Budgeting each bite

Archive for the tag “St. Patrick’s Day”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Soda Bread

Hi everyone,

Since tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to make the infamous Irish soda bread.  This recipe makes biscuits that can be served during your St. Patrick’s Day festivities or can be eaten as a quick snack.  The whole meal takes about 30 minutes but is easy to make and is delicious.

Things you need:



-baking soda





First, put 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons sugar and 3/4 teaspoon each baking soda and salt in a bowl.  Mix all of these ingredients together as you add 2 tablespoons of diced cold butter. Then, add 1/2 cup raisins and mix in 3/4 cup buttermilk. Pat out the dough until 1 inch thick and cut into four to six rounds to create the biscuits. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes. After the biscuits cool when they are out of the oven, they are ready to eat.

I hope you all enjoy this traditional St. Patty’s Day dish.


Sweet and Salty Guinness Chocolate Pie


To continue with our kegs and eggs week for St. Patricks Day, I found this great recipe for a chocolate pie that uses Guinness.  It takes a little longer to make but it looks delicious once it is done baking.  Try making this pie for your St. Patricks Day festivities and I’m sure it will be a hit.

Happy eating,


St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage

Hey everyone,

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays considering all the goofy shenanigans that go on.  I mean it’s practically a holiday that celebrates terrible food and drinking a lot of beer.  If you are Irish or know something about Irish history you know that they are not well known for their food.  It feels like they eat bland old potatoes.  No worries though I’m about to present to you one of my favorite (and easiest) Irish dinners of all time.  I only eat this once a year on St. Patrick’s Day so you could imagine my excitement about this meal.

I present to you my St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe!

What you need:


Potatoes (naturally)

Corned Beef

1 head of Cabbage

To prepare this meal you simply combine all the ingredients into a crock pot, fill the crock pot 3/4 full with water and let it cook for 8-10 hours on the low setting.  Most of the time the corned beef will come with a spice packet. Open that up and include it in the crock pot as well.  There is no need to measure out amounts of each item, it all comes down to how much you want of each ingredient and how large your crock pot is.  And there you have it, the most delicious and simple meal of all time.  While you wait for your corned beef to cook you can go out with your friends have a green beer or a Guinness.  Since it takes a good while to cook you can probably enjoy multiple beers and I’m sure time will just FLY by!

P.S. This meal is still extremely cheap, when I went out to get all the ingredients I spent around $15 total for everything and it will be enough food to feed at least 5 people

Happy St. Patrick’s Day enjoy,


Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Frosting

Check out this great St. Patty’s day recipe from Gina at skinnytaste.com! Chocolate stout, Bailey’s and low calorie- you don’t get much better than that.

Post Navigation