Guinness Chocolate Cake and Ice Cream

This is the matured version of the Irish Chocolate Cupcakes I’ve made a few times – it’s been adapted from the Barrington Brewery to Bon Appetit to Smitten Kitchen to (via Kim) me. I decided to add the Guinness Ice Cream by Emeril Lagasse as well, since I had the right quantity in the bottle…

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Pictures and an overview of the menu from the party – a table of contents, I guess, as I keep posting more of the recipes.

Irish Chocolate Cupcakes

I knew I wanted to include chocolate cupcakes for my party – when I found these in a book of recipes from famous international tea rooms, I ¬†couldn’t resist the idea of Bailey’s flavored icing. Want an even more Irish alcohol flavored recipe? Pair it with a Guinness cake (and ice cream?). The¬†frosting definitely made…

Earl Grey Sorbet with Lemon & Mint

When planning a menu, I like to mix a few favorites and a few new recipes. I chose this one simply because it fit the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party theme, but it was actually one of my favorite dishes from the whole day. The texture is light and smooth and though the flavor isn’t terribly…

St. Patrick’s Day: Corned Beef and Irish Soda Bread

This meal displayed both the strengths and the weaknesses of our family’s approach to food. It was successful in that we planned ahead and the results were tasty, healthy, and visually appealing. Unfortunately we all were depending on inexplicable telepathy to make the preparation details clear to my sister, who who was left to execute…