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Pistachio Caramel Cookies & St. Patrick’s Collection

Recipe for pistachio cookies with caramel centers;  These pudding cookies are soft, green, and easy to make.

pistachio cookiesI have this friend, we’ve known each other since Nixon was in office.

Well, maybe not Nixon, but you get the idea.

Anyway, I love her dearly, but she has terrible taste in ice cream.  Sometimes we go to this local ice cream place together.  It’s the kind of place where the small sundae is enough to feed two people, and the ice cream and toppings are dripping out over the sides of the glass.  The food there is nothing to write home about, but the ice cream is memorable.

I always get peppermint ice cream with hot fudge, because it’s the obvious best tasting choice.  I can’t think of one thing I like better than hot fudge, unless it’s hot fudge with peppermint ice cream.  It’s the stuff dreams are made of.

But my friend always gets pistachio ice cream with caramel sauce.

Actually, now that I think about it, it does sound pretty good.  Just nowhere near as good as peppermint and hot fudge.

Even though she is wrong about this important topic, she is one of my oldest and loyal-est friends, so these cookies are totally for her.

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In addition to loving my old friends, I’m loving my new friends too.  One super cool thing about being a rich and famous food blogger is meeting people from all over the country.

Today, I joined up with some of my best bloggy friends to bring you this super-duper awesome collection of St. Patrick’s Day recipes.  It’s radical, as we used to say when Nixon was in office.

I hope you’ll take a minute to look through all these fun recipes, and send some love to the bloggers who made them!

St. Patrick's Day Recipes

1. Key Lime Pound Cake by Joan at Chocolate Chocolate & More
2. Mini Banoffee Pie Tarts by Kelly at Kelly Bakes
3. Chocolate Bailey’s Mousse Tart from Nancy at Gotta Get Baked
4. Irish Carbomb Cupcakes from Susan at Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
5. Pistachio Caramel Cookies from Jen at Jen’s Favorite Cookies
6. Guinness Stout Mini Bundt Cake from Shanna at Pineapple and Coconut
7. Irish Cheese and Bacon Cheesecake with Walnut Crust by Carla at Chocolate Moosey
8. Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese Trifle from Anita at Hungry Couple NYC
9. Key Lime Pie Ice Cream from Renee at Magnolia Days
10. Pistachio Mousse Cups from Kim at Cravings of a Lunatic
11. Irish Eggs Benedict from Isabelle Crumb Blog
12. St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Stack from Angie at Big Bears Wife
13. Guinness Chocolate Cake from Jen at Juanita’s Cocina
14. Irish Potato Oatmeal Bread from Sarah at What Smells So Good

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St. Patrick’s Day Infographics

When is St. Patrick’s Day?  Why, it’s March 17.  Which, this year (2013) is a Sunday.  What is St. Patrick’s Day?  Well, let me tell you.

I’ve researched this subject intensely.  And by that, I mean I spent 5 minutes doing a Google search.  I’d love to distill what I learned into some salient bullet points for you.

Because everyone loves bullet points, right?

  • Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.  He is credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish.
  • He lived in the 5th century, which is like 16 centuries ago.
  • Legend has it that he used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity.

I figured I would take a break from my normal posting of dessert recipes to bring you a little St. Patrick’s Day fun.  So, here are several infographics I found that share all kinds of awesome stuff about all things Irish and green, brought to you by people who probably have more than 3 bullet points to share.

First up, this graphic from Degree Search is all about Ireland’s influence on America.

What is St. Patrick's Day

Next is this fun one from Go Ireland, about Irish inventors.  And, wait… the Irish invented Guinness?!

Actually, I didn’t realize Guinness was quite that popular, but then, I’m not much of a drinker.  I’ll take the chocolate milk.

when is st. patricks day

Moving on, Degree Search also created this awesome graphic with 7 facts about luck.  And who doesn’t love luck?

what is st. patricks day

And, last but not least, this last graphic from Never Stop Learning is about all things green.  I think my favorite is the one from 1546 when Heywood suggests that the moon might be made of green cheese!

And I thought it was just my sons’ feet.  (They smell like green cheese.  Seriously.  Put some shoes on, already.)

what is st patricks day

In other news, I would love to invite you back on Monday, when I have a super fun St. Patrick’s themed post planned.  I won’t give away all the details now, but let’s just say, this event took some planning!  You’re going to love it!

St. Patrick’s Day Favorites

St. Patrick’s Day is my kind of holiday.  It’s silly and sort of non-sensical, it requires very little purchasing, and doesn’t involve a day off school or work.  Low key, that’s how I like it.  In honor of the greenest of holidays, I have put together this little group of my current favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes.  Hope you enjoy them!

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Marbled Lime Cheesecake Bars

A recipe for a beautiful cheesecake bar swirled with lime curd.

Source: A recipe by  Heather at Sprinkle Bakes, which was guest-posted on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.

Yield: 12 large bars

Regular readers of this blog have heard me mention Pinterest several times recently.  I’ve been trolling some wonderful food blogs, and happily pinning my favorite recipes, saving them for later use.  I have a pin board just for cookies, another for other desserts, one for breakfast, and a fourth for other foods.  If you want a preview of coming attractions on this blog, just visit these boards!  I can almost guarantee my next recipe is there somewhere.  This week, however, Pinterest told me something interesting.

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