Some St Patty’s Day Recipes

I just wanted to take a minute to share some of my favorite St Patty’s Day treats! I’m very excited about the holiday this year because Hubby and I will be participating in a huge Boston tradition this year. We’re going to the Southie parade. We have a friend who lives down there so we’ll have somewhere to hang out and the weather is supposed to be nice, so it’s going to be a great year to do this. I can’t wait. What is everyone else doing this weekend to celebrate?

Sugar Cookie Bars

Double Chocolate Brownie Roll Out Cookies

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

One Year Ago: Cranberry Apple Pie
Two Years Ago: Double Peanut Butter Cookies
Three Years Ago: Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Four Years Ago: Vegan Vanilla Raspberry Cupcakes

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5 Responses to “Homemade Holiday Gifts 2013”

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    Sarah C — December 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I’ve been brewing some vanilla extract since about August or September, and I can’t wait to give it to my friend who also loves to bake (and who, coincidentally, just pinned something on Pinterest about making her own vanilla – at least I know she’ll like it!). I need to find a nice bottle for it first though, and she’ll have to be OK that a label may be part 2 of her gift in January. I’m also going to make my sister some of the Fire Roasted Ketchup.

    Last year I did the salted caramel sauce for the same friend, and it was amazing. It took me 3 tries to get the taste right (I kept overcooking it and it tasted a little burnt) but it was totally worth it!

    • beantownbaker — December 9th, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

      Oh the homemade vanilla will be perfect for her! And, once you have one batch, you can just keep adding to it so you never run out of vanilla.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — December 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I’d love to be on the receiving end of these 😉 great ideas!

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    pancho — January 3, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Oh! I love making homemade gifts too! This year i made a ton of stuff: orange ginger marmalade, blueberry jam, lemon curd, vanilla sugar, caramelised walnuts, spiced honey, cardamom coffee beans and orange&clove loose leaf tea. Im working on my mustard and your recipe sounds nice!
    Love your blog, i always make your blueberry curd, yum!

    • beantownbaker — January 4th, 2014 @ 10:38 am

      Wow – you made a LOT this year! I bet people loved all the homemade gifts. Thanks for reading (and commenting!)

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