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Irish Eggs Benedict Bubble and Squeak have a funny name but this potato pancake is filled with cabbage and bacon then topped with a poached egg, hollandaise sauce, and peas.
This Irish sherry trifle filled with berries, Irish sherry and cream is the perfect dessert to finish of any meal or St. Patrick’s Day
Irish Beef and Guinness Stew is a hearty meal filled with melt-in-your-mouth tender beef and potatoes. Perfect for St Patrick’s Day.
Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage – a favorite Irish dish for St Patrick’s Day and made so easy using a slow cooker.
Café Brûlot – New Orleans Flaming Coffee is a very impressive way to finish a wonderful meal. In many of New Orleans grand old French-Creole restaurants, like Arnaud’s, Antoine’s or Galatoire’s this is the grand finale of the meal. Flaming brandy-spiked coffee spiked with a touch of citrus and cinnamon.
The Tipsy Mermaid Rum Punch Cocktail is filled with all sorts of boozy goodness 4 types of rum, Green Chartreuse, blue curaçao, pineapple, and lime juice
This Bayou Swamp Water Cocktail is filled with pineapple juice, coconut rum, citron vodka, Chartreuse and blue curaçao.
Hazelnut S’Mores Martini Cocktail is a very grown-up take on the classic s’mores of childhood. Make a batch of these for your next bonfire.
Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta Cheese Phyllo cups are the perfect little bite for an appetizer party or served as a first course or side dish served alongside a greek salad or other Mediterranean dishes.
Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese and Fried Sage Recipe. Butternut Squash with goat cheese and fried sage make a beautiful side dish or vegetable course for roast poultry dishes or grilled fish.
7 New Years Day Food Traditions to try for health, wealth and prosperity in the new year. Italian pork and lentils or Southern Hoppin’ John.
Try this Easy White Truffle Risotto recipe to serve alongside roasted Italian pork, fish or shellfish dish.
Philly Style Italian Roast Pork is a copycat recipe from Tony Luke’s famous roast pork. Slow Cooker Italian Roast Pork.
Mozzarella and Sun-dried Tomato Appetizer bite. This yummy little bite is perfect for a simple appetizer or a tidbit for your antipasto plate.
Learn How to Make Italian Roasted Vegetables. This simple classic recipe is a beautiful way to serve a variety of vegetable for absolutely gorgeous veggie trays. The perfect compliment to charcuterie platters and cheese boards.
15 Appetizer Bites – Beggars Purse, Wonton Cups, and Phyllo Cups – Recipes to try for your next dinner party, appetizer party, tapas party or holiday dinner.
Seared Ahi Tuna Wonton Cups Recipe. Seared Ahi Tuna served in wonton cups makes a healthy and elegant little appetizer bite for your next party. Tuna seared in a sesame soy sauce served with pickled ginger.
Gruyere with Sautéed Mushrooms Beggars Purse Recipe. Mushrooms sautéed in a red wine paired with an earthy, nutty Gruyere is a perfect little bite. This is also an elegant side dish for filet mignon.
Brie with Lemon Curd Recipe. Brie pairs well with just about any jam, jelly or curd. I love the combination of lemon curd, rosemary, and brie for these little appetizer bites.
Camembert with Fig Jam and Pistachios Beggars Purse Recipe
Fig and camembert are such a luxurious and elegant autumny combination. Add crushed pistachio in a little beggars purse and you have one heavenly bite-sized appetizer.
Who doesn’t love a good party? We love to entertain. Any excuse to get the gang together is a great reason for a party. We do lots of easy poolside BBQs + lunches, snack, and cocktails on the boat. I spent years throwing parties that we great for guests but I never left the kitchen. Now I’ve learned to make entertaining spree-free and fun for me and my guests. I’ll share what I’ve learned and hope it will make it easier for you to throw awesome parties – that get you out of the kitchen and into the party.
Let’s get this party started!
Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker