Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Corned Beef Quiche, Limeade Cupcakes, Pie and Giveaway Winners!

Top o' the mornin'! This redheaded, green-eyed Irish lass looks forward to this holiday where everyone can be Irish for a day. Here is my favorite savory recipe for St. Patrick's Day. This is my take on changing up traditional corned beef hash. This recipe is a great way to use leftover corned beef and hash and canned corned beef will also work well with this recipe. It makes a great variety to spring quiche and is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

"Southern Fried Bride's Easy Corned Beef Quiche"

1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust

4 eggs
1 egg white

1 1/2 cups corned beef, chopped

1 cup potatoes, chopped

1/2 cup shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake pie crust according to package directions. Line rim of crust with aluminum foil to avoid burnt crust edges. Remove baked pie crust from oven and place on cooling rack. In large bowl, whisk eggs until well beaten. Add corned beef, potatoes and cheese. Stir until well
-combined. Pour into prepared pie crust. Bake 40-45 minutes or until quiche is golden brown. Enjoy!

Here is one of my favorite St. Patrick's Day sweet treats. This is one of my limeade cupcakes that I made for local friends, shown plated on one of my spring green Lenox "Butterfly Meadow" dessert plates.  
"Southern Fried Bride's Lively Limeade Cupcakes"
  Makes 24 cupcakes

3 cups cake flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup frozen limeade concentrate, thawed

3 large eggs

1/2 teaspoon green food coloring
(or 4 drops green food coloring with dropper lid)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffin pans with cupcake liners or spraying with cooking spray. In large bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Combine well. Set aside. In separate bowl, add butter and sugar. Cream together. Add limeade concentrate and mix well. Add one egg at a time, mixing together between additions. Add food coloring and mix well. Add flour mixture 1/3 at a time, mixing together between additions. Divide batter evenly into muffin pans. Bake 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle of cupcake comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting. Makes 24 cupcakes.
"Southern Fried Bride's Lively Limeade Frosting"
Frosts 24 cupcakes

3 cups confectioner's sugar
1 stick butter, softened
2 tablespoons frozen limeade concentrate, thawed

In large bowl, cream butter with mixer on medium speed. Add confectioner's sugar one cup at a time. mixing between additions. Mix on medium speed for 5-7 minutes, or until frosting reaches creamy consistency. Spread frosting over cooled cupcakes. Enjoy!
Here is a recipe for my favorite diabetic St. Patrick's Day treat that I make for friends and loved ones:

"Southern Fried Bride's Easy Limeade Pie"

2/3 cup boiling water

1 (4-serving) package sugar free lime flavored gelatin

1/2 cup cold water

1/2 cup ice cubes

1 (8 oz.) container sugar free Cool-Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 teaspoon lime zest

1 (8 inch) graham cracker pie crust

Bring water to a boil in saucepan. Pour boiling water into mixing bowl, gradually add in dry gelatin, stirring at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add cold water, then ice to mixture. Stir well. Remove remaining ice from mixture. Gradually stir in whipped topping with wire whisk until smooth. Add in lime zest and stir well. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy!

GIVEAWAY WINNERS! My St. Patrick's Giveaway had a lucky twist...not just one winner, but THREE WINNERS!  Here are the names of the three lucky winners who will receive 250 personalized UPrinting label stickers. 
Congratulations to Megan Vesel, Sarah Lindsay and Vanessa at "Bite Me Cakes"! Please contact me by e-mail to claim your prize at:

"May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be ever at your back. May the sunshine warm upon your face,  and the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand." -Traditional Irish Blessing. Happy St. Patrick's Day!  


  1. Okay... I am SO happy I found your blog! I mean, I am hungry just after reading the title of the post, before I even got down to teh rest of it! hahaha