Vanilla Bean Fudge

Melt-in-your-mouth Vanilla Bean Fudge made easy

This melt-in-your-mouth easy vanilla fudge recipe made with vanilla beans will quickly become your new favorite fudge flavor. Who knew that vanilla could taste this good? I think vanilla is becoming my new favorite flavor. I’m not talking about those bright white soft serve ice cream cones you got from the ice cream stand growing […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract

How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract with vanilla beans, vodka, and rum

Learn how to make your own vanilla extract! Homemade extract makes the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite bakers. All you need are vanilla beans, alcohol, bottles, and 10 minutes of prep time. This post is sponsored by Beanilla, where I buy my vanilla beans online. As always, thank you for reading and supporting brands […]

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Simple yet very flavorful Vanilla Bean Ice Cream will make you rethink vanilla. When I was younger, I used to play softball, spending most of my summers in the outfield catching fly balls and batting singles (and sometimes doubles). The team would often beg the coach to take us out for ice cream afterwards. Occasionally […]

Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts

Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts

These simple yet unforgettable Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts will make vanilla your new favorite flavor. If you had to pick one dessert to describe your personality, what would it be? Maybe you’re traditional like chocolate chip cookies or a little bit sassy like a fruit tart. Maybe you’re intense like Chocolate Chili Cookies. Or maybe […]

Pizzelles (Italian Wafer Cookies) #SundaySupper

Pizzelles (Italian Wafer Cookies)

Making Pizzelles (Italian Wafer Cookies) has always been a Christmas tradition. Every December, usually Christmas Eve or the day before, Mom and I will bring out the pizzelle maker and make stacks and stacks of these delicate, “fancy” cookies. Half vanilla, half chocolate. Traditionally, anise extract is used, but the smell of anise alone makes […]