Tag: vanilla

Confetti Cake

Confetti Cake

I’ve never been a sprinkles person – at least, not since I was very young. I don’t choose something to eat solely based on decoration or appearance, not since I was 5 or 6 and chose the Pink Bubble Gum ice cream from Baskin Robbins […]

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

I’ve made three batches of marshmallows this year – vanilla, chocolate, and chocolate swirl with chocolate chips. I have the ingredients to make a fourth batch, but… I’m stopping for now. How many marshmallows does a person need? Making marshmallows is very easy. Otherwise, I […]

How to Make Vanilla Extract

How to Make Vanilla Extract

I make a lot of desserts. In fact, as of January 2012, no fewer than 78 of my recipes have been desserts. And that doesn’t necessarily count the 15 posts I’ve tagged “brownies” or the 41 posts I’ve tagged “cookies.” Thus, I use a lot […]

Christmas Wreaths

Christmas Wreaths

Tonight we are taking down our tree. Three days into 2012, I’m ready for all vestiges of Christmas decorations to be gone so that I can focus on all that I can accomplish in the new year. One thing I can accomplish? Telling you more […]

Hearst Castle Shortbread Cookies

Hearst Castle Shortbread Cookies

After dinner last night, I wanted shortbread cookies. Part of this may have been the fact that my husband and I are celebrating Valentine’s Day today and I wanted to have something heart-shaped. For the longest time, I didn’t understand the appeal of shortbread cookies. […]

Vanilla Bean Pudding

Vanilla Bean Pudding

While I baked the aforementioned Grapefruit Yogurt Cake, I decided that I had to make the Vanilla Bean Pudding that I came across on the same website. I’d been thinking about it for a whole week, and I had a full gallon of milk in […]

347: Vanilla Roasted Pears

347: Vanilla Roasted Pears

I was enchanted with the idea of Vanilla Roasted Pears the first time I saw the recipe. I like pears, and for some reason I find the thought of roasted pears very sophisticated. I always want to make poached pears (generally in white wine), but […]

Bonus Recipe: Vanilla Pudding

Bonus Recipe: Vanilla Pudding

I love chocolate, but I also love vanilla. Last summer I came into some vanilla beans, and since I hadn’t ever actually used vanilla beans, I wanted a recipe that would allow me to just taste the vanilla without anything else getting in the way. […]