March 22, 2010

A few days late for Irish cooking, I know – but my husband and I were looking for a way to use up our leftover cabbage from our traditional corned beef dinner last week and decided to experiment.  Colcannon is an Irish dish, traditionally served on Halloween, made with potatoes and cabbage or kale.  (There is even a song written about it!)  Since it […]

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Slow-cooker Baked Potato Soup

January 27, 2010

After a long blogging hiatus, I’m back.  While I haven’t been blogging regularly, I’ve been tracking my kitchen adventures and have a number of fun recipes to share. In the dead of winter, nothing is better than a warm, hearty bowl of soup.   Panera’s Baked Potato soup is a favorite of mine,  so I was […]

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Potato Leek Soup

March 17, 2009

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Despite my Irish heritage, I have not done anything to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in recent years. Now that cooking has become a hobby, I thought it would be fun to create an Irish-inspired meal. On Sunday, my mother and I made Potato Leek Soup and Brown Irish Soda Bread for […]

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Mushroom, Potato and Smoked Gouda Chowder

February 22, 2009

When I saw this recipe on Elly Says Opa, I knew I had to try it! My husband and I love potatoes, mushrooms, Smoked Gouda cheese and bacon, but we’ve never had them all in one dish. In an effort to reduce the amount of dairy, I increased the amount of broth by 1/2 a […]

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