Fall Baking with Rodelle!

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In the Fall, we love to come back to our kitchens and get baking! With kiddo’s potlucks, Halloween parties, and weekends filled with football + tailgating, this is the perfect time to sharpen your skills before serious holiday baking! We’ve got plenty of easy fall recipes to tempt your taste buds and help you ease back into the kitchen. One of the easiest ways to get back to the kitchen routine is with a tried-and-true no bake recipe. We recommend our: Oreo Truffles – all decorated for Halloween, Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Sauce, and Vanilla Bean Candied Apples to name a few.

One of our favorite things about baking in the fall is all of the gorgeous, seasonal produce. From prime-time apples, to juicy pears, and (finally) pumpkin and other hearty squashes, there’s nothing like experimenting with a new recipe and new fruit or veggie. Trust us, the amount of flavor and hearty comfort that can be found in combining great ingredients with just the right piece of produce is unparalleled. Here are some of our favorite recipes showcasing the best fall flavors:

Pumpkin Pop Tarts with Vanilla Bean Glaze: An incredible recipe flavored with all-natural ingredients. Sure to be a fan-favorite.

Vanilla Bean Apple Bread Pudding: Simple and sure to please! This semi-homemade recipe comes together quick and the fresh apple flavor really shines.

Gluten-Free Almond Oat Pear Cake: A light, gluten-free cake packed with almond and vanilla flavor – topped off with delicious poached pears and an almond chantilly!

Vanilla Dutch Apple Pie: Nothing gets more American than this – gooey apple filling baked into a crumbly vanilla crust. Perfect for any occasion!

We would love to hear what your favorite recipes for fall are! In the meantime, check out our seasonal baking products! Vanilla beans and whole cinnamon sticks are great additions to your pantry for fall baking! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Rodelle items for the season to help you entertain, whip up something fabulous and maximize the flavor in your life.

Wassail mulling spice
Gourmet turkey brine
Whole cinnamon sticks
Pumpkin Spice Extract

Flavor matters! We promise you will love the premium quality of Rodelle’s special fall product line.

 

 

2017 Rodelle Vanilla Day 5k!

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The third annual Rodelle Vanilla Day 5K is officially in the books! We had an amazing turn out and some incredible support for the event and couldn’t be happier with the results. First, we need to say a huge thank you to our sponsors who made the event happen! The Eye Center of Northern Colorado joined for the first year as our presenting sponsor – and brought with them over 25+ runners and walkers on their team “Eyes Eyes Baby”! Our Corporate Sponsors came with support from Front Range Insurance Group, Cigna, and Employment Solutions – all wonderful partners of the Rodelle team. And, we can’t forget our super our community sponsors, the Fort Collins Running Club and Colorado in Motion. A big, heartfelt thank you goes out to all of our sponsors who donated to the Rodelle Vanilla Day 5k – the proceeds are all going to be used to benefit social programs for communities in the vanilla growing regions of Madagascar through the Rodelle Foundation.

Let’s take a minute to also thank all of the 200+ runners and walkers who took the time out of their busy weekends to join us on our 3.1 mile course in Fort Collins! We loved seeing all of the first-time runners, and the veteran speedsters out on the course. We had several families who joined us, and that’s what the Vanilla Day 5k is all about – enjoying those who love and burning a couple of extra calories during the delicious fall baking season.

For the 21+ crowd, we had a generous offering of vanilla-infused beer from 3 of our favorite northern Colorado breweries: a Key Lime Pie Berliner from WeldWerks Brewery, an Orange Creamsicle from Snowbank Brewing and an Orange Vanilla Ale from the Colorado State University Brewing Program – all were immensely enjoyed (responsibly).

For the kiddos, we had a bounce house and fun-run obstacle course. It was a great joy to see 30+ youngsters running with parents or solo. We also had several participants in the full-length 5K from elementary school. Start ’em young!

Thank you to everyone who sponsored, supported, volunteered, played music at, participated in, and made the Vanilla Day 5K a success this year!!

 

Welcome, Mama V!

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Mama V is the author and creative baker and chef over at Snowflakes & Coffee Cakes! We’ve been working with Diane all summer this year and it’s been a delicious partnership! We are excited to officially announce that Diane is our newest Rodelle Brand AmbassadorDiane’s site is the place to find family favorite and kitchen-tested quality recipes! We love the approach she takes on Snowflakes and Coffeecakes to balance easily approachable, timeless classics, and over-the-top delicious creations! From sweet to savory, you’ll be sure to find your next favorite dish on Snowflakes and Coffeecakes.

Diane has a great Rodelle giveaway going on right now, including our limited edition Rodelle Reserve Pure Madagascar Bourbon 2-Fold Vanilla Extract! We made less than 2000 of these hand-crafted and hand-bottled beauties! Diane’s sharing a 3 part recipe for Golden Caramel Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream and they are as delicious as the sound – trust us!! To sweeten the giveaway even more, Diane is adding in the cute decorating ingredients you need to make your cupcakes look as delicious as they taste. We love all the gold shimmery sprinkles!! The giveaway ends on August 31st so hop over to Diane’s site before then to get entered!

And, if you love to eat (and who doesn’t!?), save Diane’s blog for dinner recommendations and desserts you will use again and again!

 

Rodelle Summer Sweetstakes – The Winners are….

Last month, we celebrated the close of our biggest giveaway of 2017: The Rodelle & KitchenAid Summer Sweetstakes! We are excited to announce the contest winners today! But first, a big thank you to every single one of you who participated, entered, shared, liked and followed along during the summer! Our team loved your Facebook posts, Instagram and Pinterest follows and Tweets that we saw!!

For each prize level, we shared some great Rodelle gourmet vanilla ingredientsbaking essentials and gourmet seasonings! Here are the remaining Winners from the Rodelle Summer Sweetstakes!

We had winners from our online contest and our Instagram post contests so we’re breaking out our online winners and Instagram winners separately this year.

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April Gupton in Newport News, Virginia

Amy Leach in Columbus, Ohio

Online contest: 1st Place Prize Winners

Janice Cash in Cleveland, Tennessee

Tamara Tanner in Fremont, Nebraska

Brenda Haines in Broadbent, Oregon

Karen Critchley in Victoria, British Columbia

Linda Soma in Quinton, New Jersey

Instagram contest: Grand Prize Winner

Jeanne Hunt in Austin, Texas (@heynanabread)

Instagram contest: 1st Place Prize Winners

Fabiana Feitosa-Suntheimer in North Branford, CT (@fabi_recipes)

Natalie Vandenberghe in Junction City, OR (@lexiquin)

Nicole Zerbini in Quakertown, PA (@nsba919)

Congratulations to all of our winners! We can’t wait to see what you use your ingredients and KitchenAid prizes to make! And, if you didn’t win this round, we’ve got an exciting contest coming your way in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned!

 

 

Summer Recipe Round Up

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Now that the 4th of July is in the rear-view mirror and the dog days of summer are upon us, we wanted to round up some of our best, and freshest, summer recipes. We’re including a little something for everyone in each course….heavy on the desserts (of course). If we missed any of your favorite Rodelle summer recipes or those from your favorite sites, let us know!

Appetizers and Dips

Rodelle Caprese Salad:  This vanilla twist on a summer classic will have everyone going back for seconds and thirds!

Vanilla Summer Salsa: Stone fruit and melons combine with classic salsa seasonings to delight your tastebuds in this easy, fresh salsa. It’s perfect on chips and your favorite protein!

Tostadas with Guacamole: A delicious snack packed with healthy fats from avocado. We recommend seasoning to your taste and always making extras!

Main Courses

Grilled Salmon Potato & Tomato Kebabs: A recipe for grilled salmon, potato and tomato kebabs seasoned with Herbes de Provence. These are perfect for Summer entertaining!

Sesame Crusted Oven Baked Barbecue Chicken: A favorite dinner go-to, this recipe is easy and foolproof. You can jazz it up by finishing the chicken on a grill, however, it’s tasty perfection in the homemade sauce.

Peach Vanilla Vinaigrette: Of the endless, delicious ways to incorporate peaches into recipes, this Vinaigrette is one of our favorites. Make a big garden salad and drizzle to your heart’s content for a light, summery dinner!

Summer Shrimp Zoodle Bowls: All of our friend Jessica’s favorite summer flavors in a bowl! We bet it’s as delicious as it is beautiful.

Desserts

Fresh Watermelon Popsicles: Literally watermelon, melted chocolate and the prettiest rose petal toppings. Get this light dessert from Broma Bakery for when you want to keep things extra healthy!

Honey & Lemon Thyme Ricotta Ice Cream: This stunning recipe from Snixy Kitchen is our idea of perfection – lightly sweet and served up with vanilla peaches!

Lemon Lime Tartlets: Perfect, individually portioned tarts. We love the mix of tart lemon, subtle lime flavor and that light fluffy meringue!

Homemade Chocolate S’mores: Triple the chocolate and triple the fun! Once you make your own marshmallows, you won’t be able to go back.

Summer Fruit Tart: This no-bake chocolate cashew coconut crusted summer fruit tart is a show stopping beauty featuring your favorite vanilla and chocolate from Rodelle!

Watermelon Mojito Popsicles: These tasty little treats are the PERFECT summer dessert recipe! They are easy to make, delicious, and a great refreshment for any summer event.

Strawberry Rosé Lemonade Popsicles: A perfect summertime treat from Abby at Heart of a Baker, rose lemonade popsicles are sweet, tart, and just a little bit boozy!

Beverages & Cocktails

Mezcal Mango Smash: Fresh herbs, jalapeños, mango and smoky Mezcal Creyente Joven create a smooth, balanced elemental cocktail; the Mezcal Mango Smash created by Vanilla and Bean!

Rodelle Vanilla Mojito: This drink is a new take on the traditional mint mojito recipe! It’s a great combination of refreshing mint, tangy limes, and our smooth vanilla that makes for a simple recipe that is full of flavor.

Lavender Lemonade: Homemade lemonade that is blissfully pink, subtly floral and super refreshing! 

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe: You don’t have to wait for the chillier temperatures of fall to enjoy your favorite hot cocoa flavor. Mix up our rich and creamy frozen hot cocoa now!