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Blood Orange Scones

If you like blood orange recipes, you’ll love these scones! Learn how to bake scones with buttermilk and blood oranges.

how-to-bake-sconesI have been wanting to make some blood orange recipes for a while now, if for no other reason than that blood oranges are so beautiful!

I mean, really, when you cut it open and see that deep blood red color, how can you not fall in love?

Scones have been a favorite at our house ever since I introduced my kids to the White Chocolate Coconut Buttermilk Scones.  I’m starting to feel nervous about making that recipe again, since the memory of it has reached such epic proportions I’m not certain the reality can match up.

Wait a minute, what am I saying?  There’s buttermilk in them.  Which makes them impervious to haters and picky eaters.  Not unlike this blood orange version.

Crisis averted.

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You can actually bake scones in separate pieces, like these, but I really prefer to bake them in one big mass, and cut them up afterward.  I think it’s because I like my scones to be a triangle.

Is there any real reason for that?  No there’s not.

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While you can certainly serve them plain, I will confess that I prefer these scones with a glaze on them, to really help that blood orange flavor shine through.

The gorgeous pink color ain’t half bad either!

 

Want more?  Try these scone recipes!

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Blood Orange Scones
 
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A flavorful buttermilk scone made with blood orange.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 blood orange
  • ½ cup buttermilk
FOR GLAZE:
  • 1 tablespoon blood orange juice
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add butter. Using a pastry cutter or your hands, cut butter into the flour mixture, until slightly crumbly. (It's okay if it is still mostly powdery and the butter pieces are somewhat large.)
  2. Add the zest and juice of one blood orange, (about 3 tablespoons of juice) and buttermilk, and mix until dough forms a ball.
  3. Form dough into a flat disc, about 8 inches in diameter, and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven, and slice into 8 triangles. Separate pieces so there is a little space between them, and return to oven for an additional 10 minutes, until edges are sightly brown.
  4. For glaze, combine juice and powdered sugar, mixing until smooth. Spread a small amount of glaze on each scone. Serve while warm.

 

Orange Rice Pudding

Make this rice pudding with cooked rice and orange.  This easy recipe for rice pudding in the crock pot will blow your mind!

Slow Cooker Orange Rice Pudding from JensFavoriteCookies.com - so easy, creamy, and delicious, it's bound to be an instant hit!People tell me all the time how much they love rice pudding.  So much so, I started to question myself.

Briefly.

Let’s not kid ourselves.  Rice + milk does not equal dessert.  It’s probably why it’s taken me, what?  3 years? to post a rice pudding recipe.  Perhaps you remember my similar feelings about bread pudding?

My beloved husband Robb, the man with terrible taste in dessert foods, is among those who adore rice pudding.  And he gladly ate a couple heaping helpings of this stuff.

One thing I can say for this recipe… it’s made in a slow cooker.  I adore slow cooker recipes.  It’s one pot, and if you use one of those liners, there’s next to zero clean up.  Just my speed.

Slow Cooker Orange Rice Pudding from JensFavoriteCookies.com - so easy, creamy, and delicious, it's bound to be an instant hit!

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When I was doing a little rice pudding research, I was surprised to find very few recipes that included some kind of flavor.  Most of them were just basic plain old pudding, maybe with cinnamon.

If I’m going to bother with rice pudding, I’m going to take it up a notch and infuse some kind of interesting flavor in it.  Which is how I landed on orange and pecan.

Slow Cooker Orange Rice Pudding from JensFavoriteCookies.com - so easy, creamy, and delicious, it's bound to be an instant hit!Slow Cooker Orange Rice Pudding from JensFavoriteCookies.com - so easy, creamy, and delicious, it's bound to be an instant hit!

The recipe only requires the peel of the orange, so if you are coincidentally planning to eat an orange anyway, it will work out perfectly for you.  Just drop some big old chunks of orange peel in the crock pot on top of your rice, so they are easy to retrieve before serving.

I was fortunate enough to be asked to share this recipe with the readers of Dish & Done magazine.  You can see my feature in the Spring 2015 issue.  It looks like this:

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This particular issue is full of one pot meals, (and desserts!) so I’m sure you’ll find it very useful.

Want more?  Try these comforting favorites!

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Orange Rice Pudding
 
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A creamy rice pudding infused with the flavor of orange, and garnished with pecans.
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker Dessert
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup long-grain enriched white rice
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 orange
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 2 cups 2% or whole milk
  • dash of salt
  • pecan or walnut chips, to serve
Instructions
  1. Line the slow cooker with a slow cooker liner, or generously grease the insides and bottom with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Sprinkle the rice evenly in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Pour the sugar over the rice, sprinkling as evenly as possible.
  4. Using a paring knife, gently remove the outer peel from the orange in large pieces, taking care not to remove the white pith underneath. Place pieces of orange peel on top of the rice and sugar.
  5. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Gently pour half-and-half and milk over rice. Add a dash of salt.
  6. Cover and cook for 2½ - 3 hours on high.
  7. Remove pieces of orange peel. Spoon rice pudding into serving dishes and garnish with pecans or walnuts.

 

Tropical Punch Fruit Juice Popsicles

These easy fruit juice popsicles are quick to make with Kool-Aid from Walmart.  If you’re looking for popsicles recipes, look here for easy fruit popsicles! #collectivebias

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Tropical Punch Popsicles from JensFavoriteCookies.com - use real fruit, juice, and punch for a fruity tropical flavor!We’ve officially made it to that part of the summer… the blazing hot part.  The forecast is full of triple digit temperatures, and there’s no end in sight.

The kids were thrilled when I suggested we meet some friends and spend the afternoon at the pool.  We had a wonderful wet afternoon, right up until we went home and discovered how seriously sunburned we were.  I haven’t been in this much misery in ages.

It was fortunate for all of us that I had some of these popsicles in the freezer.  We were only too happy to use them to help us cool down!

I love making homemade popsicles.  Not only can you have a lot more control over what goes in them, you can also get much more creative with flavor combinations.  That’s my favorite part!

Since I recently snagged one of those 96-oz bottles of Kool-Aid from Walmart, I figured it would be the perfect foundation for these fruity pops.  I had to act fast, because even the big bottle of Kool-Aid doesn’t last long here!

Tropical Punch Popsicles from JensFavoriteCookies.com - use real fruit, juice, and punch for a fruity tropical flavor!

These 96-oz bottles of ready-to-drink Kool-Aid are brand new, and super convenient, if you ask me.

You know what it means for me?  No more empty packages of dry mix laying all over my counter.  No more kids screaming questions through the house about how much sugar to use.  No more kids standing with the fridge door open, hoping some new beverage options will magically appear in front of them.

It’s a win-win, really.

Tropical Punch Popsicles from JensFavoriteCookies.com - use real fruit, juice, and punch for a fruity tropical flavor!Tropical Punch Popsicles from JensFavoriteCookies.com - use real fruit, juice, and punch for a fruity tropical flavor!

To make these pops, I mixed Tropical Punch Kool-Aid with orange-pineapple frozen juice concentrate, ginger ale, and some fruit.

I will warn you that take several hours to really solidify, at least 6, but you’ll probably be happier letting them freeze overnight.

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Thanks to Kool-Aid and their new #KoolOff campaign, along with Walmart, I can let you know that these new 96-oz bottles are worth a try.

I can also tell you that if you happen to live near Columbia, South Carolina, you could meet Jim Dillard, pro fisherman, at one of the locations listed below!  He will be at these Walmart stores with games, prizes, t-shirts, and activities.  (Scroll to bottom for list of dates and locations.)

 

Want more?  Here are some more ways to cool off this summer!

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Tropical Punch Popsicles
 
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Delicious fruit punch popsicles with the flavors of orange and pineapple.
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Recipe type: Frozen Desserts
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Tropical Punch Kool-Aid
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • ½ of a 12-oz can frozen orange-pineapple juice concentrate
  • 1 can (8-oz) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 can (11-oz) mandarin oranges, drained
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into popsicle molds.
  2. Freeze for 6-7 hours or overnight.

 

Meet Jim Dillard here:

Friday August 8th 5-7pm:
360 Harbison Blvd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Saturday August 9th  3-5pm:
1326 Bush River Rd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Saturday August 9th 6-8pm:
2401 Augusta Rd West Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies

These easy whoopie pies are flavored with orange, and filled with blueberry frosting.  This recipe for whoopie pies might be your new favorite!

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Use fresh oranges and blueberries in this fun cookie!One of my favorite things is when I open the fridge and the produce drawers are full of gorgeous fresh fruits and vegetables.

But… confession:  I don’t like eating most fruits plain.  I would literally rather eat a celery stick than an orange or a handful of blueberries.  I love everything about citrus fruits, except eating them plain.

I’m not really sure where my son, The Fruitarian, came from.  That kid would rather eat plain fruit than just about anything.  And not just apples and oranges, either.  He’ll eat kiwi, berries, grapes, he’s the only one in the house who will eat honeydew, and he can practically eat half a watermelon all by himself.

Personally, I’d rather bake with the oranges.  Which is what I did today.

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Use fresh oranges and blueberries in this fun cookie!

By the way, I’m adding this to the long list of buttermilk recipes on this site.

It’s a thing.

I can’t help myself.  The thought of a cookie made with orange zest and buttermilk was just too tempting.  Buttermilk gives a sort of sour flavorfulness to baked goods, and orange really gives a fresh taste without being overwhelming.

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Use fresh oranges and blueberries in this fun cookie!

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Use fresh oranges and blueberries in this fun cookie!

I used blueberries to make this frosting, but I think it would be great with raspberries or strawberries or blackberries too.

The whole cookie has a kind of fresh-produce-drawer feel to it, if you ask me.  Nothing better for summer!

Want more?  Check out these citrus favorites!

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Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies
 
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A cakey orange buttermilk cookie, sandwiched with fresh blueberry frosting.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • zest from one orange (about 1 tablespoon)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and orange zest and mix well.
  2. Add salt and soda and mix well.
  3. Add buttermilk alternately with flour, mixing just until combined.
  4. Drop spoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.
  5. FOR PUREE: Combine berries with water in a pot, and cook over medium high heat. Once berries start to soften (this should only take a minute or two) use a potato masher or fork to mash berries. Continue to cook for a couple minutes more, stirring, to let mixture thicken slightly. (I ended up with 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of puree.)
  6. FOR FROSTING: In a mixing bowl, combine puree with 3 T. butter, and powdered sugar. Powdered sugar can be adjusted to reach the consistency you prefer.
  7. Once cookies have cooled, frost the bottom of a cookie and sandwich it with another cookie. Store in an airtight container.

 

Orange Carrot Smoothie

Orange Carrot Smoothie; this smoothie recipe uses only fruits and vegetables.  Try this easy Orange Carrot Smoothie recipe today!

orange-smoothieOur son, The Fruitarian, is fully enjoying his high school experience.  He joined swim team this year, which, in addition to copious amounts of martial arts training, church sports, a play, piano lessons, and the regular homework and chores routine, is pretty darn heavy.

And the season hasn’t really begun yet.

Every day, he drags himself home, drops on the sofa like a sack of potatoes, and complains about how hungry and tired he is.  It seems the huge lunches I’m packing him are just not enough.

He’s a growing boy, after all, and swimming really takes it out of a kid.

I’ve been using smoothies as a way to quickly get some extra fruits and veggies in his system, and give him a little energy boost.  I like smoothies, because you can hide all kinds of things in there.  Not just veggies, but also medicine, supplements, and anything else a kid is likely to fight you on.

Don’t get me wrong, he knows what’s in his glass, but he doesn’t fight me when it tastes like oranges.

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I’m kind of partial to this Simple Green Smoothie.  I’ve been making it for months now, and everyone loves it.  Continue reading “Orange Carrot Smoothie” »

Orange Funfetti Cupcakes

Sprinkles turn this orange cake into something special!  This orange cake mix is kicked up with buttermilk, sour cream and sprinkles, for a fun take on the classic funfetti!

sprinklesIt got a little crazy on my Facebook page the other day.  Here’s how it started:

I dropped off a neighborhood kid at his home, and I asked him if he would be able to get into his house, because I knew his parents kept the doors locked and he generally had no key or way to get in.  He said yes, but since his parents work from home, he had to wait a while after ringing the bell for his mom to make it to the door.

I told Robb about this and he was dumbfounded.  “People lock their doors while they’re home?”

“Yes, my love, they do.”  I tried to explain how a mom of young children might want the doors locked, but he comes from a very small town in the middle of a state full of very small towns, and this whole concept was completely foreign to him.

“I hate living in the city,” was his reply.

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Since I was pretty unsuccessful at convincing him how normal this is, I went to Facebook.  I asked people to weigh in on whether they lock their doors while they are home.  If you want to read the entire thread, you can do it here.

Robb obviously believes “Y’all are CRAZY.”  (This was his comment after I sent him a text message telling him it was heating up and he might want to check out how incredibly right I am.)

He hates when I rub an itoldjaso in his face.  Can’t imagine why. Continue reading “Orange Funfetti Cupcakes” »

Fruit Pizza

Fresh fruit pizza; This fruit pizza recipe uses a sugar cookie crust, cream cheese, and of course, fresh fruit!  You’ll love this fruit pizza dessert!

fruit-pizzaWe eat a lot of popcorn at our house.  Sometimes I think our dog was born to be part of this family, because he also loves popcorn.

LOVES.

At least, that’s what I thought.  Then, the other day, I dropped some popcorn on the floor before I got it all buttered and salted.  The dog walked over, sniffed it, and walked away.  Turns out, popcorn is just a great delivery system for what he really loves… butter.

Stinkin’ dog.

I guess you have to give everyone what they want, especially on their birthday.  This month, our son The Fruitarian turned 15.  And despite the fact that the dog was really hoping for a cake made from peanut butter, bacon, cheese, and of course, butter, I went a different direction for the birthday boy.

I couldn’t think of anything more fitting for The Fruitarian than this fruit pizza.

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By the way, whose big idea was it to have cake for every single birthday party ever?  Nothing against cake, but I can think of about a dozen things I’d rather have.

I’m just not one of those traditionalists that thinks we have to have cake all the time.  I don’t think there’s a single thing wrong with a birthday brownie, pie, cobbler, krispie treat, or fruit covered cookie.

A fruit covered cookie is basically all this is, anyway.

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The base of this fruit pizza is a giant sugar cookie.  You could make your sugar cookie dough from scratch, using my favorite sugar cookie ever, or you could just cheat and use packaged sugar cookie dough.

I’m not going to tell you which one I used.

But it was the packaged stuff.

The only downside to a fruit pizza birthday cake is where to put the candles.  But I think we’ll get over it.

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Orange Juice Smoothie

How to make a smoothie; This copycat orange julius recipe is quick, easy, and refreshing! How to make an orange smoothie.

orange julius recipeWhen we were first married, let’s just say we were fans of a certain refreshing frothy orange flavored beverage sold at a certain fast food chain with the same name.

Only we were too poor to purchase this fun treat as often as we would like.

And so, we frequently opted for the homemade variety.

To avoid having to look the recipe for the 500th time this month, I made up a rhyme to help Robb and me both remember.  Want to hear it?

A cup, A cup, a half a cup,
A half a can, a capful. 

Those were the days.  It has literally been years since I made one of these delightful homemade treats.  Years.  I blame my blender for dying.  And my subsequent smoothie maker also for dying.  I decided the next blender in my home would be a keeper.  And hence, my home is now blessed with a Blendtec blender with the WildSide Jar, and let me tell you…  it is possibly my favorite thing I own.  It’s awesome.  How awesome?

If someone held a gun to my head and made me choose between giving him my blender or giving him one of my children, I might have a hard time choosing.

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Okay, no I wouldn’t.  I’d hand over the blender.  But the kid would hear about it for the rest of his life.

Luckily, that’s not the way it’s going to go down.  The way it’s going to go down is the kids are going to come home from school, and in 30 seconds I will whip up enough of this frothy beverage for the four of us in the awesome blender, and then the kids will be so happy and sing my praises and brag to their friends about how amazing their mom is. Continue reading “Orange Juice Smoothie” »

Homemade Gumdrops

Goody Goody Gumdrops!  Now you can make your own homemade gumdrops for Halloween or just for fun.

goody goody gumdropsI think my kids attend the last elementary school in America that allows a Halloween parade.  It’s the best part of Halloween, if you ask me.

Except that I use the term “kids” loosely, since I only have one kid in elementary school, and it’s her very last year. *sniff sniff*  Which means it’s the last year I’ll be worrying about Halloween costumes.  It also means this year’s costume will probably be weird, because the 6th graders are never as cute and inventive as the 1st graders.

The little kids march around, dressed as the super hero of the year, or a pumpkin, or a bumblebee.  Their moms and grandmas take proud pictures. The big kids throw on an old drapey thing left over from the year Scream came out.  Or they dress as babies.  {pet peeve: I can’t stand seeing a 12 year old kid with a pacifier, even at Halloween!}  Or they put paint on their faces and come as… well, nothing, but with painted faces.

My daughter, the Hippie Chick, wants to be a gothic nerd this year.

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I have tried Every. Year. For. Seven. Years. to talk her into being a witch.  It’s adorable, she could wear cute stripey tights and carry a twiggy broomstick.  But she remains unconvinced.  It’s gothic nerd or nothing.

Ugh.  I kind of hate Halloween.  And not just because of the costumes.  It’s mostly because I really hate spending money on candy.

Also?  I hate making candy.  And I know that sounds weird.  But candy making is all precise and exact and created for detail-oriented people.  Which is not me.  Definitely not me.

And yet, here I am, making candy. Continue reading “Homemade Gumdrops” »

Orange Sugar Cookies

These orange cookies taste fantastic, with the flavor of fresh oranges!  Orange Sugar cookies are so one of my newest favorites.

Orange CookiesSome days just suck.  They suck, I tell you, like a vacuum.  A few days ago, I hit a new low when I was kind of excited to purchase a used vacuum.  It’s not that I can’t afford a new one, but I just really hate spending money on a vacuum.  I did consider buying new.  I even did extensive research on different brands.  (And, by extensive research, I of course mean that I spent 15 minutes looking through reviews on Amazon.)  I ended up deciding the brand I already had was the one I wanted to keep.

I found what appeared to be a decent used one locally, and it was even kind of an upgrade because it’s the commercial version, and obviously newer than my 14-year-old dinosaur.  The seller had some clearly out-of-control dogs and white carpet and kept asking me questions about my old vacuum. Which model is it?  What’s wrong with it?  Is the motor burned out?  I don’t know.  I don’t know.  I don’t know.  It’s fourteen years old, isn’t that reason enough?

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Orange Creamsicle Whoopie Pies

A recipe for a whoopie pie made with orange soda and vanilla cream.

Source: Bakaholic Mama‘s version had only three ingredients.  My version has just six.

Yield: about 20 whoopie pies

The great thing about making different cookies every week is that you never know what the process will bring.  Sometimes the cookies are fussy and complicated, using a lot of ingredients and a lot of time and dirtying a lot of dishes.  Sometimes they are so simple you almost forget you even made them.  Today’s cookie falls into that second category.  It’s basically so easy, you could do it in your sleep.  A trained monkey could make these cookies.  Heck, and un-trained monkey could make them!  You get the picture.

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Girls Night Out: Instructional Chicken Dinner

One of the high points of my life has been working with the youth group at our church.  The girls are fantastic, and so fun!  It has been a couple years since I have been involved with them, and I was missing it.  So, naturally, I was thrilled when they asked me to come teach a class for the girls about cooking.  I wanted to create something they could enjoy, and something they could do easily enough that they could feel confidant cooking it again on their own.

We went to the local high school, since we are fortunate enough to have the home ec. teacher as one of our youth leaders.  We made a very basic dinner: chicken breast, spinach salad, rolls, and dessert.  We dressed up our meal with oranges.  Oranges were present in almost every part of the meal.  We also talked about different ways to dress up something so basic, to make the meal interesting and tasty.  The girls broke into four groups and started cooking.

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Orange Ice Cream Freeze

A recipe for a flavored ice cream and soda drink.

Source: eYe Likes Food

My husband thought it would be a good idea to rent a video and have snacks Friday night.  And by snacks, he meant buttered popcorn and ice cream sodas. (ice cream + chocolate syrup + club soda)  Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against buttered popcorn and ice cream sodas, but I really wanted to spice them up somehow.  It’s a disease.  I have this dream that if I just add or change one element of a recipe to make it a little better, my husband will magically fall in love with the food and ask for it over and over.  And tell me how great I am.  I always think I can do it just a little bit better. It’s a dream I really need to let go of.

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Orange Poppyseed Pancakes

I’ve recently been asked to create a cookbook, specifically of breakfast items.  Breakfast has, of necessity, become a big as heck deal at our house, so I’m getting better at it every day.  I thought I would share my basic pancake recipe, with some thoughts on how to embellish it.  Okay, okay… I’ll admit that it’s not MY recipe.  I use the basic recipe from the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook.  It’s a staple.  I will, however, take credit for the modifications.

The great thing about making pancakes this way is that I know this recipe works.  I also know that I can change it up by adding or substituting an ingredient or two.  This way the same old pancakes don’t really feel like the same old pancakes.  We can have pancakes once a week, and as long as I add a variation once in a while, it feels like a completely different breakfast.

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Orange Creamsicle Cookies

A recipe for a cakey orange flavored cookie with vanilla frosting, reminiscent of the flavors in an orange creamsicle.

Source:  Myself, for the first time ever.

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies

Testing cookies is fun, but I decided to try my hand at creating a recipe myself.  I think I did a passable job, for my first try.  To be honest, I just took another recipe and modified it a little, but I guess that’s as good a place to start as any.

I wanted a cookie that tasted like an orange creamsicle, all orangey and wonderful with a shot of vanilla creaminess on the inside.  So, naturally, I began with one of my favorite cookie ingredients ever: buttermilk.  Buttermilk makes such tasty cookies!  I followed that up with some orange extract I bought at the local supermarket.  I suppose if I was a real baker, I would use actual oranges or something, but honestly, I was worried about the acidity of the citrus fruit.  Baking cookies is like doing chemistry, after all.

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