St. Patrick’s Day Recipes – For Good Luck and Cheer

Cooking up Some Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

St. Patrick’s day is a day steeped in tradition.  This year, on Saturday, March 17, millions of people will wear green and celebrate with the Irish at parades, with good cheer and even drinking a pint of green beer.  Why not celebrate with some creative St. Patrick’s Day recipes?

You will notice that many of these St. Patrick’s day recipes feature the shamrock. This is probably the most recognized symbol of the day, along with the color green.

The shamrock was called the “seamroy” by the early Celts. It was considered a sacred plant in ancient Ireland, since it symbolized the rebirth of spring. By the 17th Century it was recognized as the symbol of emerging Irish Nationalism.  This held fast during the years as the English began to seize Irish land.  May Irish wear the shamrock as a symbol of pride in their heritage.

These St. Patrick's day sweet treats will add a touch of the Irish to you party table.

To make these creative St. Patrick’s day recipes please follow the links below to alternative sites.

  1. Thin Mint St. Pat’s Truffles – from Cookin’ Cowgirl
  2. St. Patrick’s Day Mint Cookies – Courtesy of Betty Crocker
  3. Hot Chocolate for St. Patrick’s Day – from Taste of Home
  4. Leprechaun Hat S’mores – DIY project from Always the Holidays 
  5. St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Cupcakes – shared from Martha Stewart
  6. Smiling Shamrocks in Edible Cups –  from Hungry Happenings

And for more St. Patrick’s day food, fun and decor ideas, check out these St. Patrick’s day fun ideas on my holiday blog.

St. Patrick's day fun

Do you do anything special for St. Patrick’s day, or is just another day for you?  Please leave your comments below.

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  3 comments for “St. Patrick’s Day Recipes – For Good Luck and Cheer

  1. Moi
    02/18/2014 at 7:03 pm

    “This held fast during the years as the English began to seize English land.”?? It was Irish land they stole ….

    • Moi
      02/18/2014 at 7:06 pm

      …Irish people they enslaved and Irish crops they poisoned.
      Just wanna clear up any misinformation

    • admin
      02/18/2014 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks for alerting me to my typo. I didn’t realize it was not worded correctly.
      Carol

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