Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

By Leslie Moore

Whether you go to a parade or stop by your favorite pub for a green beer, St. Patrick’s Day is a day for fun! Many people prepare the traditional corned beef and cabbage for their holiday meal, but Sasee has found a few “green” foods to liven up the traditional menu!

Taste of Home (www.tasteofhome.com) has 40 green foods, all with recipes, submitted by cooks from across the country. Here are a few!

Leprechaun Lime Drink is family friendly, made with lime sherbert, limeade and lemon lime soda, but the addition of an adult beverage such as vodka would make it fun for the grownups.

Submitted by Andreann Geise of Myrtle Beach,Lime Avocado Hummus is a fun take on everyone’s favorite dip. The delicious addition of avocado, fresh parsley and cilantro give this hummus lots of flavor and it’s GREEN!

Garden Risotto is the perfect, light dish that everyone will love. The “green” comes from asparagus, spinach and frozen peas. YUM!

Everyone loves Grasshopper Pie! Submitted by LouCinda Zacharias This easy dessert will be a hit with your St. Patrick’s Day party.


2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

15 drops green food coloring

24 chocolate-covered mint cookies, divided

2 cups whipped topping

1 chocolate crumb crust (9 inches)


In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in milk until smooth. Beat in the food coloring. Coarsely crush 16 cookies; stir into the cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon into the crust. Cover and freeze overnight. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with remaining cookies.

Yield: 8 servings.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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