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Orange Poppy Seed Bread

28 Apr

Orange Poppy Seed Cake

This is a takeoff from the Pillsbury Orange-sicle Cake Mix.

I have made it a dozen times and it never lasts long.

One package of Pillsbury Orange-sicle Cake Mix.

One 6 once container of orange flavored yogurt

2 eggs

One tablespoon orange zest

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup orange juice

2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

Grease a 9 x 5 pan with  a non stick cooking spray

Mix everything together and beat for about two to three minutes.

Pour into a pan and bake for 60 minutes until the center is baked.

May need another five minutes depending on your oven.

You can frost this with orange frosting but I prefer it plain.

This is almost the same recipe that is on the back of the Pillsbury box but I use this as a flavored bread instead of a cake.

I like having different kinds of bread especially when I serve a salad for lunch. I serve lemon, pumpkin, carrot pineapple, zucchini and now orange poppy seed.

It freezes great.

 

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Orange Mayo Chicken Salad

19 Nov

orange mayo chicken salad

This is a recipe that I found in the Boston Globe magazine.

Then I changed it around  a little.

4 to 5 cups of shredded  cooked chicken because that’s how much I had leftover.

1/2 cup  mayonnaise.

3 tablespoons orange juice

Zest of one entire orange

2 tablespoons honey

3 diced scallions

4 stalks of diced celery

12 chopped plump apricots. If they aren’t plump, soak then in hot water for twenty minutes.

Dry well , then cutup

3 tablespoons diced parsley

3 handfuls of baby spinach

3 handfuls baby arugula

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 to 1 diced, seeded jalapeno.

The amount of pepper depends on how hot you like it.

Add a small amount at a time. You can always add more.

Mix the mayo, orange juice, orange rind and honey in a large bowl

Add the chicken to the  dressing and mix well.

Add the celery, walnuts, pepper ,apricots,  scallions and parsley and mix well

Add the spinach and arugula.

Toss well

This is a nice change from the regular chicken salad and great for leftover turkey.

I would add the orange segments the next time I make this just because I don’t want the orange to go to waste

Serve with grapes and toasted Italian bread