Tag Archive | "vanilla"


Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Though I know that horchata is typically served in the heat of summer as a cool, refreshing beverage, I also think of this cinnamon-spiced rice drink in autumn. When you make it at home you can use less sugar, sweetening it to taste.

Natural Dyes for Buttercream Frosting

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I know what you're thinking: spinach or beet juice in my buttercream frosting?! Yuck! But you will be amazed at how you don't even taste them, especially with the small quantities being used. As far as I'm concerned, I would much rather have my family consume a little spinach, beet or other natural dye than a chemically-produced version.

Orange Julius

Sunday, March 6, 2011


With all of the cold winter weather we've been experiencing I've been daydreaming of sunshine and summer. So when Simply Orange Juice contacted me with the offer to send me coupons for a product sampling, it was perfect timing. I had a cold, frothy Orange Julius on my mind.

Old-Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


These sugar cookies are soft, chewy and have that buttery vanilla flavor for which sugar cookies are known and loved.

Cream Puffs

Saturday, August 28, 2010

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This cream puff recipe is simple to make. And as an aside, the vanilla pudding cream filling is incredible and is the perfect complement to fresh fruit or chocolate cupcakes.

French Vanilla Ice Cream

Saturday, August 14, 2010


There is something about homemade ice cream which is simply the best. Fortunately, making ice cream is so easy these days. You can stir the ice cream to reach your desired consistency. A word of warning, though: if you take a bite while it's at milkshake or soft-serve consistency, you may never finish stirring it. It's that good.

Homemade Ice Cream Cones

Sunday, August 8, 2010

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I used a recipe for vanilla tuiles from The Bon App├ętit Cookbook to make homemade ice cream cones. Though they are delicate cookies, they have a rich buttery, vanilla flavor and they complement any flavor of ice cream.

White Cake

Thursday, June 17, 2010

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This cake has a rich buttery vanilla flavor but when compared with many other cakes, it is surprisingly not that bad for you. It is moist and great for building theme cakes and when paired with buttercream frosting it's one of my family's all-time favorite cake/cake pop combos.

Coconut Macaroon Tart Shells

Thursday, May 27, 2010


This coconut macaroon tart shell would be a great crust for many pies and tarts. It is quick and easy to mix it together and press it into the pans. Fill the tart shells with pudding, fruit or any other filling of your choice.

Pound Cake

Friday, May 21, 2010


This pound cake is moist and has a rich vanilla flavor. Serve it plain or topped with a powdered sugar glaze. It is also excellent with chocolate fondue or strawberry shortcake!

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