By Karin Calloway

Karin Calloway is a working mom living in Augusta, Ga., with multiple freelance jobs and a ton of dirty dishes.

Citrus Season

Entertain your friends this winter with a menu that features one of the season's best ingredients: Citrus.

Start off with a make-ahead hors d'oeuvre of Citrus Salmon Butter to spread on toasted baguette slices and then move into the dining room for a starter of Mixed Greens with Orange, Olive and Fig dressing.

The main dish gets a little zing from some fresh lemon juice, but it's the truffle oil, mushrooms and brie that star in this Truffle and Brie Chicken Marsala. The bonus with the recipe is that it can be made ahead and baked just before serving. The truffle-scented chicken pairs beautifully with a creamy Cauliflower Mash that also has a hint of lemon.

For dessert, enjoy a towering three-layer Citrus Chiffon Cake that's spread with a luscious Citrus Curd.

Recipes:

Spicy Pork Wontons with Sesame Sauce
Dumplings abound in Asian cuisines, and these Spicy Pork Wontons are a delicious twist on classic pork dumplings with an added kick of spice.
Cauliflower Mash
Cauliflower is appearing more frequently on restaurant menus as chefs are pairings a base of smoothly pureed cauliflower with meats and a drizzling of truffle oil.
Chicken Marsala with Truffles and Brie
Chicken Marsala is a popular dish at Italian restaurants, but this version takes a turn towards France with the addition of creamy Brie cheese.
Citrus Salmon Butter
Shrimp Butter is a popular appetizer spread in the South and this recipe takes the idea and enhances it with pink salmon and loads of citrus flavor.
Mixed Greens with Orange, Olive and Fig Dressing
Winter salads can seem quite dull given the lack of spring and summer fruits and vegetables. But you can also look at a winter salad as a reason to feature the season’s best citrus fruits.