever you roam.”

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! 

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