Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tropicana #5: Fun & Easy Cooking with Tropicana OJ!

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For this post, I will share 3 of my favorite recipes and use Tropicana orange juice as an ingredient:


1) Paula Deen's Fruit Salad with Honey Dressing (via foodnetwork.com)
2) Orange Juice Chicken (via Maxienne @ allrecipies.com)
3) Orange Julius (via Robbie Rice @ recipezaar.com)


First things first, I just had to use a recipe from Paula because she is my absolute favorite person in the whole wide world! ;)


FRUIT SALAD WITH HONEY DRESSING: (click on recipe cards to enlarge)




This fruit salad is amazingly refreshing and delightful---just in time for summer! I omit the raisins (yuck)...



...and serve the salad over a bed of spinach leaves.


SO. TASTY! Try it and you won't be disappointed. Promise.



TROPICANA ORANGE JUICE CHICKEN:




This chicken is very light and juicy. The next time I make it, I will add several drops of salty soy sauce to compliment the tangy orange/brown sugar flavor. DELISH!




TROPICANA ORANGE JULIUS:



SOOOOOO cool and refreshing on a hot, Texas summer day! My eager, little taste-testers: Benjamin, Savannah, Andrew, and Ethan



Mr. Ben just couldn't get enough of the creamy, frothy goodness.


As our good friend "Backpack" would say: "Yum-yum-yum-yum-yum...delicioso!"


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127 comments:

Ashley said...

I think my one meal would be spaghetti, salad and garlic bread.

Chris said...

Steak and shrimp fried rice with wontons...yummy!

Dana said...

Spaghetti with cheesy garlic bread- YUM!!! I could eat it every night :)

Krystyn said...

One more meal..whew. I'd get something loaded with calories and yumminess. It would be something from Chuys. Some nachos, a burrito with deluxe tomatillo and then some sopapillas for dessert.


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Laura said...

BBQ Ribs.. Camper Potatoes and Corn on the Cob!! Yumm-o!

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Shannon said...

My last meal would be a buffet of cheesecake! And since it would be my last meal-I would eat the WHOLE thing. =)

Sarah said...

I would eat anything from pei wei for the rest of my life, happily!

twinsx3 said...

My one meal would be chicken spaghetti with homemade bread and creme brule for dessert!

katie said...

My last meal would be my mother's roast and mashed potatoes! Cheesecake for dessert!

Verna said...

Hmm! That's a hard one! I think pancakes with strawberry syrup, whip cream and bacon!

jeanette_huston@yahoo.com said...

My meal would be pizza. Yummy. Cheese pizza with mushrooms.

Jeanette Huston
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Heather said...

I'm a Texas gal- it would be a toss up between fajitas or awesome BBQ!

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Beth said...

This one is easy. Mexican. Anything Meaxican with a giant margarita and ice cream for dessert.

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Molly said...

Fresh crab or anything Tex Mex!! And then lots and lots of yellow cake with chocolate icing and ice cream on top!

Jessica said...

Shrimp scampi and lobster!!! Yum!
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Amanda said...

One more meal for the rest of my life... hmm... I think it'd have to be Indian food! Samosas, garlic naan, palak paneer, masoor dal... yeah, I could live on that. Let's throw in some chocolate silk pie and a glass of milk for dessert for good measure, too.

Kristen said...

Baked ziti! Yum!

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Heidi said...

My one meal would have to be homemade salsa and chips, green chili enchiladas, rice, and black beans. I'm hungry just writing this! :)

JeanineMB said...

Whenever this subject comes up (often with my kids), I always pick pizza, but it's kinda cheating. You can put so many things on pizza and it will be delicious -- meats, cheeses, veggies, a whole Greek salad. Yum!

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Kathy said...

MEXICAN anything,with margaritas.

Kristin said...

The Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich from Red Robin -- yummo!!!

Audra Laney said...

Mmmmm! How about a medium rare steak, cheesy cajun potatoes, coke to drink (what else?), and a coke float for dessert! This preggo lady is really getting hungry now!

J Whitlark said...

Sushi!

Mami2jcn said...

I'd probably get the gout, but I'd like Paella Marinera (Spanish yellow rice with shellfish), Portuguese rolls, New England Clam Chowder, and carrot cake.

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ejlittle said...

I'm a Louisville girl so I must say Derby Pie! Yum!

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Jara said...

A fresh from the garden vegetable plate with a fresh fruit salad - strawberries, apples, blueberries, raspberries, pineapple, kiwi, etc. for dessert! YUMMMMY!

Teej said...

My mom's spaghetti and meatballs! tjwallace04@gmail.com

April said...

I would have to say Tex Mex and a lot of it! :)

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Danae Jones said...

Easy peasy - fettuccine alfredo!

Jenny said...

chicken fajitas...spicy! with chips and salsa...
for dessert i would have chocolate peanut butter ice cream...so yummy!

Anonymous said...

Oh! I would most certainly have crab legs with drawn butter! Yummmyyyy
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Bobbi

Lees said...

JUST ONE MORE MEAL? Hee hee.. that is hard...but it would have to be a chicken chimi with green sauce, rice and beans AND a HUGE Kick Butt Margaretti to go along with it from Los Dos Molinos here in Phoenix!!!!!
Spicey and YUMMY!

Katherine said...

Salad with goat cheese, candied pecans, cranberries, mandarin orange slices, and dressing. Grilled salmon. Potatoes au gratin. Fresh bread and butter. Asparagus. And pound cake with berries and cream for dessert. Yum!

katherine said...

That question is way too hard to answer. :) I love fish and salty chips (fries) down at the beach. And a big salad and cold lemonade.

Danielle said...

It would have to be pizza! With gelato icecream for dessert! YUM!

Lauren said...

My friend Diana's homemade tacos, complete with the shells she makes (by frying them in oil ... heavenly!!!).

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Leigh Bolender said...

I think my last meal would be crab legs and onion soup potatoes!

Chela said...

Honduran Plato Tipico....mmmmm. SO good.

Lisa said...

MMMMMM......Pizza with lots of cheese and breadsticks and sweet tea. Now I am hungry!

Liz said...

meatballs, cheesy potatoes, creamed corn, garlic bread, and cheesecake for dessert! Good ole' meat and potatoes MN cookin! :)

Jill Wood said...

It would have to be Stuffed Shells with Garlic Bread and Salad. Yummmmmm

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Carrie said...

That's easy - SUSHI! With something chocolate for dessert.

Erin said...

i would have to pick chips and salsa...and cheese dip..does that qualify as a meal?! well, i could live off that stuff!! much love and blessings~ erin

Carrie said...

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Melanie said...

Uncle Julio's! or Chicken Madeira from Cheesecake Factory. or Joe T's. Or Japanese Hibachi Shrimp. I'll stop now. I could keep going for a while.

Brandy said...

Mine would be my mamaws grilled shrimp! YUM!!!!

Barbara Manatee said...

my mouth is watering after reading your post! (I LOVE orange juliuses but there aren't any around here anymore...might have to try your recipe!)

I could live off of mac & cheese, coconut shrimp and I'd die happy if I could have an endless supply or crab or lobster!

Leanne said...

My meal would be shrimp gumbo over rice, toasted walnut spinach salad, hot bread, and chocolate sheet cake.

Johnnalw said...

Steak, twice baked potato, baked beans, and some SWEET tea!

Cathryn's Closet said...

Pot Roast with chocolate cream pie for dessert.

Courtney
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Susan said...

Mine would definitely be chick-fil-a. I could eat that forever!

Cori Benson said...

handsdown..TACOS!!

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zigrrly said...

kinda tuff to answer now that i've gone wholesome n healthy (hard to find much of THAT food anywhere but homemade!)... otherwise i'd choose my mom's 'goulash' as she called it: pasta mixed with her homemade sauce and whatever meat was leftover. :)

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The Hutto Family said...

Country fried steak with mashed potatoes & gravy with a big glass of sweet tea! - Natalie

Mallory's Memoirs said...

TNT steak, mashed potatoes, with corn on the cob!! -- Thanks for the ideas for summer -- going to try the orange julius tonight!

Tiffany Norris said...

SO hungry now! I would have thin crust pineapple pizza, a regular Coke and oatmeal raisin cookies for dessert.

Janell said...

This is a tough one - but maybe pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy. And my favorite dessert would have to be creme brulee.

Sariah said...

Spicy chicken topped with an avocado salsa! Seriously, the best!

http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/cayenne-rubbed-chicken-with-avocado-salsa

Jenn said...

My meal would be a big fat crab cake, my aunt's brocolli salad, and the chocolate cake that was served at my wedding!

Anotheramy said...

Anything someone else cooked and cleaned up after. No really!

cookiesANDclogs said...

Spinach Tortellini with Alfredo cream sauce and Parmesean Cheese!

Anonymous said...

I am pregnant right now and can not get enough chips and queso...especially Fuzzy's Taco's queso!

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Adryn said...

Pizza, always pizza.....



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BeeMom said...

Pizza for me too! Many, many slices :)

Lisa said...

Either fajitas from Joe T's or my mom's creamy chicken and rice!

mhuffman said...

There are so many to choose from! Chiinese? Italian? Pizza? Yum. With anything though, I want red velvet cheesecake from cheesecake factory, and a big class of coca cola. Yum!

Jamie said...

O'Charley's potato soup and rolls! yumm-o!

Deal Chasin' Mama said...

Definitely a medium rare filet mignon with a loaded baked potato :)

Karen said...

Joe T's family dinner with just one margarita :))

Lori said...

Um, yummy!! The chicken looks really good. I'd actually have to say burgers & fries. I love a yummy burger!! Red Robin's guacamole burger is so yummy!!!

slehan said...

I want a seafood extravaganza: lobster, shrimp, clams, oysters and several kinds of fish. YUM! Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

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Juli Pittman Skelton said...

I could eat Paula Deans "Lady and Sons Lasanga" every day of my life. Only if its made with all the yummy cheeses listed and maybe a little extra cream cheese!!!!

The Harris Family said...

My Mom's salmon patties, fried potatoe's and biscuit and gravy!!! Followed by a homemade lemon pie!! And Yes my mom does fix all of this as a meal now! There is probably 2 millon calories in the dinner but it is my favorite thing and I always love for her to fix it!

Jess said...

My mom's banana pudding!

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Shawna said...

Pizza!! How boring is that?! I just love me some good pizza!

Jessica said...

My Gran's chicken enchiladas, mashed potatoes, home made mac n cheese, and chocolate cheesecake made by my best friend's mom! LOVE IT!

Jill said...

I honestly wouldn't care what the main course was as long as the dessert was ICE CREAM!!! Ever since the triplets I have craved it like crazy!

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Anonymous said...

I would have white rice with Dominican black beans over the rice, grilled chicken, and flan for dessert. YUM!

Paola
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Sami said...

This is so easy...I would totally chow down on a cheeseburger! Of course, I would like a side of greasy french fries, too. :) Love the recipes, I'll have to try them this summer! Thanks!

Ginny (hotmail.com) said...

Fried Chicken and Macaroni and Cheese

Dolphin Girl said...

Crab legs, mashed potatoes and gravy, and cheesecake for dessert!

Deb ~ tnshadylady said...

A juicy tender prime rib, mashed potatoes and gravy, my mom's dressing, fried okra, cornbread muffins, and strawberry shortcake. Heaven!!

Sarah said...

steak fajitas from lupe tortilla's, chips and salsa and a frosty margarita....mmmmm!!!

Jenn Brothers said...

Sea bass, sushi & egg rolls! And probably a reese's cup for dessert!

Melinda said...

It would be fresh crab legs and melted butter - so tasty!

Anonymous said...

My meal would be filet mignon, mashed potatoes, and carrots with a chocolate decadence dessert!

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icefairy said...

I'd have fried rice with seafood plus tomato soup with egg drops.

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JC said...

Me want Korean/Japanese food!

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Julie said...

Barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, homemade rolls, and strawberry short cake :)
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Eve said...

Burgers and fries would be my pick. such a classic and I love it already

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wigget said...

that's a hard one, but i think hamburgers

Betty N said...

Ribs like my son makes them and my daughter in law's wonderful carrot cake

Betty N said...

tweet here
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pargirl1434 said...

I would have to say anything mexican!!!!

Emily N. said...

taco salad

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jillyrh said...

Steak and lobster with baked potato and salad if I didn't have to pay for it! :-D

Jen G. said...

That's a tough one! I love pizza, burgers, and tex-mex...so any one of those would work!

Midday Escapades said...

Oh my goodness, this is a hard one. Only one meal, it would have to be sushi!

a_wanderer said...

The meal that I would love to replicate was the meal I had from the Bellagio in Las Vegas... it was my first and only time there, and I was invited for my daughter's birthday. When I first saw all that beautiful food, my eyes watered! The seafood and all manner of fresh, delicious fruit, was the answer to my heart's desire, and of course, cheesecake for dessert!

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Amber said...

Ooh yummy! Love the pics that you posted :) Wow, this question is hard...I guess I'd have to go with my mom's cabbage rolls. They are insanely yummy! Thanks so much.

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Anissa said...

Wow hard question. Like a good tender steak and mashed potatoes w/ sweet corn.

Peggy said...

Homemade pizza, baked potato loaded,Pork chops cooked so they are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside,my prime rib and Mom's lasagna!
Thanks
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Merujo said...

Mine would have to be my mom's Tuna Bake with Cheese Swirls, followed up by a Whitey's Turtle milkshake from the ice cream gods in my hometown. :)

angie lilly said...

That would be the cheese lasagna at Leonoro's in Charleston WV. That place makes the best lasagna I have every had and has been in business nearly 100 years to prove me right!
Angie
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Scott said...

man that is a HARD question to answer as I love so many foods...but I guess I would have to go with my wife's vegan chili! MMM it is SO good!
Scott
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Scott said...

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Mari said...

If I could choose one it would be meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, cornbread and french silk pie for dessert.

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Mari said...

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Watch Calder Grow! said...

Turkey with my mom's mashed potatoes and a big turtle sundae for dessert!

Cheryl said...

chopped salad, chicken saltimbocca, and cheesecake from Buca di Beppo

Anne J said...

I'd pick cobb salad with lots of cheese.

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Anne J said...

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Shel said...

I'd love shish-ke-bob with fried rice as my side dish.

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Shel said...

Tweeted:
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sibabe64 said...

Lobster dinners

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Amy said...

What a tough question. I'm going to go with creme brulee. I could eat it every day for the rest of my life, no problem.