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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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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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