Archive for March, 2011

Guinness Shepherd’s Pie

St. Patrick’s Day is a really fun holiday to celebrate, especially if you have some shred of Irish Heritage…which a lot of us do!  My middle name is Eavvie, named after my Great Grandma Eavvie Sharrock.  Even though I am probably only 1/8 or less Irish, I have always identified with that part of my heritage for some reason and LOVE celebrating St. Patty’s Day!  I usually choose to make Baily’s Chocolate Milk Shakes, but as I am pregnant that was not an option for this certain holiday.  I decided to make Guinness Shepherd’s Pie as the alcohol would be totally cooked out, but the flavor would remain!  The picture of this dish might not look super appetizing, but this was hands down the BEST Shepherd’s Pie I have ever eaten.  We will definitely be making this again…and I will not be waiting a whole year to do so!

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Potato Pancakes…yum yum yum!

These Potato Pancakes were sort of an experiment…and a lovely experiment at that!  I had a bunch of potato pulp left over from  scooping out the insides of my potato skins and wasn’t sure what to do with it.  I decided to try and make some potato pancakes and the results were tasty, cheesy and delicious!  I highly recommend trying this recipe if you find yourself with leftover mashed potatoes, or potato pulp of any kind!  I used cheddar cheese in these particular pancakes, but I think parmesan, blue cheese, or any other mix of cheese might be fabulous in these!  You might even want to mash up some potatoes just to make this recipe…it is that good!

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