Our favorite pumpkin recipes!


Now that October is here, we are indulging in every pumpkin recipe we can sync our teeth into! There is something so magical about how well pumpkin’s subtle fall flavor blend with spices – specifically vanilla and traditional “pumpkin pie spices.” And, this year, we’ve been adding our NEW pumpkin spice extract to everything – even recipes without any pumpkin in them!!

Pumpkin spiced recipes

  • Pumpkin spiced vanilla milkshake – Creamy, a little sweet and lightly spiced from Rodelle’s Pumpkin Spice extract – this milkshake is a great twist on the traditional vanilla flavor! Taste fall in a glass – perfect for a new twist on vanilla milkshakes for the person in your life who doesn’t love pumpkin!
  • Pumpkin spiced coffee This homemade coffee is the next best thing to a Pumpkin Spice Latte – but with all-natural ingredients that you can easily control. And, it won’t break the bank!
  • Pumpkin spiced horchata – This refreshing Mexican drink is traditionally made with rice, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. We added Pumpkin Spice Extract to make it extra special!

The best pumpkin recipes

Check out all of our fall inspired recipes over on our website! Get cookin!!

Meet Melanie!


Melanie Bauer is the talent behind Melanie Makes. Melanie’s aim is to make everyday eats a bit more interesting. She thinks every dessert can be made better with chocolate ganache and believes menu planning is a must for a more enjoyable week. We are in love with this Mocha Hot Fudge Sauce recipe…it is dangerously good!

And, to continue the obsession of chocolate, allow us to introduce you to Melanie’s Death by Chocolate Poke Cake. This one is perfect year round but we love what Melanie did with the Dark Chocolate Milano cookies for a fun Halloween spin!

Check out all of Melanie’s recipes to get inspired in your kitchen! We look forward to Melanie’s creative meal plans and recipes each week!



Rodelle + KitchenAid Multi-Cooker Challenge


We are so excited to announce our latest contest – the Rodelle and KitchenAid Multi-Cooker Challenge!  With fall temperatures settling in and seasonal produce shifting it is the perfect time to usher in Rodelle’s sweet and savory ingredients to make more flavors in your kitchen. Rodelle’s baking essentials are especially handy this time of year. But, did you know we also offer some extra special gourmet spice blends and spices just for fall: Turkey Brine, Wassail (mulling spices), Pumpkin Spice Extract, Cinnamon Sticks and more! Get the skinny on all of our fall ingredients by clicking here!

The KitchenAid Multi-Cooker and Stir Tower Attachment is a revolutionary all-in-one kitchen cooking tool that home cooks will love!  This four quart Multi-Cooker offers 10 cooking functions, step-by-step cooking modes and a stirring accessory that allows for assisted cooking at precise temperatures.

The Rodelle and KitchenAid Multi-Cooker Challenge has 6 great prizes:

One Grand Prize Winner

Five First Place Prize Winners

Don’t miss your chance to enter – the contest wraps up on 10/23/15!

Enter today!

The best way to split a vanilla bean!


If you’re familiar with Rodelle, you’ll know that we produce fine vanilla extracts and other baking essentials. We also sell high-quality, gourmet vanilla beans. Vanilla beans are what give our extracts their flavor; they provide bakers with another option to enhance their recipes with the rich flavors of vanilla.

You’ve probably noticed that some recipes call for vanilla extract, and others call for vanilla beans. Often times, you can use the two interchangeably: brownies, cookies, pies. Other times, you’ll probably want to use vanilla beans if your recipe calls for it. Ice cream and creme brulee are two examples where vanilla beans will not only add a visually appealing effect to your recipe (those lovely black flecks) but also add a creamy, vanilla element that extracts are not able to achieve in these recipes.

We encourage you to try out baking with vanilla beans, especially if you haven’t tried it before! Don’t be intimidated! Look for Rodelle vanilla beans online or in stores. Once you’ve selected your recipe (we’ve got a few ideas here), follow these easy steps to incorporate your vanilla bean:

  1. Take the vanilla bean “pod” and lay it flat on a cutting surface.
  2. Use a sharp knife (we recommend a paring knife) and slice the vanilla bean down the middle, lengthwise, creating two long halves.
  3. Next, take the BACK side of the knife and run it down the length of each split “pod” to collect “the seeds.”
  4. You can use one “split and scraped” vanilla bean in place of one teaspoon of vanilla extract in any recipe.

Want some more instruction? Check out this helpful video tutorial:

That’s it! We hope that you’ll try to use whole vanilla beans in some of your recipes this year!

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee

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This is our new favorite Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée recipe! It’s the best, traditional Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée recipe yet! Rich, creamy and very vanilla! With two whole gourmet Rodelle vanilla beans, you know the pure flavor shows through in this dessert. What makes this even more incredible is the double layer of caramelized sugar topping – the cracking and tapping on the top is half of the fun!

Crème Brûlée can be an intimidating recipe for some because there are a few steps and a lot of resting/chilling periods. While it may take a while, the process is rather straight forward – there isn’t too much guess work involved and that’s why we love this recipe. To make it even easier – we broke the steps down in this how to video!

Watch How to Make Crème Brûlée! 

When you are ready to try this delicious, fancy dessert – let us know!