Monday, March 15, 2010

Calling all Leprechauns

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Pssst…..Hey you! Yes, you….I know you can see me. Our good friend Kathleen from Cuisine Kathleen is having her second annual blog crawl. That Kathleen loves St. Patrick’s Day almost as much as she loves Bill. Well, that’s what Kathleen calls him. The rest of us know him as William Sonoma :)

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Let’s have a little snack before we head over to the party. I pulled out the Irish lace and made Blarney Brownies for you! Did you know that leprechauns before the twentieth century traditionally wore red jackets? According to the Irish poet Yeats, solitary leprechauns prefer red jackets, while “trooping” ones favor green attire. Of course, our leprechaun is wearing green. He’s a party animal! He loves that special concoction I’ve whipped up to celebrate. It’s filled with “springy” flavors and called spring fling!

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I love these stacked servers. One is from T.J. Maxx and one is from Marshall’s. The open weave in the larger one allows me to change the ribbon to suit the occasion!

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Before we head over to the party at Cuisine Kathleen, I’d like to leave my friends in the land of Blog with a special Irish prayer.

May God give you

For every storm, a rainbow

For every tear, a smile

For every care, a promise

And a blessing in each trial.

For every problem life sends

A faithful friend to share.

For every sigh, a sweet song

And an answer to each prayer.

Now head over to the party at Cuisine Kathleen! I’ll be linking on Thursday to Susan’s Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps the Porch. I’ll be posting the brownie and spring fling recipes on Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum! Happy St. Patrick’s Day and thanks Kathleen!

I am also linking to JanMary's St. Patrick's Day Blogging Carnival at Welcome to My World. She is REALLY Irish. Give her a visit here

51 comments:

  1. Oh pass me that plate! They look delicious. I did not know that about the red coated leprechauns! I guess I only know the common ones!
    Thanks so much for joining in the blog crawl...I appreciate it.
    William Sonoma , LOL Yes, I and I am good friends with PB too...:) outlet versions only!

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  2. Oh, do I want one of your blarney brownies. Can't wait for the recipe. They look so good.

    Love the Irish prayer too. Your pictures are so good!

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  3. Oh My Goodness, those Blarney Brownies look delightful, sure would like one right now!

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  4. Thanks for the Irish prayer. The brownies look so good. I did not know about the red coat - learn something new every day. :) I have not been to visit "Bill" in some time - trying to be good.:)
    Glenda

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  5. Blarney Brownies look delicious!

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  6. I love the Irish Prayer. I wish I could eat the brownies!

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  7. Will definitely be looking for that recipe at Gollums on Friday!! Looks delicious...
    I agree, Kathleen is totally gaga with Bill !!!

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  8. Great post...love the brownies!

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  9. OH! These look so yummy! I've made these before so I know that by just looking at them I've gained 5 lbs at least! :)

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  10. OMG those look good!
    I love the cake stand and the yummy drink too!
    Cindy

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  11. How pretty! And such a tease! No recipe for Blarney Brownies?? Please??
    xoxo Pattie

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  12. Those brownies look yummy even this early in the morning. I love how you stacked the cake plates.

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  13. Ummm, looks like Nanaimo bars! Or are those mint brownies? Cucumber and lemon and mint... what else do I see in that drink? I need to go check out your recipes!

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  14. Oh, those brownies look devine!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  15. Those brownies look yummy! And I've never heard of leprechauns wearing red; I'll have to go brush up on Yeats!

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  16. PRETTY plates, PRETTY bows, PRETTY Brownies...PRETTY everything!
    I cracked up at the "Bill" comment...so true! LOL

    Sláinte!
    Rett

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  17. Pass the Blarney Brownies please. Such a cute name for the brownies and I had no idea the little fairies wore red jackets too.
    Joyce

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  18. Very pretty...the brownies look yummy!

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  19. Oh those brownies!!

    Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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  20. Happy St Patrick's Day from N Ireland :)

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  21. What pretty servers, Susan! And those Blarney Brownies look so yummy! Happy St Paddy's Day!...hugs...Debbie

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  22. Oh my, think I'll have to have one of those Blarney Brownies now!!

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  23. I love the stacked plates and I want a brownie now! Also love your "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" music. Joni

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  24. How festive and pretty! Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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  25. Susan, I really want one of those brownies. they look soooo good. Love your polka dot ribbon tied onto the plate. laurie

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  26. OMG - Kathleen does have a thing for Bill....now that you mention it - LOL LOL LOL
    Love your sweetness, that little man and those plates - you ROCK !
    Kammy

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  27. OMG, those blarney brownies look delicious! Can't wait to see the recipe.

    Have a happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Bonnie

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  28. Happy St. Patrick's Day Susan to you!
    Love the cake stand with the yummy blarney brownies and the little leprechaun is very cute.
    Thank you for the lovely Irish prayer.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  29. Those look so delicious! Nice post.

    D

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  30. Omygosh...I am wanting one of those beautiful brownies...and I want one of those servers...too cute.
    xo bj

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  31. Oh, those Blarney Brownies have me craving sweets!! They look delicious. I have been looking for a plate like you have them on...I'll have to check out TJ Maxx.

    The Irish Prayer is wonderful. Have a great St. Paddy's Day! :-)

    xoxo
    Janie

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  32. Yummy! Oh I'm hungry right now for your brownies. Everything looks so festive and precious for the Holiday Susan! Love it all.

    Thanks for your sweet visit and giving a name to the style of cabinet that I bought. Very nice!

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

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  33. I'm late but I hope you saved me one of those brownies, Susan. They look so good!...Christine

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  34. Blarney brownies look yummy! I love that tiered tray too.
    Come to my blog to win Rachael Ray bake ware.
    Thanks!
    Sherry

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  35. Hi Susan,Love Love Love your green Table...So Pretty...and thise brownies lok yummy
    HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY
    xoxo
    Julie

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  36. Those Irish brownies look killer! I've always loved that Irish Blessing too.

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  37. Yummy Yummy those brownies wow they look wonderful, love your table, Everything looks fun and delicious...Phyllis

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  38. Those brownies look so good! Very pretty Irish table.

    D

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  39. What a happy little leprechaun -- bet he was willing to trade his pot of gold for those yummy brownies! This is such a cute Irish setting for St. Patrick's day.

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  40. Oh! Love the pitcher beverage and the glasses filled with foodie decor!
    When I see that...it is like the crowning touch on a dish :) A mark of a great hostess!!!

    PS ..I cried, yes I did...but happy tears!

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  41. Those brownies look so good! My mouth is watering.

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  42. Hi Susan...

    Ohhh...what a fabulous St. Pat's Day celebration! Girlfriend, those Blarney Brownies look absolutely divine...I've never seen any like that! You'll have to share your recipe...please! Ohhh...and freshly squeezed lemon/limeade...yummy! You certainly know how to spoil us with all those goodies! I love your stacking plates! I have the same one that came from TJ Maxx and have been having so much fun with it...changing out the ribbon! Hehe!

    Well Darlin', I hope that you had a marvelous St. Pat's Day! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful celebration with us...sooo pretty!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  43. so pretty and the Blarney Brownies are calling my name..you certainly set a wonderful table.~!
    Sonny

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  44. My mouth is watering, so post that brownie recipe soon! LOL
    Sue

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  45. Hi Susan, thanks for visiting, yes it is astroturf from Home Depot, they have a good size roll for 15.00, I think I will use it this summer on some tablescapes with garden themes...thanks again for your nice comments, now give me those brownies...Phyllis

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  46. Yummy treats! I want the recipe too.

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  47. Happy belated St. Pat's! I joined Kathleen's crawl but I was in Colorado at the time with limited computer access so I'm late to see many wonderful posts.

    I love these brownies! Perfect!

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