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Irish Soda Bread Pizza

Irish Soda Bread Pizza

 This crust is an absolute revolution to make dinner for your family in a flash.  Making the dough is effortless, and it can be rolled out in minutes.  Soda bread Pizza is a traditional  Irish soda bread reimagined, and since it’s leavened with baking soda instead of...

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Creamy Celeriac and Apple Soup to warm the heart

Creamy Celeriac and Apple Soup to warm the heart

 Soups are the ultimate comfort food, especially during the rainy, cold winter months that remind us of our homeland. Hearth cooking in old Ireland, the method by which our soups are often prepared, would have included a pot around an open fire, full of soup to share...

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Irish Style Beef Wellington

Irish Style Beef Wellington

You may ask why this classic British dish has any claim to Ireland? Well, it turns out that the Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley was born in Dublin Ireland in 1769, in to an upper -class Anglo-Irish family. The dish is said to have been created for the Duke of...

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Blood Orange Winter Salad

Blood Orange Winter Salad

In the Winter months, when less fresh seasonal fruits are available, I love to see blood oranges in grocery stores. The season is very short, and they are available now from January to March, so right now is the time to enjoy them. Blood oranges are like their name a...

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A Festive Irish Christmas Cocktail

A Festive Irish Christmas Cocktail

At the end of a 2020 we reflect on a very difficult year and we look forward to the tide changing. The hope of a vaccine is on the horizon, and so the possibility of an end to the world wide pandemic.  On the Eve of the Winter Solstice we saw Saturn and Jupiter align,...

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Bakewell Tart with ‘a wee’ cup of tea please!

Bakewell Tart with ‘a wee’ cup of tea please!

The colder weather in Atlanta takes me home to Ireland!  I am dreaming of cozy lit fires, endless cups of tea and my mother's Bakewell tart.  Frangipane is a delicious classic cake filling, that is so moist, and heaven for almond  lovers.  The ground almonds on top of...

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Happy Plant Based Thanksgiving

Happy Plant Based Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, and I am so grateful for all of my family, friends and followers.  Over these many years I have had the privilege's of cooking for the Chapman Piedmont Wellness Center, and this is the delicious plant based Vegetarian Nut Roast I made for the...

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Apple Pie in a Martini Glass

Apple Pie in a Martini Glass

The cooler days are here again, and with the passing of Halloween we look forward to the upcoming holiday season. I am always creating for new ways of entertaining using seasonal ingredients and flavors, and what better way to get a party started than by serving a...

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October Glory Pumpkin and Lentil Soup

October Glory Pumpkin and Lentil Soup

This past weekend I had the huge privilege of cooking for Never Alone Widows, with thanks to the support of the Gary Sinise Foundation.  We laughed, we cried and enjoyed some really great food!  On our first morning together I got to teach a cooking demonstration,...

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Pear Sparkle (with Vanilla and Ginger)

Pear Sparkle (with Vanilla and Ginger)

As we enjoy the wonders of Autumn, I always love to celebrate the change of the season through the bounty of fruits and vegetables that are ripe and bursting with flavor at the moment. Both Pears and Apples are the quintessential fruity flavors of fall, and I look for...

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