Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Ireland ~ Photo credit: autumnal fires via Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC-ND "May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.” Anonymous ~ Irish toast Saint Patrick’s Day is the one day of the year everyone either is or wants to be, Irish. And why not! I mean really, it looks like so much fun. Who doesn’t want to spend time with friends telling Irish stories, singing Irish songs and raising a glass or two to..well.. you decide. Whether it’s the religious … [Read more...]

Pistachio Cupcakes

Pistachio Cupcakes I wanted to make something special for Saint Patrick's Day, but  I didn't want whatever I made to be too Saint Patrick's Day"ish"...I wanted to be able to make the recipe throughout the year. So, what's a girl to do but hit Pinterest! After 583 straight hours of browsing Pinterest, I finally decided on Pistachio Cupcakes. Pistachios are green and the pistachio pudding mix that I have added gives just a hint of green to the batter, but not so much that you couldn't … [Read more...]

7 Surprising Saint Patrick’s Day Myths

St Patrick's Day 2015, Dublin, Ireland ~ Photo credit: Giuseppe Milo (www.pixael.com) via Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC I thought we would have a little fun today looking at some popular misconceptions surrounding Saint Patrick and Saint Patrick’s Day. When repeated often enough, it’s amazing how even the smallest premise can become legendary. I hope you find at least some of  these as surprising as I did. Myth #1 Saint Patrick was Irish. Despite being the best known, and one of only … [Read more...]