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As a child, St. Patrick’s Day was always a source of stress for me because green was not a color that I incorporated much into my wardrobe. So whenever that day rolled around, I was always frantically searching through my closet for anything with a hint of green to avoid getting pinched at school. In retrospect, it probably would have been less stressful for me to just deal with the pinching than to try to find something to wear. But you know how it is – everything seems like a way bigger deal than it actually is when you’re a kid.

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These aren’t green, but they’re filed under Ireland in the Global Muffins section of the muffin book, so these are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, regardless of the color.

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It’s the last week of Marshmallow Madness, and we’ve got a pretty great match-up: margarita and cookies ‘n cream.

Marshmallow madness round 4

Margarita vs. cookies ‘n cream

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Let’s try to classy up St. Patrick’s Day, shall we? Instead of going crazy with food dye, I used pistachios to get a natural green color and added some Guinness to the batter to really capture the spirit of the holiday.

The result is a rich, chocolate donut that’s moist and cakey, with some crunch and a bit of saltiness from the chopped pistachios. Make these mini so they’re easier to eat when you shove a handful in your mouth in a drunken stupor. And if you want to get drunk off the donuts, increase the amount of Guinness to 1/2 cup in the batter and splash some in the ganache too. And then drink the rest of the six-pack while you wait for these to bake.

Dark chocolate Guinness donuts

Dark chocolate Guinness donuts

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Get your bracket ready, it’s March Madness! Or more appropriately, Marshmallow Madness. Instead of muffins every Monday, I’ll be doing pairs of marshmallows every week. To pick the lucky recipes, I wrote down all the ones from the book on slips of paper and drew names out of a hat.

Here’s what the fates decided. All in all, it’s a pretty great variety.

Key lime pie vs. buttered rum
Kool-Aid vs. caramel swirl
Pineapple rosemary vs. strawberry
Cookies & cream vs. margarita

So without further ado, round 1!

Marshmallow madness round 1

Buttered rum vs. key lime pie

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COME AT ME BRO

There is nothing I can say about these except that they are outrageously delicious and you must make them immediately and I want to eat them for the rest of my life.

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Sometimes, you just need alcohol before noon. In a muffin, of course, because it’s still breakfast after all.

Brandied Pear and Honey Muffins

A morning pick-me-up

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