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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes from Buttercream Dreams

When I was five, I lived on a dead end street at the far north end of Portland, Oregon. By the time the ice cream truck got to my house, it was iffy. What would be left? The ice cream sandwiches were always gone. The Fudgesicle rarely made it that far. But on a good…

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Brian’s Citrus Cascade

This is supposed to be a blog for Brian’s Cucumber Lemonade #2, following yesterday’s #1. I got a little side tracked. I was looked for 6 lemons and found only 3, but I had a lime and 2 oranges. So, this drink is not “lemonady” at all. It’s citrus and, modestly, brilliantly refreshing. The beverage…

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Spiced Cranberry Orange Compote

They are not just for Thanksgiving or Christmas any more. Cranberries bring a bright, tart flavor to whatever you choose to adorn, mix, or bake with. This recipe is from The Great American Cookbook, the wonderful state-by-state array of recipes compiled 50 years ago by Clementine Paddleford. Mention “cranberries” and surely “Maine” pops into mind.…

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Orange Honey Syrup for Cornbread

A few days ago, I posted a recipe for chipotle cornbread to use in stuffing. Cornbread recipes came, literally, in all flavors. And all cultures have adopted cornbreads. In Greece, they make cornbreads called bobota. The Greeks thankfully  bear us gifts. Cornbread can be dry. You’ve surely had some that seem to be as delicate…

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