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Shamrock Green Pistachio Muffins with a Royal Tara Giveaway from Cleo Coyle

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Cleo Coyle, who likes to wear
and eat green on March 17 is
author of The Coffeehouse
Mysteries
Here in New York City, our St. Patrick’s Day parade is one of the largest and longest in the world with over 3 million spectators. Hot coffee is a must for me and my husband on those cold March mornings when we line up with our fellow New Yorkers and tourists from all over the world to watch the parade. 

Portable food is also a good idea, especially when it’s green, which is why I developed a special St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Green Pistachio Muffin using ricotta cheese.  Why ricotta? 


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Because even though everyone is Irish on March 17, and New York owes a huge debt to its Irish immigrants, I've got Roman roots, just like St. Patrick (more on this later in the post).

As for the recipe, this sweet, soft Italian cheese is a fantastic ingredient for making tender, tasty muffins. The ricotta gives the muffins a nice substance without making them dry or heavy, so they're satisfying as well as delicious. Try them warm, right out of the oven, split open and slathered with butter or cream cheese, aahhh...

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How to Make Perfect Coffee Bacon with Maple-Espresso Glaze by Cleo Coyle

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WARNING: Once you start eating this beautiful, smoky-sweet bacon, you won’t be able to stop! One strip evokes the glorious flavors of a pancake breakfast—the sweetness of maple syrup, the earthiness of coffee, and the unctuous richness of smoked meat. 

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Our readers may recognize this treat from our latest Coffeehouse Mystery Dead Cold Brew, in which a shocking inheritance leads to murder and our amateur sleuth Clare's attempts to save a dear friend's bacon. As for this bacon, you can download the recipe now in a free PDF by clicking here

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The Best Oatmeal Muffins with Easy Maple Glaze by Cleo Coyle

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Oatmeal muffins are a fantastic way to curb the appetite. The oats bring fiber and nutrition to recipes and a satisfying feeling of fullness when eaten. BUT oats are a tricky ingredient to incorporate into a muffin without ruining its texture. 

That's why I call these "The Best" Oatmeal Muffins. Because I spent a very long day perfecting the darn things! I started with "Not So Great," went to "Okay," then "Pretty Good"...

My Oatmeal Muffin Experiments!

Finally, I arrived at this recipe, the absolute best! Great texture, flavor, and beautiful high peaks for pretty service. The maple glaze glosses the muffin tops with a buttery-caramel sweetness that pairs perfectly with the muffins below it. A great breakfast or coffee break treat, these muffins will wow your taste buds...


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Light Strawberry Shortcake Muffins from Cleo Coyle

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This is one of my favorite summertime muffins. It has the taste of a strawberry shortcake but with less fat and calories, making it a lovely breakfast or coffee-break snack. 
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Eat with strawberry joy!

~ Cleo


Low Fat Peach Muffins from author Cleo Coyle

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These tasty muffins are packed with fresh peach flavor. Marc and I often eat them drizzled with a little honey. They are truly amazing that way. If you prefer to make them low fat, use 1% or 2% milk. For a richer tasting muffin, go with whole milk, half-and-half, or cream. The higher the fat content of your milk, the richer your peach muffins will taste. 
Cleo Coyle has a partner in
crime-writing—her husband.
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Either way, bring out that local, raw honey (the best tasting and best for you), put on a pot of coffee or tea, slip a pan of these babies in the oven, and get ready to eat with joy! ~ Cleo

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Irish Oatmeal Cookie Muffins from Cleo Coyle

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Packed with the nutrition and fiber of oatmeal, these muffins taste like a fresh-baked oatmeal cookie, redolent with the flavors of brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins. They're fantastic with coffee or tea, and they'll help curb your appetite between meals. 


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While Irish Oatmeal works great in these muffins, you don't have to use steel cut oats. I often use plain "old fashioned" Quaker oats for this recipe.

Learn about the differences between these two types of oats in my full post. Just scroll down or on the "read more" link below, and may you always...

Eat with joy! 

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries


The Best Oatmeal Pancakes from author Cleo Coyle - A healthful breakfast with a dairy-free option

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Oatmeal is a whole grain that brings nutrition and fiber to recipes, along with hearty and heartwarming flavor, but not all oatmeal pancake recipes are created equal. 


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In this post, I share a few tricks I've learned to give you delicious results— in other words, tender and fluffy flapjacks instead of rubbery disks. 

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May you eat with joy
and in good health!

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries


Shamrock Green Pistachio Muffins (with ricotta!) for St. Patrick's Day by Cleo Coyle

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These pistachio muffins are outstanding. The batter tastes like pistachio ice cream, but I use a secret ingredient to bring nutrition to the muffin: ricotta cheese. Ricotta adds substance without heaviness and moistness without the high calories of extra butter or oil.

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Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes with Butter Pecan Sauce for Mardi Gras from Cleo Coyle

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Making pancakes for Mardi Gras is an old tradition, which is why I'm sharing one of my favorite pancake recipes with you this week: Pumpkin PancakesThe pumpkin brings nutrition, fiber, and great taste to these pancakes. You can top them with my Warm Butter Pecan Sauce or try the healthier topping idea I've also included in the recipe.

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Happy Mardi Gras, everyone!

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries



How to Make Maple Bacon Breakfast Muffins from Scratch or Pancake Mix by Cleo Coyle

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These delicious muffins deliver the taste of a pancake breakfast in one bite: maple syrup, bacon, and fluffy buttermilk flapjacks. I'll show you how to make them two ways: (1) from scratch or (2) with a pancake mix. 

So click here to quickly download the recipe in a free PDF that you can print, save, or share, or scroll down to read the entire post, see the step-by-step photos and eat with joy...

~ Cleo





How to Make Wet Walnuts: Easy Maple-Walnut Caramel Topping for Yogurt, Oatmeal, Baked Apples and More by Cleo Coyle

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Here is wonderfully easy way to make an amazing caramel-like syrup without the usual butter, cream, or refined white sugar that goes into traditional caramel.
 

This old fashioned Wet Walnuts topping uses pure, natural maple syrup. During the cooking process, the syrup transforms into an amazing topping for yogurt, ice cream, baked apples, oatmeal, cobblers, fruit pies, and more. Click here to instantly download a free PDF of this recipe that you can print, save, or share and...eat with joy! 

~ Cleo 


How to Make Nutella Banana Split Bread by author Cleo Coyle

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This beautiful bread gives the taste of two different loaves in every slice: Chocolate-Hazelnut "Nutella" Bread on top and Banana Bread on the bottom. 

My recipe will show you how easy this bread is to make with one bowl and one batter.

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Chocolate Ricotta Muffins: An Easy, Low-Fat Coffeehouse Recipe from Cleo Coyle

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My readers might recall these light, chocolaty muffins from my bestselling Coffeehouse Mystery A Brew to a Kill
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As the story opens, coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi hires a sweet-natured dietitian to help lighten some of the higher calorie items on her menu. 

When Lilly is brutally struck by a hit-and-run driver, Clare’s outrage propels her into tracking down the culprit; and once again, Clare is sleuthing her way in and out of trouble. 

For today's recipe, I'm duplicating one of Lilly's coffeehouse menu makeovers. May you eat it with joy--and in good health! 

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Shamrock Green Pistachio Muffins (with ricotta!) for St. Patrick's Day by Cleo Coyle

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Cleo Coyle, who likes to wear
and eat green on March 17 is
author of The Coffeehouse
Mysteries
Here in New York City the St. Patrick’s Day parade is one of the biggest of the year. Hot coffee is a must for me and my husband on those cold March mornings when we line up with our fellow New Yorkers to watch the parade. 

Portable food is also a good idea, especially when it’s green, which is why I developed a special St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Green Pistachio Muffin using ricotta cheese. 

Click here to download a PDF of the recipe that you can print, save or share.

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Click here for the free
PDF of this recipe.



Why ricotta? Because even though everyone is Irish on March 17, I’m Italian every other day of the year, and this sweet, soft Italian cheese is a fantastic ingredient for making a tender, delicious muffin. The ricotta gives the muffin a nice substance without making them dry or heavy, so they're satisfying as well as delicious. (Try them warm, right out of the oven, split open and slathered with butter or cream cheese, ahh....)


How to Make Christmas Pain Perdu: Italian Fruit Cake French Toast

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A popular breakfast in New Orleans, pain perdu literally means lost or wasted bread. Traditionally it's made with thick slices from a crusty French loaf that's gone stale, which tells you where the name originated. If not used this way, the bread would be wasted, lost to crumbs or bird feed.

There are two reasons I chose this recipe for Christmas day. The first is a gift to my readers, many of whom just finished Holiday Buzz. In the book, my amateur sleuth (Clare Cosi) talks about her special plan to cook up this dish on Christmas morning. Although I mentioned the recipe, I didn't publish directions for it.

The second reason I'm sharing this with you today is much more practical. Fruit cake is a customary gift for this Season, so many of you may have it on hand, and pain perdu is a very tasty use for those leftover pieces that might be going stale.

The Italian version of fruit cake is a rich, sweet bread lightly laced with dried fruit called panettone. If you've never had panettone, look for it in boxes like the one in my photo below. Boxed panettone can keep for months but once it's out of its wrappings, this delicious bread goes stale fairly quickly. When that happens, simply follow these directions for a festive French toast.


Merry Christmas, everyone...
Eat with joy to the world!
~ Cleo

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