Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

8 ounces small shaped pasta (mini shells, ditalini, elbows, etc.) 3 tablespoons butter 1 shallot, minced 1 tablespoon flour 1 1/2 cups milk 6 ounces farmhouse cheese (Duhallow, can substitute cream cheese if you can’t find it) 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper pinch of salt 1 generous cup shredded medium cheddar […]

Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls with Ole on Our Wedding Night

Wondering what to do with leftover corned beef and cabbage from St. Patrick’s Day or any other day? Rather than the usual Reuben sandwich, try a corned beef and cabbage egg roll and a side of Russian or thousand island dressing to dip it in. In the case of my relationship with Ole, we haven’t […]

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Colcannon

Colcannon is a classic potato dish in Ireland and perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday. Made with potatoes, sautéed kale and/or cabbage, a few green onions, butter and cream, this is definitely a stick-to-your-ribs dish that is perfect for serving alongside an Irish beef stew. Last week was a laughable mess. I definitely […]