Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Bailey's Chocolate Chip Cookies are not your average cookie. They are puffy, but soft with a hint of Bailey's Irish Cream and chocolate chips. They are our new favorite chocolate chip cookies. Bake them for St. Patrick's Day, or any day. Bailey's Chocolate Chip Cookies, a new favorite! In my search for different St. Patrick's Day recipes, I ran across a chocolate chip cookie using Bailey's Irish Cream on Tutti Dolci's Pinterest page. Since I had some Bailey's in my refrigerator (left from last March, but unopened), I decided to give them a try. And, I can tell you, these Bailey's Chocolate Chip Cookies are not your average-run-of-the-mill cookies. They are puffy and soft with a hint of the Bailey's Irish Cream, and lots of … [Read more...]

Irish Stew with Noodles, for St. Patrick’s Day

If you like beef stew, you will want to try this Irish Stew with Noodles. The fork-tender beef is cooked in a tomato-based gravy, then served over cooked noodles. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Irish Stew for me and you! St. Patrick's Day is coming soon! I love This little holiday with the "wearing of the green", the leprechauns, shamrocks, and the traditional Irish foods! And let's not forget the legend of St. Patrick as well as the true story of his life. We all remember the story of St. Patrick banish all the snakes out of Ireland. Right? Well that is a legend. But did you know he was an ordained priest who went to Ireland to share Christianity with the Irish people? Lots of good things to share about St. Patrick and St. Patrick's … [Read more...]

“Forever Yours”, from “Mary’s Song”, for Forte Friday

"Forever Yours" . . . the song in Mary's heart When you think of the words, "Forever Yours", what picture comes to your mind? The closing phrase of a love letter? A Valentine card? Or, does it bring to your mind the person who means the most to you. Maybe your husband or significant other. Perhaps it's a beloved grandparent or other loved one. Or, maybe it is your relationship with the Lord. "Forever Yours" with Him. Wow. When I wrote the songs to my "Mary's Song" album, it was to musically depict the emotions Mary Magdalene felt in the days leading up to the crucifixion. Joy, sadness, wonder, separation, longing. . . the more I wrote, the longer the list became. One thing I knew was that to Mary, she would always be "Forever Yours" to … [Read more...]

Mama’s 1949 Lemon Dessert, Cooking with Mama

ShaMama's Lemon Dessert is one of our favorite memories of childhood. Mama would make this lemon treat for us many times through Spring and Summer. As my sister said, "We LOVED this dessert!" It's super easy with just a few ingredients. Great for a light dessert. Mama's 1949 Lemon Dessert . . . Last week, when I visited Mama, I said, "Why don't we make that Lemon Dessert that you used to make us when we were growing up?" She said, "OK. We can make that." Since Mama's fall a couple of years ago, standing in the kitchen cooking has really become a chore, so if we cook, I do most of the standing up. Because this little dessert is special to us, I want to share the history of how Mama got this recipe/ dessert: When Mama and Daddy got … [Read more...]

Patti’s Lazy Day Cinnamon Rolls, Yum!!!

When you have a "hankerin" for homemade cinnamon rolls, but don't want to make them from scratch, make Patti's Lazy Day Cinnamon Rolls!  Patti's Lazy Day Cinnamon Rolls . . . What do you do when you really want some cinnamon rolls, but you aren't in the mood to make them from scratch? You make Patti's Lazy Day Cinnamon Rolls! This recipe was sent to me by my friend, Patti, who herself is a great cook! Her recipe starts with frozen rolls, and ends with delicious mouth-watering cinnamon rolls. That's my kind of recipe for a convenient breakfast food. Making Patti's Lazy Day Cinnamon Rolls . . . Patti's Lazy Day Cinnamon Rolls starts with a bag of frozen bread rolls. The rolls are thawed in a glass bowl, then mixed together to … [Read more...]