St. Patrick's Day 2012: Recipes Done Right

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March 16, 2011— -- It's St. Patrick's Day and there's no better way to celebrate the holiday than with a traditional Irish dinner. These days that means more than just potatoes.

"Good Morning America" has pulled together some all-time favorite recipes that are sure to please even the pickiest of Irishmen.

Check out our list below.

Emeril's Potato Soup

This soup is a staple in any St. Patrick's Day celebration. It's warm, it's nourishing and of course it includes potatoes. With Emeril's easy and straightforward instructions you're sure to whip it up in no time.

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Emeril's Lamb Stew

It's well known that potatoes love meat. Here Emeril has devised a deliciously hearty lamb stew. The combination of lamb shanks, turnips and beef broth is sure to please the whole family.

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Emeril's Irish Soda Bread

Soda bread is practically a necessity for any St. Patrick's Day party. This bread is rough and hearty and sweetened by currents. It's perfect warm out of the oven with a touch of jam.

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Irish Herbed Drop Scones

So, you've tried soda bread and it wasn't your thing. Don't worry Irish Central came up with an approachable and delicious recipe for herb drop scones that will perfectly compliment your meaty meal.

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Irish Oatmeal, Bacon and Cheddar Souffle

If you're feeling adventuresome try this take of the classic soufflé from Irish Central. This dish blends fresh Irish oatmeal and with cheddar cheese. It's the perfect side dish for you St. Patty's Day feast.

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Gourmet's Irish Coffee Crunchies

This recipe was named one of Gourmet magazine's favorites 1941-2008. Whiskey, coffee and heavy cream lends these oatmeal sandwich cookies an Irish pedigree—and a definite sense of mischief. We found that adding an extra half-cup of confectioner's sugar to the icing made it easier to spread.

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Guinness and Bailey Irish Cupcakes

These cupcakes are an inventive take on a rich chocolate cake with vanilla cream. Instead of simple chocolate cake, they are flavored with stout. Similarly, the whipped cream frosting is flavored with Bailey's Irish cream. Don't worry it takes more than one before you start to feel woozy.

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Irish Coffee

Last but certainly not least is the evening nightcap of Irish coffee. This classic drink was invented in Ireland in the 1930's and is the perfect combination of Irish whiskey, cream, sugar and espresso. Bottoms up.

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