Rosemary Cheddar Irish Soda Bread

Cooking up an Irish stew or corned beef and cabbage this St. Patrick’s Day? Serve it up with a healthy portion of delicious Rosemary Cheddar Irish Soda Bread.

Rosemary cheddar Irish Soda Bread Recipe. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Last week I shared a delicious recipe for Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage. It tasted delicious, but what really rounded out the meal was a sweet kale salad and some Irish Soda Bread. Today I am sharing a quick and easy recipe for Rosemary Cheddar Irish Soda Bread.

Rosemary Cheddar Irish Soda Bread

Rosemary cheddar Irish Soda Bread Recipe. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Irish Soda Bread is a deliciously crumbly sweet bread that’s mixed up in minutes. It’s similar to corn bread and tastes great with soup or a traditional meat and potatoes style meal. I’ve made the basic recipe several times, but this go around I mixed things up a bit by adding in a few additional ingredients (rosemary and cheddar cheese).

I am a big fan of rosemary in small doses. Rather than filling the bread with rosemary, I simply sprinkled a bit across the top of the dough before baking. As the bread bakes up in the oven, the flavorful aroma permeates the entire loaf. If you’re a fan of a more intense flavor, you may want to add it throughout.

Rosemary cheddar Irish Soda Bread Recipe. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Cheese on the other hand…I am an over-cheeser. I’ll add as much cheese as a recipe will allow. In the case of this loaf, I shredded up a bit (okay, half a cup) of mild cheddar and needed it into the dough. Delicious. Delicious. Delicious.

The key to a great loaf of Irish Soda Bread is babysitting it while in the oven. Every 15 minutes, open up the oven and brush the bread with butter and buttermilk. It keeps the bread soft and sweet. Yum!

Rosemary cheddar Irish Soda Bread Recipe. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Rosemary Cheddar Irish Soda Bread

Rosemary Cheddar Irish Soda Bread

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 spring rosemary, diced
  • 1/2 cup mild cheddar

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease baking sheet or cast iron pan.
  • 2. Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • 3. Add 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 cup buttermilk and egg to the dry ingredients.
  • 4. Flour work surface and knead dough. Work cheddar cheese into the bread while kneading.
  • 5. Shape dough into a round shape and place on prepared pan.
  • 6. Whisk together 1/4 cup of melted butter and remaining buttermilk. Brush top of loaf with mixture.
  • 7. Sprinkle rosemary bits over the top of the bread.
  • 8. Cut a large "x" into the top of the loaf.
  • 9. Bake 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean. Check the bread every 15 minutes and brush with the butter/buttermilk mixture until done.
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Though the taste of this bread is divine, perhaps my favorite feature is the perfectly round giftable shape. I can’t wait to cook up a loaf of Rosemary Cheddar Irish Soda Bread to share with a friend.

St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charm Gift Tags

Looking for a last-minute idea to celebrate St. Patty? Check out these super cute St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charm Gift Tags. Download the free print and cut file to create a simple surprise. St. Patrick's Day Lucky Charm Gift TagsThis post contains affiliate links. 

Sometimes life gets ahead of us. You know how it is…groceries, laundry, the latest show to hit Netflix. Suddenly you find yourself without, heaven forbid, a St. Patrick’s Day treat for the kids! We’ve got you covered with a great last minute gift idea – St. Patrick’s Day lucky charm treats and tags.

St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charm Gift Tags

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Charm Gift Tags

Supplies:
Lucky Charm Gift Tag Print and Cut File
Lucky Charm Cereal Bars – Can’t find them in the store? Snag them on Amazon. Prime Pantry offers them for a great deal.
White Cardstock
Color Printer (or visit your local print shop)
Green and White Baker’s Twine

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Charm Gift Tags

I am probably the only person in the world that doesn’t love the mini marshmallows found in cereal. Weird. I know. As a result, I am not a huge fan of Lucky Charm cereal. HOWEVER. I sort of love the cereal bars. Weird, right? In any event, I like to have cereal bars in my snack bin (I am a fan of Rice Krispie bars too). Grab a box (or two) of the Lucky Charm bars and you’ll not only have a handy snack, but you’ll also be set to create this super sweet last-minute St. Patrick’s Day gift.

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Charm Gift Tags

Print and cut the free lucky charm gift tags and tie them to your cereal bars.

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Charm Gift Tags

It’s that simple. Really. St. Patrick’s Day gift in minutes. You could take them to the whole class.

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Charm Gift Tags

If you use the St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charm Gift Tags, be sure to let me know. I’d love to see them!

St. Patrick’s Day Gift Ideas

Looking for a manageable classroom goodie or small surprise you can share with your kids St. Patrick’s Day? Don’t miss these great St. Patrick’s Day gift ideas. 

12 Super Cool Ideas for St. Patrick's Day

I don’t have an Irish bone in my body, but I sure love St. Patrick’s Day. Then again, I pretty much love any reason to share a treat, host a get together or just plain celebrate!

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day ideas to share today. I love taking treats to neighbors and friends nearby, but these fun St. Patrick’s Day gift ideas would work for teachers, classrooms or a little something special for your own kids. They’re all super-simple and easy-to-recreate. Plus, most come with a fun printable gift tag that you can download and print out at home for free!

St. Patrick’s Day Gift Ideas

These little gift tags are great. I tied them to four packs of IBC Root Beer and a package of Girl Scout Thin Mints and took them around to friends to kick off the month of March.

Free Print + Cut St. Patrick's Day Gift Tags
Eat Drink and Be Irish Print + Cut Tag

I love the idea of printing something cute right on a basic white bag. Think of all the ways you could change this up?

St-Patricks-Day-Gift-Idea-with-Free-Printable-1aSt. Patrick’s Day Gift Bag via Home Cooking Memories

I sure miss having boys around. Do you think my boyfriend would be embarrassed if I sent this with him to work next week? LOL

printable-tag-for-pinch-proof-punchPinch Proof Punch via My Sister’s Suitcase

I still believe in lucky pennies. No lie. Ask the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

Lucky-Penny-St.-Patricks-PrintableLucky Penny Print and Cut Cards via See Vanessa Craft

Tell me what kid (or in my case, adorable beagle) wouldn’t love to wear one of these adorable little leprechaun hats?

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hats Tutorial - perfect for pinch proofing your celebration!Pinch Proof Leprechaun Hats

I think this little package is great for gal pals. I am going to pick up some polish today!

anti-pinch-polish-tagPinch Proof Polish via Eighteen 25

I just love all of Jenny’s print and cut files. They’re always bright and pretty, just like this one…

0001BeGolden Friendship via Bloom Designs

Amy has become on of my best friends. It’s a friendship that grew from my admiration for all of the cute little ideas that she has shared on her blog.

st-patricks-day-rainbow-tre Follow the Rainbow via The Happy Scraps

Who doesn’t love M&Ms? Yum!

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Lucky to Know You via Simply Kierste

I love the bright colors on this cute little gift tag. Everything Rebecca does is fantastic!

rainbow_1Over the Rainbow via Simple As That

Wouldn’t this be a sweet gift for a friend? I love it!

StpatsgiftYour Friendship is a Treasure via Crazy Little Projects

Of course, if you really want to impress skip the gift and consider a St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt. So, so much fun!

St Patrick's Day Treasure HuntSt. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt

Feeling inspired by all these fun ideas? Be sure to let me know if you share one of these St. Patrick’s Day Gift Ideas. I’d love to see your take!

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or just enjoy a little Irish cooking with this Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe. 

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe. Minimal prep. Set it and forget it.

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I had my boyfriends parents over for dinner the other day. I. KNOW. So obviously I decided to show off by cooking a recipe I’d never made before…I. KNOW. Who does that?! The margin of error? YUGE. Fortunately, this recipe turned out amazingly well and everyone loved the meal.

My boyfriend is the best. He loves everything I make, but honestly? I don’t. I have to love a recipe for it to make the blog. I had my doubts about this one…I mean, come on, cabbage doesn’t even usually look that great. BUT, I cleaned my plate and loved every bite!

You could easily make this recipe in the oven or even in a slow cooker, but I am in love with my Instant Pot. It’s the best thing that ever happened to dinners in my house.

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe. Minimal prep. Set it and forget it.

I’ve been playing around with my Instant Pot for a few months now, experimenting with some of my favorite recipes. I had to dig deep for this one. Since I have never made corned beef and cabbage, I had to adapt a recipe. I turned to a 40+ year old church cookbook (that I probably stole from my Mom) for this one. Traditional recipes are typically pretty simple and this one was no exception.

This time of year it’s pretty easy to find corned beef and cabbage at the grocery store. The cabbage is inexpensive, about 58-cents a piece, which is great considering the corned beef runs a bit higher. I picked up two cabbages – one green and one purple. I didn’t NEED that much cabbage, but the color!!! I also grabbed some onions, baby carrots and a small bag of tiny potatoes.

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe. Minimal prep. Set it and forget it.

This recipe was totally a “set it and forget it.” It took under three minutes to pour some beef broth and corned beef into the pan with a quartered onion and some garlic. Once it was all in the pot, I simply set the timer and left it to cook for 60 minutes.

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe. Minimal prep. Set it and forget it.

Once the cooking cycle was complete, I did a quick release and added the carrots and potatoes. I set the pot for another six minutes and then hit another quick release.

The last step is to steam the cabbage. I placed it in the pot and set it to warm until I was ready to plate the dish.Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe. Minimal prep. Set it and forget it.

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Serving Size: Serves 6-8

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Ingredients

  • 3 pound corned beef brisket, with seasoning packet
  • 20 small potatoes (I like to use a mix of red and white)
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 white onion, quartered
  • 4 gloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 head cabbage (two if you'd like more color)
  • 32 ounces beef broth
  • *If your corned beef doesn't come with a spice packet purchase bay leaves, cloves, peppercorn, coriander and allspice. Season to taste.

Instructions

  • 1. Pour beef broth into stainless steel Instant Pot insert. Add quartered white onion and smashed garlic gloves.
  • 2. Rinse corned beef off to clear excess salt.
  • 3. Spice meat with provided spice packet and place corned beef into Instant Pot. It should be nearly covered by the beef broth. Set Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 60 minutes. When the timer sounds, allow pressure to release naturally (or use natural release for 10 minutes and then carefully select quick release).
  • 4. When the pressure valve drops, open Instant Pot and add potatoes and carrots. Lock lid back in palace and set the timer for six minutes. When the timer sounds use the quick release setting to release additional pressure.
  • 5. Add quarters or lightly shredded cabbage to the pot, lock the lids and allow to steam until you're ready to plate and serve.
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I served the Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage with horseradish, which tasted AMAZING. We also had a simple kale salad and some soft, crumbly Irish Soda Bread. I can’t wait to share the recipe for this bread with you. It’s coming next week!

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hats

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with these adorable mini St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hats. 

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hats Tutorial - perfect for pinch proofing your celebration!

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Approximately 25% of the texts I exchange are in regards to the latest and greatest at Target. Okay…I exaggerate…I think. Target is my favorite spot to find things that I NEED. The other day my friend Amy sent me photos from the One Spot (Side note, is it even called that anymore? Maybe it should be the Three Spot.). She had found a bunch of adorable stuff for spring, including a whole package of super-cute green glitter hats for $3. Sold!

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hats Tutorial - perfect for pinch proofing your celebration!

Together we’ve prepared these itty bitty St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun hats are a great way to “pinch proof” your ensemble for the holiday.

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hats

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hats Tutorial - perfect for pinch proofing your celebration!

Supplies:
Small green hats (Target, Amazon or make your own with green glittered cardstock)
Laser Printer (or visit your local printshop)
Heidi Swapp Minc
Heidi Swapp Minc Gold Foil
Cricut Electronic Cutting Machine
Pinch Proof Shamrock Print + Cut File

I am all for a handmade party good, but sometimes it’s just cheaper to purchase a pre-made item. We found the little cone hats at Target, but a quick search on Amazon yielded these adorable hats (which might even be cuter!). With that hats already made, this project involves a bit of printing and some gold foil (Not into the foil? Go ahead and cut your shamrocks out of gold cardstock.). That’s it!

Use the print and cut feature on the Cricut (or other similar machine) to print your shamrocks out using a laser printer on white cardstock. Using a laser printer is absolutely essential when working with the Minc – the toner is what the foil adheres to. If you own an ink jet printer like I do and don’t want to purchase something new, just run down to the print shop. They can take care of you with a copy machine!

Apply foil over the top of your shamrocks and run them through the Minc.

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hats Tutorial - perfect for pinch proofing your celebration!

I just love the extra special quality the shiny gold foil creates.

Line the print up on your mat and run it through the cutting machine for a crisp, clean cut.

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hats Tutorial - perfect for pinch proofing your celebration!

Once the shamrocks are cut, a little dab of glue will apply them to the hat and you’re good to go!

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hats Tutorial - perfect for pinch proofing your celebration!