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...

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...

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...

Smokey Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmesan can be a little bit blah, but using Smokey Tomato Sauce really steps up the flavor, offering a unique twist on an old classic. If you have the sauce already on hand, this comes together fairly easily and, when frozen, is a super easy weeknight meal....

Schiacciata (with roasted red onions and Gruyere)

A Florentine version of Focaccia, the name for this favorite in our household, SCHIACCIATA, translates as “squashed” bread. The sweetness of the roasted red onion partnered with sharp Gruyere and a touch of salt produce a remarkably delicious treat. You...