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

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For the first time in 258 years, New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade has been postponed. Our solution? We're going to celebrate online with all of you!  

Cleo Coyle, who likes to wear
and eat green on March 17, is
author of The Coffeehouse
Mysteries
. To learn more, 

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Enjoy this special recipe post, some beautiful pics from past parades (below), and leave a comment to be entered in our March prize package giveaway, which includes a signed copy of our latest Coffeehouse Mystery Brewed Awakening, a sturdy canvas tote bag, and a bone china Royal Tara Irish Blessing coffee mug!

As for this recipe, portable food is always a good idea on St. Pat's parade days, especially when it’s green, which is why I developed the recipe for these Shamrock Green Pistachio Muffins. 

Now let's get our green muffins on!

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One Hour Chicken Soup for the (Body and) Soul from Cleo Coyle

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Here in New York City, we're keeping a close eye on news about COVID-19 (aka) the coronavirus. No doubt, many of you are too. Confounding the situation is the fact that this is also the season for the common cold and flu. While chicken soup isn't going to solve our serious global health concerns, it is a solution if you're suffering from sore throat and congestion. Why? Because the science is in, and it seems our grandmothers were right...


Studies have shown that properties in chicken soup relieve cold and flu symptoms. Chicken soup not only contains immune boosting properties, it also has cold-fighting compounds that help soothe sore throats and clear nasal congestion. You can read more here, though I already knew homemade chicken soup has healing powers. By the time I slurp down a single bowl of the stuff, I begin feeling relief from a stuffy nose or sore throat. A few years ago, when my husband caught a cold (thanks to me), I felt terribly guilty and was only too happy to bring him a bowl of my chicken soup. I swear, I barely made it back to the kitchen before I heard him crying out from the bedroom:

"This is great! It's helping! It's helping!"

Whether you make this soup for yourself or someone you care about, I sincerely hope it brings you good feelings and good health! ~ Cleo 


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One-Pan Guinness Glazed Beer Chicken from Cleo Coyle

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This is an amazing one-pan beer chicken! 


The roasted flavor from the Guinness stout makes a truly wonderful glaze, and the sweet, moist meat will melt in your mouth. Marc and I kept the recipe relatively simple. Just marinate the pieces, pop them in the oven, and eat with joy! 


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Now we know many of you don't like beer, let alone dark beers like Irish stout, but we can assure you of this. You don’t have to be a fan of drinking Guinness to appreciate eating it.

The rich, dark, and roasted flavor, along with the (yes) low alcohol content, make it a wonderful ingredient to cook with, especially in this recipe. 

Guinness stout adds complexity and moisture to many dishes, including this gorgeous oven-roasted chicken. So let's get our glazed chicken on!


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Eat with joy! 


~ Cleo

New York Times bestselling author of...
The Coffeehouse Mysteries &
Haunted Bookshop Mysteries



How to Make Beignets (Step-by-Step) by Cleo Coyle with Book & Tote #Giveaway

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Once in your life, you have got to give yourself the treat of making beignets from scratch. Our recipe will take you through the process, step-by-step, with illustrations, mini videos, and tips to help you make and fry these classic New Orleans French Market doughnuts like a pro. 

In the spirit of this month's Mardi Gras celebration (aka "Fat Tuesday") we're also offering a Prize Package Giveaway of our latest Coffeehouse Mystery, Brewed Awakening, plus a tote bag, recipe cards, and a pound of the premium freshly roasted Hampton coffee that we featured in our new book. 


Learn how to enter our giveaway
at the end of this post.

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Eat with joy! 


~ Cleo


New York Times bestselling author of...
The Coffeehouse Mysteries &
Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

5 Minute Nutella Fudge from Cleo Coyle for Valentine's Day and #WorldNutellaDay

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Because the light note of hazelnut in this chocolate-hazelnut fudge comes from Nutella instead of chopped nuts, the texture stays smooth, creamy, and dreamy. You can make this quick and easy recipe for nearly any occasion. 

In my photos, you'll see I used mini cupcake paper liners to serve the squares, choosing colors appropriate for February 14th. But you can choose any design that reflects whatever holiday you're celebrating, including birthday parties, graduation days (school colors), baby showers... 

Whatever liners you choose, you'll be ready for any gathering that comes along, including Chocolate Lovers' Day. (Oops, I mean Valentine's Day! :))

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Eat with joy! 


~ Cleo

New York Times bestselling author of...
The Coffeehouse Mysteries &
Haunted Bookshop Mysteries




Chocolate-Bottom Banana Bars + Book and Tote #Giveaway from Cleo Coyle

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Two layers of flavor and texture make these bars an outstanding treat. A soft banana cake layer floats over a rich, brownie-like base laced with chocolate chips.

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The bars make an impressive home-baked gift for friends and family, yet they're very easy to create, no special culinary skills required. And they're a perfect cozy snack for winter afternoon coffee breaks or late-night noshing.

To download my Chocolate-Bottom Banana Bars recipe now as a free PDF, click here. 

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Eat with joy! 


~ Cleo

New York Times bestselling author of...
The Coffeehouse Mysteries &
Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

Easy 7 UP SLAB BISCUITS for Winter Soups and Stews by Cleo Coyle

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Golden and crusty on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, these Easy 7 Up Slab Biscuits pair wonderfully with winter soups and stews. Just make sure you've got plenty of fresh butter on hand to melt on these light and fluffy beauties. Enjoy my easy "slab" version of the classic recipe... 
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Eat with joy!
~ Cleo

New York Times bestselling author of...
The Coffeehouse Mysteries &
Haunted Bookshop Mysteries



German Potato Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing from Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery SHOT IN THE DARK

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This recipe was inspired by my husband's late grandmother, Ethel, who prepared this warm, tangy potato salad often for Marc and his family. It makes a wonderful side dish for fall and winter.


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Eat with joy!


~ Cleo



How to Make Perfect Breaded Pork Chops: Comfort Food from Cleo Coyle

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Breading and pan frying pork chops may look like a retro comfort food, but it's actually one of the best, quick methods for sealing in juices in today's leaner cuts of pork.




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Eat with joy!


~ Cleo

Foolproof Stuffed Mushrooms with Ricotta and Spinach from Cleo Coyle #LowCarb #Keto #Vegetarian

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Today I'm sharing a recipe for Foolproof Stuffed Mushrooms. Why are they foolproof? Because you won't have to worry about under- or over-cooking them. Ever

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Eat with joy!


~ Cleo

Chocolate Souffle Cupcakes from SHOT IN THE DARK by Cleo Coyle

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These elegant, melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate Soufflé Cupcakes are a chocoholic’s dream. Light in texture yet rich and bold in dark chocolate flavor, they pair beautifully with coffee and espresso (or a tall, cold glass of milk).



Our readers may recognize these babies from our bestselling Coffeehouse Mystery: Shot in the DarkTo see more recipes from our latest culinary mystery, click on the image below...

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Eat with (chocolate) joy!


~ Cleo







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Christmas Morning Eggnog Streusel Muffins from Cleo Coyle

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Marc and I always look forward to the flavors of the holiday season, including (and especially) eggnog. Tender and rich, these little muffins magically capture that beautiful, delicate flavor. They are superb paired with coffee, which makes them a lovely breakfast treat, a satisfying afternoon or late-night snack, and even a delight on serving trays during the holidays. From our hearts, we wish you peace, love, joy, and a very...


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Merry Christmas!  
☕ ~ Cleo Coyle, author of 

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Iced Gingerbread Cookie Sticks: Elegant, Edible Coffee Stirrers for Holiday Trays from Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mysteries

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Here is a sophisticated take on the classic gingerbread cookie. It's an elegant idea for dessert trays, holiday parties, or that cozy evening by your roaring fireplace DVD (and, yes, we have one). I have a quick, last-minute decorating tip for your holiday tables, too, but first the recipe... 
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Eat with holiday joy!

~ Cleo