Dinner Food & Drink Recipes

Guinness Braised Corned Beef & Cabbage With Bonus Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, which has me feeling all things Irish. It is nearly impossible to go out and drink bright green beers with small kiddos, so now we celebrate as a family with all the Irish eats. As an old Irish Proverb says, “laughter is brightest, where food is best,” and I couldn’t agree more. I’d much rather sit around the table eating a great meal with my family, opposed to a day out on the busy downtown streets. And this meal really is the best! I combined some Irish food favorites with Guinness to create a Guinness Braised Corned Beef With Cabbage recipe. Guinness has such a deep and rich flavor which pairs perfectly with corned beef!

Arts & Crafts DIY

DIY Deer Antler Decor Piece

You see them everywhere: bookshelves in your friends’ homes, sitting off to the side in a magazine spread on decorating and for sale in many different shapes and sizes. Deer heads and rhino heads have become trendy statement pieces in today’s modern home. Most antlers I’ve seen are single and usually laying atop a pile of books on a bookshelf or on a coffee table. A lot are painted gold or dipped partially in gold.

Crock Pot Meals Dinner Food & Drink

Sausage & Pepper Stew

Ingredients

3/4 pound hot Italian sausage
1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick half-moons
1 medium green bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips
1 medium red bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt, plus more for seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
1 twenty-eight-ounce can whole tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped

Healthy Recipes Snacks Vegetarian

Sun Dried Cherry Tomatoes

Easy-peasy do it yourself, homemade sun dried tomatoes. Honestly, I usually pass up cherry tomatoes way to many times in the grocery store. Not knowing what I’d make with them… Well today that has changed. Sun dried tomatoes are just that extra kind of “special.” They add that special “oomph” to any dish, hummus, eggs, salad, pizza, pasta, or tacos. The list goes on. The best part about making homemade sun dried tomatoes is you can add a lot or a little bit of seasonings, it all really depends on your taste buds.

Dessert Food & Drink Recipes

Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Treats

The beloved author Dr. Seuss has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid and I love that in school it is still a celebration of all things Seussical! As a way to celebrate I try to come up with a craft or snack that will be fun and go with our favorite stories. This year I went with the classic Cat in the Hat and the Lorax for easy inspirational desserts.