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We are in an unprecedented time -- one most of us never imagined could happen. COVID-19 has thrown us out of our comfort zones and into a new way of living our lives.


Family meal time is especially important. Having easy to make recipes that taste and make us feel good is essential.


I remember how my grandma's cookies always made life just a little bit brighter. In times like this, share your memories with your kids. Recreate those moments and bake up a batch of cookies -- together.


Take this time to make your own unique memories. Spend time in the kitchen with family. Meal plan and cook together.


We are here for you and ready to share our soul warming recipes! We will use the blog to highlight our favorites.


Above all, stay safe. Practice social distancing. We will get through this if we stick together.


To find the recipes in the video, please browse our recipes at https://www.epicdelights.com/recipes.


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Looking for a special cake to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and Spring? I had the opportunity to create a Chocolate Peppermint cake for LorAnn Oils, using their incredible bakery emulsions and dark cocoa coating compound. I used the drip method, one of the hottest trends right now in cake decorating.


You can find the complete instruction on the LorAnn blog and can purchase the ingredients directly from their website.


* You can use promo code EPIC10 on your order from LorAnn Oils website to purchase any of their products mentioned in this project and get 10% off your order!


Happy baking!


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I love corned beef and cabbage on St. Paddy's Day!


Did you know that eating corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day is not a real Irish tradition?


True fact! Beef wasn’t readily available in Ireland and was considered a luxury. The Irish tradition was actually ham or bacon.


Fast forward to the Irish arriving in America, the land of, well, plenty of beef.


And that is when corned beef upstaged the traditional ham or bacon and became the Irish-Americans spin on a tradition that originated in their homeland.



Enough history, let’s get dinner started!



Irish Soda Bread


The main dish, is, of course corned beef. We like lots of veggies with ours and we always include Irish soda bread to the menu.


Our bread recipe isn't heavy, it's actually quite tender and soft inside.


The crust is nice and crisp when it comes out of the oven and is the perfect bread for your St. Patrick's Day dinner.







Grocery list:

  • 4 pound corned beef

  • 1 head of cabbage

  • 4-6 red potatoes (more if you are feeding potato lovers!)

  • 1 pound baby carrots

  • Crock pot, slow cooker, instant pot or large kettle (stove top method)


Directions

  1. I cook my corned beef in a crock pot filled with water. You can use a low cooker, instant pot or in the oven -- use your favorite way of cooking a meat that requires a longer cooking time.

  2. Add the spice packet that came with the corned beef to the pot.

  3. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.

  4. Simmer according to the recommended time on your appliance. The key to really good corned beef is to cook until it is fork tender.

  5. I like to remove the corned beef from the crock pot and place it in the 425 degree oven, fat side up, to brown the top. Bake for about 20 minutes or until top is browned.

  6. Add whole potatoes and carrots to the crock pot and cook until the vegetables are almost done. Add cabbage and cook for another 15 minutes.

  7. Remove meat from oven and let rest 15 minutes.

  8. Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add broth (cooking liquid reserved from cooking) to the vegetables.

  9. Slice meat across the grain. Serve with veggies and our Irish Soda bread.

  10. Enjoy!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

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