St. Patrick's Day dinner doesn't have to feature corned beef. An Irish beef stew, richly flavored with dark beer, braises to tenderness with carrots and onions. The stew is served with a scoop of traditional potato and cabbage colcannon.
A classic casserole made with ground beef combined with pasta and topped with mashed potatoes. Baked until bubbly and slightly browned. For extra garnish, sprinkle chopped parsley over the top. Instant mashed potatoes make preparation even faster.
A fabulous blueberry coffee cake with a crumb topping. This recipe is one from a local B&B that I replaced all the sugar with substitutes because I have diabetes. I have received all praise and 'I can't believe it is sugar free.' The sugar can be put back in if you want. Either way it is wonderful.