Tag Archive: orange

Dec 14

Chocolate-dipped orange cookies

Because I have trouble making decisions, I used both bittersweet and semisweet chocolate chips.

The combination of orange and chocolate seems really Christmas-y to me, for some reason. I think it comes from a brief stint working at Office Max during college. Being in the business of selling office supplies, we didn’t sell tons of treats, but around Christmastime, we had a pretty big display of those chocolate oranges …

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May 18

Ricotta orange pound cake with strawberries

Ricotta orange pound cake with strawberries!

So, I’m still on that orange kick. But this time, there’s a twist: strawberries! A few weeks ago, after enviously watching Larissa pluck strawberries from her bountiful SLO Veg box, I drove down to the South County to pick up some berries of my own at one of those roadside fruit stands. Then I bought …

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May 16

Caribbean Passion-ish smoothie

Caribbean Passion-ish smoothie

I decided to make smoothies this weekend to celebrate an exciting addition to my kitchen: a blender! I’d never owned a blender before, but that wasn’t ever really a problem until we started this blog and I suddenly had to prepare food in ways a microwave couldn’t handle. Without a blender, I had to get …

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Apr 23

Orange rolls

Orange rolls with cream cheese icing!

I am way into orange these days. I used to be all about lemon: Lemon pancakes! Lemon pound cake! Lemon fettuccine! But lately, alls I want is orange. I think it started the day I tasted the sticky buns that Larissa had made. She put orange zest in the dough, and they turned out amazing.

Mar 01



This applesauce was so good, it could pretty much be served with anything. I served it with our roast chicken, but it’d also be delicious with pork. Or roast beef. Or even dessert.

Feb 24

Baked carrots with citrus and bacon


I mentioned in my roast chicken post that I signed up for a service called Slo Veg.

Jan 12

Bittersweet chocolate tart with mandarin oranges

Bittersweet chocolate tart with mandarin oranges

Um. So, I made this bittersweet chocolate tart for — surprise, surprise — National Bittersweet Chocolate Day, which was Sunday. But, uh, things didn’t go according to plan. In fact, the title of this post should really be: “How NOT to make a chocolate tart.”

Dec 29

Gingerbread brioche French toast with orange butter

How delicious does this look? Gingerbread brioche French toast with orange butter.

So now that you’ve baked up a few loaves of gingerbread brioche (right?), here’s what you can do with it: Make French toast! This recipe was in Williams-Sonoma’s holiday catalog, except it called for store-bought panettone. I figured it’d be pretty delicious with gingerbread brioche, and what do you know — it is!