🍀Celebrate St. Patricks Day!🍀🍀🍀🍀

“Legend says that each leaf of the clover has a meaning: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love, and if you can find a 4- leaf clover, the fourth leaf represents luck.” -Jean LeGrand

Hello, sweet friend…

There are a number of ways to celebrate “wearing of the green”….

And whether you are Irish or not…this year might just be a great time to celebrate…

However if you are like me… You probably want to keep it easy and simple….

Here are 2 delicious recipes just in case you too are feeling a bit of the Irish Charm…

Shamrock Milk Shake


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 4 to 6 drops mint extract
  • 2 to 3 drops green food coloring
  • Whipped cream for topping 
    (*optional Maraschino cherries)


  • Place the vanilla ice cream, milk, mint extract, and food coloring in the blender.
  • Blend all of the ingredients until smooth.
  • Serve immediately, topped with whipped cream and a cherry.

Shamrock Sugar Cookies


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup  unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup  confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup  semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • ¼ cup green sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together softened butter and confectioners’ sugar. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until thoroughly incorporated. Scrape down sides as necessary.
  • With mixer on low, slowly add flour mixture to the bowl. The dough is ready when most of it sticks to the paddle. When touched it, it has a little give, but does not stick to fingers.
  • Flour the work surface and roll dough to about 1/4 inch thick, using flour for dusting as necessary. Use a shamrock cookie cutter to cut out cookies. Place cookies on prepared baking sheet and bake for 7 to 8 minutes, or until the edges start to turn golden.
  • Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Gather up scraps and reroll dough. Repeat until no dough remains.
  • In a double boiler, melt chocolate with shortening Dip half of the cookie in the chocolate and place on a wire rack set over a cookie sheet (to catch the drips and sprinkles). Immediately add the green sprinkles on the chocolate. If you have more discipline than me…Wait for chocolate to set and then enjoy!

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7 Responses to 🍀Celebrate St. Patricks Day!🍀🍀🍀🍀

  1. Jose says:

    Your post is so delightful
    The rush of green everywhere and the ink is so wonderfully celebratory!
    The recipes are mouthwatering and timely.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day ☘️!!!!

  2. Donna L Kelly says:

    LOVELOVELOVE this !!!!!! I want a Shamrock Shake NOW and its only 6:30 am!!!! I bet your guests had fun and so did Joe because he gets samples!!!!!! Thanks for sharing xo

    • Marcia says:

      Thanks Donna. For a SUPER creamy & rich shake I’ve also tried using set cream and real chocolate mint ice cream. ☘️☘️☘️ Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you & Bill.☘️☘️

  3. Monica says:

    Your post is lovely. What a gift you have!

  4. Becky Yohonn says:

    Outstanding post as expected. Such wonderful photos and recipes. Thank you for all your creative work. And thanks to Joe.

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