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Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ

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Cocktails: The Black & Tan

Apparently, this drink gets it’s name from the colors of the uniforms worn by the British police who fought the Irish Republican Army in the early ’20′s.  Not the greatest of memories for the Irish, they respectfully refer to the drink as a “Half-and-Half.”  A patient pour will guarantee distinct layers. SIZE: serves 1 INGREDIENTS: […]

Good Ole’ Fashioned Corned Beef & Cabbage

Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day!  Corned beef is similar to that of a roast turkey dinner... it comes around but once a year.  Succulent, tender and tasty this recipe makes plenty for a night of leftovers.

Day After St.Patty’s Day: Gooey Grilled Corned Beef Sandwiches

Delicious, heavenly, and gooey way to use up your leftover St. Patty’s Day corned beef.  If preferred, caramelize the onions before placing on sandwich (I do). SIZE: 4 servings INGREDIENTS: 8 slices Jewish-style rye bread, divided Dijon mustard 1 lb thinly sliced corned beef (or left-over from Good Ole’ Fashioned Corned Beef & Cabbage) 8 […]

Irish Bangers and Colcannon with Guinness Onion Gravy

A sweet and savory dish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your family. Another selection found worthy of sharing from Closet Cooking…Colcannon is is traditionally made from mashed potatoes and kale (or cabbage), with milk (or cream) and butter. In this version, bacon and green are added boosting both texture and flavor. Bangers are Irish or English pork sausages usually served over […]

Sinfully Delicious Irish Coffee

The ultimate in nightcaps.  A dessert for grown-ups only!

A Razzle Dazzle Cocktail

Who doesn’t like a sexy, bubbly cocktail?  A sure fire win with your honey or with your closet gal pals.  Champagne, vodka and raspberries.  Yummy. SIZE: serves 6 INGREDIENTS: 6 tbsp raspberry vodka 1 bottle chilled Brut Champagne or sparkling wine 6 fresh or frozen raspberries DIRECTIONS: Pour 1 tablespoon of vodka into each Champagne flute. […]

Boozy Rum Balls

Leave it to Martha, the Martha to offer up these boozie doozies. For the over 21 club only please. Cheers to the holiday season!

Jiffy Japanese Tortellini Soup

Very quick soup for all of you on-the-go families.  Just a few ingreds. to throw into the pot, and presto!

Power Grain: Italian Farro with Roasted Vegetables

Prepared by and photo by Emily S. Downs Read more about why people are choosing farro over quinoa. My brother’s wife first introduced me to the power-grain farro, and I thank her for it! Farro has twice the fiber and protein than common wheat (wheatberries) and it has been found to lower cholesterol as well as help […]

Moxie’s Common-Cold Cure-All

* Adults Only (unless you get alcohol-free echinacea extract) Have that feeling that you’re coming down with something?  Bon Appetit, published this potion, originally made at the no-longer-open, Moxie Rx in Portland Oregon.  The combo...

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