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While Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Irish Noses Are Sniffing...for Recipes

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Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, so in addition to the green beer and cheeky pinching, if you want to try your luck with Irish cooking between now and the 17th, recipes aren't anywhere near as hard to come by as that elusive four-leaf clover.

The classic dish of St. Patty's Day is often Corned Beef & Cabbage. We'll tell you how, and even some ancient Celtic wisdom on the subject: "The secret is to cook the corned beef in the oven, and to cook the vegetables separately. That keeps them from becoming greasy."

And if Corned Beef & Cabbage doesn't make you do a jig--or you're looking to put on a mighty big spread, how about recipes for Irish fare like Beef Braised in Guinness, Dee's Potato Bread, Colcannon, and Almond Tartlets.

Happy cooking! And, as the Irish saying goes: "As you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters never point in the wrong direction!"