St. Paddy's Day Brunch Recipes

Couple gets into the Celtic spirit hosting a brunch for their neighbors.

By Kerry Amundson, Ocean Park, Washington

St. Paddy's Day Brunch Recipes

St. Paddy's Day Brunch Recipes

My husband, Larry, and I celebrated St. Patrick's Day by throwing a "Top o' the Morning" brunch for our neighbors.

A true Irish lass, I had a great time preparing the menu! Blarney Breakfast Bake is a recipe from my mom, who got it at a church potluck. This hearty casserole is easy to make, and you can also prepare it the night before.

My Irish Soda Bread is a treat with any meal. Sour cream gives it tang and a moist texture. The raisins and caraway seeds offer sweet and savory flavor.

Larry uses colorful bits of red pepper when he prepares his zippy O'Larry's Skillet Potatoes.

Pot o' Gold Cookies were the centerpiece. To serve them, I stuffed gold metallic shred into a black plastic witch's cauldron (saved from Halloween) and placed my buttery iced shamrock cookies on top.

With Irish coffee in hand, we toasted the morning with this poem:

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers.
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours.
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!