Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mary's Mojo - St. Patty Recipes & Free Read

In honor of St. Patrick's Day
I thought I'd post something Irish to get your mojo going.

Here is a couple of my favorite St. Patty recipes.  I suggest making them and enjoying them with your special someone.

Chocolate-Irish Cream Cheesecake
·         1 1/2 cupsfinely crushed chocolate wafers (about 18 cookies)*
·         tablespoons butter, melted*
·         1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
·         8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
·         8 ounce carton dairy sour cream
·         cupsugar
·         8 ounce package semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
·         eggs
·         1/2cupIrish cream liqueur
·         tablespoons whipping cream or milk
·         teaspoons vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. For crust, in a medium bowl, combine crushed chocolate wafers, melted butter, and cinnamon; toss gently to mix. Press mixture onto the bottom and up the side of a 9- or 10-inch springform pan. Set aside.
2.  For filling, in a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and melted chocolate. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until smooth. Using a wooden spoon, stir in eggs just until combined. Stir in liqueur, whipping cream or milk, and vanilla.

3.  Pour filling into the crust-lined pan. Place springform pan in shallow baking pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until center appears nearly set when gently shaken.

4.  Cool in springform pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Using a small sharp knife, loosen from side of pan. Cool for 30 minutes more. Remove side of springform pan. Cool for 1 hour. Cover and chill for at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours. Makes 16 servings.

Chocolate Stout Shake
  • 1/4 cup chocolate stout beer or stout beer
  • 1/2 cup prepared chocolate fudge ice cream topping
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla bean ice cream
  • cupmilk
  • purchased chocolate-and-nut-covered pretzel rods (optional)
1. In a small saucepan heat beer and chocolate topping until warm and combined. Cool slightly.

2. Meanwhile, in a blender combine ice cream and milk, half at a time. Cover and blend until combined. Divide ice cream mixture among 8 glasses. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and, if desired, serve with chocolate-covered pretzel rods. Makes 8 servings.


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Mimi Cates is an artist who lives over the coffee shop she owns. Content with her life, she won't allow herself to become to close with her sexy, wanderlust neighbor, despite what her heart tells her.

Irishman, Robbie Mac Donnell never wanted to stay in one place very long. His job as a scientist allowed him to travel the world without ever making permanent ties to anyone. However, when he finds the perfect person and the perfect place to settle down, he's not sure if she'll believe him.

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