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Grandma Charlotte’s Best-Ever Irish Soda Bread

Oh, this bread. I made a loaf this morning and when it came out of the oven I stood at the stove with my Butter Bell in hand, cutting off warm slices and slathering them with butter. Grandma Charlotte was mostly Dutch, but she had a bit of Irish in her and married an Irishman, […]


Lily’s Awesome Leprechaun Trap

I know St. Patrick’s Day is over, but I have to show you Lily’s Awesome Leprechaun Trap.
But first, the truth. I really didn’t feel like making a trap this year. There was so much going on last week, I could hardly keep up. And, really, would the world end if we didn’t make a leprechaun […]


Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Muppets-Style

I’ve been counting the minutes until St. Patrick’s Day so I could share this video with you. Have you seen it? It makes me laugh every time I watch it—which is more often than might be considered normal for a 40-something woman. But I love me some Muppets.
I also love “Danny Boy” because it reminds […]


How to Make a Leprechaun Trap

First, find the old leprechaun trap from last year. Think of ways to improve the design so little Paddy O’Seamus won’t escape this time. Come up with the idea of a rainbow to lure him to a pot of chocolate coins wrapped in gold. Place the pot of gold carefully over the hole cut out […]


St. Patrick’s Day Printable

(photo via One Charming Party)
Look what the creative ladies at One Charming Party have come up with to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I love their idea of putting one on everyone’s plate at dinner. Go here for your St. Patty’s Day printables and instructions. They have lots of other great ideas, too. Like a green […]


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