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

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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

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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 […]