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St. Patrick's Day recipes: Irish soda bread, corned beef & cabbage for March 17

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Rumor has it there's a little Irish in all of us! Wondering what the Irish eat for St. Patrick's Day? My favorite recipes are for Homemade Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, Irish Soda Bread, Bailey's Irish Cream Cheesecake and Corned Beef and Cabbage. You don't have to be Irish to love their food. Any time of the year is a good time to be Irish! Enjoy the holiday early and often. St. Paddy would be proud!

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur - Making your own thick & creamy Irish Cream is easier than you think with this fool-proof recipe. Just throw all the ingredients together, whisk and chill. Serve it on the rocks for the ultimate St. Patty's Day drink!

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner - This Food Network recipe is done in the crockpot so make sure you plan enough time to cook. The tender corned beef is pull-apart delicious.

Traditional Irish Soda Bread - You can't celebrate St. Patrick's Day without a slice of traditional Irish Soda Bread. Have it for breakfast with a cup of Irish Breakfast Tea.

Healthy Irish Soda Bread - Looking for a healthier Irish Soda Bread? This delicious bread is made with honey and King Arthur's Unbleached White Whole Wheat Flour. Add some raisins or get crazy with craisins, and have a slice with honey!

White Chocolate Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an over-the-top, ultra-rich White Chocolate Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake baked in an Oreo Cookie crust! Sounds simply decadent doesn't it?

White Chocolate Irish Cream Mousse Pie - Whip up an easy Irish Cream Mousse Pie for St. Patrick's Day! Pile this fluffy Baileys mousse in a graham cracker or flaky pie crust and decorate it with white chocolate shavings.

Make a Reuben Sandwich with Corned Beef Leftovers - What are you going to do when St. Paddy's Day is over, and you've got tons of corned beef leftovers? Make a sandwich! It's no wonder Grilled Reuben Sandwiches with Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on rye with thousand island dressing and mustard is the top selling sandwich the day after St. Patty's Day!

St. Joseph's Zeppole on St. Patrick's Day? Baileys Irish Cream Italian Pastries

And remember, if you're running late and can't get to everything you had planned, most big markets have all the fixin's in their ready-made section. Dave's Maketplace, has the most amazing take-out deli. They'll be sure to have corned beef and cabbage. The local liquor store has Baileys Irish Cream and cold Irish beer waiting for you in the cooler. Your bakery down the street probably has their version of Irish Soda Bread and an Irish Cream Cheesecake. If they don't, there's always the Irish Pub down the road.

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