Deirdre's Dish ~

Dishing it up, dishing it out and making life delicious ~ one day at a time

Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream November 21, 2010

Filed under: Recipes,Uncategorized — deirdre175 @ 8:43 pm
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Here’s an all time favorite, and frequently requested, recipe from my cookbook “Home On The Range.” My mother, a feisty Irish woman mastered the art of making this rich and creamy beverage which I call “decadent deliciousness” and can easily be served in place of dessert.

Make mine a double!

Decadent Deliciousness

Decadent Deliciousness

1 cup Irish whiskey
1 can Eagle sweetened condensed milk
1 pint heavy cream
4 Tbsp. Hershey’s liquid chocolate
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Pour heavy cream into a mixer and beat for 3 to 4 minutes or until cream starts to thicken. Add remaining ingredients and continue beating for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until completely combined.

Pour into a glass container with an air-tight lid. Refrigerate.
Serve chilled in Waterford cordial glasses (or as my mother prefers, a large Waterford goblet).


Flame Broiled Burgers November 4, 2010

Filed under: Recipes,Uncategorized — deirdre175 @ 11:15 pm
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Hmmm, I know I’ve been away from this blogging thing a bit too long, but sometimes it seems that life gets in the way of life. However, we all have to stop and eat at some time or another and when things get crazy, and my culinary creativity takes a back burner to simply putting a dish on the table and calling it “dinner,” I turn to my Rolodex of quick and easy recipes for inspiration. This Flame Broiled Burger is as fast as drive-thru but has all the flavors of a steakhouse creation. The addition of a few simple ingredients transforms standard grade ground beef into a burger that tastes like sirloin on a bun. No questions about it, other than, “You want fries with that?”


· 2 pounds ground beef
· 1 tablespoon good Dijon mustard
· 3 tablespoons good olive oil

Flame Broiled Burger

· 1 teaspoon kosher salt
· 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
· 3 sandwich-size English muffins, halved and toasted
· Good mayonnaise
· Lettuce, tomato, raw red onion


Turn oven on broil.

Place the ground beef in a large bowl and add the mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix gently with a fork to combine, taking care not to compress the ingredients. Shape the meat into 6 (3 1/2-inch) patties of equal size and thickness.

Place the burgers on broiler pan and cook for 4 – 5 minutes. Using a big spatula, turn the burgers and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, until medium-rare, or cook longer if you prefer hamburgers well done.

Meanwhile, break apart the English muffins and toast the 6 halves, cut side up, in a toaster oven or place on a cookie sheet and toast alongside burgers in regular over. Watch carefully so the muffins don’t burn.
Spread each muffin half with mayonnaise and top with a burger, lettuce, tomato and raw onion.

Now that’s a burger!



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