St. Patrick’s Day
Irish meets Mexican in these baked Reuben taquitos with a thousand island dipping sauce. Classic Reuben flavor with a twist.
St. Patrick’s Day may be over but Reubens are good year-round, which is why you should use up any leftover corned beef that remains to make these taquitos. Oh yea you better believe I mixed Mexican and Irish into one amazing appetizer (or entree). I was inspired to do such a thing after experiencing Irish eggrolls for the first time and figured I could expand it into other food genres. Cooked corned beef is mixed with shredded cabbage and creamy swiss, then rolled into white corn tortillas to be oven-fried with a light spray of cooking oil. While they bake, whip up the thousand island dipping sauce and you’ll be ready to dive in.
P.S. Job hunt news: I had a second phone interview for the job I told you about last week! The one with the writing assignment. Overall I think it went well and enjoyed the conversation. Unfortunately I blanked and then blundered a bit over one question, but managed to compose myself and continue on without another hitch. Hopefully I will receive good news in a week or two regarding the next step in the process!
One year ago: Raw S’mores Cookie Dough Bites
Looking for a recipe to repurpose those St. Patrick’s Day leftovers? Try this corned beef breakfast hash made with rutabaga or potatoes. Cures hangovers too ;-).
If for some strange reason you have leftover corned beef from yesterday and want to figure out an alternative to stuffing it into a sandwich (don’t get me wrong that’s a great option) then pay attention! You can turn those leftovers into a whole new meal. Whether you used my slow cooker recipe that I shared yesterday or another, any leftover starch (potatoes or rutabaga), corned beef, and cabbage and be used to make this breakfast hash. It may also serve as a cure if you got a little too crazy with the green beer yesterday.
One year ago: Hoisin Glazed Corned Beef with Colcannon
Corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day is like turkey for Thanksgiving – you just gotta have it! My favorite slow cooker corned beef recipe gets a new twist with rutabaga in place of the potatoes.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Every year I say I am going to make something different, such as an Irish beef stew, shepherd’s pie, or some kind of sausage dish, but always end up resorting to my tried and true slow cooker corned beef. I do change it up with a different glaze or an alternative cabbage preparation but this year had just a small new twist with rutabaga in place of the potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts instead of cabbage.
Stick around tomorrow and Thursday for recipes that use up any leftovers you may have after today’s feast!
One year ago: Hidden Pot o’ Gold Cupcakes
Two years ago: Split-Pea Soup
If a leprechaun ordered a pizza, this is what it would look like. Green spinach crust, pesto, mozzarella, goat cheese, and four-leaf clover bell peppers.
St. Patrick’s Day is a whirlwind of corned beef, rainbows, green food, and Guinness. This recipe is no exception from that list, with a green spinach pizza crust, topped with green basil pesto, mozzarella and goat cheese, followed by green and yellow bell peppers cut to look like four-leaf clovers. I actually tried to find green cheese but decided the white was a nice contrast for the appeal factor.
Using half the spinach pizza dough, this recipe makes one medium pizza. If you want to use it all, make a larger pizza or two medium ones but make sure to double your toppings. Or you could make dinner rolls with the other half. How about cheese stuffed spinach dinner rolls?
In other news my pizza stone and peel are just big enough to make a 13-inch pizza (therefore making this one medium pizza). Although I do have a 16-inch pizza pan, I am now in the market for a 16-inch or larger pizza stone and peel. Because pizza stones rock. If you don’t already own one I strongly suggest adding it to your wishlist. Assuming you like to make homemade pizza on a regular basis.
These mini rainbow cheesecake bites have a hidden piece of gold on the bottom – a golden Oreo. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
For St. Patrick’s Day last year, I made Hidden Pot o’ Gold Cupcakes which had gold colored cores hidden inside and rainbows on top to lead the way. Added to my repertoire this year are these mini rainbow cheesecake bites with a hidden piece of gold underneath, in the form of a golden Oreo! A marshmallow crispie golden Oreo in fact, but any golden Oreo variety will suffice.
These vibrantly colored treats are made by dividing the cheesecake mixture into 6 small bowls, dying them according to the rainbow, and then spooning each in rainbow order into a mini cheesecake pan. Don’t have a mini cheesecake pan? You can use a cupcake pan with cupcake liners but they will be slightly bigger cheesecakes and therefore yield less than 12.
One year ago: Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cupcakes
Homemade pizza is one of my favorite things to make for dinner. The obsession first started with the novelty of making my own pizza in whatever shape or size you desired (at one of my birthday parties there were elephants, butterflies, monkeys, etc). Then came the endless possible combinations with different sauces, cheeses, and toppings. Finally there were the different kinds of dough. It started out simple enough with regular, thin, and whole wheat, but then morphed into more creative outlets such as stuffed crust, garlic bread crust, garlic dough, rosemary beer dough, Greek yogurt dough and even Cauliflower Crust. While most people are debating between sausage or pepperoni, I am still trying to decide on the base let alone the toppings.
To make my life even more difficult I created another new dough option, spinach dough just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Although pizza doesn’t normally come to mind when thinking of this holiday the green color couldn’t be more perfect, accomplished by adding pureed spinach to my regular pizza dough recipe. It’s also a sneaky way to trick any kids nearby into eating a little spinach because it adds more color than flavor, and what kid doesn’t enjoy oddly colored food? Just tell them it’s food coloring ;-).
This dough could also be used to make a Christmas pizza – red pizza sauce and Mozzarella cheese on top of a green dough. Heck you could use supreme pizza toppings and dub them “ornaments”. Haha oh I’m so witty. But since we don’t want to rush off into winter now that we’ve finally caught a glimpse of spring, stick around for Wednesday when I’ll tell you how to make a “Leprechaun Pizza” using this spinach pizza dough, pictured below.
Complete recipe roundup for St. Patrick’s Day. With your favorites corned beef and cabbage, as well as some new fun ideas such as Guinness Bread and Hidden Pot o’ Gold Cupcakes!
I get excited to cook for St. Patrick’s Day every year. Usually I cook up a vat of food an invite all my friends over, and not only is it a colorful holiday but I get to mix alcohol in every aspect of the meal from bread, to meat, and even infused desserts. Last year I made the cutest cupcakes ever, shown above, which I dubbed “Hidden Pot o’ Gold Cupcakes” as they have a golden core hidden beneath a rainbow. Wanna know what I have hidden up my sleeve this year? Stay tuned throughout this week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day as I will be posting new recipes every day, and subsequently adding them to this list.
One year ago: Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla Pie
Two years ago: Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza
Three years ago: Apple Harvest Oatmeal
APPETIZERS & SIDES
- Baked Reuben Taquitos with Thousand Island Dipping Sauce
- Guinness Bread with Honey Butter (pictured)
- Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Smoked Paprika
- Roasted Cabbage with Lemon
- Beef with Barley Soup
- Cheddar Baked Potato Soup
- Corned Beef with Blackberry Mustard Glaze
- Corned Beef with Honey Marmalade Mustard Glaze
- Hoisin Glazed Corned Beef (pictured)
- Leprechaun Pizza
- Rutabaga Hash with Corned Beef
- Slow Cooker Corned Beef with Rutabaga and Carrots
- Spinach Pizza Dough
- Split-Pea Soup
- Brownie Covered Oreo Pops (use yellow-creme filled Spring Oreos and festive sprinkles)
- Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies (with shamrock press)
- Gluten-Free Green Velvet Cake Balls
- Hidden Pot o’ Gold Cupcakes (pictured)
- Irish Car Bomb Brownies
- Irish Car Bomb Mini Cheesecake Bites
- Key Lime Greek Yogurt Pie
- Mini Rainbow Cheesecake Bites
- Rainbow Fruit Pizza Tart
- Red Velvet Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies (use green food coloring)
- Red Velvet Crème Brulee Cupcakes (use green food coloring)
- Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes (use green food coloring)
- Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats (use green food coloring)
- Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies (use green food coloring)
- Red Velvet Whoopie Pies (use green food coloring)
- Stuffed Red Velvet Truffles (use green food coloring)
- Small Batch Green Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Sweet Swirl Cookies (use green and yellow/gold food coloring)
This light and fluffy key lime pie is a great variation from the original. A homemade graham cracker crust holds a light and fluffy whipped cream-Greek yogurt filling with a perfect green color and tropical lime flavor.
With Mardi Gras behind us it is time to focus on yet another holiday – St. Patrick’s Day! This holiday is one of my favorites to cook for so prepare yourself for plenty of green and rainbow colored foods to feast your eyes upon. However, as you know I am not a fan of minty foods so there will be no shamrock shakes or grasshoppers. Thankfully there are plenty of other delicious green things to distract you from the absence of mint. For starters, how about this Key Lime Greek Yogurt Pie? I took your favorite key lime pie and made fluffy with the use of frozen whipped topping and lighter with Greek yogurt. Don’t be surprised if this serves less than 8 people, it disappears quick!