Given Florida's title as the largest citrus producer in the United States, it is no surprise that oranges are a favorite citrus crop in Southern kitchens.
Oranges flavor everything from sweet frostings to some of our favorite side dishes. Most Southerners can't imagine meals without Easy Orange Rolls, for example, and a White Cake with Cranberry Filling and Orange Buttercream is a perfect dessert for any occasion. Oranges also help make great glazes, turning a standard bird into some Kickin' Orange-Glazed Chicken packed with the heat of red peppers and tempered by the taste of orange marmalade. Some of those same orange flavors work wonders in Orange-Basil Baked Brie.
For a frozen, homemade treat, you'll love the taste and texture of Orange Cream Granita bursting with two cups of fresh orange juice. Or get ready for some serious grilling with a batch of Sweet Orange Marinade that works perfectly with pork: in fact, it comes from a recipe for Saucy Pork Chops with Orange Slices. You can pair sweet orange marmalade with barbecue sauce to get a sweet-yet-zesty sensation. Enjoy the citrus flavor. You'll be glad you did.