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Blood Orange Ricotta Fritters

Blood Orange Ricotta Fritters

It is a rare day when I find blood oranges at any of my supermarkets. So imagine my excitement when I spotted some across the produce section. I literally clapped my hands, smiled, and honestly almost hopped with joy. It takes so little to make me happy these days. Regardless of my weird produce enthusiasm, I now had something new to play with…blood oranges.

After some research and internal conflict as to whether I go sweet or savory, I decided to at least start with sweet. Doughnuts sounded great but it was time for something a little different. I’ve had lemon ricotta fritters before, but never blood orange. Time to try something new! These little fritters were delicious. The blood orange is quite subtle but contributes enough flavor to make the fritters slightly sweet and perfect for a Sunday breakfast on the back porch. Try your Blood Orange Ricotta Fritters this weekend!

P.S. If you are like me, not all of your fritters will be picture worthy. Here are my alien fritters…Have fun!

The Not so Pretty Blood Orange Ricotta Fritters

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Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies

For reasons I will not bore you with, I can no longer eat chocolate. Yes, I know…a travesty! So these days I am always looking for some kind of chocolate substitute. I haven’t found the perfect alternative yet but I will always be looking. Until then, these Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies are simply delicious! They are buttery and creamy with sweet white chocolate and a background flavor of citrusy orange. Kind of shortbready (we will all just pretend that shortbready is a word). I really enjoy them and think you will too! Give them a try this week and let me know what you think!

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It’s Hump Day! Fresh Squeezed Margaritas!

It’s Hump Day! That day of the week where we all start seeing the light at the end of the work week tunnel. What better way to celebrate this day than to make up a batch of the freshest, easiest and tastiest margaritas! 

I don’t know about you but I have never been able to make a margarita that I am pleased with from a store bought mix. There is just something missing. I like that with this recipe I can control just how tart my drink is through the adding of more sugar or orange juice and of course, I can use my mood to determine how strong I want my margarita. Some days call for an extra shot of tequila and other days, when my mood is great; I leave the alcohol content alone and rim the glass with a mix of sugar and salt. What mood are you in today?

Fresh Squeezed Margaritas

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Fresh squeezed lime juice, about 4 limes

1/2 Cup Fresh squeezed lemon juice, about 3 limes

1/4 Cup Fresh squeezed orange juice, about 1large orange

1/3 Cup Sugar

1 Pinch Salt

3/4 Cup Tequila

3/4 Cup Triple sec

1/4 Cup Coarse salt for rim of glass

4 Lime wedges
Directions

  1. Combine lime, lemon, and orange juices. Add sugar and a pinch of salt. Mix well until sugar is dissolve. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, up to overnight.
  2. Strain juice mixture into a pitcher.
  3. Add tequila and triple sec. Stir well.
  4. Using a lime wedge, rim the glasses first with lime wedge then coarse salt.
  5. Pour margarita mix over ice. Serve immediately with a lime wedge.