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March 2 St. Paddy’s Day Recipes to Make in Your West End Apartment in DC

With St. Paddy’s Day right around the corner, now’s the perfect time to start planning your holiday menu! Here are a few festive recipes to whip up in your apartment in DC.

Beef and Guinness Stew [All Recipes]
Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like a pint of Guinness—but in this case, you don’t toss it back. Instead, you pour it directly into the gravy. Beef chuck, bacon, onions, carrots, and celery swim in the Guinness-based gravy to create a hearty stew.

Irish Soda Bread [Food Network]
A St. Paddy’s classic! Irish soda bread doesn’t require a bread maker, or any special equipment, for that matter. It’s mostly made of ingredients you already have in your kitchen—flour, sugar, butter, baking soda—plus orange zest, dried currants, and buttermilk. You simply combine the dry and wet ingredients, mix in the currants, shape the round loaf, and then bake.

Mint Brownie Pie [Taste of Home]
Mint brownie pie might not be a St. Patrick’s Day staple, but its emerald hue earns it an honorable mention. The fluffy filling features velvety creamy cheese, sugar, peppermint extract, and, of course, green food coloring. It all sits inside of a homemade crust infused with chocolate and butter.