St. Patty’s Day Sugar Cookies

Lucky Liquor: St. Patrick's Day Drinks

What does St. Patrick’s Day Mean?

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church.  The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland as well as celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.  Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day.

In my family, a  St. Patrick’s Day celebration typically includes things like corn beef and cabbage, leprechauns, shamrocks, parades, and Irish jigs.

Along with the typical traditions, this year, the kids and I decided to make St. Patty’s Day sugar cookies using green and white icing and lots of festive sprinkles!

5 Little Monkeys Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Crockpot Barbecue Pulled Chicken With Beer

I can honestly say this is one of the best crockpot recipes that I have ever made!  I make a lot of chicken dishes and it is not uncommon to hear my kids say “we are having chicken again???” Admittedly, I often make just a boring roasted chicken.  This time, I wanted to get a bit more creative.

This is the third beer recipe that I have made, and I am starting to believe that almost anything tastes good with a little bit of beer thrown into it 🙂

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Gluten Free Meatballs

Gluten is a protein found in many grains.  It is found in most breads, cereals, and pasta.  Some people have a condition called celiac disease and have developed an immune response to gluten that damages the intestine, this makes it necessary for them to avoid the protein.

Approximately, 1 percent of the population has this disease, and naturally they still crave yummy foods like meatballs.  Admittedly, I have not done a lot of gluten free cooking, but I have decided to commit to doing more.  For beginners, I am sharing this awesome recipe for gluten free meatballs.   Continue reading