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Corned Beef Potato Salad

2/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 medium potatoes
1 1/2 cups finely shredded cabbage
1 12-ounce can corned beef, chilled and cubed

Combine first 6 ingredients; set aside. Cook potatoes in enough boiling salted water to cover, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain, peel, and cube potatoes. While the potatoes are warm, add salad dressing mixture; toss to coat. Chill. To serve, add cabbage and corned beef to mixture; toss. Serve on lettuce-lined plates. Makes 6 servings.


3 medium potatoes, cooked, peeled, and cubed (3 cups)
1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/2 cup shredded carrot
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
Cottage Dressing
1 16-ounce can salmon, drained, and broken into chunks

In large bowl combine potatoes, egg, celery, carrot, and onion. Add Cottage Dressing to potato mixture, tossing lightly to coat. Gently fold in the salmon. Cover and chill thoroughly. Garnish with carrot curls and green pepper, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

Cottage Dressing: Blend together 1 cup cream-style cottage cheese, 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing, 2 tablespoons milk, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon dried dillweed, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and a dash of pepper.

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Lime Ribbon Delight

1 package of our white cake mix
1 cup boiling water
1 package (3 ounces) lime-flavored gelatin
1/2 cup fruit juice or water
1/2 cup drained crushed pineapple
1/4 cup chopped nuts
Few drops lemon juice
1 cup chilled whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Bake cake mix in 9-inch layer pan as directed on package. Cool. Pour boiling water over gelatin in bowl, stirring until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in fruit juice; chill until slightly thickened but not set. Stir in pineapple, nuts and lemon juice.

Place 2 strips of aluminum foil, 2 to 3 inches wide, in each of the layer pans, extending foil over edges of pans. Place a cooled cake layer in each pan, one layer right side up and one layer upside down. Spoon gelatin mixture evenly on the layers; chill until gelatin is firm.

In chilled bowl, beat cream and sugar until stiff. With extending foil strips, left cake out of pans; stack layers gelatin side up. Frost side of cake with whipped cream. Because of the gelatin and whipped cream, refrigerate any leftover cake.

For a St. Patrick’s Day touch, miniature while clay pipes decorate the pictured cake.

© Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Irish Shillelagh & Maggie’s and Jiggs’


Maggie’s and Jiggs’

Those favorite American-Irish cartoon characters, Maggie and Jiggs, would both be happy with the Irish Shillelagh; Maggie, because it is sufficiently garnished with fruits to make it look genteel and innocuous; Jiggs, because it is sufficiently loaded with whiskey to make it worth the effort of lifting to the lips. Maggie’s and Jiggs’ canapés have something for everyone too.


White sandwich bread
Cream cheese
Red caviar
Black caviar
Finely chopped parsley

Cut sandwich bread into ovals, crescents, or rounds; spread generously with cream cheese and top half of sandwich with red caviar, half with black; form thin parsley border around edges of bread.


Pumpernickel bread
Prepared mustard
Cooked red cabbage (see below)
Corned beef, thinly sliced or cut into 2-inch squares if using canned

Cut pumpernickel bread into 2-inch slices and spread with mustard. Spoon on cooked cabbage and top with corned beef; top with additional dollop of mustard.

Cooked red cabbage: Finely grated 1 quarter head red cabbage, as if for cole slaw; place in saucepan with lightly salted water and bring to boil; cook slowly 10 minutes; drain and chill.

Copyright ©1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Irish Coffee & Irish Potato Pancakes with Rum Applesauce


2 cups peeled and coarsely grated potatoes*
3 eggs
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons minced onion
1 tablespoon Irish whiskey
Oil for frying

Place potatoes in strainer and press to remove excess liquid. Transfer to mixing bowl. Beat eggs lightly and stir into potatoes. Mix flour and salt together and add to potato-egg mixture; mix well and stir in minced onion and Irish whisky. Shape into 3-inch disks or patties.

Heat skillet, grease, and sauté patties until bubbles appear on surface; turn over and brown flip side. Serve with Rum Applesauce and dairy sour cream.

Yield: 8-10 pancakes

* Best made with “old” potatoes, held in refrigerator vegetable compartment 6-8 weeks. When in a hurry, use instant or frozen potato pancake mix, but add 1 tablespoon Irish whiskey to batter for perky, spirited flavor.

Rum Applesauce

6 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
1 cup water
2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 cup dark rum

Place apples and water in saucepan and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sugar, all spice, ginger, and rum. Bring to boil and simmer additional 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

Note: For quick Rum Applesauce, just flavor canned applesauce with dark rum, to taste, and 1 teaspoon ginger per 2 cups applesauce.

Copyright © 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Skillet Corned-Beef Dinner


1 teaspoon instant minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 small head cabbage, cut in wedges and cored
2 large carrots, pared, halved, and sliced lengthwise
1 can (1 lb) white potatoes, drained
1 can (12 oz) corned beef, chilled and sliced
1 tablespoon chopped parsley

1. In 10-inch skillet, add onion, salt, and pepper to 2 cups water; bring to boiling.

2. Add cabbage wedges and carrot sticks. Cover, and bring to boiling; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.

3. Remove cover, and add potatoes and corned-beef slices.

4. Cover, and continue cooking 5 minutes, or until cabbage is tender.

5. To serve: Using wide, slotted utensil, alternate cabbage wedges and corned-beef slices in center of warmed serving dish. Mound carrots and potatoes around edge of dish. Sprinkle potatoes with parsley. Serve with mustard, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

© Copyright 1973 by The McCall Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Corned Beef and Cabbage


4 pounds corned beef brisket
Cold water
6 medium-sized potatoes
1 small head cabbage

Put beef in a large sauce pot; cover with cold water. Cover sauce pot and bring to boiling over high heat. Reduce to medium and cook 2 1/2 hours, or until beef is almost tender. Scrub potatoes and pare a ring around center of each (see picture). Cut cabbage into sixths. Put cabbage and potatoes in sauce pot with beef. Bring to boiling and cook, covered, 1 hour longer, or until meat is tender. Makes 6 servings.

Corned Beef Casserole

1 can (10 1/2 oz.) cream of asparagus soup
1/3 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon rosemary
2 cups cooked, cut green beans
2 cups cooked, diced potatoes
1 can (12 oz.) corned beef

Set oven for moderate, 350°.

Mix together soup, milk, rosemary, green beans and potatoes in a bowl. Divide among 4 individual casserole dishes.

Cut corned beef into cubes and divide equally among casseroles. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until sauce bubbles. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

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Irish Stew


3 packets instant chicken broth and seasoning mix or 3 chicken bouillon cubes
2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups frozen cauliflower (10-oz package), thawed
1 1/2 pounds cooked lamb, cubed
2 cups drained canned carrots
8 ounces drained, cooked parsnips, diced
1 tablespoon dehydrated onion flakes
2 teaspoons parsley flakes

Dissolve broth mix in water. Add cauliflower, and cook 4 minutes, until tender but crisp. Add lamb, carrots, parsnips, onion flakes, and parsley flakes. Simmer 15 minutes. Divide evenly. Makes 4 dinner servings.

Pantry Stew

2 cups tomato juice
3 packets instant chicken broth and seasoning mix or 3 chicken bouillon cubs
1 tablespoon vegetable flakes
1 tablespoon dehydrated onion flakes
1 tablespoon pepper flakes
1 tablespoon celery flakes
8 ounces drained, canned tuna fish
2 slices whole-wheat toast

Combine tomato juice, broth mix, vegetable flakes, onion flakes, pepper flakes, and celery flakes in saucepan. Cook over low heat 10 minutes, or until vegetable flakes are soft. Add tuna fish and cook 5 minutes longer. Serve over toast, divided evenly. Makes 2 luncheon servings.

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Shamrock & Shamrock Sandwiches


Shamrock Sandwiches

St. Patrick’s Day is a bully time to give a party, whether you’re Irish or not. And whether or not you’re Irish you’ll appreciate the robust taste of Irish whisky any time of the year. It seems curious to add a liqueur such as crème de menthe to Irish whiskey; but try it, along with the smashing cocktail sandwiches, and you’ll be in fro two agreeable surprises.

Thin sliced white sandwich bread
2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup mayonnaise
2 cups finely chopped parsley
Shamrocks, if available, for garnish or fresh watercress or parsley sprigs

Cut desired number of 3-inch bread rounds from sandwich bread. Spread bread rounds lightly with mayonnaise on both sides and on edges of rounds. Place on wax paper on tray and refrigerate 1 hour.

Press chopped cucumber in cheese cloth or food strainer to drain excess fluid; place in mixing bowl with chopped onion. Add mayonnaise by tablespoonfuls to make lightly sticky.

Spoon cucumber-onion mixture onto bread rounds and top with bread rounds; roll top, bottom, and sides of sandwiches in chopped parsley to coat; secure with cocktail skewer. Place on serving tray.

Refrigerate, lightly covered with plastic wrap until serving time. Serve garnished with sprays of shamrocks or parsley or watercress sprigs.

Copyright © 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Everybody’s Irish & Haggerty



This cheese and potato pie may be a little tricky for beginning cooks, but once you have mastered it you’ll want to try it again and again; it goes well with Irish whiskey and, with a chop or an omelet, fills out a dinner menu nicely, too.

3 medium potatoes
1 large white onion
3 tablespoons cooking oil
1 teaspoon ground celery seed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter

Peel potatoes and cut into paper-thin slices, using slicing attachment to food processor if available. peel onion and slice thinly.

Heat cooking oil in heavy skillet and place 1/2 of potatoes in pan; sprinkle a little of the celery seed, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup cheese over potatoes.

Place onions on top of cheese; sprinkle a little of the seasonings. Place remaining potatoes slices on top and sprinkle with remaining cheese and seasonings. Dot with butter.

Cook over medium heat, covered, until top layer of potatoes is tender, about 20 minutes. Slip Haggerty carefully onto place; slip from plate, to side down, back into skillet. Cook additional 15 minutes uncovered.

To serve, cut into wedges.
Yield 4-6 servings.

Copyright © 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

St. Patty’s Punch/Ham Spread

St. Patty’s Punch

1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple in juice, chilled
8 drops green food color (optional)
3 cans (6 ounces each) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 can (46 ounces) white grape juice, chilled
1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice, chilled
About 32 ice cubes
3 cans (12 ounces each) beer, chilled

Tint pineapple (with liquid) with 4 drops of the food color. Mix lemonade concentrate, juices and pineapple. Tint with remaining food color: pour on ice cubes in punch bowl. Just before serving, stir in beer. About 52 servings (1/2 up each).

Sweetheart Punch: Omit food color. Substitute pink lemonade for the plain; tint with 2 tablespoons grenadine syrup.

Ham Spread

2 cans (4 1/2 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 cans (4 1/2 ounce each) deviled ham spread
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 teaspoon horseradish (optional)
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
Snack-size rye bread

Cook and stir mushrooms in butter in skillet over low heat about 5 minutes; cool. Stir in remaining ingredients except bread. Refrigerate 3 hours. Garnish with snipped parsley. Serve with bread. About 2 cups SPREAD.

©1975 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.