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5 Green Goodies for St. Patrick’s Day

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Green is the color of St. Patrick’s Day, and you can find it at many NYC bakeries and restaurants.  Check out one of these 5 green goodies for a sweet St. Patty’s Day surprise!

1.  Luck O’ The Irish cupcake from Crumbs–Chocolate and vanilla (tinted green) cake filled and frosted with vanilla cream cheese frosting tinted green and topped with a sugar shamrock

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2.  St. Patrick’s Day dozen from Georgetown Cupcake–Try a lucky lava fudge with green-tinted frosting.

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3.  Green tea mille crepe cake from Lady M–Powdered green tea atop the signature mille crepe cake also infused with green tea powder.

Lady M

4.  Caramel apple cupcake from Baked by Melissa–Green apple cake, caramel icing, green sugar crystal topping

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5 .  Green and white cookies from William Greenberg Desserts–The classic NY black and white cookie green and white for St. Patty’s Day

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5 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Here’s my roundup of St. Patrick’s Day recipes.

1.  Mint and chocolate fudge Oreo bars from Averie Cooks–easy to make, almost no-bake!

from Averie Cooks

photo from Averie Cooks

2.  Shamrock pudding shots from That’s So Michelle–pudding for the adults!

from That's so Michelle

photo from That’s So Michelle

 3.  Lucky leprechaun dip from Healthy. Happy. Life.–vegan!

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4.  Slow-cooker corned beef and cabbage from Very Culinary–go to the parade while this cooks!

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photo used with permission of Very Culinary

5.  Mini no-bake Irish cream cheesecake from Being the Secret Ingredient–gluten-free!

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Two for Tuesday: St. Patty’s Day Drinks

It’s time for drinkin’ of the green!  The elusive Shamrock Shake at McDonald’s is not a myth.  It exists, and I got one at the Hell’s Kitchen location on 9th Avenue and 50th Street.  It’s a combination of lime and mint. 

Shamrock Shake

Argo Tea, with many locations in the city, is serving an Irish Cream Tea Latte for the season.  Although it’s not green, it tastes great. 

Irish cream tea latte

Holiday Spirits

This year, there are some new and old holiday spirits to put you in the holiday spirit.

The American classic, Laird and Company applejack and apple brandy.  Laird and Company is the oldest family-owned distillery in the United States, dating back to 1780.  Laird and Company has some good dessert recipes on its site, including Martha Washington’s applejack walnut cake and a yummy-sounding applejack pound cake.

Lairds

Bailey’s Irish cream is a favorite of mine to spike my holiday coffee.  This year, the company has a new version–hazelnut.

kahlua

And Kahlua has peppermint mocha and cinnamon spice flavors that sound very festive!