Sunday, March 14, 2010

If you're an Irish, Food Loving, Chocoholic and maybe Alcoholic

You know what I'm doing today.  But if you're not as brave/irish as I, you can sit inside and enjoy watching the rain and heck maybe even light a fire.  If this is what you do, do me a favor and make AT LEAST one of the following.  Your taste buds will be eternally grateful and your hips will forever shake their fists at me.

1. Irish Cream Brownies (your hips will just shake its head sadly at you, not shake its fists because these are from Cooking Light.)(warning that I choose not to follow: Cooking Light recipes are only beneficial if you don't eat the whole pan.)

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt 
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter 
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup egg substitute (or 1 egg+1 egg white)
1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
1 tsp vanilla
Cooking spray

1. preheat oven to 350
2. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, level with a knife.  Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
3. Place chocolate chips and butter in a large microwave safe bowl.  Microwave on high 1 1/2 minutes or until chocolate chips and butter melts, stirring every 30 seconds.  Cool slightly.  Add sugar and next three ingredients, stirring well with a whisk.  Microwave on high until sugar dissolves, stirring every 30 seconds.  Fold in the flour mixture, stirring just until moist.  Spread batter in a thin layer in a square 9 inch baking pan coated with cooking spray.   Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until wooden toothpick comes out almost clean.  Cool on wire rack.  
(16 servings) 145 calories 5 grams fat, 1 gram of fiber   (or you can just eat the pan and water and carrot sticks and call it a day.)

2. Irish Snugglers
Hot cocoa (or coffee just in case you think saving 70 extra calories is worth it)
1 shot Baileys
1 shot Kahlua
1/2 shot Peppermint Schnapps
Whipped cream.  NOT cool whip, please for the love of everything green, just use whipped cream

put in mug and enjoy

3. Irish Car Bomb

3/4 pint Guinness® stout
1/2 shot Bailey's® Irish cream
1/2 shot 
Jameson® Irish whiskey

Add the Bailey's and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey's on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don't drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse.


  1. Never met a brownie I didn't like!

  2. I refuse to read this post. I'm sorry. You rock, but I just can't bear what I went through on Friday trying on clothes. I'm a blimp. of the goodyear variety.

    although st. patty's day is wednesday aka the ONE time of year that I eat as much Soda bread I can stand. which is why my ass is the size of the USS Nimitz.

  3. Wait, what?? I'm not supposed to eat the WHOLE pan of brownies? Damn. That stupid Cooking Light is SOOO misleading. I will give these brownies a shot though because who doesn't like alcohol in their brownies. And the Irish Car Bomb? Is responsible for me hugging a dirty toilet in a campus pub. Done with that crazy.

  4. I could do the brownies, but I am staying very far away from the Irish Car Bomb!

  5. You're only a real (wo)man if you can drink an Irish car bomb. I LOVE THEM. And they make me feel like I've accomplished some hard task after I'm done.

  6. The first and only time I've ever seen J get sick from drinking was after a night of Irish Car Bombs. Those things are wicked. I'm making those brownies - or some variation - for a party next weekend. All of J's aunts have requested them. I can't wait to try them.

  7. so, i'm black but think i'm part irish which maybe qualifies me to partake in any st. patty's day festivities, right? like nose-diving into that irish snuggler thing. sounds beyond delicious.

  8. Mmm I could go for one of those Irish snugglers right now!

  9. How do you not eat a whole pan of those? is what I'd like to know.
    I'm about to go from 0 to fat in the span of 5 days when I make all of these things. Twice.

  10. I can't make those brownies. I'll eat them all. Car bombs are nasty, the hubs and his friends like to have them once in awhile-gross!

  11. My mouth is literally watering! Browniesssssssssssss....! My preciousssssssssss..!

  12. oh yeah! I love the Irish Car Bomb! Hopefully I can pound one with chels and Heather tomorrow.

  13. Tonight I made Shepherd's pie and Irish soda bread! Happy St Patrick's day. I neeeeeed to try these brownies!