Tis the season for summer to fly by, lazy days of pool time and unlimited opportunities to grill and get out side. We’re slowing things down this 4th of July weekend – enjoying homemade treats with family and friends and generally attempting to relax as much as possible. That being said, we hope that whatever you’re planning for the 4th of July is fun, safe and memorable! To help make your menus the most memorable they can be, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite recipes – they are sure to make an impact!
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream: We’ve combined the best of both worlds with strawberries shortcaking through our vanilla bean ice cream. Trust us, it will be a new favorite!
Summer Fruit Tart: This is a show stopper of a tart and comes together quickly! The hardest part is chopping up all of your favorite summer fruits and if you have older children, this is a great one to have them help out with!
Summer Fruit Salsa: This salsa is zesty, but not too much so because of the balancing flavors of vanilla. We love it on fresh, wild caught fish, but it would be wonderful on chicken and even just on chips to snack on all day!
Grilled Fruit: Talk about a memorable experience – grilling up seasonal summer fruit takes the flavors to the next level! Your grill party will feel extra gourmet with some grilled fruit to accompany all of those hot dogs, hamburgers and brats!
Vanilla Vodka Fizz: Mellow and fruity, our take on the slow gin fizz will satisfy the palates of many!
Vanilla Mojito: Classic!
White Vanilla Sangria: A classy and delicious twist on the traditional.
We’re launching our mini-est, mightiest contest of the year with KitchenAid!! We are so excited to share the #minimoments as KitchenAid gets ready to launch their Artisan Mini Stand Mixer! So excited, in fact, that we are giving away FIVE Artisan Mini’s to 5 lucky winners. We have 15 total prizes packed with Rodelle and KitchenAid goodies and you’re going to love them!
From now until August 14, we hope you’ll enter our MIX IT WITH RODELLE contest for your chance to win!
Grand Prize Winners: Five total grand prize winners will be selected to receive a Rodelle Prize Pack and one Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer – in your choice of color! Grand Prize Winners must be a resident of the USA or Canada. Grand prize of The 2016 Mix It With Rodelle Contest is prize equivalent in the Rodelle & KitchenAid Instagram Contests – all rules stated here apply.
1st Place Winners: 5 First Place winners will be selected to receive deluxe Rodelle Prize Packs including baking essentials, premium vanilla ingredients and gourmet spice blends.
Runners Ups: 5 Runners Up will receive Rodelle Prize Packs.
We’re excited to celebrate National Donut Day with some of our favorite bloggers! We went out to our favorite local donut stores to support some great community bakers, and these recipes are sitting at the top of our queue to continue the celebration this weekend. So, without further delay…here are some of our favorite donuts:
Black and White Glazed Donuts from Will Cook For Smiles: Inspired by the ever-so-delicious black and white cookies. Donuts that are half chocolate and half vanilla topped with chocolate glaze and vanilla glaze. Amazing!!
Very Vanilla Chocolate Covered Donuts from Chase that I Love: Gluten-free flour mix makes these baked donuts a treat everyone can enjoy. Rodelle Vanilla Bean Paste adds a super-dose of vanilla flavor!
Vanilla Cream Filled Donuts from Cookie Dough And Oven Mitt: A deliciously fried and filled vanilla-flavored donut. Miranda definitely knows what she’s doing by putting vanilla in the dough and the filling. 2 Mitts Up!
Festive Baked Vanilla Donuts from Wonky Wonderful: It’s never too early in the morning for sprinkles and Wonky Wonderful has made a delicious donut base for some festive sprinkles on these delightful donuts!!
Double Chocolate Glazed Donuts from Broma Bakery: A great way to get a dose of healthy chocolate first thing in the morning. Enough said!
Chocolate Malt and French Fry Donuts from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody: When you are a sweet and salty fan, there’s really only one way to go…straight to these donuts!