Go Green–and we’re not talking Recycling!

Okay who loves Saint Patrick’s Day? Well, I sure do and it’s not just because some of   393

my favorite people are Irish (you know who you are). I love that it celebrates Christianity, good luck and the color GREEN. If I were a frog, Kermit would be the guy for me because green has been and always will be one of my favorite colors.

So to honor Irish-American heritage and the color green, here are three St. Patty’s Day-inspired drinks and treats for you to serve up for friends and family before the months end!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies     

This is by far one of the easiest and yummiest cookies I like to make. In fact, I just made these today for my kids and their friends, see photo below, and they are a perfect treat for St. Patty’s month (although I do also make them during the December holidays). Click here for the recipe from Betty Crocker.

DSC06068Homemade Shamrock Shakes

Blogger Christina George of dessertsfortwo.com came up with this delicious concoction to rival the one at McDonalds. I haven’t tried it yet, but plan to soon.

Blend 1 ½ cups of milk, 6-10 drops of green liquid food coloring, ½ tsp of peppermint extract, and two cups of vanilla bean ice cream slightly softened. Blend until smooth and garnish with chocolate syrup—yum!

Minty Peach Martini

Try this light and delicious cocktail recipe with your friends courtesy of Jonathan Pogash of the cocktailguru.com. He says it is like a mojito but with a peach punch. Click here for the recipe, which was featured on Shapemagazine.com.

Do you and your friends or family like to celebrate St. Patty’s Day or like to decorate your home for the month? Let us know what you do! Wishing all of you a wonderful Saint Patrick’s Day and hope you celebrate the day and/or evening with close friends and family!

Ideas for Saint Valentine’s “Day” Month

Anyone who knows me well knows I absolutely love to plan parties, celebrations and to have fun with holidays. I am so happy to be able to share that passion with you through my new blog.

I am a huge fan of Valentine’s Day and month so the moment the calendar says we are farenough from the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays and close enough to February, I start putting up my pink and red twinkle lights, a festive heart door wreath and some Valentine-theme photo frames around the home (ones I received through the years).

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