Leprechaun Cake

  HOW TO CATCH A LEPRECHAUN   I had never seen one or heard of it before, but Mrs. Anderson introduced the leprechaun trap to our family. Mrs. Anderson is one of the finest special education teachers I’ve had the pleasure of meeting—and I’ve been lucky enough to meet three!   So when my son […]

Whoopie Pies with Mint Filling and Chocolate Ganache

Covet, Track, And Savor I had it bad. Real bad. I had a fixation so dense it was thicker than fog at less than a quarter mile visibility. I was fixed on satisfying a hankering for that last Thin Mint cookie and I was the only one who knew where it was. Or so I […]

Shamrock Cream Puffs with Crème de Menthe Pastry Cream

I caught a glimpse of one once. I was a child then, and the notion of seeing a leprechaun brought thrills and tingles akin to the sensations one gets upon reaching a roller coaster’s highest peak. Who wouldn’t feel this way? I’m talking magic, mischief, pots of gold and rainbows! I’m fairly confident I saw […]

Irish Soda Bread

    Irish boiled dinners have long been a tradition in my house. As a matter of convenience and time management, the early years found my wife and me dining at a local pub or restaurant on St. Patrick’s Day. After all, we met in a bar and we were in our 20s then, so […]