Rodelle’s Spring Favorites

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March is winding down, Easter and Passover are almost here and spring is in the air! Rodelle has a few special recipes that we look forward to as winter winds down, and we just had to share them with you! Whether you are in the mood for savory or sweet, look no further. And, if you follow us on Pinterest, you can check out a few of our boards for more inspiration: Scrumptious Spring, Holidays, Spring and Summer ideas and even some Healthy Recipes!

Dessert first, because life is too short!

Rodelle Angel Food Cupcakes with Strawberries and Vanilla Bean Whip Cream - We’ve created a light, fluffy, and delicious cupcake using our Vanillas and Almond Extract. We then filled these little delights with strawberries and topped them with vanilla bean whip cream! If you can’t find good strawberries yet, try frozen (thawed and drained)!

Spring Macarons - These delicious French Macarons have been created with Rodelle by Sugar Bakeshop. They are a delicious assortment of vanilla, chocolate, and raspberry. Mix and match and have a perfect spring dessert!

Birds Nest Cupcakes Recipe - These cupcakes are a perfect accompaniment to any springtime feast. They are moist and creamy, delectable creations that will make your mouth water! They are our most favorite spring recipe!

Springtime Lemon Cake Recipe – This bright, citrus-flavored cake couldn’t be easier. By enhancing an ordinary cake mix with Rodelle’s lemon extract, you can take all of the credit!

Rodelle Key Lime Cheesecake Bars - This delicious recipe is a Rodelle chef original! Creamy and zesty Key Lime atop a crumbly cheesecake crust!

Something savory

Try these recipes to balance out all the sweets!

Vanilla Bean Holiday Ham Glaze - Make your ordinary holiday ham extraordinary! We’ve created a flavorful glaze with zesty mustard, sweet apple jelly, delectable raspberry liqueur, and smooth vanilla beans.

Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Mushroom Gravy - A traditional beef tenderloin with a savory, delectable Madeira mushroom cocoa gravy. This could be a new holiday meal requested by name for years to come!

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

Rodelle Vanilla Bean Roasted Beet Salad - This salad is deceptively easy to prepare, but oh my, the complex flavors of the roasted beets, honey goat cheese and balsamic glaze make this salad nothing short of delectable.

 

HAPPY SPRING!!

 

 

Dessert First Girl. Representing Rodelle.

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Anita Chu is the voice behind Dessert First, otherwise known as Pastrygirl, and the newest Rodelle Brand Ambassador. Welcome aboard, Anita!

If you get a chance to check out even just one post on Anita’s blog, it’s easy to see that Anita pays a great deal of attention to each recipe and her photography! With full-time pastry experience, Anita is able to translate splendid, professional desserts into easily-executed desserts for novice bakers. Head over to Dessert First to savor some sweet treats and get inspired to bake!

Anita’s third cookbook, Lollipop Love, was just released (in March 2015) and shows you how to make sugar, caramel, and chocolate lollipops at home!

We highly recommend Anita’s blog for easy desserts and show-stoppers!

Rodelle’s St. Patrick’s Day Recipes!

Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a great occasion to put your favorite green outfit on, try a new kind of beer, or simply keep it classy with some of these Irish-inspired recipes! ShamrockShakesWeb

Rodelle Saint Patrick’s Shamrock Shakes Recipe (spiked and virgin!)

Indulge in this mint chocolate ice cream shake with vanilla and vodka, topped with Peppermint Schnapps, vanilla bean whipped cream. It’s the perfect festive drink to celebrate St. Patty’s Day! And, without all the artificial ingredients, you can feel good about this treat.

St. Patrick’s Cupcake with Buttercream Frosting

Being festive just got easy. Celebrate this March holiday with a festive cupcake by simply adding some green sprinkles, a cupcake topper, and/or a green and white cupcake liner! Rich and creamy buttercream is appropriate for any occasion!

Creme De Menthe Brownies

For all the mint and chocolate lovers out there, this is a must! These Creme De Menthe Brownies are a decadent combination of mint and our Rodelle Vanilla and Cocoa.

Irish Cream Mini Cheesecakes

These delicious little treasures are the perfect recipe for St. Patrick’s Day! So rich and creamy, made with all of our staple ingredients and a little Irish Cream Liquor!

For more ideas, visit our Pinterest page! Enjoy and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

 

 

Now announcing…Broma Bakery!

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Rodelle’s Brand Ambassador program is a collection of top-talent in the food blogger community – click here to check out all of the great Rodelle Brand Ambassadors! We are really excited today to officially announce Sarah from Broma Bakery as the newest Rodelle Brand Ambassador!!

Sarah is the talented voice behind Broma Bakery and has blogging since 2010. Broma Bakery is a glorious collection of beautifully photographed sweets and treats – everything from candies to scones. Be sure to check out Sarah’s recipe index to plan your next special occasion, or even mid-week dessert. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

To top it all of, Sarah just posted the. most. incredible. Cookies and Cream Macarons!! Everyone’s favorite oreo’s, parading around as a delicate and often tricky treat with a homemade crunchy exterior, light interior and filled with creamy buttercream! Sarah’s ingredient list is spot on and her directions are thorough enough that novice bakers should not fret over the task of trying to make macarons at home!

Let us know if you try them out!

2014 Rodelle Challenge: Grand Prize Winner Elayne Prechtel

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Elayne shared her 2014 Rodelle Challenge Entry on our Facebook page, 25 of our fans liked it and there were so many shares and positive comments that we definitely agreed that this story is a truly special memory:

“This is a special story that changed everything about how I interact and involve my kids in the kitchen.  If it hadn’t of happened, I would probably be shooing them out of the kitchen to this day!  Way back in 2003, I was busy, operating in solo mode in the kitchen (’cause all of us moms know how much easier it is to concentrate with 1 cook in the kitchen), when my then 2 yr. old daughter walked into the kitchen and decided to unexpectedly jump in and “help” by grabbing a towel.

Unbeknownst to her and to my surprise she grabbed a towel that I had previously dusted with a boat load of powdered sugar for an ice cream roll!  In an instant, she was covered head to toe in powdered sugar – the look on her face was priceless and the shock on my face said it all! I fortunately had my wits about me that day and ran to grab the camera!  Looking through the lens of the camera, I had one of those pivotal moments in time that I hope every mom will have.

I truly  “saw” my daughter, saw her intentions, saw, deep within her eyes, her true willingness to want to help me; and I just melted.  I almost blew this moment because I realized that I could have immediately reacted in anger for the mess that had to be cleaned up in the kitchen and the mess on her but instead, I busted out laughing while taking her picture.  I knew that laughing at the whole ordeal was the secret to handling this truly, messy moment and that having my kids in the kitchen with me was so much more important than having a clean, untouched, sane kitchen!

I learned that day, in an instant, that sharing the experience in the kitchen with your family and children is how memories are made, where life happens, where families bond and joy and real laughter is created!  From that day on, all my kids have been involved in the kitchen.  So much so that a personal legacy project of building a cookbook for them was started sharing recipes, life lessons, photographs and stories.  Ironically enough, this is the god’s honest truth (ask my husband and kids), I wrote in there on several chocolate recipes, I love to use Rodelle cocoa!!  So the other day driving home from our Thanksgiving trip reading our local paper’s food section about the Rodelle Challenge contest, I knew I had to write in and share ’cause this is one of the stories that was shared in our legacy cookbook!!”

We are sure Elayne will love baking with her family for many more years to come!