Bake It With Rodelle – Winners!

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Rodelle wants to make your spring magical – and give some lucky winners the chance to keep all the goodness going for the rest of the year! We’ve teamed up with our friends at KitchenAid to give away some great Rodelle & KitchenAid prize packs valued at over $1,000! The contest was fun and we were so excited to see people from all over the world participate! It certainly was a hard task to pick just a handful of winners from all of the great entries! Our grand prize winner is taking home a Rodelle Prize Pack filled with gourmet spice blends, baking essentials, the best baking cocoa and, of course, a lot of vanilla beans and vanilla extract! Two first place winners and 3 runners up are each receiving deluxe Rodelle Prize Packs including baking essentials, premium vanilla ingredients and gourmet spice blends.

Grand Prize Winner: Our grand prize winner receives a Rodelle Prize Pack, one KitchenAid 12″ Convection Digital Countertop Oven and one Artisan® Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer – both in beautiful Cobalt Blue! The Grand Prize winner is Colleen Boudreau in Michigan.

1st Place Winners and Runners Up:

Bruce Vrana – Delaware
Clemencio Mascarina Jr. – California
Susan Jordan – Alabama
Sylvie Carpentier – Quebec, Canada
Florence Cochrane – Newfoundland, Canada

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the fun of our Bake it with Rodelle contest! Stay tuned because we’ll be mixing up even more fun with our partners at KitchenAid this summer!

Getting summer ready with Rodelle!

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Just because it might feel like time to clean up your eating for summery tank tops, Daisy Dukes and swimsuits, doesn’t mean it’s time to stash your favorite Rodelle products for a time of year that has more sweaters! We’ve got many healthy chocolate desserts, vanilla recipes that won’t break your goals and some killer smoothies to start your spring days off on the right foot! Check out our list of some of the top summer inspired recipes!

Breakfast

Rodelle 4 Ingredient Banana Pancakes – Homemade, healthy, and NOT from a box! It only takes four simple ingredients to make these tasty pancakes. This is a pancake recipe like you’ve never seen before!

Healthy Chia Seed Pudding – Chia seed pudding is packed with flavorful vanilla and health-boosting fatty acids, this breakfast will fuel some serious activity!

Orange Cinnamon and Vanilla Super Juice Smoothie – Packed with fiber, this delicious smoothie has citrus, vanilla and delicious fruit flavors that you will love.

Snacks

Rodelle Green Smoothie – A detox smoothie that will add in sneaky greens when you need them most – snack time!

Maple Vanilla Oatmeal Bars –  Substantial, go-anywhere, breakfast bars made with pure, healthy ingredients. Rodelle’s Maple Vanilla Oatmeal Bars are flavorful and filling to fuel your busy day!

Salads

Jicama Salad with Vanilla Bean Goat Cheese – The crispy jicama and carrots, combined with the sweet tartness of the orange and vanilla bean infused goat cheese make this a most sensational salad! Enjoy it with a unique vanilla bean vinaigrette.

Cranberry Kale Salad with Vanilla Cranberry Vinaigrette – Deliciously easy as well as healthy! This satisfying salad goes with your healthy lunch plans like peanut butter and jelly.

Desserts

Healthy Chocolate Pudding – This healthy chocolate pudding packs powerful nutrition and flavor. And, you’d never guess the secret ingredient: avocados!

Low Fat Berry Yogurt Cake – This cake is VERY low in fat – it can be eaten as breakfast, brunch or dessert. Flavored with bright seasonal berries and vanilla, it is perfect for spring and summer!

Guilt Free Raspberry Chocolate Smoothie –  This simple and elegant recipe was created by Erin Ireland. It’s a very clever mixture of our Gourmet Baking Cocoa mixed with your favorite fruit! Erin chose raspberries!

Cookie Dough Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches – Healthy peanut butter cookie dough and banana ice cream make this indulgent treat guilt-free!

 

Mother’s Day is Almost Here!

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Mother’s Day is May 8th – a little over a week away! Are you ready to celebrate Mom yet? Or, perhaps you want to have someone pamper you this Mother’s Day? From DIY gifts to the perfect sweet and savory treats, Rodelle has you covered!

Here are some of our favorite DIY gift ideas:

Vanilla bean loofah scrubbing soapThe perfect homemade idea for upcoming Mother’s Day that’s both easy to make and a beautiful gift! This incredible recipe was adapted from Budget Barbie and is a great idea for exfoliating before summer hits!

Vanilla body lotionThis soothing, creamy, and healthy homemade lotion will make lovely and thoughtful DIY gifts. No additives, all natural ingredients, and organic means they can enjoy guilt-free!

Cocoa lip balmThe cocoa powder and cocoa butter in this lip balm provide protection from UV exposure, plus the beeswax locks in moisture. It tastes great and adds a slight color to your lips!

Vanilla bean bath scrubWe think this is such a clever use for vanilla beans! It’s the perfect gift idea for the holidays, and you can add your own personal touches to it to really make it a one-of-a-kind gift!

And, you can find even more ideas on our DIY Pinterest board!

We love these for thoughtful gifts for any occasion, but moms will particularly appreciate the care and love that goes into making something (from natural, healthy ingredients) by hand with her in mind!

Welcome to Laura @ Tide & Thyme!

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We’re excited to welcome Laura from Tide & Thyme to our list of Brand Ambassadors! Laura’s blog, Tide & Thyme, is a delicious collection of recipes for everything from simple sides to delectable desserts. Laura’s influence from the Eastern Shore (hailing from Chincoteague Island)  is apparent in her use of fresh, seasonal produce and seafood from the shore. We suggest visiting Tide & Thyme for dinner inspiration, and staying around for dessert!

Laura’s first post featuring Rodelle is a perfect treat for Spring and Summer fruit – a Lemon Cheesecake Mousse! It’s a super simple no-bake dessert featuring Rodelle Vanilla Extract and we think it would be great with a dash of our Pure Lemon Extract, too! If you make it, let us know what you think!

Find the recipe here!

Cookie Dough And Oven Mitt

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We’re excited to introduce you to Miranda from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt today! Miranda is Rodelle’s newest Brand Ambassador and we love having her on board!

Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt is a delicious dessert-focused blog! Miranda’s approachable recipes are a mix of quick and easy and special occasion treats that your family will remember for years to come. Like a lot of people, Miranda’s obsession for peanut butter and chocolate is strong, so we love the special section for her peanut butter explorations on her site! Looking for the perfect dessert? Check out Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt and get baking!

The Vanilla Cream-Filled Donuts pictured here are fueling our Friday (and Saturday and Sunday…) with a deliciously balanced pastry and custardy vanilla cream made with Rodelle’s Vanilla Bean Paste. We dare you to try to eat just one!

Get the recipe here!