Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s

16
Mar

Hello all my bloggy friends!!  Welcome to Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s.  A linky party that is sure to deliver on fun and great features.  All links will be pinned and the features will get shares on my facebook page!  So link up your recipes and crafts and have fun meeting new bloggers!

The featured links here will be shared on my facebook page at different times throughout the week. So make sure to pop over and Like my page so you can see your feature!

 

Happy St Patrick’s Day!!!!!  I hope that you all don’t get pinched today. It’s the weekend that I wait all year for!!!  We had a great time this weekend.  My Son surprised us for coming home for a whole whopping 24 hours.  But at least we got to celebrate a little with him.  What were all your little Leprechauns up to this weekend?  I hope that you all had a blast!

Also just a reminder that you can join the Connections for Blog Growth Facebook Page and start to network and get involved in some fun events.

Now let’s see who stood out last week.  And the Features are….. Continue reading →

Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s

10
Mar

Hello everyone!!! I am running a day behind.  It’s been a rough weekend.  So I am really sorry!  But here we all are  and I am ready to see how manyfun things you all made this week.  So without further ado.

Hello all my bloggy friends!!  Welcome to Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s.  A linky party that is sure to deliver on fun and great features.  All links will be pinned and the features will get shares on my facebook page!  So link up your recipes and crafts and have fun meeting new bloggers!

The featured links here will be shared on my facebook page at different times throughout the week. So make sure to pop over and Like my page so you can see your feature!

Also just a reminder that you can join the Connections for Blog Growth Facebook Page and start to network and get involved in some fun events.

Now let’s see who stood out last week.  And the Features are….. Continue reading →

Irish Pinwheels

7
Mar

Irish Pinwheels ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~  www.pandpkitchen.com

Is everyone getting all geared up for next weekend?  If you are asking what is next weekend well then you probably need to spend more time here at The P & P Kitchen.  It’s going to be St. Patrick’s Day soon and next Saturday is Snake Saturday!!!

I am just a little crazy about this Holiday.  Nevermind that I am a horrible Catholic, I just love this feel good have a party and go a little wild Holiday.  Oh and I am part Irish to boot!!!!

I have made a fun and tasty appetizer for you.  I say appetizer, but these guys are pretty big and would be easily made into a meal. Continue reading →

Grasshopper Martini Brownies

6
Mar

Grasshopper Martini Brownies ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.com

Grasshopper Martini Brownies…. You are asking.  What kind of tasty creative morsel is this? Only the best way to eat a brownie EVER!

I am on a Creme de Menthe kick this St. Patrick’s Day baking season.  These brownies are just the second of decadent minty creations this year.  I bet I can make a few others for you.

Let’s just focus on these brownies for now.  Dark, fudgy, minty, sweet, amazing brownies! They just melt in your mouth.  There really is not a lot of chewing going on, just an amazing burst of flavor on your taste buds. Continue reading →

Copy Cat Bucca di Beppo Meatballs

4
Mar

Copy Cat Bucca di beppo Meatballs ~ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.com

I love spaghetti and meatballs! Like crazy Love it! Sometimes I could eat it everyday.  One of our favorite places to go is Bucca di Beppo’s.  If you haven’t been there let me tell you all about it.  It is the tackiest Long Island Italian living room you could possibly imagine.  {I actually saw some that were tackier when we lived there}  Think Goodfella’s  meet the Vatican.  It’s all done in fun and exciting ways as you weave your way from over decorated room to room.  Then you are seated and are faced with a menu that has more items than you could ever imagine.  Each serving is designed to feed 6-8 people!  Want something smaller, well too bad.  Small still feeds 3-4. Continue reading →

Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s

2
Mar

Hello all my bloggy friends!!  Welcome to Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s.  A linky party that is sure to deliver on fun and great features.  All links will be pinned and the features will get shares on my facebook page!  So link up your recipes and crafts and have fun meeting new bloggers!

I am sure that you have all noticed the big change on the blog today.  I am over the moon happy about the new look!  It’s so sleek and professional.  I feel like a grown up!  I am sure that you have all seen Cami at Titi Crafty’s link ups here each week.  Well she is also a graphic design artist and she has just opened shop!!!  I was so lucky to get to work with her.  She is so caring and professional and she works so hard to give you the blog of your dreams!!  Which is what I have now!  If you are thinking of upgrading your design please check her out!

Now here are this weeks features!

Craft-Rooms-of-our-Dreams-Round-UpTitiCrafty’s 13 Craft Rooms of Our Dreams  I would love my craft room to look like one of these!

Cherry-Cheesecake-BarsLife With the Crust Cut Off’s Cherry Cheesecake Bars  I am wishing  I had one of these right now!

IMG_5398Button Mad Chocolate Chip Cupcakes  So yummy and cute!

IMG_3947Belle of the Kitchen Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars  One of my favorite desserts in a bar!

Bananas-Foster-Cookie-Pizza-from-SimplyGloria.com-dessertpizza-cookiesSimply Gloria’s Banana Fosters Pie  A Southern favorite and I grew up in the South

gf choc cupcakes pb frosting 8Kellys Moonllight’s Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes  Perfect for those with a wheat allergy

Everyone Featured Please Grab a button!  They are now on this page!!! Thanks to Cami!!

rules23Now Let’s Party and make sure to visit a few other links and then they will visit you!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triple Chocolate Drunken Cookies

28
Feb

IMG_0105You won’t want to miss these Triple Chocolate Drunken Cookies!

Bursting with Chocolate and baked with Creme de Menthe! Perfect for that most fun of days,  St. Patrick’s Day. Continue reading →

St. Patrick’s Day Float {Luck of the Irish Week}

26
Feb

{This Post was originally written in 2012.  It was so good that I wanted to bring it back for you}

Everyday that passes brings us one day closer to the Big Party! I am getting so excited. I have Shamrocks and green plaid all over the house right now! As I am sure you are all aware by now St. Patrick’s Day is a favorite here at the P & P Kitchen!

I bring you a really fun and really wonderful Ice Cream Treat for Adults Only!

This is by far the best way to drink Beer ever! All Beer should come with a scoop of Ice Cream!

This is rich, thick, chocolatey with a bite at the finish goodness! The recipe has it’s own chocolate sauce to make but you could easily just use Hershey’s Syrup. Not only is there thick rich Guinness Stout but you have a shot of Baileys in the bottom of the glass! The crowning achievement to this is the perfect dollop of homemade whipped cream!

Remember when you were a kid and you would go into a soda shop or ice cream parlor and how good a root beer or coke float was on a hot summer day? Well this float will take you back to those good old lazy summer days, but it will make you so happy that you are an adult now that you can have booze and chocolate ice cream all in the same glass!

Oh yeah Baby!

Not a beer drinker? That’s ok because neither am I.  Nevermind that we have 25 gallons of beer fermenting at any given time in my basement from my Hubby.  You don’t have to like beer at all for this.  All of the additions of Baileys and ice cream and chocolate syrup and whipped cream take the bitterness out of the beer and just makes this so very very delightful!

This is a perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities!

Oh and serving it up in a stolen pint glass from your favorite Pub a total plus!

Guinness Stout Ice Cream Float

6 servings

1 pint

Guinness Stout Ice Cream Float

This recipe was adapted from Alice Medrich

Ingredients

  • 6 bottles of Guinness Stout
  • 6 tbs of Bailey's Cream
  • 6 scoops of chocolate ice cream
  • for the homemade chocolate sauce:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dutch process cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Or use Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
  • for the whipped cream:
  • 1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • or use Redi Whip

Instructions

  • To make the Chocolate Sauce
  • in a sauce pan mix the cocoa sugar and boiling water
  • whisk and bring to a simmer over low heat and simmer for 11 min
  • remove from heat and add vanilla
  • let cool to room temp
  • Sauce will keep up to 3 weeks in an air tight container in the fridge
  • For the Whipped cream:
  • using a chilled bowl and chilled beater whip the cream and sugar until stiff peaks form
  • In 6 pint glasses
  • pour 1 tbs of Bailey's
  • 1 tbs of chocolate sauce
  • 1 scoop of chocolate ice cream
  • slowly pour 1 bottle of Guinness Stout into the glass by holding the glass at a 45 degree angle. This will help keep the head {foam} under control. You may have to stop and wait for the head to go down before fitting all the beer in the glass.
  • Place a dollop of whipped cream on top of the head and drizzle in more chocolate sauce
  • Enjoy!
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It’s Still Luck of the Irish Week!!! You have to visit my talented friends and check out their goodies!!!

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 The Bitter Side of Sweet Lucky Sugar Cookies

Clarks Condensed Shamrock Chicken Pesto Pizza

Organized Island Luck of the Irish 

From Gate to Plate Shepherd’s Pie

One Creative Mommy Lime Cheesecake

 

 

Corned Beef Hash

24
Feb

Corned Beef Hash ~ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.com

Today I bring you a meal that can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  It’s the Best way to use up your leftover Corned Beef and Cabbage.

St. Patrick’s Day is less than a month away now and I know that everyone is gearing up for lots of green beer and fun treats!  St. Patrick’s Day is by far one of my favorite Holiday’s.  I go all out every year! We hit the Parade’s go to the Pub’s and I work for two weeks straight making all sorts of yummy treats and authentic meals.

The only downside to St. Patrick’s Day is sometimes the 18th.  Just sometimes the 18th is a little too bright, a little too loud and it always comes way too early……

Corned Beef Hash ~ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.com

That is when you break out your Corned Beef and Cabbage leftovers and make this amazingly cure all meal.  Not only good for what ales you, this is a filling hearty and flavor filled dish.

Growing up this was a favorite for many cold winter night dinners.  We also loved ordering it at Diners.  Being that we are from the Chicagoland area St. Patrick’s Day is kinda a big deal.  But that we loved Corned Beef Hash so much we would eat it anytime of the year.

Corned Beef Hash ~ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.com

Full of corned beef, cabbage, and hash browns and to top it all off,  a fried egg!

I guarantee that when you make this for your family they will leave the table full, satisfied and happy!  And you just polished off any leftovers to make room in your fridge for more fun meals!

Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash

This is a Plaid and Paisley Original Recipe. Please feel free to make and share. All content and Photo's are Copyrighted.

Ingredients

  • Your amounts will vary based on how much left over you have. Or you can make it straight from the crockpot with a whole corned beef roast.
  • Corned Beef Cut into cubes about 1/2"
  • 1/2 a cooked cabbage diced
  • 1 package Frozen Southern Style Hash browns {Plain}
  • 1-2 tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • as many eggs as people you are serving

Instructions

  • If you are not using leftovers place your raw corned beef roast and a cabbage cut into quarters in a crock pot, pour in an Irish style beer {12 oz} and 1 cup water cover and cook on high 3 hours or low 6 hours.
  • In a large skillet heat the olive oil on high
  • place frozen hash browns in a single layer
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • let brown and then stir to let the other side brown
  • turn heat down to medium
  • add in cubed corned beef and diced cabbage
  • cook and stir often till all is heated through
  • in a separate skillet fry the eggs in the manner you like to eat them
  • dish out the hash into bowls or plates
  • slide an egg on each
  • Enjoy!
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It’s Luck of the Irish Week!!!

Come See all the wonderful things these great bloggers have made for you!  Come back and check throughout the week and see what other fun things we have planned for you!

The Bitter Side of Sweet Cranberry Almond Soda Bread

Clarks Condensed Kiss Me I’m Irish Printable

Organized Island Shamrock Cupcakes

A Pinch of Glitter Leprechaun Lime Rice Krispy Treats

Say Not Sweet Anne Lucky Bingo Printable

From Gate to Plate Bailey’s Irish Peanut Butter Blossoms

One Creative Mommy St Patrick’s Day Hair for Girls

Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s #56

23
Feb

Hello! Welcome to another week here at the P & P Kitchen!!  I am trying really hard to embrace this shortened version of my blog name.  It looks silly to me but I do tire of typing all 25 letters out.  Do any of you initials sometimes to refer to your blog?

You can tell that we are all getting closer to St. Patrick’s Day.  More and more green green posts are showing up! I love all things St. Paddy’s Day!  I am really excited to see what great things everyone makes!

I just want to remind you all to come over to the Facebook Group Connections for Blog Growth Page and request to join if you already haven’t!!!  We have 3 different ways to share each day, there are great conversations going on and we keep adding features and events all the time!

So Let’s see all the features now!!!

Beyond Frostings Samoa Stuffed Brownies Holy Girl Scout Cookies Batman!!!

This Silly Girl’s Life’s Cinnamon Roll Morning Buns  Rise and Shine! I am going to have this for breakfast!!

A Proverbs 31′s Mexican Roll-ups I am a huge fan of Mexican Dishes!!

Love Bakes Good Cakes’ Small batch fudge  Fudge and Sprinkles?! Yum-o!!!

here are some other great posts

Belle of the Kitchen’s Berry+Spinach Smoothie It’s so fresh and pretty!!

The Well Floured Kitchen’s Whole Wheat Orange Scones  Healthy and Yummy!

Everyone Featured grab a button on my Home Page!

Just a reminder about your photo’s:    I pin every link up to my Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s Pinterest board.  I want you all to get the best exposure available.  When you upload your photos to your post it is very important to name them and give the same name to the ALT text also.  Pinterest will pull from that ALT text.  So you want everyone to know that you made “The Best Brownie Ever” not “IMG7346″  I like to put the name of the recipe or craft and then my blog name and then the web address.  ”Fajita Baked Potato ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.com” It does take a little bit longer to do this, but trust me you will get more pins and repins this way!

Let’s Party and make sure you stay and play.  Visit a few others and share the LOVE!


 

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