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Minted Spring Baby Peas

Minted Spring Baby Peas

Minted Spring Baby Peas Ahh, peas..you either love them or you can’t stand them. At least that’s the way it is in my house! Peas have gotten somewhat of a bad rap over the years. This may be due in part to the fact that 

Cantaloupe with Honey Balsamic Dressing

Cantaloupe with Honey Balsamic Dressing Cantaloupe with Honey Balsamic Dressing is made with two jumbo cantaloupe that I recently purchased at the Piggly Wiggly. I mean these beauties are huge. This recipe easily makes enough for 8 servings, with the jumbo size cantaloupe. If you 

Mint Chocolate Cookies with Mint Buttercream

Mint Chocolate Cookies with Mint Buttercream

Mint Chocolate Cookies with Mint Buttercream

If there is one thing that I love is chocolate and mint. Whom ever came up with this flavor combination should be awarded the Nobel Culinary Peace Prize! Pure Genius! This is the first time that I’ve made a mint buttercream ‘filling’ for cookies. It won’t be the last. Cool & creamy with a hint of mint. Now on to the mint chocolate cookies. Made with baking cocoa and mint chocolate chips, they’re super good! Mint Chocolate Cookies with Mint Buttercream are the perfect sweet treat to indulge in this St. Patty’s Day!!

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St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

St. Patrick’s Day observes the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture complete with parades, special foods, music, dancing and drinking green beer. In 1848, the official New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade began. Today, that parade is the world’s oldest civilian parade and the largest in the United States.

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Each year, nearly 3 million people line the 1.5-mile parade route to watch the festivities. With over 150,000 participants, the parade takes more than five hours. Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Savannah also celebrate the day with parades. As Irish immigrants spread throughout the United States, other cities developed their own traditions. One such tradition is Chicago’s annual dyeing of the Chicago River Green. The river is dyed green using 40 lbs. of green vegetable dye that turns the river green for several hours.

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Celebrations Around the World

Today, whether or not you’re Irish, everyone seems to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Wearing o’ green, drinking green beer or eating corned beef and cabbage, everyone is Irish at least for one day of the year. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated throughout the US, Canada and Australia. Although North America is home to the largest parades, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world in locations far from Ireland. Such as Japan, Singapore and even in Russia.

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