5 Spring-Inspired Recipes

It was a mild winter here in Colorado, but regardless – it sure feels good to see spring and summer just around the corner. The season for flower planting, mountain hiking and – of course – spring baking is in full force.

So open your kitchen windows, breathe in the fresh spring air, and fill your home with the delicious smells of lemon pound cake, macarons, and more!

Angel Food Cupcakes

  1. Angel Food Cupcakes

Nothing says spring quite like angel food! These cupcakes have it all – light, fluffy and absolutely delightful. Made with our Vanillas and Almond Extract and filled with strawberries, how could you go wrong?

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  1. Chocolate Mousse Filled Strawberries

Chocolate and strawberries are a match made in heaven. This delectable treat is delightfully easy and cute for spring and summer. Whether you are having some baking bonding time with the kiddos or enjoying a romantic snack with your sweetheart, chocolate mousse filled strawberries are always a hit.

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Calling all Lemon Lovers! Lemon pound cake with a delicious lemon glaze!

  1. Lemon Pound Cake

A zesty twist on traditional pound cake, this dessert achieves just the right blend of citrus and sweet. Our lemon pound cake is the perfect tea party addition with its traditional crumb and dense texture that everyone is sure to enjoy.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Almond Cupcakes

  1. Almond Strawberry-Rhubarb Cupcakes

Fruity, fresh and fabulous! These light and irresistible mini-cakes are ideal for spring entertaining and desserts. Not only are they delicious, but they are (secretly) gluten free, so now every guest can indulge!

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Spring Macarons!

  1. Spring Macarons

Dainty and delightful, these French Macarons are the perfect finish to a spring meal. They are created with Rodelle by Sugar Bakeshop and boast a delicious assortment of vanilla, chocolate, and raspberry. Enjoy!

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BONUS: Crispy Split Pea Avocado Toast

Green like spring, this delightful recipe comes from one of our Brand Ambassadors, Heart of a Baker. This Crispy Split Pea Avocado Toast puts a fun spin on the hip and healthy trend. Enjoy it as a healthy afternoon snack or serve it up at a spring brunch!

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Show off your kitchen skills this spring and find your new favorite recipe. Happy baking!

5 Easter Recipes EveryBUNNY Will Love

The late winter gloom is finally coming to an end, and we’re launching headfirst into springtime! With an early Easter this year, the time for dyeing eggs and bunny costumes will arrive before we know it. Whether your Easter plans involve a large gathering with the relatives or quiet time with the kiddos, Rodelle has your back in the kitchen!

Explore these delicious Easter recipes, great for dessert, the main dish and more:

Bird's Nest Cupcakes for Easter

  1. Bird’s Nest Cupcakes

These cupcakes are simple, scrumptious and present beautifully! If you need a treat for your child’s class Easter party, or you’re in charge of dessert at the family get-together, these moist and creamy creations will make your mouth water.

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Coconut Vanilla Cream Tart

  1. Coconut Vanilla Cream Tart

Light and creamy, this delectable tart is the perfect ending to any Easter feast. The subtle sweetness and flavor of Rodelle Vanilla is complemented by the coconut overtones. Your guests will be asking for seconds after one bite of the crunchy vanilla crumb crust, smooth and rich coconut custard and whipped vanilla bean cream! 

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  1. Vanilla Bean Ham Glaze

Add a touch of pizzazz to your classic Easter ham! This flavor-infused glaze combines zesty mustard, sweet apple jelly, raspberry liqueur, and smooth vanilla beans for a sweet and savory main course.

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Carrot Cake Recipe by Rodelle

  1. Carrot Cake

An Easter dinner isn’t complete without every rabbit’s favorite snack! Not only is this dessert festive, but the extra vanilla in this three-layered cake creates a warm aroma and exquisite flavoring that sets it apart from traditional carrots cakes.

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  1. Spiralized Vegetable Salad

A light and healthy side dish is the perfect accompaniment to a decadent Easter spread. The wide variety of spiral-cut vegetables – squash, zucchini, carrots, etc. – are good for the whole family, and our homemade Herbes de Provence dressing adds a flavorful finishing touch!

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BONUS: Peeps Rice Krispies Cake

Get the kids in the kitchen with this fun Peeps Rice Krispies Cake from one of our brand ambassadors, Lovin’ From the Oven! Colorful, crispy and adorned with marshmallow bunnies and chicks, this sweet treat is an instant kid favorite.

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Easter may fall on April Fool’s Day this year, but these recipes are no joke! Start a new tradition this holiday with mouthwatering recipes that your family will be sure to request for years to come.

Eating Healthy with Rodelle

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The new year is always a great time to kick off new healthy habits – including everything from working on your fitness to cleaning up your eating. After all of the holiday baking and preparing treats for friends and family, you may be accustomed to turning to Rodelle for trusted baking essentials. But, did you know that those baking essentials can also be the cornerstones of flavor that will make your healthy recipes shine?

Rodelle Vanilla Extract is a wonderful flavor enhancer for unsweetened or naturally sweetened recipes, similar to those holiday cookies and candies. Adding vanilla extract is an easy way to flavor unsweetened, plain yogurt for a quick, protein-packed breakfast. Or, try adding a teaspoon to acidic dishes like a hearty and healthy tomato bisque to cut through some of the acidity.

Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa isn’t just for baking! With a superior, all-natural cocoa flavor, your breakfast oatmeal or smoothies can take on an indulgent taste without adding sugar or excess calories. We’re big fans of our low-carb Whipped Cocoa Ricotta with Pears – this is a low-fat calcium and antioxidant rich breakfast option. We serve ours with pears for a hint a sweetness.

Rodelle Pure Almond Extract is a fabulous way to add a sweet flavor to your morning coffee without adding any calories or sugar. If you crave that richness from coffee creamer, you can make your own with this recipe – just substitute 2 teaspoons of Almond Extract in place of the Vanilla Extract!

Lastly, Rodelle Gourmet and Organic Spices and Spice Blends pack on the flavor without a lot of sodium, calories or added sugars. Check out all of our spice offerings to add gourmet flavor to your favorite dishes!

If you’re craving more healthy recipes, follow along in January as we share some of our favorite healthy tips including substitutions and alternate approaches to preparing healthy foods!

Fall Baking with Rodelle!

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In the Fall, we love to come back to our kitchens and get baking! With kiddo’s potlucks, Halloween parties, and weekends filled with football + tailgating, this is the perfect time to sharpen your skills before serious holiday baking! We’ve got plenty of easy fall recipes to tempt your taste buds and help you ease back into the kitchen. One of the easiest ways to get back to the kitchen routine is with a tried-and-true no bake recipe. We recommend our: Oreo Truffles – all decorated for Halloween, Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Sauce, and Vanilla Bean Candied Apples to name a few.

One of our favorite things about baking in the fall is all of the gorgeous, seasonal produce. From prime-time apples, to juicy pears, and (finally) pumpkin and other hearty squashes, there’s nothing like experimenting with a new recipe and new fruit or veggie. Trust us, the amount of flavor and hearty comfort that can be found in combining great ingredients with just the right piece of produce is unparalleled. Here are some of our favorite recipes showcasing the best fall flavors:

Pumpkin Pop Tarts with Vanilla Bean Glaze: An incredible recipe flavored with all-natural ingredients. Sure to be a fan-favorite.

Vanilla Bean Apple Bread Pudding: Simple and sure to please! This semi-homemade recipe comes together quick and the fresh apple flavor really shines.

Gluten-Free Almond Oat Pear Cake: A light, gluten-free cake packed with almond and vanilla flavor – topped off with delicious poached pears and an almond chantilly!

Vanilla Dutch Apple Pie: Nothing gets more American than this – gooey apple filling baked into a crumbly vanilla crust. Perfect for any occasion!

We would love to hear what your favorite recipes for fall are! In the meantime, check out our seasonal baking products! Vanilla beans and whole cinnamon sticks are great additions to your pantry for fall baking! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Rodelle items for the season to help you entertain, whip up something fabulous and maximize the flavor in your life.

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Gourmet turkey brine
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Pumpkin Spice Extract

Flavor matters! We promise you will love the premium quality of Rodelle’s special fall product line.

 

 

Summer Recipe Round Up

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Now that the 4th of July is in the rear-view mirror and the dog days of summer are upon us, we wanted to round up some of our best, and freshest, summer recipes. We’re including a little something for everyone in each course….heavy on the desserts (of course). If we missed any of your favorite Rodelle summer recipes or those from your favorite sites, let us know!

Appetizers and Dips

Rodelle Caprese Salad:  This vanilla twist on a summer classic will have everyone going back for seconds and thirds!

Vanilla Summer Salsa: Stone fruit and melons combine with classic salsa seasonings to delight your tastebuds in this easy, fresh salsa. It’s perfect on chips and your favorite protein!

Tostadas with Guacamole: A delicious snack packed with healthy fats from avocado. We recommend seasoning to your taste and always making extras!

Main Courses

Grilled Salmon Potato & Tomato Kebabs: A recipe for grilled salmon, potato and tomato kebabs seasoned with Herbes de Provence. These are perfect for Summer entertaining!

Sesame Crusted Oven Baked Barbecue Chicken: A favorite dinner go-to, this recipe is easy and foolproof. You can jazz it up by finishing the chicken on a grill, however, it’s tasty perfection in the homemade sauce.

Peach Vanilla Vinaigrette: Of the endless, delicious ways to incorporate peaches into recipes, this Vinaigrette is one of our favorites. Make a big garden salad and drizzle to your heart’s content for a light, summery dinner!

Summer Shrimp Zoodle Bowls: All of our friend Jessica’s favorite summer flavors in a bowl! We bet it’s as delicious as it is beautiful.

Desserts

Fresh Watermelon Popsicles: Literally watermelon, melted chocolate and the prettiest rose petal toppings. Get this light dessert from Broma Bakery for when you want to keep things extra healthy!

Honey & Lemon Thyme Ricotta Ice Cream: This stunning recipe from Snixy Kitchen is our idea of perfection – lightly sweet and served up with vanilla peaches!

Lemon Lime Tartlets: Perfect, individually portioned tarts. We love the mix of tart lemon, subtle lime flavor and that light fluffy meringue!

Homemade Chocolate S’mores: Triple the chocolate and triple the fun! Once you make your own marshmallows, you won’t be able to go back.

Summer Fruit Tart: This no-bake chocolate cashew coconut crusted summer fruit tart is a show stopping beauty featuring your favorite vanilla and chocolate from Rodelle!

Watermelon Mojito Popsicles: These tasty little treats are the PERFECT summer dessert recipe! They are easy to make, delicious, and a great refreshment for any summer event.

Strawberry Rosé Lemonade Popsicles: A perfect summertime treat from Abby at Heart of a Baker, rose lemonade popsicles are sweet, tart, and just a little bit boozy!

Beverages & Cocktails

Mezcal Mango Smash: Fresh herbs, jalapeños, mango and smoky Mezcal Creyente Joven create a smooth, balanced elemental cocktail; the Mezcal Mango Smash created by Vanilla and Bean!

Rodelle Vanilla Mojito: This drink is a new take on the traditional mint mojito recipe! It’s a great combination of refreshing mint, tangy limes, and our smooth vanilla that makes for a simple recipe that is full of flavor.

Lavender Lemonade: Homemade lemonade that is blissfully pink, subtly floral and super refreshing! 

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe: You don’t have to wait for the chillier temperatures of fall to enjoy your favorite hot cocoa flavor. Mix up our rich and creamy frozen hot cocoa now!