Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

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Here’s another edition of Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

7 Delicious Irish Soda Bread Recipes
On Parade Magazine‘s blog this week, I shared: 7 DELICIOUS IRISH SODA BREAD RECIPES.  I think you might just find something in my collection that suits your fancy for St. Patrick’s Day!

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And because I love St. Patrick’s Day so much… and because I have a very Irish husband, it was only right that I share 6 DESSERTS USING BAILEYS IRISH CREAM too.  Truth be told, I found like 15 desserts that I wanted to include on this list, but these were the absolute BEST!

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies #recipe -

Here is what my little guy (RecipeBoy) has been up to lately:  He made CHOCOLATE THUMBPRINT COOKIES.  They were awesome!  I really love how he takes charge each week to decide what he wants to make next.  He has good things planned for the next few weeks too.

crumble recipe

Here’s what’s happening on my other blog, Culinary Covers:  The very talented Faith (from the blog An Edible Mosaic) shared a BLACKBERRY & APPLE CRUMBLE RECIPE (using cranberries instead of blackberries) from the Irish Country Cooking cookbook.  It looks fabulous, doesn’t it?

Facebook Hack

If you have ever wondered about what getting hacked on Facebook is like (your business page that you’ve taken YEARS to develop), Stephanie Manley of CopyKat Recipes has a story to tell you:  Being Hacked is No Fun.  READ IT- it’s a nightmare.  Then go and do every single thing that she suggests you do to protect your account.  And please give Stephanie’s NEW CopyKat Recipes page a LIKE on Facebook since she lost all of her Facebook followers and is now having to start from scratch.  CopyKat Recipes is a site that shares restaurant-style recipes that you can make at home.

celebration cookies SOLO contest

We are in the 3rd week of the SOLO SIMPLE BUT GOOD RECIPE CONTEST.  This week’s theme is “CELEBRATIONS.”  Enter your easy, 6-ingredient or less CELEBRATION-Themed recipe for a chance to win.  You can enter something that you already have in your files (no need to create something new), and it takes all of 5 minutes to submit the recipe to the contest.  You can also check out the entries and vote for your favorites!  Check it out here >SOLO SIMPLE BUT GOOD RECIPE CONTEST.  You can follow SOLO on Facebook and Pinterest too.  The prize for this week’s winning recipe:  Solo Product Pack, Cake stand, Cake-cutting knife set, and a Recipe Girl Cookbook!  Good Luck!

Oh, and the link to the cookie recipe is here >> CELEBRATION COOKIES

PB Muffins

My friend Aimee from the fabulous blog- Shugary Sweets– made a recipe from my cookbook to share with the world >> PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY MUFFINS.  I love these… my son loves these… they are nice for breakfast, but they make a great after-school snack too.  Aimee is hosting a GIVEAWAY FOR THE RECIPE GIRL COOKBOOK so check out her post if you would like to enter for a chance to win.

Irish Cream Brownies

And another good friend- Joanne from the yummy food blog- Eats Well With Others– made the IRISH CREAM BROWNIES from my cookbook.  I haven’t made them in so long that I forgot how wonderfully fudgy they turn out to be!  Check out Joanne’s post to get the recipe.

Literary Bucket List

Book lovers:  have you seen this link on Amazon yet?? >> 100 BOOKS TO READ IN A LIFETIME.  I secretly want to read my way through every single book.  It might take me my entire life, but maybe I’ll at least get a few ideas for summer reading for sure.  Just for the record, I’ve read 23 of the books on the list.  I have a long way to go.  I was super happy to see THE SECRET HISTORY by Donna Tartt on that list.  It’s one of my favorite novels of all time.

Reuben Bread
Thinking of something alternative to make for St. Patrick’s Day?  This is a favorite recipe from years’ past:  REUBEN BREAD.  I wrote up a really nice post on how to make this bread step-by-step, and it’s delicious too!

Fave Blogs March 12

Here are three food blogs that I read often, and you should consider reading them too! >>

  • WHAT’S COOKING WITH RUTHIE:  Ruthie blogs from Utah.  Interesting fact:  her grandma Louise had her own cooking show in the 60’s, and that was the inspiration to start her blog.  Ruthie shares delicious recipes for all meals of the day, and she has some interesting contributors to her blog too.  Her latest post:  SLOW COOKER GREEK CHICKEN & RICE
  • BAKING A MOMENT:  Allie blogs from… an unknown location (I have no idea!)  In any case, she shares baking recipes on her blog for both beginners and advanced bakers.  Allie really does a beautiful job with this blog- I love it!  Her latest post:  #KISSMEIMIRISH IRISH CREAM PROFITEROLES
  • OH, SWEET BASIL:  Carrian blogs from Utah (man, there are a LOT of Utah bloggers!!)  I’ve hung out with Carrian a few times, and she’s so sweet and has a beautiful family too.  She shares recipes for all meals of the day.  Her photography is amazing, and she shares the food I like to eat!  Her latest post:  EASY PESTO- ASPARAGUS QUINOA

Lemi Shine

My friend Donna was visiting us last weekend, and she shared a cleaning secret:  LEMI SHINE.  It removes hard water spots on your dishes and glassware, and ALSO on the inside of your dishwasher.  I have ordered some on Amazon, and I can’t wait to try it!


Here’s a video to send you off today (my favorite song)… it’ll put you in a good mood.  And it’s an excellent song to start off every day!

Until next week, my friends… have a good one!

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Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

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  • Joanie @ ZagLeft wrote:

    Thank you for sharing the post from Stephanie (CopyKat Recipes). It’s a great reminder that I need to protect my online passwords, etc. much better than I do. It must have been horrifying to go through such a mess. And as always, I enjoy reading about the blogs you’re reading. I love finding new blogs, thank you.

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen wrote:

    Another fabulous edition of “Stuff”, Lori! I’m dying to try those Irish Cream Brownies of yours. Loving how Ruthie’s grandma Louise had her own cooking show in the 60?s…when Julia Child was starting out in television. Appreciate all the blog recommendations and one of your all time favorite novels to read. Oh, that Reuben Bread is calling my name! In fact, having a Reuben Sandwich tonight for dinner. It’s a craving that never stops!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks wrote:

    The soda bread, the Baileys recipes, Faith’s crumble and Joanne’s brownies Aimee’s muffins- all are pinned – it’s all right up my alley! The recipes in your book are awesome and I want to make like…every single one 🙂

  • Tieghan wrote:

    Oh! Loved today post! All the Irish food looks delicious and the blogs you chose this week are great ones! As always thanks for sharing. I love these post!

  • Carrian wrote:

    Ok, here’s my comment again. Sorry if duplicates appear. Soooo, I’d been working on a recipe for 2 hours and was finally about to remove it from the oven. I ended up burning my hand worse than I ever have in my life which made me jump and dump the entire dish which had sauce and gooey cheese everywhere, all over the oven, down the cracks and even in the drawer underneath. I was seriously so bummed and wanting to blow up the oven, sat down and immediately got your ping. Your sweet blurb about us totally made a crappy moment feel so much better. You’re the best. Thank you for all your support! Means so much! Mwah!!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Aw, that makes me feel good. And I’m so sorry to hear about your horrible day- I hope your hand is feeling better!!!

  • Emily @ Life on Food wrote:

    Those Irish Cream Brownies look divine! I haven’t had enough fun with St. Patrick’s Day food this year.

  • Amy @Very Culinary wrote:

    I was mortified when I heard what happened to Stephanie. I see she’s already back up to 21k+ facebook fans. She’ll get there in no time!

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets wrote:

    Oh man, there is so much in this post that makes me drool. Those thumbprint cookes, WOW!!! That Reuben, YUM. Thanks for the shoutout too!

  • Meriem @ Culinary Couture wrote:

    Allie blogs from Philadelphia! One of my favorites as well 🙂

  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor wrote:

    I love homemade bread and that is a fabulous round-up, Lori! Also love following Ruthie, Allie and Carrian!

  • Allie | Baking a Moment wrote:

    Thanks so much for the shout! I blog from Philadelphia, btw 😉 I’m blushing from all the sweet compliments. Love all the great info in this post too! Now I’ve got to go look for this Lemi Shine stuff, and read all about how to protect my Facebook account. Yikes!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress) wrote:

    I always love these posts!!! It’s always fun to see so many of my friends featured 🙂

  • Marcie wrote:

    Thank you so much for featuring my apricot orange Irish soda bread, Lori! I love soda bread so much, and want to try all 6 of the others! I love all of your blog recommendations as I never to seem to be able to follow enough great blogs! I really need to try the Irish cream brownies from your cookbook. ????