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Orange Curd

Apart from chocolate, cake and cookies, this is also the season for citrus. One of the indulging ways to enjoy citrus is in the form of curd. Easy to make, requires very few ingredients and can be used in several different ways. This Orange Curd can be topped on your pancake, or oatmeal. Sandwich it in between cookies, macaron or fill in donuts. During the Holiday season, it makes a great edible gift!

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Orange Cornmeal Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MazolaHeartHealth #CollectiveBias Quick and easy One-Bowl Orange Cornmeal Cake is a delicious fluffy cake. I am a big fan of citrus cake and adding cornmeal to the batter gave a lovely texture. February is the Heart Health Month and keeping that in mind the cake is prepared with Mazola® Corn Oil. A healthy way to indulge! A clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, visit Mazola.com. 

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Almond Orange Snowflake Cookies

Over the past few years, a lot of baking bloggers have inspired me with their cookie wreath photography. I had gawked, admired and planned to try something similar until I finally implemented it last week. I made these soft almond orange snowflake cookies. These Almond Sugar cookies have the richness of almond and a subtle orange taste. The icing that I used is super easy with just two ingredients.

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Tropical Fruit Ginger Juice

The temperature has finally started to shoot up, giving us a full feeling of summer. The clear blue sky, the mildly warm breeze always calls for something refreshing and this tropical fruit ginger juice is the answer. It’s sweet, zesty and so uplifting. Make a big batch because you will love it!

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Orange Chess Pie

I came across Megan's blog through Instagram and her story instantly inspired me. She has Ulcerative Colitis and she has been fighting the disease for a long time now. Her blog, Meg is Well, started as a way for her to navigate through the struggles and to feel less isolated with the world around her. Read about her journey that she is going through in her blog. She is one strong girl and I absolutely adore her! Today, she is sharing a stunning Orange Chess Pie with you all. I am a sucker for any citrus dessert and this pie sure does make me…

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Santra Badam Barfi (Orange Almond Fudge)

The delicate sweet tangy orange with the richness of ghee and almond make Santra Badam Barfi a delicacy for your palate. It’s moreish and almost melts in your mouth at every bite. We Indians love barfi (dense milk-based fudge) and make it quite often, be it a special occasion or not. There are different types of barfi one can make with addition of nuts and fruits. 

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Spiced Poached Pear Chocolate Cake

Hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! We had a blast yesterday at my cousin’s place. We went there in the afternoon and left pretty late at night. Those hours just flew by so quickly. We were either munching or drinking or dancing or laughing or doing all of that at the same time. I baked this fudge Spiced Poached Pear Chocolate Cake as my tiny contribution to the enormous feast. It was a fun party and a good break from all the workload of packing that we are busy with right now. Yeah, we are moving again. Not too…

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Orange Mint Almond Cake

This time of the year always takes me back to my days spent in Shillong, a tiny hill station in northeastern part of India. It was scenic, pollution free, pleasant and always much cooler than tropical India. That’s where I was born and spent a reasonable amount of time; learning, making mistakes and growing up. Even though I moved away after my graduation and my parents moved away after Dad retired, I still like to call Shillong as my hometown.

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Brittle Truffles – Guest Post by Grishma @ Zaika Zabardast

Few weeks back, I tried making truffles and failed miserably. I hear people saying it's easy, probably the best dessert you can make in advance and "wow" your friends at the party. Well, for some reason it's not working in my kitchen.. yet! When my very close friend Grishma told me she was making truffles for me, you can only imagine my happiness. And my excitement doubled when I saw the flavor combination that she used to make these truffles. I just can't wait to try it in my kitchen. Now, I might be able to make truffles successfully.

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Tilapia with Purple Potatoes and Roasted Broccoli

Growing up in a Bengali Family, we ate fish everyday and used every single part of it. I like to deep fry the tail and bite every inch of the crispy end. There are several delicacy dishes in West Bengal that are cooked with fish head. It may sound very un-appetizing for many of you, while  for some of us.. party in our mouth! This sure does tells you about my love for fish. The thought of eating fish head, tail or even fish with skin and bones scares Arvind. So, I don't cook anything but boneless skinless fillet. Someday.. someday.. I am hoping to make…