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It is the time of year to make (and eat)…Irish potatoes! For those who ask: what is an Irish potato? Short answer – a candy. Expanded answer – as they are neither Irish, nor potatoes, the origin of the name is a bit of a mystery. There are numerous theories floating around the internet as to the provenance of this confection. One of them places the origin of these in Philadelphia – we find this one to be the most plausible; cream cheese is an important ingredient in these little gems. They do look like little potatoes when finished. Come...

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