Chocolate Covered Orange Peel

My mom is a big fan of chocolate covered orange peels, so when I learned how to make them in my cooking class, I knew that I had to send her a batch. I had fun whipping them up- they are relatively simple to make, smell delicious, and are a nice variation on the kinds of recipes I usually make. I don’t particularly enjoy eating orange peels, but they came out pretty good. My mom was happy to receive them … Continue reading

Orange-Scented Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (With Nuts!)

David is not a dessert person. I haven’t figured out whether he just doesn’t have a big sweet tooth or whether he has amazing self control. It might be a combination of the two. BUT, he asked me to make these cookies again. That is quite an endorsement! I love these cookies because their orange zest really sets them apart and makes them crave-worthy. They’re also great with ice cream, as a snack, or even as breakfast on the go. … Continue reading

Honey Citrus Chicken with Olives

This Moroccan-inspired chicken is tasty, beautiful, and healthy too.  It’s also pretty simple to make! I made a Moroccan stew a while back, but I used regular lemons in it instead of preserved lemons, so it came out very bitter. This chicken doesn’t require any strange ingredients (although I sometimes see preserved lemons at Whole Foods’ olive bar), and it’s flavorful and succulent. Spice things up with this dish! To make this meal, preheat your oven to 400ºF.  Then, pat … Continue reading