Cocoa, Vanilla and Figs!

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Valentine’s Day is officially over, but we’re still celebrating perfect matches for the rest of the month! We’ve teamed up with Valley Fig Growers to highlight the delicious magic that can be achieved when you combine great ingredients in the right recipes. Cocoa, vanilla extract, and California Figs are a match made in heaven. Two lucky winners will receive either a Rodelle prize pack (by entering the giveaway on Valley Fig’s site) or a bundle of delicious figs (by entering the giveaway on Rodelle’s site).

Both Rodelle and Valley Fig created a series of delicious recipes showcasing how well our products go together to make delicious magic:

Cocoa Fig Jam Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies: These delicious double-chocolate cookies are the perfect vehicle for a subtly chocolatey fig jam dollop. This chocolate fig jam is not overpoweringly chocolate-flavored, so it would also be lovely on a cheese tray or even as a spread on a turkey sandwich!

Chocolate Brie en Croute with Dried Figs: This Brie en croute appeals to both types of people – those who would prefer a sweet treat after dinner and others who go for a cheese plate. Encased in croissant dough, you won’t be disappointed by this stunning dessert’s flavors!

California Fig Chocolate Babka: Bake a loaf of this babka recipe to serve at breakfast as toasted or French toast. You can even serve it for lunch as a peanut butter jelly sandwich! We love the chocolate fig spread that you’ll see in every slice of this perfect loaf developed by The Little Epicurean!

Rustic Vanilla Bean Fig Tartlets: This tart is a delicious blend between tasty figs and sweet Rodelle Vanilla Beans. This simple recipe will produce a dessert that will make any mouth water!

Don’t miss your chance to enter our fun, figgy giveaway!

Enter here for a Valley Fig Growers Prize Pack

Enter here for a Rodelle Prize Pack

All entries must be submitted by midnight on Wednesday, February 28th!

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!

The Welcoming Winter Winners!

 

Last month, we celebrated the close of our Welcoming Winter sweepstakes with KitchenAid – and it was challenging to pick the winners from a long list of great participants! We’re excited to share the winners with y’all, but first, a big thank you to every single one of you who participated, entered, shared, liked and followed along during the contest! Our team loved your Facebook posts, Instagram and Pinterest follows and Tweets that we saw!!

For each prize level, we shared some great Rodelle gourmet vanilla ingredientsbaking essentials and gourmet seasonings! Here are the remaining Winners from the Rodelle Welcoming Winter contest!

1st Place Prize Winners

Chad Boyd in Virginia

Elizabeth Resch in Wisconsinwelcome_winter_art-04

Michael Grammer in Indiana

Geraldlee Verwolf in Texas

Sonya Morris in North Carolina

Steve Weber in Wisconsin

David Lintz in Texas

Cynthia Deadmon in North Carolina

Lauren Peterson in Maryland

Suhair Mohammed in Illinois

Jana Gramaglia in North Carolina

Grand Prize Winners

Dina Lindquist in Michigan

Kaye Newman in Alabama

Kim Shoumaker in Texas

Mary Beth Elderton in Missouri

 

Congratulations to all of our winners! We can’t wait to see what you use your ingredients and KitchenAid prizes to make! And, if you didn’t win this round, we’ve got an exciting contest coming your way for Valentine’s Day!! Stay tuned!

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!

Welcoming Winter with Rodelle

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Our last contest of the year with KitchenAid, “Welcoming Winter,” is here! Rodelle wants to help you welcome winter by giving you everything you need to make this season brighter, warmer and more delicious! With our partner, KitchenAid, Rodelle has created a sweepstakes with 15+ chances to win great prizes. In addition to a Rodelle gift basket with all you need to whip up your favorite baked goods and holiday staples, grand prize winners (US-only) will receive and a new Artisan Mini KitchenAid Stand Mixer (in your choice of color) and a KitchenAid Compact Oven!

Rodelle Products

With gourmet baking supplies, the best vanilla on the market, and international spice blends, Rodelle has you covered!

Our products stand out in everything from your most-treasured cookie recipe to your family’s holiday meals. Check out our recipes for your next favorite treat!

KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer

With a 3.5 Qt. bowl to make up to 5 dozen cookies and with over 10 available attachments, the Artisan® Mini stand mixerlets you explore your culinary creativity.

KitchenAid Compact Countertop Oven

Enjoy fast, fresh dishes with full-size oven performance on your countertop. The KitchenAid Compact Ovenboasts convection cooking and 4 pre-set functions.

Rodelle couldn’t be more excited to officially welcome Winter with so many chances for you to win great prizes!! You can enter in many ways – just get started with your email address or Facebook account on this page.

Entries are open every day from now until January 7, 2018 – enter as often as you can to increase your chances to win!

Good luck!