Mother’s Day 2015

LipBalmandLotion_cropped-3 Mother’s Day is May 10th! 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! We love these for thoughtful gifts for any occasion, but moms will particularly appreciate the care and love that goes into making something by hand with her in mind!

DIY Gift Ideas from Rodelle

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

Rodelle homemade vanilla bean loofah scrubbing soap – The 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.

Vanilla bean bath scrub – We think this is such a clever use for vanilla beans! It’s the perfect gift idea for the holiday, and you can add your own personal touches (try adding some almond or lemon extract!) to it to really make it a one-of-a-kind gift!

Rodelle cocoa lip balm – The cocoa powder and cocoa butter in this lip balm provide protection from UV exposure, plus the beeswax locks in moisture. It tastes great (seriously) and adds a slight color to your lips!

The Best Mother’s Day Brunch!

Vanilla champagne cocktail – This is the perfect “girly” drink – bubbly, a little sweet, a little citrus. Balanced, light and the kind of beverage you can sip from the day into the evening. Think of it as your new mimosa!

Rodelle Sriracha bloody mary – A spicy twist on a traditional Bloody Mary. With Rodelle’s Sriracha seasoning in the mix and on the rim of your glass, you’ll kick brunch up to the next level with this cocktail!benedict_top_web

Bourbon Vanilla berry turnovers – These flaky pastries burst open with the delicious taste of berries and apples. The vanilla accent is the perfect contrast to the tangy fruits it contains.

Rodelle Chef-Inspired eggs benedict – Fresh crab, a few slices of prosciutto, steamed asparagus, a perfectly poached egg, and our Champagne & Vanilla Bean Hollandaise Sauce. Now this is truly an awesome Benedict! 

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.

Coconut vanilla creme tart – Coconut pairs with the subtle sweetness and flavor of Rodelle Vanilla in this tart. You’ll love the crunchy vanilla crumb crust, smooth and rich coconut custard and whipped vanilla bean cream! Whatever you do for Mother’s Day, remember to celebrate the special ladies in your life!

All aboard the Floating Kitchen, please!

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The Floating Kitchen, you say? Yes! Named for Liz’s love of all things nautical, Floating Kitchen is a great food blog. And, Liz is the creator behind Floating Kitchen’s fun and inventive recipes, which she describes as “sometimes healthy, sometimes indulgent and always delicious”. Rodelle is super excited to welcome Liz aboard (see what we did there) as the latest Rodelle Brand Ambassador! With Rodelle, Liz has created some fabulous recipes – you’ve got to see all of her different recipes! From cocktails to sandwiches to sweets, Liz has you covered!

Before developing Floating Kitchen, Liz was a full-time Scientist who completed a PhD in Biochemistry at Dartmouth Medical School and a Post-doctoral fellowship in Cancer Biology at Stanford University. This woman is smart!! Now that Liz is blogging full-time, the kitchen has become her laboratory. Check out all of Liz’s delicious “experiments” over at Floating Kitchen!Brownie-Popsicles-2

Brunch Ideas

Rodelle Eggs Benedict

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As the weather turns, and there are more and more beautiful patios opening up across the country, here are a couple of reminders that you can make a show-stopping breakfast (BRUNCH) at home!

Rodelle Chef Inspired Eggs Benedict – Fresh crab, a few slices of prosciutto, steamed asparagus, a perfectly poached egg, and our Champagne & Vanilla Bean Hollandaise Sauce. Now this is truly an awesome Benedict!

Vanilla Bean Banana Pancakes – These pancakes are THE best pancakes! This has become a Saturday morning tradition in our house! The soft fluffy flapjacks will fill the whole house with the best aroma.

Vanilla Berry Turnovers – These flaky pastries burst open with the delicious taste of berries and apples. The vanilla accent is the perfect contrast to the tangy fruits it contains.

Sriracha Bloody Mary – A spicy twist on a traditional Bloody Mary. With Rodelle’s Sriracha seasoning in the mix and on the rim of your glass, you’ll kick brunch up to the next level with this cocktail!

Vanilla Blood Orange Champagne Cocktail – This is the perfect “girly” drink – bubbly, a little sweet, a little citrus. Balanced, light and the kind of beverage you can sip from the day into the evening. Think of it as your new mimosa!

So stay in your slippers for a little while longer, whip up something delicious, and your family will savor the flavors made with Rodelle!