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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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Italian Easter Pie Palmiers: Little Heart-Shaped Quiches by Cleo Coyle

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Every year at Pasqua, my beloved Aunt Mary would make her Easter Pie. This rustic pie was amazing to me because it was so satisfying yet so simple. She called it a pizza, but Americans would recognize it as closer to a white calzone.

I recreated the taste of her pie for this very special recipe of Little Heart-Shaped Quiches. aka Italian Easter Pie Palmiers. To get the recipe, scroll down or hit the read more link below...








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.

Click here to download a PDF of this recipe now. Or read my entire post and enjoy my video from a past St. Patrick's Day Parade. To read more, scroll down, or click here... 




Italian Easter Pie Palmiers: Little Heart-Shaped Quiches by Cleo Coyle

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To download this recipe
in a free PDF,
 click here.
Every year at Pasqua, my beloved Aunt Mary would make her Easter Pie. This rustic pie was amazing to me because it was so satisfying yet so simple. She called it a pizza, but Americans would recognize it as closer to a white calzone.

I recreated the taste of her pie for this very special recipe of Little Heart-Shaped Quiches. aka Italian Easter Pie Palmiers. To get the recipe, scroll down or hit the read more link below...







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....)