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Chinese Bacteria Affecting Florida Orange Groves

I’ve been on an orange kick lately (I don’t normally eat oranges), and I randomly googled oranges.  I found this article in the Washington Post a few days ago about a bacterial infection plaguing oranges in Florida, huanglongbing.  I’m guessing the price of oranges will go up.  I was reminiscing recently about the best oranges I ever tasted.  They were from a tree in the backyard of a friend of mine who lived off of Colonial Drive in Orlando.  I had never tasted such a delicious orange before and haven’t since.  This memory led me to recall that I had the best-tasting strawberries and tomatoes in Florida too–from the Winter Park farmers’ market.

6 Christmas Cookie Trends

Here are 6 cookie trends this holiday season that I’ve noticed from perusing the web.

1.  Chocolate and orange.  What a great combination and they come together perfectly in this cookie, Candied Orange Peel & Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Goodies a Volonte.

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photo used with permission of Goodies a Volonte

2.  Jazzed-up snickerdoodles. Snickerdoodles are a classic cookie, but this season they are being jazzed-up with brown butter, sea salt and caramel.  Try this delicious version–Toffee Speckled Snickerdoodles by Very Culinary.

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photo used with permission of Very Culinary

3.  Oreos. Another Christmas trend is using Oreo cookies to create another yummy cookie like these Chocolate Peppermint & Oreo Cookies by Mandy’s Recipe Box.

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photo used with permission of Mandy’s Recipe Box

4.  Peanut butter.  Classic peanut butter cookies get a holiday twist with Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies by Chocolate Moosey.

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photo used with permission of Chocolate Moosey

5.  Creative cutouts like these Highland Christmas Cookies from Outlander Kitchen.

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photo used with permission of Outlander Kitchen

6.  Meringues–Adorable shapes with meringue like these Christmas Tree Meringues from Crumbs + Corkscrews.

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photo used with permission of Crumbs + Corkscrews