Tag Archives: holidays

Get the St. Patrick's Day Mocha with Green Whipped Cream recipe and ENTER TO WIN a @hamiltonbeach #FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker on EverydayGoodThinking.com - Ends 3/17!

Whether you mark the occasion with leprechauns, green beer, pots of gold, four-leaf clovers, corned beef and cabbage or traditional Irish stews, we hope you have a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day. Here are our favorite recipes to help you celebrate the luck of the Irish this year.

1. Creamed Cabbage with Bacon

Creamed Cabbage with Bacon from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog from @hamiltonbeach

2. St. Patrick’s Day Torani Mocha

Get the St. Patrick's Day Mocha with Green Whipped Cream recipe and ENTER TO WIN a @hamiltonbeach #FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker on EverydayGoodThinking.com - Ends 3/17!

3. Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

4. Reuben Panini

Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)

5. Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

6. Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee with the BrewStation® Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

7. Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

8. Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

9. Reuben Sandwich

Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)

10. Shamrock Green Velvet Cupcakes

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Green Velvet Cupcakes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach



 Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Corned beef and cabbage is about as classic a St. Patrick’s Day dish as you can make. Corned beef is slow cooked and served alongside cabbage with optional ingredients like potatoes, carrots and onions. Though corned beef and cabbage is Irish at heart, it’s not something the Irish ate often back in the day. Instead, during the 18th century, the beef-producing country exported the expensive meat to neighboring countries and dined on pork, veggies and dairy instead. Who knew?

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Today, most Irish don’t consider corned beef a native dish. And believe me, we asked our resident Irishman. Rather, the salt-cured meat as we know it now is an Irish-American and New York delicatessen fusion. It’s become a St. Paddy’s favorite as part of Irish-American culture, since corned beef was a cheaper substitute for bacon in the traditional Irish dish bacon and cabbage. (Wikipedia)

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Regardless of its origins or authenticity, we’re big fans of corned beef – both in sandwiches and this corned beef and cabbage dish – so we’re happy to make it at home once a year each March. To keep things as quick and simple as possible, we make our recipe in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

The corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onions go in the crock with some pickling spices and water until everything is cooked through but still vibrant. It smells amazing as it cooks, so you’ll be hungry all day. When the table is set, the meat and veggies get drained and served for a delicious St. Patrick’s Day meal.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

There’s only one pot to clean up and the leftovers (if there are any) make a delicious reuben sandwich. Serve the corned beef and cabbage with a good Irish beer. We’re not into the green beer, but prefer a nice stout to go with the theme: a deliciously hearty St. Patrick’s Day.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
2 1/2 to 3 pound corned beef brisket
1/4 cup pickling spices
Water
1 small head cabbage, quartered
6 thin carrots, peeled and sliced lengthwise
12 small fingerling potatoes, halved
1 bag (8 oz.) pearl onions, peeled
Spicy brown mustard, optional
Instructions
Rinse corned beef and place in 5-6 quart slow cooker.
Sprinkle pickling spices over meat and cover with water.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 10 hours.
Add cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onions to slow cooker with corned beef and cook on HIGH for an additional hour. If using LOW, switch to HIGH.
Notes
To serve, cut corned beef across the grain and plate over cabbage.
Serve with spicy brown mustard or horseradish, if desired.
Pickling spices can be found in the spice isle of major grocery stores.
For variety, try yellow or purple potatoes.
Everyday Good Thinking http://everydaygoodthinking.com/

Write a review
Print

 

The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.

The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker comes with five unique wrap sets, and Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker Extra Wraps let you add additional designs like these shamrock and pumpkin wraps perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween festivities. Additional patterns available online include holidays, birthdays, seasons, sports, bridal and baby shower.



Irish Soda Bread from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Irish soda bread has been popular in Ireland for hundreds of years. It started with the introduction of baking soda, which allowed people to make quick breads from just flour, baking soda, buttermilk and salt. Over time, additions to soda bread such as raisins, sugar and caraway seeds have made their way into modern American adaptations to classic soda bread traditions.

Irish Soda Bread from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Baking soda interacts with the acidity of buttermilk to create the leavening agent in soda bread. Normally, you’d use yeast, but this way you don’t have to. Our recipe makes things even easier by eliminating the traditional buttermilk, which is the liquid left over after making butter. So what’s the best substitute for buttermilk? A simple combination of milk and vinegar will still get the reaction you need to make dough rise when baking, but you’re much more likely to have these ingredients on hand, so you can save a trip to the store.

Irish Soda Bread from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Because soda bread is a quick bread it doesn’t get kneaded like traditional bread. Handle it as little as possible once you completely incorporate the ingredients. You’ll form it into two balls of dough for baking into rounds, lightly dust with flour and score the top into a cross. The scoring shape achieves multiple ends: it allows the heat to reach the thickest part of the bread more easily to facilitate even cooking and allows the crust to expand as the bread rises during the baking process. The scoring of the cross shape is even said to have religious meaning dating back hundreds of years in Irish history; you were “crossing” the bread and giving thanks.

This delicious bread has a long history for good reason: not only did it help Irish farmers sustain their energy in the fields long ago, it tastes great and is quick and easy to make. Prepare it for dinner, a potluck or brunch and be sure to serve it with a side of salted Irish butter. It’s best slathered with a generous portion.

Irish Soda Bread from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Irish Soda Bread
YIELDS: 2 servings

Ingredients
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup raisins
Instructions
Heat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, stir milk, butter, white vinegar, eggs, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and raisins until just blended.
Divide mixture in half; shape into two round loaves. Cut an X in top of each loaf.
Place loaves on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
Notes
Dust the loaves with extra flour before cutting an X in the top if you like the floured appearance on the bread.
Everyday Good Thinking http://everydaygoodthinking.com/

Write a review
Print



Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizza from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Kids love to get in on the fun for Valentine’s Day, so why not get creative in the kitchen as a family? Use our delicious homemade pizza dough for a DIY party at home this Valentine’s Day. For the main course, we suggest everyone’s favorite – pepperoni pizza. Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to create pepperoni hearts out of deli pepperoni and place them on the pizza, then bake according to your favorite recipe. We used some large and some small hearts and kept it simple with mozzarella cheese and a traditional red sauce. For dessert, we’re making Nutella dessert pizza.

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pepperoni Pizza from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Will you have a pizza party with your family?

Click here for more Valentine’s Day recipe ideas.

 



 

1. Broiled Maryland Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce

Everyone loves high-end finger food at a swinging New Year’s Eve party. Serve your guests in style with this easier-than-it-looks crabcake recipe.

Broiled Maryland-Style Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

2. Curried Cheese Ball

Serve this cheese ball with other eye-catching snacks like charcuterie, cheese, olives and pate for a made-ahead spread that’s as easy as it is delicious.

No Bake Make Ahead Appetizers for Cocktail Parties from Everyday Good Thinking @HamiltonBeach

3. Fried Oysters with Lime and Cilantro Avocado Sauce

Nothing pairs better with New Year’s than champagne, and no food pairs better with champagne than oysters. Make it a match made in heaven at this year’s party.

Fried Oysters

4. Baked Wonton Cups

Wonton cups are a quick and easy way to create individual servings of big dishes, and your guests will be able to eat these with their fingers instead of messing with clumsy cutlery.

Baked Wonton Cups from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

5. Classic Deviled Eggs

These spectacular deviled eggs are easy to peel and easy to prepare, thanks to the Egg Cooker and a piping bag for the filling.

Classic Deviled Eggs | Everyday Good Thinking - @hamiltonbeach

6. Tomato Bruschetta

Bruschetta is party-perfect, healthy and full of flavor – everything you need in a New Year’s Eve quality appetizer.

tomato-bruschetta

7. Fried Okra with Smoky Dipping Sauce

Okra is battered and fried for a warm and friendly appetizer that’s great for dipping.

Fried Okra from Food Focus: Okra by Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach

8. Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

Everyone’s favorite party food seems to be slow cooker meatballs. Serve them in the slow cooker for a casual get-together or on a platter for a fancy affair.

slow-cooker-bbq-meatballs

9. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Be kind to the guests getting an early start on their healthy resolutions with a beautiful platter of fresh veggies served with roasted red pepper hummus.

roasted-red-pepper-hummus

10. Trail Mix for Entertaining

Guests can grab quick handfuls of this tastefully grown up trail mix for a quick snack between drinks at your New Year’s party.

Trail Mix for Entertaining from Top Three Trail Mix Snack Ideas by Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach