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How to Make Candied Orange Peel

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Candied orange peel is one of my favorite treats, yet for some reason I’ve only  made it once since I was a little girl.  When I saw beautiful, seasonal Royal Mandarins at my local grocery store, I knew I had to candy their gorgeous peels.  This is such a simple recipe, and also creates orange simple syrup and orange sugar, three recipes in one!My mother is a very smart woman.  From a very young age she taught me that cooking and food were a lot of fun.  I realize that sometimes this caused her more work than it was worth.  For instance, at age two I put a plastic Cool Whip (yes, we did eat Cool Whip growing up) container in the broiler before we went off to a church event.  Imagine how traumatized I was when we came home to a house full of black, oily smoke and a screeching fire alarm.  I was certain that an ancient dragon had turned our little home into his fiery den and was bellowing a warning to stay away.  I think it took a few weeks, but my excitement for cooking was renewed, this time with an element of caution.

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