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

Applesauce

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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

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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!