Oranges have always had a special place in my life. It started with growing up in Florida in the late 60's. My father was a traveling salesman and we'd travel with him whenever we could. It was a special treat getting to stop at a roadside fruit stand for one of those magnificent golden orbs. I got to drink juice directly from the orange with a Citra Sipper. Even today, each time I go back to Florida I have to get that first sip of orange juice as I cross the boarder at the Florida Welcome Center.
I hope you enjoy these recipes made with oranges.
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This Orange Poppy Seed Cake
makes a delicious dessert or tasty afternoon treat served with hot tea or coffee. I even caught my husband sneaking a slice before having breakfast.
2011 Orange Pecan Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Orange Chess Pie Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
I brought this Orange Chess Pie
to a potluck luncheon. Several of the women had never even heard of a chess pie. Never the less, they all loved it. I kept hearing over and over, it was perfect because it's not too sweet. Unfortunately for my family, I was only allowed to bring home a tiny sliver. It didn't matter, because this Orange Chess Pie is so easy to make that I can make another one in no time.
Photo © 2011 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
2011 Orange Glazed Cupcakes Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
These Orange Glazed Cupcakes
have the texture of a glazed cake doughnut, but are welcomed at any occasion. Just pop one in your mouth with a cup of coffee or put some in a basket to take on a picnic.
Orange Icebox Pie Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Enjoy this creamy and cool Orange Icebox Pie.
It's the perfect dessert on a warm summer evening.
2011 Cranberry Relish Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
I love serving this recipe for Cranberry-Orange Relish
with both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. It's also perfect on a holiday breakfast buffet. You could make this relish anytime of year with frozen cranberries.
2011 Pig Pickin' Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
This is probably going to be the moistest cake you'll ever eat. At the bottom of the recipe, be sure to read all about how the Pig Pickin' Cake
got its name.
Dark Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Orange Coffee Cake Photo and Recipe (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
It doesn't matter whether you serve this Orange Coffee Cake for breakfast or along with coffee or tea in the afternoon just as long as you serve it. No one will be disappointed with this moist and tasty Orange Coffee Cake.