Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with William Morrow Cookbooks

I’m Italian—as in 100%, pasta on Sundays, bleeds green-white-and-red Italian. And, in just over six months, I’m about to shed my Italian moniker and become very very very (is that enough verys?) Irish. The sad thing is, in the nine (yes, nine) St. Patrick’s Days I’ve celebrated with my boyfriend-now-fiancé, I’ve only had an acceptable green outfit twice, I wouldn’t know a slice of corned beef if it hit me over the head, and today, I didn’t remember it was St. Patrick’s Day until an onslaught of green clad, shamrock studded New Yorkers poured out of the E Train and onto the sidewalks of Fifth Avenue. In fact, I came to work wearing a flower print top—but hey, at least the leaves are green! Anyway, I’m so glad we cleared the air about that. I can feel the giant, green weight lifting off my shoulders already.

Well, despite my admitted Irish inadequacies, I’m not giving up. I have six months to practice my corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and roasted potatoes, and I’m hoping the William Morrow Cookbooks list can help. And maybe you can, too. Tell me, what’s your favorite Irish cookbook? Is there a special recipe you just can’t live without for your St. Patrick’s Day table? What’s unusual about St. Patrick’s Day dinner at your home?

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2 Responses to “Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with William Morrow Cookbooks”
  1. Bethany says:

    I made my first corned beef and cabbage two days ago. I would have to say the luck was with me that day. It turned out perfect! And with very little trouble. I made it at work for approximately 18 people. I used a large roaster. In the bottom I put potatoes, baby carrots, onions, and cabbage. On top of the veggies, I put the corned beef. I bought it pre-made(I know…I cheated). Sprinkled the season packets, that came with the corned beef, over everything. Added one dark beer. Added a little water. Set the roaster to 400 and left if for about 4 hours. I also made a Sensational Irish Cream Cheesecake!!! Delish! Hope your St. Paddy’s meal goes as well as mine!!!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks, Bethany! Luckily the crock pot saved me this year, but that sounds like an easy and delicious recipe for next St. Patty’s Day–my first one as an Irish(wo)man!

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