Care Package Dinner

Being from the south of the US, there are many foods that I miss from home that you simply cannot get here in Ireland.  I received a care package this past weekend from home 🙂  So I had the opportunity to make dinner that has elements of where I’m from.  Last night we had GRITS topped with a mushroom, bacon and onion cream sauce.  We also had cheesy garlic biscuits (the Bisquick variety).  It was lovely and such a good reminder of home!

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Autumn is here…along with Autumn recipes!

The weather here has been beautifully cool the last week or so indicating that the equinox really did bring Autumn our way.  Autumn reminds me of leaves and pumpkin and lovely spices like nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon.  So today, I decided to make gingerbread muffins (or gingerbread buns – for those here in Ireland) with a cinnamon cream cheese icing.  Rich but delicious!

 

HT: http://www.donalskehan.com/2010/12/gingerbread-muffins/

Trying out Irish…

Hi my name is Joanna.  I am a new poster to this blog.  I’ve been here for a little over a month and have been trying to get my head around Irish cooking.  I have noticed that most of it mimics the Irish flag (carrots, potatoes and some type of greens).  So here is my latest attempt.  OK!  So the green doesn’t really show up that well, but it’s there.  I tried a Colcannon (mashed potatoes with cabbage) on top of a chicken, carrot and apple pie.  It was actually quite lovely:

Find the recipe here:  Chicken and Apple Pie