Hello! My name is Shannon Taylor. I'm a long-time writer and editor from Minnesota surprised to find myself on an island in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, three younger children (the oldest is attending college in Chicago), and two dogs.

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Homemade Shamrock Shake Recipe

Shamrock Shakes

by Lexie

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to try some homemade shamrock shakes. They were really easy to make and judging by how quickly my family consumed them, they taste just as good as the original!

Homemade Shamrock Shakes
makes two 12-ounce servings

2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 to 1-1/4 cups milk
1/4 tsp. mint extract (not peppermint)
about 10 drops of green food coloring
whipped cream and green sprinkles, optional

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. Add enough milk to get the consistency you like. You might need to break up chunks of ice cream with a spoon, but be sure to turn off the blender first!

Pour into two large glasses and top with whipped cream and sprinkles, if you’d like, and serve with a straw. Sláinte!

Green Beer

Not to be outdone, my dad did his own photo shoot. Yep, that’s green beer. Thanks, Dad.


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