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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Shamrock Puffins

My husband really loved the puffins that I made last time, so since I had some extra buttermilk laying around I decided to make some more. This time, I skipped the chocolate ships and put in some greed food coloring and St. Patty’s sprinkles instead. I baked it in the Mini Shamrock Shaped Silicone Cake Pan (that I bought for $5 in July – Woot for off-season shopping!)

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I took these pictures in a hurry, since someone was super hungry! With the rest of the batter, I made some regular green puffins that I’ve frozen so he can eat it during the rest of the week.

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And getting into the spirit, I also tattooed a banana 😀 Now’s it a St. Patty’s Banana. It’s a temporary tattoo that I got from Target for $2 for a pack.
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