Irish Guinness Beef Stew

Irish Guinness Beef Stew: chunks of tender, seared beef, potatoes, onions and carrots in a thick, stew made more robust with the addition of Guinness beer.

Dinner, Soup | February 19, 2019 | By

Irish Guinness Beef Stew ~ tender seared beef, chunks of potatoes, onions and carrots in a thick rich beef-Guinness gravy.

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t complete for my sister-in-law Gloria without hats and strands of beads for the group, including my reluctant brother-in-law. Irish green shirts, a round or three of drinks, plenty of laughs and some good Irish food like this Irish Guinness Beef Stew round out the day.

Her enthusiasm is contagious; it’s a party you don’t want to miss. This stew has everything you need for St. Patrick’s Day: chunks of tender seared beef, potatoes, onions and carrots in a thick stew enhanced with the flavor of Guinness beer. Just don’t forget the hats and beads.


Reuben Wonton Cupcakes

reuben wonton cupcakes ~ corned beef, kraut, cheese and thousand island dressing baked in a mini wonton cup

Appetizers & Beverages | January 11, 2017 | By

Reuben Wonton Cupcakes ~ corned beef, kraut, 2 kinds of cheese and thousand island dressing baked in an easy bite size wonton cup.

It’s hard to believe but it’s been two years since I took a leap of faith and began this food blog journey. Last year I wrote a piece on the one year anniversary, still feeling my way through after reading articles like ‘How to Start a Blog’ in just a few ‘easy’ steps.

Contrary to much of what’s online, it’s not easy and it’s not free but I’m grateful to be here, still writing and still cooking. There’s no where else I’d rather be. 

Last year in lieu of a celebratory blogiversary cake, I shared one of my favorite recipes. This year we’ll blow out a candle with these Reuben Wonton Cupcakes.

If the thought of a Reuben sandwich or Corned Beef and Cabbage excites you as much as it does me, you’ve come to the right place. They’ve become one of my top recipes as well as being a family favorite.