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Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats and a KitchenAid Giveaway


I hope you all had a  wonderful holiday season and a beautiful new year! We just got back from vacationing in North Carolina where we had a blast playing in the snow, tubing, skiing and making snowmen. The first night we were there it snowed, so we had a great skiing conditions for the next couple of days. My son, after two lessons, has far exceeded his Mommy in skills. I had a very difficult time trying to keep up with him.

We were also fortunate enough to have my sister in law and here better half with us on vacation. My sister-in-law just lost a close friend a few weeks ago far too young. It was nice to leave our stress and troubles behind and just have a good time. I love how these family getaways really give a new fresh perspective, making us appreciate the beauty of outdoors and family more. My husband and I both find that the little things that drive us nuts just seem to disappear after vacation.


I’m not one to really make resolutions for the new year. I had a good friend that always said anyday is a perfect day to make positive changes in your life, don’t wait for the new year. But, because we were on vacation and it was so nice, our resolution for this year was to take more vacations.

When I got back, after binging on huge amounts of NC pork, I needed something sweet and decadent, so I made this orange cheesecake. And since it’s kumquat season (YAY!) I topped this cheesecake with candied kumquats. It was amazing!


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giveawayNow time for the KitchenAid Baking Giveaway!

To make this cheesecake, I used a new spring form pan from KitchenAid. I’ve actually used all the pieces below and  can’t tell you just how much I love them. They are really quality bake ware and have become my new go-to favorite pieces.

Do you want to win some fabulous new bake ware from KitchenAid for the New Year? Of course you do! KitchenAid is giving you guys 4 chances to win some really quality new items you’re going to love!

Winner #1: – One (1) Ceramics Nesting Set (KBLR04NSER)
nestingWinner #2: – One (1) Bakeware: Cookie Sheet (KBNSOLGCK), One (1) Snacking Loaf (KBNSO12SF), One (1) Springform (KBNSO09SG)
Winner #3: – One (1) Bakeware: Cookie Sheet (KBNSOLGCK), One (1) Snacking Loaf (KBNSO12SF), One (1) Springform (KBNSO09SG)
Winner #4: – One (1) Bakeware: Cookie Sheet (KBNSOLGCK), One (1) Snacking Loaf (KBNSO12SF), One (1) Springform (KBNSO09SG)









If your readers enter the code “ECRECIPE” at checkout on, they will receive 30% off all cookware and bakeware. This will be valid through 1/31/14.

To enter in the giveaway just leave a comment below telling me your favorite cheesecake.

For extra entries:

Please leave a comment for each entry Sweet Potato Pumpkin Coconut Pie and a Giveaway by #recipe

Giveaway ends January 31st.

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