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“Pot of Gold” Oatmeal Cookies

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Pot of Gold Oatmeal Cookies

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone !  Especially to my fellow Newfoundlanders back home celebrating, and any displaced Newfoundlanders such as myself, as this day makes me extra homesick.  Ah but I’ll be heading for the foggy shores of home soon!

This recipe is perhaps a little bit late to whip up for the day, unless of course you already have the ingredients on hand.  But you can also try this cookie when you’re looking to use up any leftover whiskey.  Just kidding, there’s no such thing as leftover whiskey!

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Lobster Mushrooms in Whiskey Sauce (aka faux Dublin Lawyer)

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Dublin Lawyer

For this St. Patrick’s Day week, I was determined to develop some special vegetarian dishes tasty enough to stand up to their traditional seafood or meaty counterparts.  This dish, a take on the Irish dish Dublin Lawyer, exceeded my expectations!  Plus, it is simple enough to whip up quickly, provided you have the ingredients on hand.

The original version of this dish includes lobster in a buttery, creamy whiskey sauce.  There are many things to love about that, unless of course you can’t eat seafood, or just don’t feel like it that day.  I myself am probably best described as a semi-pescatarian; that is, the large majority of my diet is vegetarian, but a couple of times a year I’ll have a little seafood as kind of a treat, mostly while traveling.  I’m a Newfoundland girl, after all.  But for this dish, I decided to go with lobster mushrooms instead, which of course are not exactly like lobster, but pretty awesome in their own right, have a slightly similar flavor, as well as appearance.

While vegetarian, this dish is shall we say…a WEE bit on the rich side, so it is lovely for a special occasion, a dinner party or what not.  I did lighten my version somewhat with a light cream and less butter.  If you wished to lighten it further, you could serve it over rice, potato or even toasted bread.  I served mine in vol-au-vent pastry, and there was enough for two main dish servings.  You could also serve this in appetizer sized pastries or toast points.  All good!

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White Chocolate and Apple Molasses Cookies

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Irish Apple White Chocolate Molasses CookiesThere’s been yet more cold, snowy weather here this week, and even though it is March, it is hard to think of Spring.  So these warmly spiced cookies are still perfect for this time of year, and with whiskey-soaked apples tucked away inside, they are also a nice offering for St. Patrick’s Day.  I hope you enjoy this recipe ! Read the rest of this entry

Irish Apple Cake with Caramel Whiskey Glaze

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When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day fare, I lean more towards Irish dishes and ingredients more so than all things green, although those are good too!  So for this dessert, I took my inspiration from Irish apple cakes and took it up a notch with a little Irish Whisky (Bushmills, to be exact) both in the cake, as well as part of the glaze.  You could always serve this with a scoop of rich vanilla ice cream or even a bit of custard, but I think it is just as delicious on its own.  I hope you enjoy this recipe. Read the rest of this entry