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Paddy's Day Dinner, Plus Dessert With an Irish Twist

March 14, 2013

Susan M. Selasky

So you've decided to cook up some Irish fare to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend.

Wondering what to make? No worries. We've got you covered.

For many in America, St. Patrick's Day fare typically revolves around savory foods -- briskets of corned beef served with cabbage and other vegetables.

But there is also a sweet side to the holiday.

Think cupcakes, mousse and cookies.

And if you're looking for more culinary inspiration from the Emerald Isle, check out Irish chef Clodagh McKenna's new cookbook, "Clodagh's Kitchen Diaries" (Kyle Books, $27.95).

It's full of recipes for every month of the year; they are tailored to the seasons and are accompanied by mouthwatering photos.

For the month of March, McKenna offers some favorites, including a terrific recipe for Mini Guinness, a chocolate mousse that resembles individual pints of Guinness.

Source: (c)2013 the Detroit Free Press Distributed by MCT Information Services

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