Introducing Diane!

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Diane is a certified pro at canning – her blog, Canning and Cooking at Home, inspires countless home cooks to expand their techniques at home and practice safe canning techniques. Beyond her passion for canning, you’ll also find that Diane is an excellent baker and cook – we love the Colorado-inspired recipes that can be made anywhere.

Diane is our newest Rodelle Brand Ambassador and has been whipping up some amazing treats!

Decadent Chocolate Scones: Decadent Chocolate Scones are the perfect compliment to your day.  You’ll love the rich taste that this chocolate scone offers,  mixed with its light and airy traditional scone texture. This scone pairs perfectly with your morning coffee without leaving you feeling ‘overstuffed’ or ‘weighed down.’ Diane packed the best flavors into these beautiful pastries: Rodelle Vanilla, Rodelle Chocolate Extract and Rodelle Baking Cocoa.

Luscious Vanilla Bean and Lemon Curd Cheesecake: Diane took her cheesecake to the next level with this recipe. Combining lemon curd with a great tasting homemade cheesecake infused with one of the best vanilla pastes – it’s a winning combination!

Easy Vanilla Bean Custard: Do you want something more along the lines of a custard but, don’t have the time for making my traditional Pot de Creme?  Try my easier “stove-top” version.  This is a wonderful treat and even better when served with fresh fruit.

Check out Canning and Cooking at Home for your canning inspiration and stay for more delicious recipes!

 

6 Spring Recipes from Our Brand Ambassadors

Our loyal brand ambassadors have been busy whipping up countless delicious recipes this spring! Using Rodelle products, they have made treats, sweets, drinks and more. Step into spring the Rodelle way and try some of these mouthwatering homemade creations. Here are just six of our favorites:

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  1. Apple Upside Down Cake from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats

Apples aren’t just for fall! This fun recipe puts a twist on traditional pineapple upside down cake and uses apples instead. The tasty dessert combines Granny Smith apples, Rodelle’s vanilla extract and fresh baking ingredients for a light and fruity finish to any springtime meal.

View Apple Upside Down Cake recipe

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  1. Fresh Grapefruit Sangria from Will Cook for Smiles

This recipe will have you imagining a seaside resort and Caribbean sunset! No need to travel to the tropics for a taste of paradise – you can enjoy fresh grapefruit sangria in your own home. This simple drink uses white wine, grapefruit, rum, soda and a whole Rodelle vanilla bean to enhance the sweetness and bring out the flavor.

View Fresh Grapefruit Sangria recipe

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  1. Orange Sherbet from Vanilla and Bean

A light palate cleanser on the back porch is the perfect way to end a springtime meal! This orange sherbet combines fresh mandarin oranges, Rodelle vanilla extract, coconut milk, orange zest, lemon juice and a couple other odds and ends for a delightfully refreshing indulgence.

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  1. Carrot Garden Cupcakes from The Taylor House

What’s more springy than a dessert topped with a carrot decoration?! These delectable cupcakes use Rodelle cocoa powder for a rich and moist texture. Plus, the kids will have a blast making the carrot decorations with orange and white candy melts.

View Carrot Garden Cupcakes recipe

Mango Turmeric Smoothie Bowl from A Cookie Named Desire

  1. Mango Turmeric Smoothie Bowl from A Cookie Named Desire

Smoothie bowls have become quite the trend, and it’s not hard to see why! Not only is this mango turmeric smoothie bowl like a scoop of sunshine, but it’s full of antioxidants and vitamin C. Using Rodelle turmeric, fresh fruit and coconut milk, this bowl makes for a great breakfast, power snack or healthy dessert.

View Mango Turmeric Smoothie Bowl recipe

Almond Date Energy Balls from Wonky Wonderful

  1. Almond Date Energy Balls from Wonky Wonderful

A homemade nutritious power snack is hard to come by, but these almond date energy balls hit the nail on the head! Using Rodelle Ceylon Cinnamon and other all-natural ingredients, this snack is delicious yet healthy as well. Plus, it is Paleo compliant, gluten free, grain free and vegan so anyone can enjoy them!

View Almond Date Energy Balls recipe

Wishing all our baking friends a happy spring and much luck in the kitchen!

 

Feelin’ Irish – Festive St. Patrick’s Day Recipes!

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Whether or not you are Irish, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun excuse to eat some sweet and savory treats! From corned beef and potatoes to a hearty Irish stew, we’re big fans of using the Holiday for our culinary explorations! Of course, we’ve got you covered on the dessert front! Here are some of our favorite Irish-inspired dessert recipes that we enjoy this time of year!

Rodelle Saint Patrick’s Shamrock Shakes Recipe (spiked and virgin)
Indulge in this mint chocolate ice cream shake with vanilla and vodka, topped with Peppermint Schnapps, vanilla bean whipped cream. It’s the perfect festive drink to celebrate St. Patty’s Day!
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Creme de Menthe Brownies
These Creme De Menthe Brownies are a tasty masterpiece! They are a decadent combination of mint and our Rodelle Vanilla and Cocoa. We LOVE the vibrant green color for St. Patrick’s Day, but these brownies are seriously always welcome regardless of the occasion.
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Irish Cream Mini Cheesecakes
These delicious little treasures are the perfect recipe for St. Patrick’s Day! So rich and creamy, made with all of our staple ingredients and a little Irish Cream Liquor!
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Stout Brownies
The stout flavor really comes through in this unique recipe. It really adds to the richness of the cocoa, and the whole recipe is rounded out with the sweetness of our vanilla extract. Pair them with a Guinness!
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Matcha Bundt Cake
The flavors of matcha green tea and chocolate may have become our new favorite flavor combination! Make this amazing cake and you’ll learn why…add a little extra green food coloring to the matcha section if you want more of that St. Patrick’s flair!
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Rodelle Dark Chocolate Cake with Baileys Whipped Cream
We are obsessed with this moist, coffee and cocoa flavored cake. The amazing Bailey’s Whipped Cream harmonizes perfectly and enhances the richness of this incredible St. Patrick’s Day confection.
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Chocolate Matcha Cream Tarts
These mini chocolate matcha cream tarts from our friend Snixy Kitchen have a matcha pudding filling inside a rich dark gluten-free cocoa almond cookie crust with a layer of bittersweet chocolate shell between and pillows of vanilla whipped cream on top! The festive green color is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!!
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No-Bake Cocoa Truffles

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We’re excited to share a little sneak peek of one of our newest Brand Ambassador’s very delicious recipes. Let’s first take a few minutes to share a little bit about Shamira, the talented voice behind Smiling Notes!

Recipes, travel adventures and restaurant reviews are all available on Shamira’s blog, and we find ourselves being extra motivated to do some serious exploring because of the variety of content! For the home cook, you will find an assortment of recipes – from sweet to savory! It’s obvious that cooking is a passion of Shamira’s and it shows in her creative and delicious recipes. Check out Smiling Notes for everything from smoothie bowls to pie and your newest favorite appetizer.

Ok…let’s talk about truffles. Shamira’s no-bake, extra-rich, truffles had our attention from the first moment we saw them! With a basic, simple, base recipe, these truffles are the perfect outlet to get creative and make these your own – decorate them with large sprinkles, dip them in melted chocolate, or simply roll them in some cocoa powder. The pure chocolate flavors of these truffles pair excellently with red wine for an extra delicious after-dinner treat.

Because the base of these truffles is so basic, only 4 ingredients, it’s important to use the best quality ingredients. Shamira says in her post, “To make these truffles extra rich and heavenly tasting, its crucial to use a great quality cocoa powder. I’ve used Rodelle’s Gourmet Cocoa Baking Powder to achieve that.” We think she made the right call!

Please join us in welcoming Shamira as our newest Ambassador & if you make her no-bake truffles, let us know what you think!

>> Make No-Bake Cocoa Truffles!

Thanksgiving Favorites!

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We’ve rounded up our favorite holiday recipes, from savory to sweet, to help inspire your Thanksgiving menus! We wish we could help with the errands, trip(s) to the grocery store and getting the food ready…but, the next best thing is sharing ALL of our favorite recipe ideas in one place to make it super easy to plan and plot!

Savory

Turkey!!! – With a little boost from Rodelle’s Gourmet Turkey Brine, this bird couldn’t be juicier!

Baked Brie with Apple Cranberry Compote appetizer – This flaky pastry is filled with some of our favorite things: cheese, apples, cranberries, and vanilla beans. This is a show-stopper appetizer and your crowd will love it!

Cranberry Kale Salad with Vanilla Cranberry Vinaigrette – Deliciously easy, healthy and satisfying. Your vegetarian guests will love this as a main, and you can easily keep leftovers handy to go with turkey on Black Friday as a healthy re-energizing salad.

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

Vanilla Bean Challah Bread – Our twist on tradition! This Challah is perfect to soak up gravy with!

Vanilla Bean Butter – Perfect on rolls (especially our homemade sweet potato rolls), mashed potatoes and more.

Pumpkin Gnudi with Vanilla Bean Brown Butter – Delicious, savory and pillowy pumpkin ricotta gnocchi (gnudi) tossed in a vanilla bean brown butter sauce with fried sage.

Hasselback Sweet Potato with Whipped Vanilla Bean Butter – Baked sweet potato meets homemade potato chips. Take your sweet potatoes over the edge this year by whipping some Rodelle Vanilla Beans into your butter and top away!

Vanilla Bean Sweet Potato Gratin – This savory baked sweet potato dish is the perfect side for your Thanksgiving dinner – the spiced hazelnuts and vanilla bean put it over the top!

Green Salad with Persimmons, Pomegranates, Blue Cheese and Cinnamon-infused Dressing – The jewel-tone colors and the balanced flavors of sweet-tart, slightly tangy edge of the blue cheese, and the subtle heat of cinnamon make this salad a stand out addition to your gourmet meals.

Turmeric Roasted Potatoes and Carrots – Turmeric adds an exotic earthiness to this simple roasted vegetable recipe. Serve with any meat dish to make a hearty meal.

Corn Bread Dressing – Our flavor rich turkey brine mix perfectly compliments this stuffing. Dried apples, cranberries, allspice, peppercorns, and other spices add a rich aroma and flavor to this Thanksgiving favorite.

Vanilla Bean Brussels Sprouts –  This is the perfect side-dish when you want to impress. The flavors just work so well together you’re going to be making this simple, yet elegant recipe often!

 

 

 

 

Sweet

Cranberry Pear Vanilla Jam – All of the wonderful flavors of fall, perfectly balanced with sweet vanilla beans – slather this on everything from rolls to turkey!

Vanilla Bean Cranberry Sauce – Vanilla bean, cranberry, orange zest…all of our favorite things in one cranberry sauce that will definitely rival the competition!

Pumpkin Flan – A delicious, single-serve option that tastes just like pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pie – The perfect level of sweetness – a little pumpkin and a little sweet potato – this pie is where it is at!

Vanilla Pecan Pie – Made with the best vanilla extract, this pecan pie is perfectly sweet and nutty!

Caramel Apple Cheesecake – The perfect dessert recipe for any holiday meal! It’s a delicious combination of drizzled caramel sauce, sweet Rodelle Vanilla, and mouthwatering cheesecake. Don’t miss this one!

Pumpkin Spice Tartlets – Perfect individual serving size with a delicious pumpkin flavor! Why bake the whole pumpkin pie when you can have a mini tart?

Spiced Poached Pear Gingerbread Cheese Cake – This cheesecake features Rodelle Wassail Mulling Spices and Vanilla Beans. It is simply elegant, festive, and delicious.

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies – There are dozens of ways to use Rodelle Pumpkin Spice Extract, but these mouth watering, crispy-chewy bites just might be our favorite.

Vegan Bourbon Pecan Pie – A holiday treat, this Vegan Bourbon Pecan Pie is dairy and egg free with a hint of molasses, maple and a taste of bourbon – and of course vanilla extract!

Cranberry Pecan Braided Bread – This Cranberry Pecan Braided Bread is festive and a beautiful spotlight of seasonal flavors. Enjoy it with the vanilla glaze and maybe even a little extra vanilla bean butter!

 

 

 

 

So…are your grocery shopping lists ready yet? Have a great Thanksgiving!!