Italian Father's day - March 19th - let's get frying!

Let's celebrate Father's Day the Italian way! We would love to see how you prepare this traditional recipe and we will love to see you and your family enjoy this traditional delight.  Send us the best shots of your creations:  #zeppolachallenge March is indeed a time of festivity and feasting in Italy. From celebrating new blooms to weather changes, March is also the time when Italians celebrate St....more

Mini Potato "Paddy Cakes" for St. Patrick's Day

We're an Irish family: Potatoes are in everything, even our cupcakes. I turned leftover garlic mashed potatoes into these bite-sized potato cakes "frosted" with sour cream. We call them paddy cakes. ...more
Thanks chickenrecipesblog, I have five kitchen elves who love to help with the Twisted Tastes ...more

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie and Ice Cream - Happy St Patricks Day!

This is absolutely delicious and perfect for St. Patricks Day.. I promise your kids are going to LOVE this one.  No food coloring, no added sugar, nothing artificial.. Just plain wholesome yumminess that is kid approved.  The spinach is for Color - You will NOT be able to taste spinach at all.. Only Mint & Chocolate along with a frozen banana that gives a rich creamy texture all while keeping it vegan and dairy free.  Makes a yummy breakfast or a delicious guilt-free dessert....more

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Hello everyone!! This recipe is a dual-purpose one, and it's for both the book and Saint Patrick's Day! ...more

Irish Soda Bread

St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow and I've got a recipe that will make your St. Paddy's Day meal rock this year!This recipe is one of the things I love about St. Patrick's Day, my mom's Irish Soda Bread. It's moist, mildly sweet, and has a sweet, crunchy crust that makes this bread my favorite.And it's so easy to make! It doesn't have any eggs or yeast. So no more waiting and hoping that your bread will rise. You just mix it up, place it in the oven, brush over the glaze, and BAM! A deliciously moist bread with a crunchy crust that will be the star of your St. Patrick's Day meal....more

Completely Inauthentic Yet Delicious Foods for St. Patrick's Day

Before I get into any critiques of what is or isn't Irish food, I'd like to list out my credentials: I am roughly 65 percent Irish by birth. I have been forced to listen to Irish folk music from the age of nine because whoever drove got to control the radio. I attended Irish Fest in Milwaukee unwillingly for at least seven years in a row during my formative years. I've willingly gone back twice as an adult. My father once gave Tommy Makem an instant Irish oatmeal pack. I once sang "Danny Boy" at the top of my lungs at an Irish pub in D.C. with Ted Kennedy, who was only 40 feet away from me. I really like Guinness. ...more
I agree, definitely no green beer! Those cookies however..... :)more

It's Spring! Now What To Do?

All right, I know. I'm getting ahead of myself! Spring doesn't technically start until March 20th. But after this frigid winter I'm already ready for Spring time, aren't you? ...more

Pistachio Blondies

    Pistachios top my list of favorite nuts. For St Patrick’s Day I chose to make this with a cheese frosting topped with chopped pistachios.    In my search for something ‘green’ something ‘sweet’, something with pistachios, I ended up with two choices, a cake or a blonde version of brownies (one of my family favorites) and from the post you know which one I opted for....more

Irish Soda Bread

    Soda bread gets its name from the leavening agent used for this quick bread.    From its humble beginnings before the 1800s and after being adopted by the Irish not by choice but necessity.  In those days the bread was cooked in a Dutch oven or on a griddle over open fire with just flour, salt, baking soda and sour milk....more