St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, and the Irish holiday just wouldn't be the same without a pint of Guinness in hand. You may have mastered the stout's double pour, but what do you know about the history of this legendary beer brand? Take the quiz to find out!
Part of the fun of making homemade buttermilk pancakes is adding mix-ins, and these banana walnut pancakes are a delicious way to start your morning.
A sprinkle of powdered sugar and a dollop of crème fraiche make them extra special.
Fluffy and moist, with a nice crunch from the walnuts, these banana nut pancakes will get even the grumpiest morning person to skip happily out of bed.
Those who are passionate about potatoes au gratin seem to fall into two camps: those who prepare the dish with cheese, and those who skip it, insisting that cream, when reduced properly, imbues the dish with umami-packed cheesy goodness. Now, I'd like to say that I fall into the latter purist camp, but let's be real: as delightful as cream is, it will never hold the same place in my heart as a hearty helping of tangy-twangy Gruyère cheese. This version reflects that.
Cooked to perfection at high heat, this très Francais side is comfort food, elevated. It rounds out near any manner of meals wonderfully. Or, if you're feeling truly indulgent, make it the star of a meal, supplemented by a crisp green salad — your secret's safe with me.
Beer may be in the spotlight this weekend, but for most of the year, it plays second fiddle to wine, especially when discussed in the context of dining. (How come the term is always "wine and food" and never "beer and food"?) Beer doesn't just make a fantastic pairing with virtually every food, it's also an ideal cohort for putting in any meal. Here are 10 recipes you should prepare with (and while drinking) beer.
Whether you're in the mood for a mellow witbier, a bitter IPA, or even a sour ale, one of these six brews is bound to quench your thirst. Take a look at the tasting notes for our favorite beers that we tried this week.
Looking for a less traditional — that is, compared to corned beef and cabbage — way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year? These hearty but daintily portioned Guinness-braised beef stew pot pies are just the ticket. Paired with an Irish brew, whiskey (or both), and a side of roasted vegetables, they make for an appropriately celebratory meal perfect for a casual dinner party.
Admittedly, they're a bit of work, but they're hardly challenging to prepare, just slightly time-consuming as braised dishes are by nature. Just plan ahead so that you and yours can dig into a meal to remember. Come evening's end, I can near guarantee that y'all will leave the table satiated, satisfied, all around jolly, and in the Irish spirit.
Sure, you might want to roll your eyes if you hear the phrase "Sunday Funday" one more time, but there's something to be said for having fun with friends during the day. One of the best ways to do that is through weekend brunch. There's a reason it's being called the new Friday night, and that's because it's a great chance to gather with pals over some good food and drinks. Don't feel like you have to head out to a place that promises bottomless mimosas, though — create a fun and delicious atmosphere at home by cooking up these recipes. All that's missing is your party posse.
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With all that Spring produce popping up at farmers markets seemingly out of nowhere, it's pretty easy to get pumped about making all sorts of Spring things. But where to start? If I may, I suggest beginning with five of the season's most iconic items. Keep reading to learn more about them — and how to put them to good use.
No, there are no insects involved in grasshopper pie. We're not sure why this mint-chocolate pie obtained the name it did, but we do know that these mint-green miniature pies are a festive way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The mason jars make it easy to transport the pie; simply screw on the tops and garnish the pies with whipped cream when you're ready to serve.
Crush Oreo cookies to create the chocolate pie crust, and top each jar with a hefty scoop of minty, marshmallowy filling. Garnish the mason jars with a tall peak of whipped cream, a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips, and a mint leaf.