Thursday, May 17, 2012


so i'm kinda hung up on all shades of orange this year.
and to take it a step further........
foods that are orange!

i've always said one of my favorite scents is that
of orange blossoms.

when I came to Florida as a kid,
i LOVED the scent of orange blossoms.
so much that when it came time for a souvenir,
i would choose orange blossom perfume 
in a little orange container

orange gumballs packaged to look like a 
bag of oranges:)
and i THINK i used to eat these orange candies.
YIKES........not sure i could now:)

and my all time, all time, 
ALL TIME favorite cake was ORANGE cake!
my poor family.........
every single birthday was a big orange cake, complete with fluffy frosting
that i colored from time to time.
(one year it was light blue:)
if you haven't tried it,
do it!!!!!!
you'll LOVE it!

my favorite ice cream bar was a creamsicle.
that orange coating and creamy vanilla inside.........

summer on a stick if you ask me:)

here is a cake recipe using my favorite orange cake mix.......


IngredientsBaking Instructions


  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box Duncan Hines Orange Supreme cake mix
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box instant vanilla OR cheesecake pudding mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (3 ounce) box orange Jell-O
  • 1 cup boiling water


  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) container thawed Cool Whip
  1. Blend cake mix, instant pudding mix, eggs, water and oil and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake, following the chart located on the back of the Duncan Hines cake mix box. Cake is done when a toothpick insterted in center comes out clean.
  2. While the cake is still hot, mix together orange Jell-O and one cup boiling water. When Jell-O is dissolved, poke holes in the cake with a straw or fork and pour hot Jell-O over cake. Let cake cool completely before frosting.
  3. Frosting:

  4. In a large bowl or mixer, beat instant vanilla pudding with 1 cup milk. Stir in the extracts. When the mixture becomes very thick, fold in the thawed Cool Whip. Spread frosting between layers and on top of cake. Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.
Yum, Yum, YUM!!!!!!!

and remember those places in the mall that sold
Orange Julius drinks?
those were AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!
and here is a little drink recipe to remind you of the 
good ol' days.



 mix together in a blender:

8 oz diet orange soda
2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
ice cubes to thicken

Blend together, serve, enjoy. Frozen yummy treat, tastes like an orange creamsicle ice cream treat!!

If you want top with whipped cream, add more or less heavy cream to desired creaminess. 

now, don't you just love a good fruit dip?
well, thanks to Madiganmade,
here is her mom's
1 8 oz container whipped topping1 small package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 6 oz container of frozen (concentrated) orange juice 

(may use unfrozen if preferred)

and finally,
my love of oranges ends with this useful tip.....

i can't actually verify this because,
i'd have to work out first, now wouldn't I? :)

have a good one.......
hugs, Suzanne

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