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Quick and Easy Cherry Coconut Fluff Dessert Recipe

My husband and I were invited to a summer cookout and volleyball extravaganza. Like all good Midwesterners, we automatically knew that includes bringing food for the potluck portion of the party. Unfortunately, earlier in the week due to a raging thunderstorm that took down power line followed by temperatures that shot up into the 90’s (F ) our electric company gave a huge chunk of the state the gift of multiday rolling blackouts early in the week. Fortunately, we got our electricity back in one of the first waves. Even though we didn’t lose any of our food in the freezer (I had the freezer packed with big reusable ice packs similar to these to get them ready for the party) the power outages made grocery shopping for fresh party food ingredients difficult. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I poked around my pantry and got a little creative. I made a quick and easy three ingredient cherry coconut fluff salad recipe that just so happens to also b

15 Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes (for Grownups)

Saint Patrick’s Day is on its way!

Our plans are fairly low key. We want to take Lacey to the big Saint Patrick’s Day parade the city holds the weekend before the holiday so everyone can attend. Lacey won’t freak out at the sound of bagpipes and we won’t have to leave early. (Place your bets now.)


15 Saint Patrick's Day Recipes

Since the holiday falls on a Monday, our plans are pretty basic. Wear green to avoid being pinched, work, come home, and eat dinner. Trying to get a table at Irish or British pub for a traditional Saint Patrick’s Day meal will be impossible with Columbus' large Irish population. That’s OK. I have 15 recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day dinner, dessert, and drinks to choose from for dinner at home.


Since life is short, let’s start with Saint Patrick's Day dessert recipes first!

Four Saint Patrick's Day Desserts

1. Irish Cream Hot Fudge Cupcakes by Sprinkle Bakes
2. Guinness Chocolate Pudding by Sprinkle Bakes
3. Guinness, Whiskey & Irish Cream Cupcakes by Brown Eyed Baker
4. Guinness Brownies by Wiener Tales

One of my favorite local restaurants uses Guinness in its beer battered fish and chips. The alcohol cooks out of the batter and leaves a choco-coffee-nutty flavor behind. It is life. changing!

I’ve been collecting recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day dinner ever since.

Eight Saint Patrick's Day Dinner Recipes

1.  Bourbon Whiskey Meatballs by Key Ingredient
2.Bangers and Colcannon with Guinness Onion Gravy by Closet Kitchen
3. Steak and Guinness Pie by Closet Kitchen
4. Dry Brined Beer Can Chicken by My Recipes
5. Irish Stew by The View from Great Island
6.British Beer Battered Fish and Chips by Love Foodies
7. Guinness Glazed Corned Beef Recipe by Tammilee Tips
8. Beef & Guinness Casserole by Babaduck

Some folks would rather drink their dessert than eat it. That’s fine I found a few Saint Patrick’s Day cocktail recipes to help you out.

Three Saint Patrick's Day dessert drinks

1. Hot Milk Chocolate Stout Cocktail by Loaded Kitchen
2. Tipsy Leprechaun by The Nibble
3. Irish Car Bomb Jelly Shots by The Homicidal Homemaker

What are you serving for Saint Patrick’s Day?

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