It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about the corned beef and cabbage we’ll be making for St. Patrick’s Day! When I was growing up in an Italian family of six, we all celebrated just like everyone else. Mom would make her corned beef and cabbage, and it was always delicious. She may have been Italian, but that didn’t mean she couldn’t make a great St. Patrick’s Day meal with the best of them. That’s how I learned to cook Corned Beef and Cabbage with Potatoes and Carrots, and I love it!
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As a young woman and later, I was always mistaken for Irish. People would look at me and insist I was Irish or at the very least, part Irish. I usually had to go through the list of our family names of both paternal and maternal parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents, before they believed me when I said I was 100 percent Italian.
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