Does an Irishman like potatoes?

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Does an Irishman like potatoes?

Does an Irishman like potatoes?

Ah, now, is the Pope Catholic? Every culture has stereotypes.  I find Irish stereotypes seriously flawed and strangely amusing.  For example, I’ve never seen an Irishman dressed as a leprechaun drinking green beer.  However, I’ve been wished “Top ‘o the mornin’” by a Texan dressed as a kilt-wearing leprechaun.  He was actually drinking Guinness, and I think he was trying to find the bottom of the keg.  (My family wishes me to specify that the kilt-wearing man was not related to me.  He was simply a fellow concert goer at the North Texas Irish Festival.  I feel compelled to mention,

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Shepherd’s or Cottage Pies

Shepherd’s or Cottage Pies

Are you a Shepherd or a Cottager? Shepherds eat lamb and cottagers eat beef.  Well, at least those are the kinds of pies named after them.  We make this recipe with either lamb or beef, depending on what’s on hand.  The votes are split 50/50 as to which is best.  I am a beef kind of girl  (which is funny for a ‘sheep farmer’).  Liam loves anything made with lamb.  (Thus, the sheep on the farm.)   We had shepherd’s pie at a fantastic little pub in Ardmore, County Waterford.  Ardmore is a small town, but it has some breathtaking

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Irish Whiskey Pound Cake

Irish Whiskey Pound Cake

It isn’t St. Patrick’s Day without… This isn’t a recipe from one of our trips to Ireland.  I’ve been making this cake for almost thirty years.  I am not sure where I originally got it, but it predates the internet.  (Yes, I know that makes me old.)  I’ve tweaked and changed it in numerous small ways through the years, but the heart of it remains the same. Although I didn’t find this recipe in Ireland, we did have something similar in Donegal.  We were in Ireland the week of New Years.  It was wonderful!  Christmas decorations were still up and

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Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

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