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17 Green Foods to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Embrace your inner Irishman by whipping up one of these green-tinted treats.

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Wearing O’ Green Cake

“One bite of this moist, colorful cake and you’ll think you’ve found the pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow. It’s the perfect dessert to round out your St. Patrick’s Day feast.” —Marge Nicol, Shannon, Illinois

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Green Eggs and Ham Sandwiches

“This is my kid-friendly version of green eggs and ham. For my adult version, I use prosciutto instead of ham and fontina cheese for the provolone. It’s a fun sandwich for breakfast, lunch or dinner.” —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado

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Grasshopper Pie

“I only need six ingredients to whip up this fluffy and refreshing grasshopper pie. I usually make two of the minty treats for our family, since we’re never satisfied with just one slice.” —LouCinda Zacharias, Spooner, Wisconsin

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Party Spinach Spread

“This appetizer is delicious, easy, and pretty, too! Everyone who tries it asks for the recipe. The spread keeps for several days, so it’s great for making in advance for a party. But once you put it out, it won’t last long!” —Maire Macy, Fort Collins, Colorado

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Pistachio Pudding Cake

“This recipe has been under lock and key for years in our family. Everyone who’s ever tried this moist, one-of-a-kind cake can’t believe it’s a mix. The dessert is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day…and you won’t need the luck of the Irish to whip it up!” —Suzanne Winkhart, Bolivar, Ohio

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Easy Colcannon

“This tasty and traditional Irish recipe for buttery potatoes and cabbage is good any time of year.” —Pam Kennedy, Lubbock, Texas

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Frozen Lime Cake

“Block parties, cookouts or anytime you need a supercool dessert, we’ve got just the thing. The crust is a snap, and the ice cream and sherbet layers are delish. Everyone loves this!” —Kathy Gillogly, Sun City, California

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Spring Greens Quiche

“Leafy greens brighten this savory pie—the ideal comfort food for spring. Add a side of healthy vegetables, a salad, or fruit and you have a light and satisfying lunch.” —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan

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Shrimp & Cucumber Rounds

“I always make these appetizers for our get-togethers. They’re easy to prepare and a snappy addition to any party.” —Kelly Alaniz, Eureka, California

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Lemon Lime Punch

“This frothy refresher topped with lime sherbet is a longtime family favorite and the best punch I’ve ever had. It’s fast, festive, and easy to mix up for a variety of occasions.” —Mary Ray, Raccoon, Kentucky

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Holiday Pistachio Dessert

“For my best festive menu, I make this ‘famous’ dessert, which my children gobble up immediately. It’s a hit at every gathering!” —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

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Pesto Veggie Pizza

“When I was thinking about what my family likes to eat and what I like to cook, the answer was pizza!” —Dana Dirks, San Diego, California

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Green Flop Jell-O

“Get ready for fluffy lemon-lime goodness. Try it with any flavor Jell-O!.” —Michelle Gauer, Spicer, Minnesota

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Green Bean Bundles

“I found this recipe in a rural newspaper years ago and have made it often. The bean bundles are excellent with chicken or beef. Sometimes I’ll arrange them around a mound of wild rice to make an appetizing side dish.” —Virginia Stadler, Nokesville, Virginia

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Simple Lime Gelatin Salad

“Looking for a festive dish to light up the holiday spread? This pretty pale-green gelatin salad is eye-catching and has a delightful, tangy flavor.” —Cyndi Fynaardt, Oskaloosa, Iowa

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Lime Mint Jelly

“This holly-green jelly won a Best of Show at the county fair and I was so thrilled. Flavored with lime, it’s delicious on roasted meats.” —Tall Pines Farm, Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio

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Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies

“My son-in-law is a big fan of pistachios. He looks forward to these buttery cookies at holiday time, but I make them for him more than just once a year.” —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

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