My first memory of pistachios was in my best friend’s family car. I looked in the back seat and saw a bag of these tan ovals and thought WTF ARE THOSE!?
I may or may not have eaten one, but the important thing to note is GamerMan loves pistachos and had I not been that weird kid in grade school who ate stuff off the floor of other people’s cars, we probably wouldn’t be together today.
But back to the cupcakes :) I used Joelen’s recipe as a base, doubling the amount of orange zest, and substituting vanilla bean seeds for vanilla extract. Oh, and lots and lots of pistachios!