St. Patrick's Day Recipes: Cooking with Lucky Charms
By Danielle Walsh
When I was a kid and fueled by sugary cereals each morning, I'd be pleased as punch if Lucky Charms showed up in my bowl. I'd ask my parents for my cereal dry, pick out all the satisfyingly crunchy marshmallows as if digging for actual gold, then finally ask for milk to down the "boring part" (a.k.a. the super-sweet Cheerios-esque pieces). Now I'm a grown-up and have switched to a healthier (yet admittedly more boring) breakfast of yogurt or oatmeal. But Saint Patrick's Day is as good an excuse as any to eat the magically delicious cereal, though in a different way than when I was a kid. Here are 10 recipes that make use of the colorful cereal, from pancakes to ice cream to martinis (which, admittedly, might be a little sacrilegious). And for most, we still get to pick out all the charms.