Holiday Favorites

Baked Brie with Cranberry Apple Compote

This week is one of the busiest entertaining, cooking and baking weeks of the year! We wanted to share some of our favorite recipes to get you started on your planning. If you haven’t planned out your menu yet, don’t fear, everything you need is right here:

Snacks and Hors D’oeuvres 

Baked Brie with Apple Cranberry Compote – This flaky pastry has an amazingly delicious filling. It’s warm, sweet, and the aroma will fill your house with memories of grandma’s cooking. It’s perfect for the upcoming holiday season!

Vanilla Bean Crudite Dip – A new family favorite! This sweet twist on a traditional dip, this appetizer will “tease” your guests with a light, but rich accompaniment to crackers, crudites and more!

Vanilla Bean Fig Tartlet – This tart is a delicious blend between tasty figs and sweet Rodelle Vanilla Beans. This simple recipe will produce an easy appetizer that will make any mouth water.


Kale salad with Wild Rice and Pomegranate – A savory salad with pomegranate, feta cheese, wild rice, walnuts, and a vanilla bean vinaigrette dressing — add turkey sausage to up the ante or keep it off to go vegetarian!

Rodelle Cranberry Kale Salad with Vanilla Cranberry Vinaigrette Recipe – Deliciously easy as well as healthy! This satisfying salad goes with your holiday turkey, ham, or roast. Or simply take it along with a whole wheat roll for a healthy lunch!

Vanilla Bean Roasted Beet Spinach 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.

Mains & Sides

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!

Herbes de Provence Lasagna Recipe – A vegetarian main dish! This delicious dish has layers of flavors. The mouthwatering tomato sauce combined with our Rodelle Herbes de Provence Seasoning adds a bold taste that makes this lasagna perfection.

Cocoa Rubbed Rack of Lamb –  This cocoa rubbed rack of lamb is truly unique. Perfect for your holiday dinner. This recipe is simple yet divine and the lamb paired with the cocoa is a perfect marriage of flavor!

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

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.


Rodelle Vanilla Gingerbread Cookies – The addition of Rodelle Vanilla Extract gives these traditional holiday treats a warm and inviting gourmet twist.

Cranberry Orange Blondies – These colorful, buttery bars are loaded with fresh orange zest and sweet-tart cranberries, for a flavor combination that is perfect for the Holiday season.

COOKIES!!! – Get 10 cookie recipes to conquer your cookie plates!



10 Days of Cookies!!


Rodelle’s love for cookies is nothing short of epic. With a factory of vanilla extract attached to our offices, it only makes sense that we like to keep the sweets flowing year-round. But, that’s not to say when the holidays arrive, we don’t up our game just like all of our fans. What can we say? We love a good cookie plate!

This year, 10 of our fabulous Brand Ambassadors agreed to whip up something special just for us!

Here’s the schedule:

8 – Peppermint Bark Snowball Cookie – Peabody @ Culinary Concoctions by Peabody 
9 – Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies – Kim @ LovintheOven
10 – Soft Cinnamon Cookies with Maple Pecan Frosting – Karen @ The Food Charlatan
11 – Vanilla Bean Shortbread – Aimee @ Shugary Sweets
12 – Chocolate Shortbread – Traci @ Vanilla and Bean
15 – Vanilla + orange cranberry blondies– Nicole @ Baking Bites
16 – Vanilla Bean & Chocolate Swirl Giant Skillet Cookie – Lyuba @ Will Cook for Smiles
17 – Triple Cocoa Coconut Chocolate Cookies – Heather @ The Soulful Spoon
18 – Peanut butter maple cookies – Becky @ Vintage Mixer
19 – Gluten-free Gingerbread Cookies – Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen

Be sure to pop over to our website for all of the recipes, or follow our board on Pinterest

Happy Holiday Baking to you!!!

It’s Holiday Cookie Season!

We love baking with vanilla, cocoa and a few of our other extracts all year round (lemon extract + seasonal berries = summer muffins to die for) BUT at Rodelle we get extra excited this time of year. With all of the holiday parties in schools ChristmasCookieFinal1and the workplace, it’s the perfect time to show off a family recipe in a new place. And, it’s the best time of year to have some extra treats stowed away at home for visiting family and friends. What can we say, a cookie a day keeps us on pace for a joyous December!

Are you getting ready for some serious baking sessions in the next couple of weeks? First things first: make sure your pantry is stocked with Rodelle extracts and baking cocoa. Your treats will be that much tastier! Next, find a recipe that will wow your friends and family. We’ve partnered up with The Taylor House and Quirky Inspired for their Holiday Sweets and Treats. Click here to see those recipes and some of Rodelle’s favorites for winter! We are also excited to announce that, coming December 8th, you can join Rodelle on our website for a 10 Days of Cookies Countdown! Some of Rodelle’s brand ambassadors will be sharing great recipe ideas with their favorite Rodelle ingredients.

So, stay tuned for a tasty month and stay stocked up in your pantry so you don’t miss a recipe!