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Rodelle Vanilla Summer Giveaway!

Rodelle Vanilla Summer Giveaway!

Even though the weather may be a bit warm in the summer, I don’t stop making desserts until the fall rolls around. After all, there are lots of wonderful seasonal fruit desserts to be baked and eaten, and lots of homemade recipes for ice cream and other frozen desserts to be made. I do make ice cream a little more often than usual during the ... Read More »

Vanilla Macadamia Nut Snacklettes

Vanilla Macadamia Nut Snacklettes

When I first got a copy of Dorie’s Cookies, an excellent cookbook for any cookie-lover, I went through the pages and bookmarked a number of recipes right away. One of the early flags went to a recipe for French Snacklettes, which produces cute chocolate cookies that are ideal for snacking – hence the name. The recipe is so simple that I’ve been playing around with ... Read More »

How to Make Barrel Aged Vanilla Extract at Home (Without a Barrel)

How to Make Barrel Aged Vanilla Extract

Many spirits are barrel-aged, including rum, whiskey and even gin, to name a few, because spending time in a barrel softens the bite of the alcohol and adds additional flavors to the spirit. Most – but not all – spirits are aged in oak barrels and the wood will add slightly different properties depending on how it was prepared. These days, people have been experimenting ... 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 »

Vanilla Cream Pie with Vanilla Meringue

Vanilla Custard Pie

Cream pies come in all flavors – from chocolate to coconut – but there is one flavor that you don’t see all that often: vanilla. While I will take a slice of cream pie in just about any flavor you would like to serve me, there is something simple and satisfying about a Vanilla Cream Pie that you just don’t get with other flavors. This ... Read More »

Vanilla Pots de Creme

Vanilla Pots de Creme with Rodelle

Vanilla beans are often use in custard recipes because it is easy to infuse them into hot milk and cream. But you don’t need a vanilla bean to make a great vanilla custard – you just need good quality vanilla extract. High quality extract is always made with high quality vanilla beans, and that will translate to a strong vanilla flavor in your dessert. These ... Read More »

Vanilla & White Chocolate Cake

Vanilla & White Chocolate Cake

Just about everyone enjoys a good chocolate cake now and then. When you picture a chocolate cake, you probably think of a deep cocoa-colored cake that has a bittersweet dark chocolate flavor. A dark chocolate cake is delicious, but dark chocolate isn’t the only type of chocolate that makes a great cake. This Vanilla & White Chocolate Cake is not your run-of-the-mill chocolate cake because ... Read More »

Vanilla Pretzel Butter Cookies

Vanilla Pretzel Butter Cookies

The holidays are a time of the year that is always filled with cookies for my family. Everyone bakes them and everyone brings them when we get together for gatherings. My grandmother always had one type of cookie that was storebought and, even with a wealth of homemade cookies to choose from, I often chose to eat a few of those before touching any of ... Read More »

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