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    hello all..newbie her looking for st patricks day ideas

    I just found this sit today. It looks like so much fun. I was browsing the internet looking for appetizer ideas for my st. patricks day party! Any suggestions?? hopefully something I can prepare ahead of time!!

    now back to me...I am a stay at home mom to my 2 year old, Ashleigh. Wow this has been a fast two years but I am ready for more.

    Hope to hear from someone soon!

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    sorry about the typos, Ashleigh is on my lap trying to join in!

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    Welcome Sherry, great to have you join us.

    I've seen cookie cutters in the shape of shamrocks - you could make shamrock shaped cookies with green icing or tea sandwiches cut into the shape of a shamrock with a cookie cutter.
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    HELLO AND WELCOME SHERRY!
    I have a son who will be 3 in May. I'll try and look for some St. Pat's ideas and post them.
    Hope you enjoy it here as much as I do!
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    Welcome Sherry, thats OK about the typo's, I do that a lot and I don't have a 2 yr. old on my lap. LOL
    I have a good friend that has his birthday on St.Paddys Day.
    Lizzy, good idea with the cookie cutters.
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    jdsmom when is your sons birthday in May? Both my grandsons birthdays are in May. Daniels is on the 1st and Matthews is on the 6th.
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    Hi Sherry! Welcome!

    Isn't it amazing how a computer keyboard can attract little ones? Mattel should put out a "play" keyboard for them!

    As far as "St. Pat" ideas; do you mean decorations or food? I don't decorate, (no children) but I always make a dinner of corned beef and cabbage with red potatoes. I'm making a "green" coconut cake for dessert. Since I'm Hungarian, this is about as Irish as I get.

    Susie in MN

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    Welcome Sherry! I usually make shamrock shaped cookies but won't be doing that this year. I always cook corned beef and cabbage, with potatoes and carrots. It's one of our favorites. Enjoy your visits here.
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    Welcome to the Parlor Sherry, are you looking for St. Patricks Day idea's for kids or adults? I have a Rubin dip that is good and easy, but I didn't know if it is for kids because I don't think they would like the dip.
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    i am really looking for snack an appetizer idea for an adult party this saturday. I decided to invite my whole neighborhood and I need quick and easy things to prepare ahead of time. I have really decided to scrap the st patricks theme on the food for the most part. I jues need IDEAS for anything that I can prepare the night before or early morning...thanks hope to get some good recipes!!!

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    Here are a few that my sister recommended to me:

    Blarney Stone Bars

    1/2 cup butter or margarine,
    softened
    3/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs
    1 tablespoon milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup English toffee bits 1/3 cup chopped pecans
    4 drops green food coloring 3/4 cup vanilla frosting

    In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla. Combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture. Fold in the toffee bits and pecans. Spread into a greased 9_in. square baking pan. Bake at 350 for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Coolon a wire rack. Add food coloring to frosting; spread over the bars. Cut into diamond shapes. Yield: about 3_1/2 dozen.


    Barm Brack
    2-1/2 C. Mixed dry fruit--currants, dates & raisins
    1 C. boiling black tea
    1 Egg, slightly beaten
    1 t. (or to taste) Mixed spice
    4 t. Orange Marmalade
    1-1/3 C. superfine sugar
    2-1/2 C. Self-rising flour

    Place dried fruit in a bowl, cover with the hot and let soak overnight. The next day, add the remaining ingredients. and mix well. Preheat oven to 375 F. Pour batter into greased 7" square pan and bake in the center of oven for 1-1/2 hours. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack. Slice and serve buttered with tea.

    Susie in MN

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    What about a spinach dip - it's not irish but it is green. Just take a carton of sour cream add a pack of dried french onion soup and a pack of very well drained frozen spinach. Mix it all up together and put it inside a hollowed out cob loaf (round loaf) of bread. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes (with the torn up bread) until the dip is warm and bread toasty. The torn bread is used first to eat with the dip, then you can start tearing up the bread case the dip is in and use that.
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    Hi Sherry and welcome aboard. Try looking on the Holiday Boards for some St Patty's Day ideas too.

    Have a great evening. ;)
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    Smile Hello!

    Hello, I'm new to this site just today. I enjoy cooking so I have lots and lots of recipes! Here's one that you might like:

    Spinich Balls:
    2 [10oz] pk. frozen spinach
    thawed and drained.
    2 cups italion seasoned bread crumbs
    1 cup grated parmesan cheese
    1/2 cup butter,melted
    4 small green onions,finely chopped
    4 eggs,lightly beaten
    salt n pepper to taste
    Mix all together, and roll in 1"balls.
    Place on baking sheet and put in a pre-heated oven at 350.
    Bake for 10-15 mins. or until golden brown.
    Enjoy!

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    These are the easiest appetizers ever.

    You will need;

    8-10 slices of cooked ham
    8 oz. cream cheese (you won't use all of it unless you have more than 8-10 slices of ham)
    Pretzel Sticks
    Optional Additives
    walnuts or pecans, chopped or finely ground
    sliced green olives, chopped black olives or finely chopped fruits like strawberries.

    Night before or morning of party:

    Wipe each ham slice with paper towel to dry them.
    Spread cream cheese on ham slice to cover. Not too thick.
    Sprinkle small amount of nuts (or other toppings) over cream cheese. (or leave plain, that's good too)
    Roll up from short side and place seam side down in covered container.
    Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight.


    Slice rolled, filled ham into 1" slices.
    Break pretzel stick in half and stick broken end into ham roll to hold ham roll and to give guests something to pick up ham rolls with.
    CAUTION! Do not stick pretzel sticks into ham rolls until the last minute, they will soften the longer they stay in.

    I sure hope I didn't make this sound difficult, because it's really not!

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    Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas...my party was a hit! I had about 35 of the neighbors over and the following weekend I had the one's that couldn't make it for st. pats day..WOW I am beat.

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