Mandarin Muffins

Mandarin Muffins 1

Oh my yum! These were so good and so easy to make.  All you need is a can of mandarin oranges (or fresh ones if you’re fancy like that) and some standard kitchen staples to bring these super soft citrus studded muffins to your table.

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Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Sweet Lemon Icing

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I have a calendar hanging on my refrigerator featuring this cake and its recipe for the month of April.  I only lasted about a week before caving in and deciding to make one for myself.  I’m so glad I did!  I had never tried a cake with a savory ingredient like olive oil before and was worried about it overwhelming the cake.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that the olive oil offers just enough flavor and is perfectly balanced by the sweetness and tanginess of the lemon.

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