Tasty Orange Cake

Winter is the time to enjoy citrus fruits. Oranges ripen starting in November (depending on the kind of orange) through May.  Lots of us enjoy orange juice for taste and for health benefits with its vitamin C.  Today let’s discuss a sweet treat of orange cake made with orange juice and zest.  With one large orange and one medium orange, you can have the zest and juice to add lots of delicate flavor to a white cake and butter cream icing.  The cake is really wonderful plain too if you want cut some calories. If you ice the cake, I’d suggest you add some orange segments as decorations. Even orange slices  look great.

 

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Cranberry Orange Cookies

The holidays brings us many of my favorite flavors – cranberries, oranges, and of course nuts.  Today’s recipe uses almonds, but you could also make them with pecans or walnuts.  It’s a pretty cookie and quite a hit with family and friends.  If you want a taste of chocolate, drizzle melted white chocolate on top of the cooled cookies.

 

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Cranberry Cherry Frozen Smoothie

We’ve come to the end of the fresh cranberry season which makes me sad. The little red berries are powerhouses of nutrients.  The nutrients in cranberries have been linked to a lower risk of urinary tract infections, prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, and decreased blood pressure. And the best part, a half a cup of cranberries contains only 25 calories.   Thank goodness for frozen cranberries!

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