If you know me at all, you know that the place I want to visit most in the world is Ireland. I am meant to visit Ireland, I can feel it in my bones! Alas, my pocketbook doesn’t agree with me right now, and my husband isn’t what one would call adventurous (neither am I, if we’re being honest). But, I will get there. Even if I have to drag my husband, kicking and screaming. Ireland is the cornerstone for my ‘Vacations Not Babies’ plan, so yeah, one of these days, we’re leaving on a jet plane and heading to the Emerald Isle! 😁 Anywho, a friend of mine changed his profile picture on Facebook to the following phrase: ‘Everyone’s Irish on March 17th’. 🍀🍻 I could not agree more! I fancy myself a lucky lady today: I have a job I love, money in the bank, a roof over my head, food in my belly, and the love of a good man and wonderful friends and family.
Now, I don’t want y’all to get spoiled and think I’m going to be posting recipes every day, but I was looking to see if I had a recipe or pic of a cupcake or dessert I might have baked previously for St. Patrick’s Day, and came across my recipe for Carrot-Pineapple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. None of that is particularly Irish, but I used green cupcake liners and decorated the cupcakes with green sugar sprinkles, so that makes them Irish, right? I’m so glad you agree with me! But seriously, these cupcakes were AMAZEBALLS! There’s some work involved what with grating carrots and all, but true to form, it’s semi-homemade because the base of the cake is a boxed Spice Cake mix and the frosting is canned cream cheese frosting with cinnamon mixed in. Fruits and veggies in the mix, so it’s practically healthy, can I get an AMEN?!?
I’ll leave you with an Irish Blessing:
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!