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Is everyone enjoying the last few days of March? I know I will be glad for this month to be over and hopefully get closer to real spring weather. It still has been bitter cold – though today it got a bit warmer and we are hoping for better temperatures to come – and stay! …

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Every year I make a potato soup for St. Patrick’s Day. Last year I made St. Patrick’s Day Potato Soup! The version I made this year is an easy to make potato soup with the shrimp adding a bit more saltiness making it fun to eat. Depending upon the size you dice the potatoes, you …

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It is almost St. Patrick’s Day and even though I am not a beer drinker I do like to make a couple of recipes using Guinness Beer! Today I made these fantastic Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes which has the wonderful flavor of Guinness Beer. They were super easy to make and only took 25-minutes to bake …

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It is a good time of year to try different versions of my original Minestrone Slow-Cooked Stew. It is still bitter cold and we rarely get a warm day. Most of us are so looking forward to spring! I am so done with this winter – but am trying to find projects to keep me busy. …

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Recipe moved to: No Bake Creamy Chocolate Banana Pie with Crushed Mint M&Ms Made With Dark Chocolate Please consider following us at our new Blog called Supper Plate for your favorite recipes from Realistic Cooking Ideas and many new recipes! We thank you for your continual support!

Recipe moved to: No Bake Double Layered Banana Pie with Pistachios and Chocolate Please consider following us at our new Blog called Supper Plate for your favorite recipes from Realistic Cooking Ideas and many new recipes! We thank you for your continual support!

Realistic Cooking Ideas is celebrating its two-year birthday! It is a wonderful journey meeting so many interesting bloggers from around the world, reading your fabulous recipes and stories, and all the beautiful photos. I was humbled when more than 800 people followed my blog and I hope to continue bringing you my versions of recipes. …

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This is a wonderful, easy to make recipe that my mother often serves for special occasions! I always enjoyed having it for my birthday and it is one of my favorite meals! It is also delicious warmed over the next day – so make plenty for leftovers! You can add smoked paprika to the recipe …

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This is a special treat that can be made for St. Patrick’s Day or any occasion when you want a special cake! Your guests will enjoy the wonderful blend of spices, cocoa, and nuts. I prefer this cake without an icing, but you could make a simple icing or use a whipped topping. Ingredients 2/3 …

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