Irish-American Recipes for St. Patrick's Day and Beyond

It's too bad most Americans only enjoy Irish-inspired food once a year, around St. Patrick's Day. As you check out, and hopefully try some of the dishes listed below, remember, all these Irish-American recipes would be great any time of the year.
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    Leftover corned beef finds another delicious use in this earthy parsnip soup. Parsnips are a nutritious and underrated root vegetable, and make a very flavorful soup.
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    Recipe Photo (c) John Mitzewich

    Irish Stew is the national dish of Ireland, and has been a favorite stew recipe for Irish-Americans for generations. This beef stew recipe is so simple to make!

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    Recipe Photo (c) John Mitzewich
    Everyone knows corned beef and cabbage is the traditional St. Patrick's Day meal, but why only enjoy this easy recipe once a year! Great for feeding a large group, and only requires one pot. The leftover corned beef, served cold on dark bread with mustard, makes one of the world's great sandwiches.
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    Recipe Photo (c) Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade
    This traditional Irish potato soup recipe comes compliments of celebrity chef Sandra Lee, and would make a great addition to your St. Patrick's Day menu. This potato soup can be a first course, but it's more than satisfying enough to be served as a meal all on it's own.
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    This Irish-inspired shepherd's pie recipe is sure to please with its old-world homey goodness. Shepherd's pie recipes are traditionally done with lamb, but are also great using other ground meats like turkey and beef.
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    Recipe Photo © John Mitzewich
    Irish soda bread is perfect for those St. Patrick's Day meals, or any time you want a quick and tasty loaf.