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EATSTogether is brought to you by a family who loves to cook and eat together: my family. Here you will find my blog articles on everything food. Also, enjoy many of our family’s favorite recipes and learn our strategies for sharing as many meals as possible with family and friends. I hope you will share your tips and experiences, too. I’m just starting out, so let me know what you like, what you want to see more of and how and with whom you eat together – feel free to email me or comment throughout the site.

Featured Recipe

Irish Boxty

These traditional Irish potato pancakes are a little firmer than other varieties because they are made with both mashed and...

Table Talk

The Great St. Paddy’s Day Inferno

St. Patrick’s Day at the McGuire’s —it was going to be grand! Five couples plus ourselves would gather in the dining room of our newly built home to enjoy some traditional Irish fare. It was our first real dinner party in the home that we had spent the previous year...

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Six Items Every Kitchen Needs (But Many Don’t Have)

Once you have the basics, here are the items that we find most useful for putting together fabulous meals in your own kitchen. If you are just beginning to stock your kitchen, there are some fairly obvious things that you need to have: pots, pans, measuring utensils,...

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Eat Your Vegetables!?

We know that fruits and vegetables are all good for us, but are they equal? For many of us, it is almost a collective childhood memory: you’re sitting at the dinner table, on your plate is a portion of broccoli/spinach/carrots (or fill-in-the-vegetable). You’ve...

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Recipes from our kitchen…

Irish Farmhouse Salad

This salad is always yummy, but is especially popular in our house during the winter months when many of our favorite seasonal veggies are not available or not at their peak. It evolved from an old Irish recipe that mixed cream and mustard with a cooked egg yoke to...

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Beef in Guinness

This is by far my favorite beef stew recipe! Pictured above with sourdough bread (coming soon), it is also delicious with boxty and we often serve it with our Irish Farmhouse Salad on the side. Years ago, we started making this stew by trying a variety of recipes one...

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