St. Patrick's Day & Irish Foods

Hosted by Kim Biegacki
Group active since Fri, May 20, 2011

IRISH LOVE: Do you love celebrating St. Patrick's Day and all the festivities that go with it? Well, let's join together and bring all our Irish recipes & festive ideas to one place. We can share quotes, poems, stories and any Irish blessings that may come our way.

Let's share stories about the beauty of Ireland too.


You don't have to be Irish to enjoy all this fun. Join up and learn a little more about Irish food, fun and culture. Please share your Irish traditions, recipes and fun facts that you know too.

Updated on July 24th, 2015

Kim Biegacki
Dec 3, 2015

Hello my Irish Lovin' Friends....I've been MIA for a bit. I hope all is well with you.

What are you looking forward to during the holidays in three words or less?

Melanie B
Aug 12, 2015

My Trip to Ireland Part 2

November of 2011 I was lucky enough to take a trip to Ireland. One of my friends from High School days married an Irish man, and the moved to Ireland. They were getting ready to move back to the USA, so I made a trip over.

While there my friend, Stephanie took me all over sight seeing. Thank goodness I didn't have to drive because they not only drive on the wrong side of the road, but they sit on the wrong side of the car to do it!

One day we took a drive through the Curragh. This is an area that sheep can roam freely. There are cattle guards so they can't really get loose and just flat run off. They are loosely contained I guess you could say.

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Connie Ottman
Aug 3, 2015


I'm visiting Ireland next spring! Can't wait. Any suggestions about must see places?

Melanie B
Aug 3, 2015

My Trip to Ireland

November of 2011 I was lucky enough to take a trip to Ireland. One of my friends from High School days married an Irish man, and the moved to Ireland. They were getting ready to move back to the USA, so I made a trip over. It just so happened that I would be there over Thanksgiving. Obviously it is an American holiday, but Stephanie and her 2 oldest boys are American. They asked me to bring some American items. So I did. Canned pumpkin. Can you believe this, they have to order it from England!? And they wanted Stove Top Stuffing. (Yuck, but they wanted it.)

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Kim Biegacki
Jul 24, 2015

Do you all like being able to come into this group and find just "Irish" or "St. Patty's Day" themed recipes?

I originally created the group to just have Irish & St. Patty's Day recipes along with sharing about the love of Ireland and the Irish people. It was for that purpose so you could come directly here to find those recipes. As sometimes they are hard to find with just a simple search. Not to mention, some people aren't even sure what recipes are Irish.

Tell me your thoughts. As I am having many recipes posted in the group that are "NOT" Irish themed. Do you want to keep it just Irish recipes?

Kim Biegacki
Jul 23, 2015

Oh My!!! Who wouldn't want this for dessert? Irish Coffee Pudding......check out the recipe below! Yumm

Irish Coffee Pudding

Source: SprinkleBakes---
Prep: 15 minutes plus 2 hours chilling time
Yield: 4 servings

This is an easy recipe, but if you want to shortcut it further, use prepared whipped topping from the grocery store. I use heavy cream in the pudding recipe, but whole milk can be substituted. If you want to make this dessert non-alcoholic, omit the whiskey and add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.


2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
Pinch of salt
2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder or 1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee
3 tablespoons Irish whiskey
Whipped topping
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar

Pudding directions

Whisk the cornstarch, sugar and salt together in a medium saucepan. Stir in the heavy cream. Bring the mixture to a bubble over medium-high heat whisking constantly until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in espresso powder and whiskey.
Divide the pudding evenly between four 6 oz. dessert glasses. Chill for 2 hours.

Whipped cream directions

In a medium bowl, whip heavy cream on medium high speed with an electric mixer. Gradually pour in extra fine sugar, 1 tbsp at a time. Increase speed to high and whip until thick and fluffy. Dollop or pipe whipped cream on top of puddings.
Sprinkle a pinch of instant espresso powder over the whipped cream if desired. Embellish with chocolate gold coins if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Kim Biegacki
Jul 20, 2015

A month or so ago we adopted this beautiful Schnoodle whose name is Poe. He is 2 1/2 years old and full of personality...

Poe is struggling with separation anxiety and has become very attached to my husband Anthony. He literally cries and howls when he leaves the house and upon returning home. He is improving slowly. He jumps very, very high and we are trying to teach him not to jump on us especially. So, now we have three Schnoodles in the house who are Miss Tibby, Paczki & Poe.

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