• Cheesy Grilled Zucchini Boats

    Cheesy Grilled Zucchini Boats
    It's officially summer, which means it's bbq season! These cheesy zucchini boats are great as a side or the main course.  Ingredients 4 medium zucchini5 tsp olive oil, divided in two3 cloves garlic1/4 medium red onion1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese4 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese1 tsp Vanillablossom Paprika1/2 tsp Vanillablossom Ground Pepper2 tsp Vanillablossom Basil2 tsp Vanillablossom Oregano1/2 teaspoon salt   Directions Slice zucchini in half lengthwise. Brush open face with half the olive oil and grill face down over medium heat until soft. Mince garlic and finely chop the onion. Combine both in medium bowl with remaining oil, onion, mozzarella, Parmesan and spices. Mix...
  • Dried Basil Pesto

    Dried Basil Pesto
      Can you make dried basil pesto? And does it even taste good? Yes, through we recommend making it with fresh basil if at all possible! Here’s our recipe for dried basil pesto.   Ingredients 1/4 cup raw unsalted cashews, pine nuts, or walnuts1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded1 medium garlic clove, peeled3 tbsp dried basil1 tbsp fresh lemon juice1/8 tsp kosher salt6 tbsp olive oil   Directions In a food processor, place all ingredients but the olive oil. Blend for a few seconds until fully combined. With the food processor on, add the olive oil in a...
  • Simple, Homemade Bread

    Simple, Homemade Bread
        There's nothing quite like warm, home-baked bread! Adding eggs creates an extra rich flavor that will keep you wanting more. MAKES TWO LOAVES. Ingredients 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast (1 packet) 2 1/4 cups warm water1/4 cup sugar 1 tbsp salt 2 eggs (optional)2 tbsp oil 6 1/2 cups whole wheat or all purpose flour 1 egg (for glaze) Directions Add yeast to warm water and wait until frothy and bubbly (about 10 mins). Combine yeast/water mix with sugar, salt, 2 eggs (optional) and oil in a large bowl. Slowly add flour, kneading gently. Once...
  • Fudgey Chocolate Brownies

    Fudgey Chocolate Brownies
    Gooey, soft and fudgy... what more would you want from a brownie?  Ingredients ½ cup butter1 cup white sugar2 eggs1 tsp Vanillablossom Vanilla Extract½ cup all-purpose flour½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder¼ tsp baking powder¼ tsp salt Directions Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Flour and grease an 8-inch square pan, or line with parchment paper.Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat in remaining ingredients until combined. and pour batter into prepared pan. Smooth with a spatula until and even thickness throughout.Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until...
  • Egg Tarts

    Egg Tarts
      Made in the Hong Kong style, these egg tarts are a little sweet, a little rich and super tasty! Bet you can't have just one! Ingredients FILLING 4 eggs, beaten (put aside 2 tbsp)¾ cup hot water6 tbsp sugar⅛ tsp salt¼ cup evaporated milk⅛ tsp Vanillablossom Vanilla Extract PASTRY 2 cups all-purpose or cake flour½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature¼ cup powdered sugar2 tbsp egg, beaten⅛ teaspoon salt⅛ tsp Vanillablossom Vanilla Extract   Directions PASTRY In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, and salt. Add softened butter, and bring mixture together gently with your hands until just...
  • Vanilla French Macarons

    Vanilla French Macarons
      Feeling ambitious? These macarons are delicately crunchy with a soft, buttercream center. We chose a pink food coloring to fit with the "love day" theme, but experimenting with colors and flavors is half the fun! Make sure to follow our steps closely for the best results. Ingredients 1 cup fine almond flour1¾ cups powdered sugar1 tsp salt, divided3 egg whites¼ cup granulated sugar½ tsp Vanillablossom™ Vanilla Extract2 drops pink gel food coloring Directions Using a food processor, combine the almond flour, powdered sugar, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Process on low speed until extra fine. Sift...
  • Simple Chai Tea Recipe

    Simple Chai Tea Recipe
    Ingredients 2 tbsp sugar2 tbsp honeyOne 2" piece fresh ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced1 tsp Vanillablossom Vanilla Extract1 cinnamon stick4 Vanillablossom Black Peppercorns1/2 tsp ground cardamom1/8 tsp ground cloves1/4 tsp ground nutmeg2 cups water4 black tea bags, such as Darjeeling or English Breakfast Directions Combine all ingredients except teabags into a small saucepan. Simmer on stovetop for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and add the tea bags. Steep tea bags in mixture for ten minutes.Strain or scoop out any solids and serve warm with or without milk. Try condensed milk for a more traditional flavor! Refrigerate remainder for up to 5...
  • Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

    Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
    A holiday classic! These cookies are perfect for decorating or just eating plain. Baking time will depend on the size of your cookie cutters, so keep an eye on them! Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, softened3/4 cup packed brown sugar2/3 cup molasses1 large egg1 tsp Vanillablossom vanilla extract3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour1 tsp baking soda1 tbsp ground ginger1 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp ground cloves1/4 tsp ground nutmeg1/2 tsp salt   Directions Using a large bowl and power mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, and molasses until fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add egg and vanilla and continue mixing until combined.In a...
  • Classic Pumpkin Pie

    Classic Pumpkin Pie
    A classic, creamy, rich pumpkin pie recipe. We use extra cinnamon to really make eat bite pop!   Ingredients 2 cups pureed, baked pumpkin 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 2 large eggs 2 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp Vanillablossom Vanilla Extract 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust   Directions Preheat oven to 425 F. Combine all ingredients (except pie crust) into a medium bowl and mix or whisk well until smooth. Pour into crust and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 F...
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