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Corned Beef – Do you buy Point Cut or Flat Cut?

Corned Beef: Point Cut or Flat Cut?

Choosing Corned Beef Cuts

My mother-in-law was visiting this weekend and I decided to make our St. Patrick’s day feast a bit early. She is Irish and I thought it would be fun to have the traditional Corned Beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage while she was here. While shopping for the corned beef it became apparent that I had not done my research. There are two cuts of corned beef; point and flat cut. The point cut is cheaper. Not knowing what to get, I purchased both! We needed two anyways with the crowd we had.

I made the point cut in the crockpot. I just added the seasoning packet and let it cook all day. About half way through cooking, I added the cabbage. The flat cut was placed in a roaster pan with potato chunks, carrots, the seasoning packet and water. I roasted it at 300 degrees for 6 hours.

The taste test

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Pressure Cooker Corned Beef Recipe

I love corned beef. I not sure when and where it happened, but it did. I have a clue that it happened on a plate in NYC. I had my first Reuben. The flavors overwhelmed my lips in bliss. I still order a Reuben, and now I make them at home. That is why I wanted a quick Pressure Cooker Corned Beef Recipe. Make sure to first read my tips on Point Cut or Flat Cut Corned Beef?

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with yummy corned beef. Try this easy Pressure Cooker Corned Beef Recipe.

I always thought that this was an Irish dish, the corned beef. It turns out it is an Irish American dish. The Irish Americans used corned beef instead of bacon when it is wasn’t available. I recently visited Ireland, and there wasn’t corned beef in abundance. You can see what I ate while there in my post best restaurants is in Ireland.

I was so inspired by the Irish it was one of the best places I have ever visited. I would go back in a heartbeat. If you like Irish food, I have several recipes you can select from:

Irish Tea Brack Recipe

Easy Irish Stew Recipe

Irish Meatloaf an Easy Irish Recipe

Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Dublin coddle crockpot version

Guinness stew pots

Irish Soda bread

Okay back to the most accessible Power Pressure Cooker Corned Beef Recipe.

Pressure Cooker Corned Beef Recipe

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Non Alcoholic Mardi Gras Punch Recipe

(Non Alcoholic) Mardi Gras Punch Recipe

Having a fun get together for Mardi Gras this year? We always like to have a little fun and bring the Mardi Gras spirit to Tennessee each year by throwing a party! But unlike most Mardi Gras festivities we have children involved so I wanted to make a (non alcoholic) Mardi Gras punch recipe! It’s a fun punch that is easy to make and really brings the spirit with traditional Mardi Gras colors!

Mardi Gras Punch Recipe

Here is how to make this (non alcoholic) Mardi Gras punch recipe

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February 16, 2020

Why is Mardi Gras Celebrated?

Mardi Gras as most probably know is French for Fat Tuesday and is the last day of a period of celebration known as Carnival.

Why is Mardi Gras Celebrated?

Mardi Gras – Boobs? Beads? Babies?

When you think about Mardi Gras, what pops into your mind first? I may be the exception to the rule but I think about partying in New Orleans and all the beads and of course once I think about the beads my mind flashes (pun intended) to the method by which some are likely to use to earn some beads. I am talking about flashing your boobs, of course. Well, I am here to set the record straight and tell you what Mardi Gras is really all about. It is not the boobs or the beads…surprised? But it does involve a baby. I will get to that I promise but first why is mardi gras celebrated?Continue reading

How to Bake a King Cake for Mardi Gras

The King Cake is a tradition that is part of the Carnival celebration that ends with Mardi Gras. During this time, people have King Cake parties.  A small plastic baby is usually hidden in or under a slice of King Cake. The guest that is lucky enough to find the baby in their piece of cake is then expected to host the next party and bake another King Cake. At our church we celebrate Shrove Tuesday on the Tuesday evening before Ash Wednesday with a pancake supper. Shrove Tuesday is another name for Mardi Gras. King Cake is also served at the  pancake dinner. The person who finds the baby has to bake the cake for next year’s Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner. It is a really fun tradition and the cake is really good. I decided to try my hand at baking a King Cake. But since I knew it was not your typical cake I decided to buy a cake mix. The mix came with everything I needed including the decorations and of course the little plastic baby.

The King Cake is a popular tradition that is part of the Carnival celebration that ends with Mardi Gras. Find out how to bake a King Cake.

How to Bake a King Cake

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Stay At Home Date Ideas

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Stay at Home Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s important to keep the romance alive in your relationship. There’s no need to spend so much, all you need are some creative ideas and your genuine love for each other to make the day or night special and memorable. I have some easy stay at home date night ideas that won’t burn a hole in your wallet but for sure will give you and your loved one a special time together.

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