Rodelle’s Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes



We’ve rounded up our favorite holiday recipes, from savory to sweet, to save you some time before this busy weekend of Thanksgiving preparations, grocery shopping and house cleaning. Check out our handy guide for some inspiration. And, be sure to hop over to our Pinterest page for even more ideas!


Baked Brie with Apple Cranberry Compote appetizer This flaky pastry is filled with some of our favorite things: cheese, apples, cranberries, and vanilla beans. This is a show-stopper appetizer and your crowd will love it!

Cranberry Kale Salad with Vanilla Cranberry Vinaigrette – Deliciously easy, healthy and satisfying. Your vegetarian guests will love this as a main, and you can easily keep leftovers handy to go with turkey on Black Friday as a healthy re-energizing salad.

Butternut Squash Vanilla Dauphinoise – A delicate, delicious mix of butternut squash, vanilla and Gruyere cheese. The perfect side to impress and delight!

Vanilla Bean Challah Bread – Our twist on tradition! This Challah is perfect to soak up gravy with!

Turkey!!! – With a little boost from Rodelle’s Gourmet Turkey Brine, this bird couldn’t be juicier!

Hasselback Sweet Potato with Whipped Vanilla Bean Butter – Baked sweet potato meets homemade potato chips. Take your sweet potatoes over the edge this year by whipping some Rodelle Vanilla Beans into your butter and top away!


Cranberry Pear Vanilla Jam – All of the wonderful flavors of fall, perfectly balanced with sweet vanilla beans – slather this on everything from rolls to turkey!

Vanilla Bean Cranberry Sauce – Vanilla bean, cranberry, orange zest…all of our favorite things in one cranberry sauce that will definitely rival the competition!

Pumpkin Flan – A delicious, single-serve option that tastes just like pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pie – The perfect level of sweetness – a little pumpkin and a little sweet potato – this pie is where it is at!

Vanilla Pecan Pie – Made with the best vanilla extract, this pecan pie is perfectly sweet and nutty!

Caramel Apple Cheesecake – The perfect dessert recipe for any holiday meal! It’s a delicious combination of drizzled caramel sauce, sweet Rodelle Vanilla, and mouthwatering cheesecake. Don’t miss this one!

So…are your grocery shopping lists ready yet? Have a great Thanksgiving!!

Rodelle Fall Contest Winners


It’s time to officially wrap up the Rodelle + KitchenAid Multi-Cooker Challenge! In September and October, we explored a little bit of our savory side with the KitchenAid® Multi-Cooker. Think slow-cooker only on a whole different level, this multi-cooker from KitchenAid is the ultimate all-in-one cooking system! We’re excited for our fans and KitchenAid Multi-Cooker users to take your meals to the next level with unlimited opportunities from a multi-functional tool combined with Rodelle’s sweet and savory ingredients!

Rodelle has so many sweet and savory ingredients that are perfect for fall & winter: turkey brine, wassail, cinnamon sticks, Herbes de Provence, Texas Brisket Rub and Sriracha seasoning to name a few. With a handful of other ingredients and a little prep work, you can season a great meal, pop it in the multi-cooker, set it and forget it. Let dinner cook itself while you are running around, preparing for Thanksgiving!

We’ve partnered with KitchenAid to bring 6 lucky winners some great prizes and we’re excited to announce the winners today!

Grand Prize Winner

Nicole Ford in Ohio took home a black KitchenAid Multi-Cooker, Stir Tower Attachment and a prize pack of Rodelle sweet and savory ingredients.

First Place Winners

We had 5 lucky first place winners! Nancy Fiorenza in Ohio, Amanda Welling in Pennsylvania, Mary Beth Elderton in Missouri, Anita Leibert in Ohio and Josee Blagdon in Ontario all received great Rodelle ingredients! The prize package included Rodelle Seafood Seasoning, Rodelle Wassail Mulling Spice Blend, Rodelle Gourmet Turkey Brine, Rodelle Sriracha Seasoning, Rodelle Gourmet Cinnamon Sticks, Rodelle Pure Lemon and Almond Extracts, Rodelle Gourmet Dutch Processed Baking Cocoa, Rodelle Gourmet Vanilla Extract and more!

Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone from around the world who participated! Stay tuned for our next fun contest, too!!

Rodelle Turkey Brine


As Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, we’re getting giddy about the thought of Rodelle’s Turkey Brine making the holiday memorable for many families. Rodelle’s Turkey Brine is the only brine mix available with vanilla beans. We take care to select only the best ingredients available – simple and natural is the way to go when enhancing the flavor of your bird. Ingredients are as follows: Salt, Sugar, Cranberries, Exhausted Vanilla Beans, Allspice, Apple, Garlic, Orange Peel, Black Pepper, Rosemary, Pink Peppercorns, Thyme, Bay Leaves and Sage. The apples and cranberries are actually really good on their own plucked from the mix in a moment of curiosity or hunger as you are madly throwing together the preparations for the feast of the year (take our word for it, or try it on your own)!

Rodelle’s Turkey Brine is available at select Costco Stores and other fine grocers this season, as well as on Amazon! Give it a try and let us know what you think!

And, it’s not all about the bird…get other Fall Favorites from Rodelle like whole cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, pumpkin spice extract and more!

Making “Something Sweet” with The First Year


Even as the year is winding down, things are still heating up at Rodelle. We’ve been busy in the Test Kitchen coming up with the best recipes to add to your holiday menus and working with some fabulous bloggers on great giveaways and more!

One exciting announcement we would like to share today is that Beth from The First Year is joining us as Rodelle’s newest Brand Ambassador! Beth’s blog highlights recipes for sweet tooth lovers! We love the creativity and thought Beth gives every recipe!

Not only are Beth’s recipes spot on, she also features some over-the-top (in the best of ways) seasonal treats! Looking for the perfect potluck idea? You can be sure she’s got something great up her sleeve for your favorite holiday.

Check out The First Year to get great recipes, add some new favorites to your list and get inspired for the holidays!

Halloween Favorites


Halloween is a great time of year to dust off  your aprons and whip up a special treat. With a few, key ingredients and a little creativity, you can easily make a treat that everyone will ask for year over year. No tricks, just great recipes:

Candied apples – This recipe is delicious, festive, and fun for the whole family. It’s an easy recipe to make and the result is sweet perfection, and everyone will remember the gorgeous flecks of vanilla beans.

Halloween chocolate cupcakes – Festive, beautiful and DELICIOUS! These cupcakes are unlike any other. We’ve added caramel squares to them so once you bite into them they are filled with a sweet, ooey, gooey center.

Spider web white chocolate bark – Easy, sweet and delicious! This vanilla bean white chocolate bark will dazzle with its flecks of vanilla bean and is so easily customized, you’ll make it again and again!

Vanilla bean cheesecake – This is a fun twist on a traditional cheesecake with a seasonal decoration! Beth over at Hungry Happenings shared this creative dessert with us and we hope you love it as much as we do at Rodelle!

Vanilla bean caramel apples – An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Get yours in with an extra helping of delectable vanilla caramel.

Vanilla pumpkin whoopie pies – The trick is, these little hand pies have some healthy ingredients, the treat is you also get an incredibly delicious recipe!

For the adults…

Vanilla bean pumpkin liqueur  We haven’t seen anything like this, so we created it. This delicious liqueur is a delectable alternative to coffee house seasonal fare. Add to your coffee for a SPIRITED after dark treat!

Pumpkin spiced mulled wine – Served warm, this adult beverage will become a seasonal favorite for fall gatherings or to take around during trick’or’treating!