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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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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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