Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

So, I believe I started a new St. Patrick’s Day Tradition: watching The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns and eating a breakfast fry up. It’s not St. Patty’s until you watch a movie about Leprechauns with Whoopie Goldberg and Roger Daltrey in it.

I also got a cute Shamrock plant for our table. Cute flowers.

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Breakfast contains: Scrambled eggs, pork sausages, thick cut bacon, fried mushrooms and tomatoes, baked beans, croissant and some green cheddar with Guinness mixed in it. I’m basically trying to re-create breakfast at the Three Broomsticks. To drink: Irn Barr Bru, my new favorite Scottish orange soda.
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Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

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Originally inspired by Sugar and Snapshots, but then I got lazy. Instead of the fancy frosting recipe, I just made the basic butter cream frosting and added a bunch of Baileys into it. Beware the ganache – I had to have a sit down after just smelling it 🙂

I packed them for someone visiting us, that is why they are in plastic glasses. They were too wide to get to the bottom, so I put some Easter grass in there. I like the way they came out.

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This is the before picture. That is a LOT of ingredients.  We used Michael’s instead of Bailey’s because I tasted it in the store and liked it better. And, it was on sale.
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Irish Soda Bread

In honor of St. Patty’s Day [Recipe] It was amazing – butter crust and soft interior. Probably my favorite bread that I’ve ever made. And it was really easy and not too messy.

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