Orange Bunny Rolls

The Orange Bunny Rolls I baked for Easter brunch this year were a rift on my Italian Anise Easter Bread recipe of years past. In fact, I just took that dough recipe, swirled it in orange marmalade, and gave it bunny ears. Festive and YUM! The idea to shape my rolls into bunnies and fill…

Sourdough Rye

I’m getting back into my post Holiday baking with this lovely boule of sourdough rye bread. The addition of caraway seeds is optional, but I highly recommend the addition of orange zest. It adds a slight fruitiness to the bread that nicely compliments the bitterness of the rye and the tang of the sourdough. For…

Berlin Wreaths

Berlin/Berliner Wreaths are an old holiday standby. There are so many different recipes and variations of Berlin Wreaths out there (and I’ve seriously been tempted to try all of them), but the recipe below is the one I grew up with. This hand-rolled cookie falls somewhere between a shortbread and a sugar cookie, flavored with…

Orange, Mustard, and Sage Roasted Pork Tenderloin

A pork tenderloin that has been coated in a honey, mustard, orange, and garlic glaze, pressed with fresh sage, and roasted on a bed of fresh orange slices.  Tangy, sweet, and slightly spicy this is one of the easiest roasts I have ever made.  If you are a novice roaster or just don’t feel like…

Fresh Cranberry & Orange Muffins

I can’t think of anything to write for this post other then – I love LOVE love baking with fresh cranberries.  Dried berries and canned jellies just don’t do the fruit justice.  Not to mention that beautifully bright red color! Talk about festive!! Recipe makes a dozen regular sized muffins or 6 large muffins. Ingredients:…

Swordfish with Farro

A quick and healthy midweek meal.  A pan seared and lightly baked swordfish steak served with farro seasoned with orange juice, smoked chipotle, and olives.  I noticed that my seafood entries were somewhat lacking so here is a new one for the books. Orange, Olive, and Chipotle Farro Ingredients: 1 cup Farro 1 cup Orange…