7 Memorial Day Recipes to Start Summer Right

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have served, gather with friends and family, and start summer off with a backyard cookout. Make this holiday extra memorable with fresh and unique bites from the Rodelle kitchen. Here are just a few of our favorite Memorial Day recipes to kick the summer off in style:

Homemade Chocolate S'mores - Triple the chocolate with: homemade chocolate Graham crackers, chocolate marshmallows, and chocolate bar squares - these treats elevate any bonfire!

  1. Homemade Triple Chocolate S’mores

Gather ’round the fire pit and get your kumbaya on…it’s time to roast some marshmallows and make s’mores! Our homemade chocolate s’mores aren’t your typical s’mores, though – they combine made-from-scratch chocolate graham crackers and specially flavored marshmallows for a truly delectable summer treat.

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  1. Raspberry Jam and Vanilla Bean Celebration Cake

Celebrate the start of summer with this mouthwatering dessert! Made from fresh Rodelle ingredients, this recipe layers moist vanilla cake with raspberry jam, which is topped off with a homemade champagne buttercream frosting.

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  1. Vegan Coconut Black Sesame Ice Cream with Strawberry Swirl

Have a vegan guest attending your Memorial Day bash? No problem! This coconut black sesame ice cream is a crowd pleaser for vegans and non-vegans alike. Whip up the ice cream using coconut cream and maple syrup, and add the strawberry and vodka swirl for an extra kick.

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  1. Lemon Lime Tartlets

Fresh, tangy and scrumptious, these lemon lime tartlets are perfect for a summer dessert. This easy recipe combines zesty lemon and lime flavors for a meringue filling, which is served over a crunchy graham cracker crust.

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  1. Rodelle Tenderizing Marinades

Every Memorial Day BBQ needs a delicious marinade or two! Rodelle’s marinade recipes step outside of the traditional box to explore new and delightful flavors. Our red wine marinade, white wine marinade and balsamic marinade are all the perfect addition to any steak or chicken breast.

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  1. Raspberry Shortcake

An easy-to-make shortcake, homemade vanilla bean whipped cream, and juicy raspberries! Who could ask for anything more? Want a festive dessert? Add in blueberries and strawberries for a little pop of patriotic color!

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BONUS: Grilled Salmon, Potato and Tomato Kebabs

Take your neighborhood BBQ to the next level with this fabulous recipe from Floating Kitchen, one of our brand ambassadors. These unconventional kebabs combine salmon filet, seasoned potatoes and tomatoes, brushed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, for a spectacular main course dish.

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Make your Memorial Day gathering extra special this year with a little pizzazz coming out of the kitchen!

Celebrate Mom – 5 Mother’s Day Recipes

She kissed your bruises when you were a kid, had your back as a teenager and gives you great advice as an adult. No one can take the place of a mother, and it seems inadequate that we only celebrate her one day out of the year.

This year, show your mom just how special she is by treating her to some delicious homemade creations. Here are just a few to get you started:

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  1. Vanilla Bean Chocolate Cake

You can’t go wrong with classic chocolate cake…and this decadent dessert puts an exceptional twist on the classic. Combine the best cocoa powder and vanilla frosting for a rich, moist indulgence. Garnish with chocolate shavings for the finishing touch!

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  1. Homemade Vanilla Lotion

Rodelle vanilla isn’t just for edible gifts! Combine vanilla with Shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, apricot oil and Vitamin E oil for an all-natural (and sweetly scented!) lotion. This gift is unique and perfect for all moms.

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

  1. Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

This delightful dessert is a perfect blend of citrusy zest and a sweet spin. Using Rodelle Vanilla and Rodelle Lemon Extract, this pound cake has the traditional crumb and dense texture that allows it to be enjoyed either as a dessert or afternoon coffee cake.

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  1. Rodelle Tiramisu

They say presentation is everything and this adorable dessert presents so well that it’s almost too pretty to eat (almost). This tiramisu layers neatly in small jars so it’s not only scrumptious but mess-free as well. Rich in flavor and using the best Rodelle ingredients, mom is sure to love this tiramisu.

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BONUS! Gluten Free Banana Bread French Toast

Instead of taking mom out for Mother’s Day brunch this year, treat her to a homemade brunch! This banana bread French toast from one of our brand ambassadors, What the Fork, combines sweet banana bread, fresh bananas, walnuts and French toast batter for a tasty morning treat. Plus, it’s kid-friendly and gluten-free so everyone can enjoy it!

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Make Mother’s Day extra-memorable this year with fresh and fabulous gifts from the kitchen. Enjoy!

 

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!

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  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:

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  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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  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!