The luck of the Irish is in every bite of this St. Patrick’s Day green rainbow cake. It’s bright, happy colors are just the thing to bring some shamrock and gold to the end of the rainbow. I made four layers, but you can make as many (or as little) as you want. You can also change out the colors, if you want an actual rainbow. Below, I included a mascarpone cheese substitution, too, if you can’t find it. The cake itself is a simple vanilla cake, but not overpoweringly so.
Here are over 50 St. Patrick’s Day green food ideas, in case you want to make a beautiful Irish day. Instead of one big, jumbled list, I decided to break out all the foods into different categories. I hope that you love these recipes as much I loved compiling them! And if you have a beautiful green creation, please add your link to the list. This collection ranges from traditional Irish dishes to creative, modern twists, all featuring that vibrant green hue. #TopOfTheMorningToYou
Craving a McD’s shake? Well, here’s a copycat shamrock shake recipe … with matcha! I think Shamrock Shakes were on my brain because of St. Patrick’s Day, and also everyone in my house was talking about how McDonald’s changed their shakes into “gourmet” shakes, which just means that they get to charge you 3x more than they previously did for exactly the same thing. It has a bit of peppermint, too. This knockoff is so good, you don’t need to leave your house. #StPatricksDay
I’m slowly making my way to a complete Easter meal! And today, I have this easy sweet Easter bread recipe to serve at your dinner table. I realize that I just did a hot cross buns recipe, but this bread is for my centerpiece surrounded by colorful dyed eggs. I love the braided texture, and I think traditionally, you put some of those colorful eggs inside the braids, too. You can just use those chocolate eggs wrapped in pastel foil for a no-fuss decoration. Mine will be served on a cake platter.
This traditional hot cross buns recipe makes a good base for tons of variations. You can add almost anything to make it your own: raisins or other fruits, different nuts, another icing, or sugar or jam instead of the butter glaze. One of my favorites is to add some chocolate chips. I also love making them more savory with a mixture of cottage and cream cheese in the middle. I think the only thing the remains the same is the X (cross) marking on the top, which represents the cross of Jesus.
I love Reese’s, but candy prices are through the roof! Here are some homemade Reese’s peanut butter “cups” for you to make. They are so good, and the best part is that you can use whatever ingredients you want without all of that yucky preservatives. If you want, you could also make your own peanut butter for them, use different chocolate, or throw in some Nutella instead. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not some sea salt sprinkled on top, or maybe crispy rice cereal? Or even caramel!
Today I am going to show you how to make colored deviled eggs for Easter. These eggs came out absolutely gorgeous! They are also really easy to make. If you don’t want to use my deviled egg recipe, you can substitute your own. The secret is in how much food coloring to use for each egg set. But don’t worry, I have the exact drop measurements you need to make a rainbow of Easter egg colors. I gave my eggs bold colors (instead of a more pastel palette) because I wanted them to pop on the plate.
What makes this the best potato pancakes recipe with mashed potatoes? Well, for one, it uses a special ingredient to really give it some flavor. And the recipe is easy to make, perfect for those leftovers or even a boxed mashed potato mix. Have some potatoes ready to be thrown into the compost pile? Made too much for Sunday dinner? Or just want something a little different instead of the regular ol’ mashed potatoes with a side of gravy? Then try out my delish potato pancakes.
One of the benefits of living in Amish country is all the farmer’s markets. The bounty of local produce inspires a menu of seasonal cooking. From ripe, juicy tomatoes in summer to crisp, sweet apples in fall, the market influences my recipes. I think the best part of cooking in this manner is that it’s cheap. Produce is so expensive right now, but buying it in season (or growing it) can really save on the bottom line. You don’t need a local farmer’s market, either! Just shop grocery sales.
This Korean mung bean sprouts salad banchan recipe (숙주나물 무침) has a special place in my heart. It uses the bean sprouts that someone might normally think of with Pad Thai, but you can literally use any kind of bean sprout. Even sprout your own beans, if you’d like! It’s one of The Kid’s (and my own) favorite Korean banchans (those are the little Korean side dishes you get when you have Korean food). Maybe we just both like bean sprouts, or maybe it’s something about the satisfying texture.
I wrote this short guide on how to make simple syrup for the several alcoholic drinks (or lemonade … or ice tea) that I have on the site. You can use this syrup in your homemade cocktails and other drink recipes. It’s super … simple (ha!) to make! Skip that expensive and preservative-filled store-bought stuff to make your own simple syrup with just two ingredients! You can also infuse your syrup with other things, include pansies, herbs, mints … or my favorite, lavender.
Love is awesome. That’s why Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. This year, I decided to find a ton of special Valentine’s Day food recipes that you can whip up for your loved one … just in case going out to eat might bankrupt you now-a-days. This list includes everything to make for your loved ones or bring to a party. It even includes pizza! So, whether you’re in the mood for a sweet dessert or a savory meal, these recipes have got you covered. #CanYouFeelTheLoveTonight
I love butter cookies, and I love Valentine’s Day. So these heart-shaped butter cookies make the perfect pair, just like you and your significant other. They are topped with a chocolate ganache and a sprinkling of walnuts, sugar, or coconut flakes. So give your heart to your Valentine! This easy-to-follow recipe is perfect for beginners and seasoned bakers alike. #MadeWithLove #BakeWithLove #HeartShapedCookies #ButterCookies #BakingLove #ValentinesDayBaking #CookieRecipes #HomemadeCookies
I’m so excited to present this simple and delicious Korean Bulgogi recipe with ground beef. It’s a fast dish, made in one wok or large pan. And just for the record, I am Korean. You know when you see a “Korean” recipe that has siracha sauce in it, it’s made by someone who doesn’t know WTF he or she is talking about. Siracha is Thai, okay? We are different! The sauce is made from soy sauce, rice vinegar, and gochugaru (고추가루). If you don’t live near an Asian grocery store, then get it on Amazon.