March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today, everyone has a bit of Irish in them just because it's more fun that way. My Boys set traps up in their classrooms trying to catch a Leprechaun, but the little guys were too quick to be caught. They left them some treats to enjoy at school though, wasn't that thoughtful?

It seems many people use St. Patrick's Day to make Corned Beef and Cabbage. You won't find that dish hitting my dinner table. Sorry, but can't stand the smell of it cooking so it's not going to enter my home. Instead I went the sweet dessert route today. A blogging friend of mine, Lori at RecipeGirl, posted some really pretty cupcakes she made for a wedding last weekend. One of the recipes she ended up using was a doctored up cake mix (White Wedding Cupcakes).

I had all the ingredients on hand, but didn't realize I was a little bit low on sour cream. So, I subbed the same amount of vanilla yogurt in it's place. They were so moist and delicious! I added a bit of green food coloring so that they would be festive for St. Patty's day.

I made a simple buttercream frosting and added more green food coloring. After dinner, My Boys iced their own cupcakes and enjoyed having a bit of fun decorating them. I tried my hand at trying to make pretty cupcakes using a decorating tip I bought awhile back. I think for a first attempt I did pretty well. What do you think?



From Family, Friends and Food


From Family, Friends and Food

Here are some St. Patrick's Day recipes for you to check out:

Head over to Stacey Snacks for some Irish Soda Bread.

Prudence Pennywise made Irish Oatmeal Cupcakes. Did you know that oatmeal was from Ireland?

Eat Real made Colcannon which manages to hit her table more often than any other traditional Irish dish.

Cooking By the Seat of My Pants made an Irish Stew - that is Weight Watcher friendly!

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13 comments:

Christy said...

Love your cute, festive cupcakes!

Mary said...

Hi, Patsy. Your cupcakes are very festive and in keeping with the spirit of the day. I hope you did better with the green food coloring than I did. My right thumb is very, very green. Oh, well!

LaDue & Crew said...

Your cupcakes look great- super job on the decorating! You don't know what you are missing on the corned beef and cabbage... Maybe you could just hold your nose and at least try a bite, lol...

Lisa said...

They look so pretty. We went with the old corned beef and cabbage. I make it once a year only on St Patty's Day.

Cristine said...

I think your cupcakes look great! :)

Joelen said...

cute cupcakes!! :)

Stacey Snacks said...

These cupcakes are beautiful!
I need to get a pastry piper with a pretty tip!

RecipeGirl said...

These turned out so great! Good job with your decorations. Nice to know that the yogurt sub worked great too!

Elle said...

They look wonderful, and such a pretty green color, too.

Stacey said...

I love them!

Irene said...

Oooooh pretty!!! I am ok with the smell of cabbage cooking (only for cabbage rolls, though, because they are so delicious), but I can never bring myself to cook cauliflower.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Great job on those cupcakes! They look very festive for St. Patrick's Day!

HoneyB said...

I love them! They are pretty - everyone at my job would love to have these delivered to them. lol

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