Shamrock Specials: Go Green

Get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with green dishes from Cooking Channel.

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Green Velvet Cupcakes

Everyone's favorite colored cake, gone green for St. Paddy's.

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Jell-O Shots

Consider it an ode to spring breaks past. And on a stick, no less. Beach and suntan lotion are optional.

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Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds

Anything but the bland grean beans you were made to eat as a child, Tyler's come seasoned with fresh thyme and tossed with sweet caramelized onions and crunchy sliced almonds.

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Pea, Feta and Mint Salad

Perfect as a light lunch or afternoon snack, Bill Granger's bright green salad is loaded with crunchy chopped pistachios, snow peas leaves and salty Feta cheese.

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Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Debi and Gabrielle's take on the classic dinner side keeps it simple, but gets just the right amount of flavor from the pungent sauteed garlic.

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Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip

With warm pita or crunchy pita chips on the side, Ellie Kriger's creamy artichoke dip is an ideal hors d'oeuvre for any gathering.

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Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto

Spread a layer of fresh pine nut pesto over Giada's grilled chicken breasts for a flavorful (and healthy) lunch or dinner.

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Paletas de Aguacate: Avocado Ice Pops

Sweetened with sugar and soured with freshly squeezed lime, these unusual ice pops are an avocado experience like you've never had before.

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Zucchini Pear Soup

Sweet, savory and silky smoooth all at once, Mark Bittman's bright green soup boasts bits of pear, zucchini, carrot and onion.

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Spinach Salad with Sweet Roasted Pecans and Gorgonzola

This festive salad marries a handful of complementary flavors and textures, from crunchy spinach and nutty pecans to pungent gorgonzola cheese and sweet shallot dressing.

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Pesto Genovese

One of the best green foods on the planet: pesto! Forget the fact that it's Italian, not Irish, and whip up a big batch of David Rocco's classic basil pesto with pasta.

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