St. Patrick's Day the Right Way. For real home made brined corned beef, you need to get started soon, as you need around two weeks for the brining process.
St. Patrick's Day is one of our favorite holidays here in Chicago, and not just because the river is dyed green. With our long history in the meat industry, we love any holiday that traditionally features a giant piece of slowly marinated beef. Sure, you can get pre-made or quick-cooking corned beef, but for the real thing, you need to start with good beef and let it brine until it's perfectly flavored and meltingly tender. Our brine recipe will give you the best corned beef, whether you eat it straight, slice it into Reubens, or make it into hash.
Is your cinnamon old enough to vote? Can you trace your vanilla bottle back to Cortez? Time to clean out your spice cupboard!
Your spices need the benefit of a spring cleaning just as much as the rest of your home. Many people are unaware that ground spices only have a one year shelf life. Why not take one of these dreary winter days and give your spice rack a well deserved make-over?
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An Irish Feast
If you've made your corned beef from scratch, why not round out your St. Patrick's Day Feast with other delicious Irish recipes? We've got recipes for soda bread to start your meal, potato collops to accompany the beef, and chocolate whiskey cake to finish.
Subject: Cake in a Cup Here is the recipe for you to send out to 'The Troops'… In a large ziploc bag (or other suitable container) mix and store: ·1 package Angel Food cake mix ·1 package regular cake mix (any flavor) When the "sweet tooth" craving hits, mix in a coffee cup, ramekin (or other suitable container): ·1/3 cup cake mix ·3 tablespoons water Stir well, microwave for 90 seconds and enjoy! OMG!! So good! 3 PointsPlus Add to recipe as desired – but don't forget to factor in those extra points. Suggestions: ·Add pineapple ring, diced apple or other item(s) prior to adding the mix ·Add a caramel Hershey's Kiss for a 'molten lava' center <2 more points> ·Vanilla, maple or other flavored extract
Spicy Cheese Soup Serves 4, doubles easily 1 lb Velveeta, cubed 1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained 1 can (8 oz) whole kernel corn 1 can 15 oz kidney beans 1 can (4 oz) minced jalapeno 1 14oz diced tomatoes with chiles 1 14oz stewed tomatoes 1 envelope taco seasoning mix Throw them all in the slow cooker on Low for no more than 6 hours. After that, reduce to Warm. Serve with corn chips if desired. (Yeah, it's that easy.)