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Vanilla Bean Mini Churros

Vanilla Bean Mini Churros

Vanilla beans are a wonderful ingredient to use when baking and I love using them in everything from cakes to chocolates. After working with vanilla beans, I always toss the leftover beans in a container of sugar. This is how I make vanilla bean sugar (you can make it with un-used beans, as well), which I use for topping muffins, oatmeal and just about anything ... Read More »

Vanilla Bean Peppermint Bundt Cake

Vanilla Bean Peppermint Bundt Cake

Peppermint and chocolate is a wonderful combination, whether you are eating a chocolate-dipped peppermint candy or stirring a candy cane into a mug of hot cocoa. Peppermint doesn’t get paired quite as often with vanilla, but I believe that the two flavors just might be an even better combination – especially when you are combining them in a recipe like this Vanilla Bean Peppermint Bundt ... Read More »

The Ultimate Vanilla Banana Cream Pie

The Ultimate Vanilla Banana Cream Pie

Banana cream pies are a simple pie that is difficult to get right. Some don’t use enough banana, so the fruit flavor gets lost in a sea of whipped cream. Other versions don’t use enough vanilla, producing a pie that is creamy, but bland. This pie, of course, doesn’t have any of these failings and that is what makes it my Ultimate Vanilla Banana Cream ... Read More »

Lemon Vanilla Muffin Tops

Lemon Vanilla Muffin Tops

There is something about muffin tops that makes them the most delicious part of the muffin. It’s not that I don’t like the base of the muffin – especially if it is packed with juicy blueberries or other goodies – but the domed top just seems to have an extra special deliciousness to it. One way to indulge your love of muffin tops is to ... Read More »

Apple Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

Apple Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

Pumpkin desserts tend to jump into the spotlight when fall rolls around, but apple desserts never go out of style during the season. Whether you’re talking about apple pies, breads or muffins, apple desserts are always crowd-pleasers. Apples are often paired with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, sometimes to the point where the natural sweetness of the apple is dominated by the flavor of the ... Read More »

Vanilla Bean Cornmeal Slice and Bake Cookies

Vanilla Bean Cornmeal Cookies

I always have a couple of logs of slice and bake cookie dough in my freezer. They keep well for months (as long as you wrap them tightly and store them in an airtight bag or other container) and they are ready to bake at a moment’s notice. Since the cookies are so uniform in size, they can be used to make ice cream sandwiches ... Read More »

Perfect Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

Rich Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is one of my favorite comfort foods. Though there are a few gourmet rice pudding stores out there (very, very few), rice pudding remains something that is best made and eaten at home. A good rice pudding should feature a combination of smooth, rich custard and very tender rice. It should be sweet, without being too sweet, and the rice should really be ... Read More »

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