Festive St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail

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As your resident St. Patrick’s Day chick I am here bringing you an EASY St. Patty’s Day cocktail!Β  Want to know why I LOVE St. Patty’s Day {other than the fact that it’s my second birthday being a redheaded Irish girl} read about that here-Why Redlocks and Shamrocks.

When I think of St. Patrick’s Day in my younger pre-mommy years several beverages come to mind: green beer, Irish Car Bombs, and the dreaded Jager Bomb. {I think I just puked a little-hangover memories}.Β Β  This cocktail has none of those ingredients! And if you ask me its really refreshing and perfect for a little day drinking.Β  πŸ™‚

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Ingredients:

  • Sparkling Moscato:Β  I used Barefoot Bubbly
  • Sprite
  • GREEN Grapes (fresh or frozen) for the festive look
  • Ice

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How cute are these cups from Target?Β  Shhh secret they are PLASTIC!

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All you need to do for this drink is fill your cup with ice and grapes then pour in the moscato-as much or as little as you want.Β Β  Next top with a tiny bit of Sprite!Β  And BAM a quick and refreshing cocktail!

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Btw this is my go to hair style these days-natural hot mess hair that is a few days dirty with a messy fishtail or dutch braid.Β 

  • Cardi: Old Navy
  • Shirt: Nordstrom
  • Watch:Β  Michael Kors
  • Lips:Β  Lipsense Color “Flour de Lisa” {duh I HAD to pick that color}Β  My girl Melissa is a distributor if you are interested you can contact herΒ here.

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No matter if you are at an Irish pub or at home trying to catch a leprechaun with your little ones, have a great time celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year readers!

XOXO

Your Redlocks and Shamrocks Girl,

Lisa Doyle

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Easy One Pan Christmas Bars: MeMaw’s Mystery Bars

Easy One Pan Christmas Bars: MeMaw’s Mystery Bars

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Growing up in my house around the holidays Christmas music was always blaring, my brothers had I were running amok around our 15 foot tall tree, and my mom was always baking & making fun foods to celebrate.Β Β  She seriously was the cutesy-crafty-amazing-mom wayyy before Pinterest was a thing.Β Β  Now as a mother myself, I still don’t know how my mother did it all!Β  One of my favorite cookies she makes are called Mystery Bars!Β  Today on the blog my mom made them with my daughter and we are sharing one of our favorite {and easy} recipes with you!Β Β 

I am doing one of the things I HATE when finding a recipe on Pinterest….telling you some long winded story before getting to the recipe.Β Β  Feel free to keep scrolling, or check out these photographs of my mom’s recipe book.Β Β  Pre-internet when you could save all your favorite recipes organized in Pinterest boards recipe books were all the rage.Β Β  This thing is from the 70’s or 80’s and has hand written recipes from my mother and my grandmother, clippings from magazines, printings from the internet, and even has cooking stains on it.Β Β  Its a very cherished item in our family-since if you’ve ever been around the O’Rourke’s when food is on the table you know food = life.

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This recipe is so easy you can whip it up quickly for a last minute holiday party or cookie exchange.Β Β  It took us no time to make even with a toddler’s help! The bars can be cut as small or as large as your holiday diet can handle.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 small bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 small bag of butterscotch chips (or you could use peanut butter chips)
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 can condensed sweetened milk

Steps:

Melt butter and pour into a 9×13 inch pan and sprinkle graham crackers on top.

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Press down firmly with a fork into the baking pan.

Layer on the chocolate chips as little or as many as you like!

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Now add the butterscotch chips.

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Next, sprinkle on the coconut!Β  My toddler LOVED this part! *Note my mother’s “measuring” this is why I must document her recipes-she never really follows them which makes it impossible to copy!

Lastly drizzle the milk on top evenly.

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Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes at 325 degrees.Β  Once in the oven, do a dance party!!

When the cookies are completely cool cut into bars of any size and viola!Β  Easy ONE PAN cookies with little clean up!Β  I hope you enjoy them!

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These are my favorite cookies my mom makes!Β  I personally like these bars when then are a few days only and not completely fresh so they are somewhat hard.

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What are your favorite family Christmas cookie traditions?Β  Comment below with your favorite Christmas cookie!

Have a Happy Holiday!

XOXO

Your Redlocks and Shamrocks Girl,

Lisa Doyle