Celebrating the Emerald Isle

Emerald City

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For St. Patrick’s Day theme or even somewhere over the rainbow, this elegant emerald green and gold color scheme is worth getting green with envy for. The green and gold also add a richness to this outdoor event, but work well with added white florals for an indoor venue.

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Pots of Green Gold

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These stuffed cremini mushrooms add just the right pop of green and yum to your plate.

10 ounces cremini mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed
3 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup basil parmesan mayonnaise
Type of fire: Direct
Grill heat: medium-high


Place mushrooms in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and spread the coals evenly over entire surface of coal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil the grilling grate. Place mushrooms on the grill, gill side up, and cook until mushroom caps brown and start to release their moisture, 3-4 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until mushrooms are slightly soft, about 3 minutes more. Remove mushrooms to a tray, gill side up, and let cool for 3-5 minutes.

Fill each mushroom with a spoonful of basil parmesan mayonnaise. Serve immediately.

Magically Delicious

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Thank your orange stars and green clovers, there’s a Lucky Charms Rum Punch perfect for a magically delicious drink.


1 bunch fresh mint, stems removed plus more for garnish

2 pkg. Kool-Aid Lemon-Lime Flavor Unsweetened Drink Mix

2 qt. (8 cups) pineapple juice, chilled

1 bottle (2 L) carbonated lemon-lime soda, chilled

1 bottle (750 ml) white rum, optional

2 lemon, sliced

3 lime, sliced


Rim glasses: Place Lucky Charms marshmallows in a ziplock bag and crush into small pieces. Pour out onto a plate and set aside. Dip glasses in honey then in crushed marshmallows.

Make the punch: Muddle mint with Kool-Aid in punch bowl or pitcher.

Add pineapple juice; stir until mix is dissolved.

Stir in soda, rum and fruit just before serving.

To serve, pour punch carefully into rimmed glasses, add a few extra slices of citrus and a sprig of mint.

Capture a Leprechaun

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Google Clips has just released an automatic clippable camera that you can wear or mount to capture short clips or videos. This could be an interesting tabled device at an event or wedding, to capture those moments when everyone is caught up in the moment.

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