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About cookbooksandceilithe

For the past two years, I've been working more than full-time while getting my MBA. Now, that graduation has come and gone, I want to indulge in two of passions - cooking and entertaining.

A Super Easy Summer Tart

Spring and summer is the perfect time for spur of the moment dinner parties and this weekend was a great start to the season.  I was visiting my parents and we pulled a quick Spring dinner together – lamb chops, roasted … Continue reading

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Southwest “Stir Fry”

The recipe was inspired by my friend Cara … several years ago she introduced me to Black Bean Sweet Potato Burritos, one of my favorite vegetarian dishes.  The other day I was in the mood for them, but wanted something … Continue reading

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A St. Patrick’s Day Feast – Corned Beef, Baked Cabbage, Bread Pudding and More

Given the name of this blog, I knew I needed to do a St. Patrick’s Day post and wanted to do something that was actually enjoyable … a step beyond the traditional boiled corned beef, cabbage and potatoes.  Now, on … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: Buttermilk Brown Bread

 A classic St. Patrick’s Day menu item in my family was Irish Soda bread. My Mom has a great recipe which I will make and post later this week, but I was interested in trying something different. I came across … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Dessert always seems to be a forgotten item on most St. Patrick’s Day menus.  I thought about what I should make and considered the country … March in Ireland can be cool and damp.  We also tend to be practical … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: Baked Cabbage with Apples and Bacon

I have to admit that I do not like cooked cabbage … I tried it many times and am never a fan.  I like cabbage raw, but really not cooked.  So I am always looking for a recipe that involved cooked … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: Roasted Corned Beef and Red Potatoes

Corned beef … the center piece of St. Patrick’s Day menus.  There are a number of ways to prepare it, with most recipes focused on simmering it on the stove for a few hours.  That was how it was always … Continue reading

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