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Killer Orange Margarita

  I was stunned. This recipe was sitting right there in front of me on a printed page — a page that is 26 years old — and it suggested something I never imagined. And it’s all so simple. I have made a zillion margaritas. Well, less than a zillion but lord knows more than…

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Orange Zabiglione

  A great dish has, of course, great flavor. But also interesting texture and smell and even a look. Presentation of a dish can make an enormous difference in its appreciation. This recipe is a clever idea using oranges for both flavor and presentation. Zabaglione is one of those “exotic” desserts that most people order,…

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Simple Citrus Glaze to Spike Your Cake or Cookies

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a pure white cake coated with a thick vanilla frosting. But there certainly are ways to boost the flavor and surprise your dessert companions. First, you can add some zest, literally, to the cake batter. The zest of one large orange or two lemons will offer a tease of…

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Orange Cookies from One Sweet Cookie

I sat down in the chair. No, I slumped. The chair was leather, warm, cushy. “You look upset,” my therapist said. “No,” I said. “Not upset. Just confused. Well, maybe upset.” I raised my hands in exasperation. “I don’t know.” “What’s bothering you?” “My wife.” I said it low and slow. “Suzen?” He was surprised.…

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